FIRST Global Initiatives 2009

FIRST and CERT/CC announce the 2009 Security Best Practices Contest. FIRST and the CERT/CC are jointly hosting the contest in conjunction with FIRST's 21st annual conference in Kyoto, Japan. The goal of the contest is to share best practices that have been developed to prevent and mitigate cyber attacks/risk in diverse environments and cultures. This contest is open to public; submitters do not have to be members of FIRST. For more information see the Best Practice Contest page on FIRST website ( or email

The CEP Global Risk Summit will be held in London on 7 & 8 May 2009 at the London Marriott Hotel, County Hall. The Summit will feature executive participants who will debate trends and anticipate the major risks that will impact international business over the next 12 months.