FIRST in the News

2017 predictions: US isolationism, DDoS, data sharing

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +0000

ITProPortal — Without a doubt, 2016 was the year of the DDoS. The year came to a close with a major DDoS attack on DNS provider Dyn, which took down several major internet sites on the Eastern US seaboard. This attack was different - not so much in terms of its volume or its technique, but in the fact that instead of being directed at its intended target, it was targeted at network infrastructure used by the target.

Egypt takes growing cyber threat more seriously

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000

ITWeb Africa – Article describes the 5th Regional Cybersecurity Summit in Egypt, and mentions training FIRST has organized together with the government of Egypt.

4SICS: making cyber-threat intel work better for ICS pros

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

SC Magazine UK – Thomas Schreck and Margrete Raaum of the FIRST boardy told an audience at 4SICS 2016, co-organized by FIRST, on why cyber-threat intelligence plays an important part in information sharing in the energy industry.

Should encryption software be banned?

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Network Security Journal – FIRST Board member Serge Droz comments on why encryption technology often gets a strong response from governments.

Security Conferences Abound: Which Should You Attend?

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000 – FIRST conference one of nine “conferences worthy of consideration for the security leader or CISO, security professional and operational business leader.”

NCCIC team wins 1st place at FIRST conference in Seoul

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000

NCCIC Monitor Newsletter – The newsletter of the US Industrial Control Systems CERT describes how their team won first place in the annual Dragon Research Group FIRST Challenge at the 28th Annual FIRST Conference in Seoul.

Bringing something new to the table

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000 – Kate O’Flaherty asks what the information security industry can do to encourage more women to join the sector. FIRST Chair, Margrete Raaum, responds.

KISA hosts the world’s biggest cyber security forum in Korea

Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Digital Times (Korean) – Margrete Raaum, Chair of FIRST, and Kee-Seung Baik, President and CEO of the Korea Internet & Security Agency, discuss the forthcoming FIRST conference in Seoul, Korea from June 12th – 18th.

Cyberthreat info-sharing on the rise: Fortinet expert

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000

DigitalNewsAsia – Fortinet security expert Derek Manky discusses working with FIRST for about four years, setting up non-commercial intelligence exchange with appropriate stakeholders.

Interview by Egyptian security magazine BlueKaizen about FIRST

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000

BlueKaizen – an interview with Maarten Van Horenbeeck, former chair and Board member of FIRST, discussing the benefits for an organization to join, and how the organization contributes to dealing with complex security incidents.

Government committed to tackling cyber security

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000

Ghana News Agency – FIRST and AfricaCERT organize a two-day training workshop and regional symposium on cyber security on the team, “Joining Forces to Promote Cyber Security in Africa”.

Futuro conectado pode comprometer segurança na rede

Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0000

Estadão (Portuguese) – FIRST Board member Maarten Van Horenbeeck is interviewed on the impact of security vulnerabilities on an ever growing and more interconnected internet.

FIRST Standards to clean up messy CERTs

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

The Register – An interview with FIRST board member Pete Allor describing how FIRST is spearheading a global standards effort to unify the operations of security incident response teams.

Cooperation is key to Africa’s security future

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000

SC Magazine UK – Opinion piece by FIRST Chair, Maarten Van Horenbeeck, discussing the need for the wider community to help Africa build information security and incident response capability.