FIRST Members 2010

This month we would like to welcome five new members from around the globe. Thank you to all of the applicants and their sponsors: Scott McIntyre (liaison) sponsored by KPN-CERT; Packet Clearing House (PCH), USA sponsored by Team Cymru and Cisco PSIRT; Computer Security Incident Response Team First National Bank (FNB), South Africa sponsored by SURFcert and AAB GCIRT; Huawei Network Security Incident Response Team (Huawei NSIRT), China sponsored by CNCERT/CC and CMCERT/CC; Korea Education and Research Information Service KERIS (ECSC), Republic of Korea sponsored by KrCERT/CC and MyCERT.

Please welcome the newest FIRST teams: mnemonic Incident Response Team (mIRT) sponsored by NorCERT and UNINETT and The University of Warwick Computer Security Investigation and Incident Response Team (WAR-CSIIRT) sponsored by OxCERT and Team Cymru.

The United Arab Emirates Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) sponsored by Symantec CERT (SymCERT) and MyCERT and Internet Identity (IID), USA sponsored by Boeing (BCERT) and AusCERT.

FIRST would like to welcome the new members of the FIRST Steering Committee and Inc Board of Directors: Robert Schischka of (Austria) and Reneaué Railton of Cisco (USA). We would also like to welcome back our re-elected members: Chris Gibson of Citi CIRT (USA/UK), Pete Allor of IBM (USA) and Steve Adegbite of Microsoft (USA) who was re-elected as the SC Chair.

Continuing for another year will be Kurt Sauer of Spinlock Technologies (Japan), Tom Mullen of BT (UK), Yurie Ito of ICANN/JPCERT/CC (Japan), Ken van Wyk of KRvW Associates (USA) and Jordi Aguila of e-LC CSIRT (Spain).

Special thanks to Jeff Boerio of Intel for interest in running -- and to Derrick Scholl and Scott McIntyre for their years of service to FIRST!

BANELCO Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRTBANELCO) of Argentina; General Electric Computer Incident Response Team (GE-CIRT) of the USA and Oman National CERT, Sultanate of Oman. We would also like to thank the sponsoring teams: ArCERT, CSIRT Antel; NGFIRST, NCSA-IRST; MyCERT and SingCERT. We'd also like to welcome back the Israeli Government CERT CERTGOVIL!

CERT Estonia (CERT-EE) sponsored by SI-CERT and CERT-FI; HSBC Rapid Emergency Action Crisis Team (REACT), USA sponsored by Citi CIRT and Goldman Sachs and Trustwave SpiderLabs CIRT (TWSL-CIRT), USA sponsored by NU-CERT and IBM. Please join us in welcoming the new teams and thanking their sponsors!

This is a great opportunity to participate and be a part of the conference, please send your suggestions to Peter Allor at The theme winner will receive a complimentary registration to the 2011 conference. Suggestions are due by March 31st and the winner will be announced in April. And mark your calendars for attending the conference. The dates are June 12 to 17, 2011!

CERT BWI (Germany) sponsored by CERTBw (CERT German Armed Forces) and Siemens CERT; Computer Emergency Response Team of the Swiss Government (, Switzerland sponsored by CERT-Bund and IP+ CERT; Research In Motion, Corporate Security - Information Security Operations Centre (RIM CS-ISOC), Canada sponsored by TDBFG CSIRT and Bell IPCR; CERT Societe Generale (CERT SG), France sponsored by CERTA and dbCERT.