FIRST Steering Committee & Board of Directors News

The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams releases its second annual report, covering the scope of its activities from the 2017 conference in Puerto Rico, through its 2018 annual event in Kuala Lumpur.

The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams releases inaugural annual report, covering the scope of its activities from the 2016 conference in Seoul, through its 2017 annual event in Puerto Rico.

The FIRST Board of Directors recognizes and shares the concerns of members and event attendees about recent changes in US immigration policy. We believe global participation is a prerequisite to developing strong and successful responses to internet security issues.

Congratulations to the winners of this year's SC Election: · Jordi Aguila (e-LC CSIRT, La Caixa) · Ken van Wyk (Kenneth R. van Wyk, KRvW Associates, LLC) · Maarten Van Horenbeeck (MSCERT, Microsoft) · Margrete Raaum (UiO-CERT, University of Oslo Computer Emergency Response Team) . Suguru Yamaguchi (JPCERT/CC, Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JAPAN).

They will join those SC members whose terms continue until the 2012 AGM: · Chris Gibson, Chair (Citi, US/UK)
· Peter Allor, Treasurer (IBM, US) · Reneaué Railton (Cisco, US)
· Robert Schischka (CERT.at, AT) · Steve Adegbite (Adobe, US)

26 June – Steve Adegbite from Microsoft (USA) was the newest member elected to the FIRST SC for the 2008-2010 term. Also re-elected were Peter Allor from IBM (USA), Scott McIntyre from KPN-CERT (NL), Chris Gibson from Citigroup (USA/UK) and Derrick Scholl from Sun Microsystems (USA). Derrick Scholl and Chris Gibson will continue their roles as President/Chair and CFO/Treasurer, respectively. A fond farewell and thank you to Liliana 'Nina' Solha – who decided not to run for re-election after serving 6 years on the FIRST SC and heading up the website efforts and various TCs and programs throughout Latin America.