Thu, 08 Jun 2023 13:00:00 +0000
FIRST’s AGM took place during the 35th Annual Conference in Montréal, Canada at the start of June 2023. Senior cybersecurity expert Tracy Bills, CERT/CC was elected to lead FIRST’s Board of Directors with the organization’s leadership team further strengthened with the appointment of Carlos Alvarez from ICANN to the Board.
Fri, 24 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) plans to hold its 35th Annual Conference with the theme ‘Empowering Communities,’ in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from June 4 to 9, 2023. This six-day event brings the incident prevention community together with cyber security experts to foster information sharing, cooperation, and coordination. Typically, over 1,000 people from around the world attend.
Mon, 19 Dec 2022 13:00:00 +0000
The Messaging Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) and Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) announced today they will work together to combat growing Internet abuse and cybersecurity issues.
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Team (FIRST) has updated the globally renowned Traffic Light Protocol (TLP) for the cybersecurity industry - a vital system used by organizations all around the world to share sensitive information. The new version of the TLP results from a thorough consultation with over 50 security industry experts over three years with the goals to standardize, unify and modernize the content and language and provide improved supporting materials.
Wed, 20 Jul 2022 13:00:00 +0000
A new Chair and four new cyber security experts joined the Forum of Incident Response and Security Team (FIRST) Board of Directors during the recent AGM to serve the 2022-24 term. Current board member Dr. Sherif Hashem was voted in as the new chair and brings extensive knowledge, experience, and international relations to the role.
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000
Over the past five days, 1,000 specialists representing six continents united in the cyber-crime fight at the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) conference in Dublin, Ireland
From how Ukraine is dealing with cyber attacks against its critical infrastructure, to the rapidly growing access to online child sexual abuse material and the sophisticated approaches to ransomware, phishing, and online fraud as well discussing cooperation with the United Nations and with INTERPOL and law enforcement– no stone was left unturned for delegates working together to protect societies world-wide
Mon, 20 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0000
Over 1,000 specialists representing six continents to participate in the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) five-day program in Ireland
Google’s Maddie Stone addresses the 0-day cyber-attack in-the-wild and how combating the unknown can help future online defense
Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +0000
The Board of Directors strongly believes that FIRST should be an inclusive organization with broad global participation and collaboration to make the internet safe for everyone.
Wed, 23 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000
Nonprofits that focus on action and tangible results to more effectively collaborate and coordinate to increase efficiency and impact globally
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000
Alexander Jäger, Senior Security Engineer of Google, continues in his role
as Chief Financial Officer
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000
Jeffrey and Dan join past inductees Ian Cook, Don Stikvoort, and Klaus-Peter Kossakowski
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0000
ICASI – the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet was officially integrated into the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) on May 28, 2021. Established in 2008, ICASI’s purpose was to strengthen the global security landscape by driving excellence and innovation in security response practices; facilitating collaboration among members to analyze, mitigate, and resolve multi-stakeholder, global security challenges. This role will continue but as part of the existing FIRST PSIRT SIG, expand and improve the community’s ability to respond to vulnerabilities across multiple vendors. Founded in 1990, FIRST is the global leader in incident response.
Mon, 17 May 2021 00:00:00 +0000
Under the theme – ‘Crossing Uncertain Times’, the conference will feature prominent global speakers from the Incident Response and Security Teams community
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000
Los equipos de respuesta a incidentes de seguridad necieron tras el considerado primer gran ciberataque mundial, provocado por el 'virus Moris', en 1988.
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000
Virtual Conference to take place November 16-18 2020
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000
October 21, 2020 – following a global consultation, the Forum of Incident Response and
Security Teams (FIRST) is launching new ethics guidelines for incident response and security
teams today on Global Ethics Day. ethicsfIRST provides guidance for cybersecurity
professionals on how to conduct themselves professionally and ethically during incidents.
Inspired by Earth Day, Global Ethics Day provides an opportunity for organizations to explore
the meaning of ethics in international affairs
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000
The awards celebrate outstanding contribution to the Incident Response community and cyber security
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0000
July 27th, 2020 - The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is proud to publish its fourth Annual Report today. The report details the organization’s achievements towards building a mature global incident response community. It covers the period between the 2019 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland and July 2020. FIRST Annual Report 2019-2020
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Calling for public consultation until end of January, 2020
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000
October 9th, 2019 – As the year draws to a close, it is time for businesses across all industries
and sectors to reflect and prepare for the upcoming new year. With this in mind, premier
organization and recognized global leader in incident response - Forum of Incident
Response and Security Teams (FIRST) has produced 11 vital steps that organizations
should take to improve their incident response strategy.
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000
FIRST pledges to financially support up to four regions to ensure global integration of security teams
Available in PDF
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:00:00 +0000
September 18th, 2019 – At FIRST we strongly believe that in order to build a global cybersecurity incident response community, from which every company or user participating in the Internet can benefit, we should all work to limit the impact of sanctions or export regulations on incident responders. This includes being a forum where technology corporations such as Huawei, have the ability to participate the same as others.
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Kossakowski honored as the inaugural inductee of The Incident Response Hall of Fame
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000
July 12th, 2019 - The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) has published an update of its internationally recognized Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). CVSS is a common scoring system designed to provide open and universally standard severity ratings of software vulnerabilities for the security community. Used by organizations worldwide, version 3.1 documentation is now available on the FIRST website for members and non-members to reference.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:30:00 +0000
Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams 31st Annual Conference opens today at Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams releases its third annual report, covering the scope of its activities from the 2018 conference in Kuala Lumpur, through its 2019 annual event in Edinburgh.
Fri, 17 May 2019 09:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) today announced the
appointment of Chris Gibson as Executive Director of FIRST.
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 18:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), which brings together incident responders from around the world, invested in the creation of a new training course “DDoS Mitigation Fundamentals”. Authored by Krassimir T. Tzvetanov, a recognized expert in the field, the training teaches incident responders to handle attacks and securing their organisations.
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:00:00 +0000
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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000
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.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:00:00 +0000
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) issues a grant to FIRST to develop training and an event focused on incident response capacity building in the Pacific
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 23:00:00 +0000
This will mark the first time that the information safety organization brings the conference to
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000
Event to take place at the Prague Marriott on 6-8 December 2017
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams announces a training session on cyber security incident response for policymakers, policy analysts and government officials.
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams has published a formal policy to guide cyber security standardization within its standards groups.
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000
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.
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:00:00 +0000
Memorandum of Understanding enables both organizations to benefit from each other’s programs to support computer security incident response teams (CSIRT) in the region.
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams announces the release of a set of guidelines and norms for vulnerability disclosure that affects multiple parties.
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams signs Memorandums of Understanding with GÉANT and OIC-CERT to enhance collaboration.
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000
The leading association of incident response and security teams released a draft of the Product Security Incident Response Teams (PSIRT) Services Framework for public input. This is a formal list of services a PSIRT may consider implementing to address the needs of their constituency. Public input is welcomed until August 31, 2017 via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 22:00:00 +0000
The event offers conferences, keynote presentations and activities designed to maximize network opportunities and information exchanges on information security and incident response.
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 09:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams announces a public request for comments on a draft policy to guide cyber security standardization within its working groups.
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams has announced the release of an open training platform for cyber security incident response professionals.
Wed, 31 May 2017 23:00:00 +0000
This will mark the first time that the information safety organization brings the conference to the island and the Caribbean region.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000
The leading association of incident response and security teams publishes its repository of twenty years of incident response learnings.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000
Memorandum of Understanding enables organizations to improve international cooperation on developing standards for cybersecurity.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000
Memorandum of Understanding enables both organizations to benefit from each other’s programs to support computer security incident response teams (CSIRT) in the region.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:55:00 +0000
A FIRST Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) operations workshop was taught on September 5th at the International ISC Conference on Information Security & Cryptology (ISCISC2016) at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) has announced the release of version 1.0 of its consolidated Traffic Light Protocol (TLP).
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is announcing it is renaming its Fellowship Program to the “Suguru Yamaguchi Fellowship Program” in honor and in memory of the late Dr. Suguru Yamaguchi, a former member of the Board of Directors for FIRST, from 2011 through 2013.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:54:00 +0000
Forum invites stakeholders to get involved in sharing best practice to mitigate malware incidents.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:41:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), a recognized global leader in incident response has successfully finished its 28th Annual Conference, which takes place this June (12th – 18th) in Seoul, South Korea. Co-hosted by the MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning), KISA (Korea Internet Security Agency) and KrCERT/CC, the conference was held at Conrad Seoul.
Tue, 17 May 2016 19:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), a recognized global leader in incident response, has announced the line-up for its 28th Annual Conference, which takes place this June (12th – 18th) in Seoul, South Korea.
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams, Inc. (FIRST) has announced publication of the SIRT Services Framework Version 1.0. This initial release provides an update on the services provided by Security Incident Response Teams and was developed in collaboration with experts from 25 countries across 6 continents.
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 15:34:00 +0000
The final report of the 2015 Best Practices Forum on CSIRT, organized within the Internet Governance Forum, has been published
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 03:00:00 +0000
800 IT security experts gather at international FIRST Conference in the German capital
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:00:00 +0000
Third version aims to make the system more applicable to modern concerns
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 20:13:00 +0000
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) signed an agreement to cooperate in the promotion of a cyber security culture and measures to improve responses to cyber incidents.
Thu, 28 May 2015 22:14:00 +0000
FIRST, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams, has paired up with 4SICS, the premium summit in Northern Europe for security in SCADA, SMARTGRID, and INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS. The second annual international summit takes place in October 2015 (20-22) in Stockholm, Sweden, with a series of high-level presentations and tutorials delivered by international experts in the field of cyber security in SCADA and Industrial Control Systems.
Wed, 27 May 2015 13:30:00 +0000
The event was hosted by AfricaCERT and team rep Jean-Robert Hountomey and was also supported by GEANT Association (TRANSITS II Training) and Don Stikvoort.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:17:00 +0000
FIRST is calling for community input on an updated CSIRT services list. Please review and provide comment at http://bit.ly/1Kw52dy!
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:56:00 +0000
The Vulnerability Coordination SIG has been established to improve the way in which the increasingly multi-faceted and multi-stakeholder challenge of vulnerability information coordination is met, and to develop a common and consistent methodology for how coordination becomes more effective.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:03:00 +0000
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:32:00 +0000
FIRST would like to thank the members of the CVSS SIG for their hard work and contributions to the community!
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:51:00 +0000
Another successful AfricaCERT meeting draws to an end, training provided by both JPCERT/CC and FIRST (TRANSITS). We would like to congratulate everyone including the trainers, local host and the AfricaCERT on another successful event and a job well done!
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:54:00 +0000
In order for the continent to properly address the issue of cyber-crime and security its countries must come together to share technologies and experiences.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:35:00 +0000
A great deal of effort and money has been poured into increasing internet accessibility in Africa, writes Maarten van Horenbeeck, chair of the Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:38:00 +0000
It has been a slow process, but the world is finally waking up to the reality of cyber-security in Africa.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:21:00 +0000
Together with Jean Robert Hountomey of the AfricaCERT, FIRST organized a 2-day TRANSITS training in Cote d'Ivoire November 24th and 25th, colocated with the AfriNIC meeting and the JPCERT training.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 20:00:00 +0000
Chris Gibson, the former Chair of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) – the recognized global leader in computer incident response – has been appointed Director of the UK’s newly established Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK).
Wed, 29 May 2013 22:00:00 +0000
FIRST announces the launch of the FIRST Fellowship Program, which will enable information security incident response teams from the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) to become part of the global incident response community.
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 10:49:00 +0000
The Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) has been selected to host one of the largest information security conferences for 2012. This year, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) has chosen Malta for its 24th Annual Conference, which will be held between the 17th and 22nd of June 2012.
Wed, 02 May 2012 13:42:00 +0000
An Economist Intelligence Unit research program commissioned by IBM.
Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:54:00 +0000
Fri, 17 Feb 2012 18:22:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is holding its 24th Annual Conference this June (17th – 22nd) on one of the most fortified islands in the Mediterranean, Malta. Reflecting FIRST’s mission for global cooperation, the five-day conference will bring together leading experts and security professionals from around the world to share best practice and the latest thinking on this year’s theme; Security is not an island.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:18:00 +0000
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is holding its 23rd Annual
Conference this June (12th-17th) in the imperial city of Vienna, Austria. Reflecting FIRST’s
mission for global cooperation, the five day conference will bring together leading experts from
around the world to share best practice and the latest thinking around this year’s theme; Security
Lessons: What can history teach us?
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 19:03:00 +0000
FIRST and ICANN held a four-day joint cyber-security workshop for African incident response teams in conjunction with the 37th ICANN meeting in Nairobi, Kenya during March 5-8, 2010.
Fri, 03 Jul 2009 20:54:00 +0000
A Chinese company that has created a massive database of malware found on Chinese Web sites opened up the information to other security organizations on Thursday.
Fri, 03 Jul 2009 20:30:00 +0000
Sabotage or failure on just one computer system could bring down the world information network in a disaster inflicting more damage than the Kobe earthquake, security experts learned today at their annual conference. They also heard how vulnerable the IT infrastructure is - and how thwarted attacks on the Beijing Olympics showed the determination of cyber criminals.
Tue, 30 Jun 2009 20:19:00 +0000
A law enforcement loophole through which cyber criminals have been escaping started to close today as international police and the world's leading forum of online security experts forged a new alliance.
Tue, 30 Jun 2009 01:27:00 +0000
Update from FIRST Annual Conference Kyoto - Dr Suguru Yamaguchi, member and adviser on information security at the Japanese Cabinet Office National Information Security Centre, gave the opening keynote address.
For complete press release see http://www.first.org/newsroom/releases/20090630.html.
Thu, 21 May 2009 15:15:00 +0000
FIRST, one of the world's leading Internet security organizations today, warned businesses and governments to prepare for a surge in sabotage, thefts and other cyber-attacks by insiders as disaffected employees retaliate in the wake of the global depression.
Wed, 25 Feb 2009 13:55:00 +0000
Pittsburgh, PA, February, 25 2009 - The second international competition honoring best practices and advances in safeguarding the security of computer systems and networks was announced today by FIRST (the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) and the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC).
Tue, 06 Jan 2009 18:36:00 +0000
The world’s economic woes haven’t stopped unprecedented levels of sponsorship being pledged for the 21st Annual Conference of FIRST with six months still to go before proceedings open on June 28, 2009, in Kyoto.
Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:33:00 +0000
The lessons Japan can teach the world about disaster recovery will be a top theme for delegates from FIRST, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams, when they meet for their 21st annual conference in Kyoto next year.
Fri, 27 Jun 2008 06:44:00 +0000
New methods that organisations and individuals can adopt for free to protect themselves from malicious Internet attacks were unveiled today at the 20th annual conference of FIRST, the Forum of Internet Response and Security Teams.
Fri, 27 Jun 2008 06:23:00 +0000
The number of innocent individuals in China whose personal computers were hijacked by criminals rose by a staggering 2125 per cent between 2006 and 2007, delegates were told here today at the 20th annual conference of FIRST, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams.
Wed, 25 Jun 2008 21:53:00 +0000
A new initiative to ease tensions between law enforcers and internet security experts was launched here today at the 20th annual conference of FIRST, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams.
Wed, 25 Jun 2008 21:39:00 +0000
More than 400 of the world's top internet crime fighters are in Vancouver this week for the 20th annual conference of FIRST, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams.
Tue, 18 Mar 2008 16:00:00 +0000
Now the latest program agenda of Joint Workshop on Security, and FIRST Technical Colloquium 2008 in Tokyo has been updated and published. We are looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible in one of the best season of the year in Tokyo, Japan!
Mon, 07 Jan 2008 17:59:00 +0000
Google, a sponsor since Ottawa 2003 has returned to the
sponsorship team! FIRST greatly appreciates Google's continuing support!
Mon, 07 Jan 2008 16:12:00 +0000
Hosted by CFC, HIRT, IIJ-SECT, JPCERT/CC, JSOC, NCSIRT, NISC, NTT-CERT, SBB-SIRT and YIRD from 25-28 March 2008 Akihabara UDX Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
More information about the program and location are available at FIRST website. FIRST Members may register online to attend to the event.
Wed, 31 Oct 2007 16:47:00 +0000
The very interactive 4th NM-SIG meeting was held on Wednesday 17th October in Noordwijk (NL), before the GOVCERT.NL-symposium. Around 14 people attended the meeting. With hindsight...
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 17:22:00 +0000
SIG members took forward projects like whitelisting known-good large mailservers, and the concept of feedback-loops. The workshop, well-attended by an enthusiastic number of members, also initiated steps towards a new relationship with the APWG.
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 22:04:00 +0000
UK citizens are “walking like sheep, bleating,” into a total surveillance society, Bob Ayers, of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) warned today at the 19th Annual Conference of FIRST.