FIRST releases its 2019-20 Annual Report

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

The content reviews the organization’s many activities including events, special interest groups, training and education, policy and governance and global outreach through its fellowship program. In addition, the report includes a financial update and an overview of the infrastructure investment the organization has made in the last year.

Serge Droz, Chair of FIRST said: “FIRST continues to mature as an organization. Despite global challenges, we have conducted many events, training courses, symposia and others in the past year and seen an increase in membership. FIRST has also been increasingly asked by policymaking bodies to advise on topics such as responsible vulnerability disclosure, capacity building and even norms for responsible state behavior, demonstrating that we are recognized as an important stakeholder when it comes to global cybersecurity issues.”

The report is available at FIRST Annual Report 2019-2020


Founded in 1990, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) consists of internet emergency response teams from more than 530 corporations, government bodies, universities and other institutions across 96 countries in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Oceania. It promotes cooperation among computer security incident response teams. For more information, visit:

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