Rw-CSIRT (Rwanda Computer Security Incident Response Team) joined FIRST on November 18th, 2022. The team is located in Kigali, Rwanda.

Rwanda is known for:

  1. The mountain gorillas: Rwanda is one of the few countries in the world where you can see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. The Volcanoes National Park is home to around 480 mountain gorillas, and it is one of the main tourist attractions in the country.
  2. The genocide: Rwanda is unfortunately also known for the genocide against Tutsi that took place in 1994, which resulted in the deaths of 1,000,000 Tutsi. This tragic event has had a significant impact on the country and its people.
  3. The beautiful scenery: Rwanda has stunning landscapes, including rolling hills, beautiful lakes, and lush forests. It is often referred to as the "land of a thousand hills," and it offers breathtaking views and opportunities for hiking and outdoor activities.
  4. The coffee: Rwanda is known for producing high-quality coffee, and it is one of the country's top exports. Rwandan coffee is known for its fruity and floral notes and is considered to be one of the best in the world.
  5. Progress in development: Rwanda has made significant progress in economic and social development over the past few decades, with a strong focus on sustainability and innovation. It has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa and has made significant strides in areas such as education, healthcare, and technology.

How do you see the incident response community evolving in the coming years, and what role do you see organizations like FIRST playing in that evolution.

The incident response community is likely to continue to evolve rapidly in the coming years due to the increasing sophistication of cyber threats and the growing demand for cybersecurity expertise and one major trend in the incident response community is the increasing use of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect and respond to incidents faster and more effectively. FIRST IS also likely to continue to invest in developing incident response capabilities and collaborating with other organizations and government agencies to share information and best practices.

Published on FIRST POST: May-Jun 2023