Press Releases

FIRST CSIRT operations workshop taught in Tehran, I.R. of Iran

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.

FIRST announces the Suguru Yamaguchi Fellowship Program

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.

28th Annual FIRST Conference in Seoul

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.

FIRST and 4SICS join forces on improving Industrial Control Systems Security

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.

FIRST is calling for members of the incident response, security, and IT vendor communities to join forces and participate in a new Special Interest Group (SIG) on Vulnerability Coordination

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.

FIRST TRANSITS Training in Djibouti

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!

FIRST TRANSITS Training in Cote'Ivoire

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.

Former FIRST Chair Chris Gibson appointed to lead UK national CERT

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).

FIRST Fellowship Program

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.