The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is a global non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs) and includes response teams from over 200 corporations, government bodies, universities and other institutions.
Their annual summit this year is in Miami Florida. As much as I would like to attend, I won’t be making it this year. Previous years events that I have attended were excellent. The presentations were detailed and dove into the weeds deep enough to keep it interesting. The presenters were amazing, and the opportunity to network was phenomenal.
Conference participants include not only CSIRT staff, but also IT managers, network and system administrators, software and hardware vendors, law enforcement representatives, security solutions providers, telecommunications organizations, ISPs, and general computer and network security personnel. FIRST conferences cover a broad range of security related topics such as (but not limited to):
- Advanced techniques in security incident prevention, detection and response.
- Latest advances in computer and network security tools.
- Shared views, experiences, and resolutions in the computer security incident response field.
Get there if you can. Details of the 2010 event are available here: http://conference.first.org/About/overview.aspx