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FIRST is the global Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams
FIRST is the premier organization and recognized global leader in incident response. Membership in FIRST enables incident response teams to more effectively respond to security incidents reactive as well as proactive.
FIRST brings together a variety of computer security incident response teams from government, commercial, and educational organizations. FIRST aims to foster cooperation and coordination in incident prevention, to stimulate rapid reaction to incidents, and to promote information sharing among members and the community at large.
Apart from the trust network that FIRST forms in the global incident response community, FIRST also provides value added services. Some of these are:
- access to up-to-date best practice documents
- technical colloquia for security experts
- hands-on classes
- annual incident response conference
- publications and webservices
- special interest groups
Currently FIRST has more than 200 members, spread over Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.