Since 1990 the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) has been coordinating the know-how of IT security specialists around the globe. Today the organization comprises more than 200 computer-emergency teams from the areas of public administration, business, research and military. Open Systems has been a full member of FIRST since 2002.
The aim of the association is to promote the cooperation between various response teams in incident prevention and to stimulate a fast reaction to incidents. FIRST members have access to a common communications system that facilitates real-time exchange of information on technical innovation and impending threats, and offers help in the case of an intrusion, as well as providing support with research projects.
FIRST also organizes an annual conference as well as a Technical Colloquium twice a year, with the aim of promoting personal know-how exchange and mutual trust between members.
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See the list of all global members