24th Annual FIRST Conference: Security is not an Island (FIRST2012)

Venue: Hilton Malta

Location: Portomaso, St. Julians, Malta

Event Date/Time: Jun 17, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 22, 2012
Registration Date: Jun 01, 2012
Early Registration Date: Apr 01, 2012
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The field of information security is a large mosaic of technical, procedural and physical controls that seeks to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. Security, however, is not an island unto itself. It must co-exist and collaborate with application developers, cloud computing environments and mobile platforms, not to mention regulatory compliance and law enforcement needs.

The 24th Annual FIRST Conference seeks to bridge this gap by focusing on the practical aspects of security and incident response in the face of a rush toward adoption of cloud computing and other distributed architectures. Considering the inroads that mobile devices are making in our daily workplaces, perhaps it is time for security to redefine itself in some fundamental ways.

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 240 corporations, government bodies, universities and other institutions spread across the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. The annual FIRST conference provides a setting for conference participants to attend a wide range of presentations delivered by leading experts in both the CSIRT field and from the global security community. The conference also creates opportunities for networking, collaboration, and sharing technical information and management practices. The conference enables attendees to meet their peers and build confidential relationships across corporate disciplines and geographical boundaries. FIRST 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.