FIRST Conference showcases partnerships working to address 21st century security problems
| 03.31.2008 | 08:26:19 | Views: 5725 | ID:
March 31 '08: This year's FIRST Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia in June will focus on how businesses, government, organizations and communities can begin to address the challenges and security implications of an ever-interconnected world through the Internet. In a conference PDF, organizers said the event would target "making security a global issues with responsibilities shared globally [with] a proactive global response" to "asymmetric threats" such as terrorism and computer hacking.
The FIRST Conference is in its 20th year and is attended by those in the technology, law enforcement, government, corporate management and critical infrastructure communities. "FIRST conferences promote worldwide coordination and cooperation among Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs)," the event's website read.Over the course of the five-day conference, attendees are abel to share "goals, ideas, and information on how to improve global computer security." Focusing on asymmetry, the conference will look at the ways that connecting the world through the Internet "defines that fact that small cells of criminals, terrorists or malcontents can now wreak devastation out of all proportion to their size, bringing Internet-using organizations to their knees, holding them to ransom, invading national security systems, and paralyzing or disrupting national services infrastructures." Partners of the conference include Google, Cisco, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Hitachi, BFK, Carnegie Mellon and Q-Cert. National Blueprint Tags: Intelligence & Situational Awareness, Legal & Intergovernmental, Communication & Public Information, Economic & Infrastructure.
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