FIRST: Internet Governance and Policy


FIRST: Internet Governance and Policy

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Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)



Target countries / regions:


Target group(s):

Policy makers, Internet Governance actors

Thematic focus:

Incident response, Internet Governance

Aims / objectives:

Contribute to technical discussions which add to the wider Internet Governance debates


Participates in policy forums, such as the Internet Governance Forum, Global Conference on Cyberspace, ICT4Peace Cybersecurity Policy and Diplomacy Initiative to educate policy makers on incident response
Leads experts to the IGF Best Practices Forum on Cybersecurity
Helps develop technology expertise and capabilities of policy makers

Outcome / impact:

FIRST members functioned as lead experts to the Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity, organized by the Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico, 2016; FIRST members and representatives also participated as technical community members in panels at the IGF in Turkey in 2015, Brazil in 2014 and Azerbaijan in 2012
FIRST is organizing training on the Incident Response community and standards specifically focused on policy makers
Board member Serge Droz participated in the ICT4Peace Cybersecurity Policy and Diplomacy initiative in Vientiane, Laos;
Board member Maarten Van Horenbeeck participated in a panel on challenges in international cooperation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at the 2nd Annual international Cyber Security Conference, organized by the Saudi Arabian National Cyber Security Center.



Contact details:

FIRST, via the FIRST secretariat at or Maarten Van Horenbeeck, Director, Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST),

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