It is with great pleasure to announce that the FIRST’s Board of Directors accepted our membership application and from the 23rd of April 2018 we are a full member of the FIRST community.
Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is a premier organization and a recognized global leader in incident response. Membership in FIRST enables incident response teams to effectively respond to security incidents by providing them access to best practices, tools, and a trusted network of communication between member teams.
Since the establishment of the National CSIRT-CY on the 22nd of October 2016, the dedication, hard work and the participation of the team in several First events helped in achieving the membership in the community. The team participated in events like the Regional Symposium Europe in Hamburg (DE) on the 5th of February 2018 and the FIRST Technical Colloquium in Amsterdam (NL) on the 16th of April 2018. Participating in events of this calibre, the CSIRT-CY was able to showcase the capabilities of the team and the willingness to cooperate with other teams for the benefit of the community.
Finally, our supervisors, the CERT of Romania and the CERT of Portugal played an important role in this achievement.By always pointing us in the right direction and among other, they examined our documentation, processes, procedures and the operational readiness of the team.
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