FIRST

April 29, 2019

SECURITY

The PSIRT Services Framework: Helping the Industry Protect the Ecosystem

At Cisco, our leadership made the decision over twenty four years ago that we would clearly publicly communicate security vulnerabilities or other issues that could potentially expose customers to risk....

August 3, 2017

THREAT RESEARCH

Taking the FIRST look at Crypt0l0cker

This post is authored by Matthew Molyett. Executive Summary In March, Talos reported on the details of Crypt0l0cker based on an extensive analysis I carried out on the sample binaries. Binaries — plural — because, as noted in the original blog, the Crypt0l0cker payload leveraged numerous executable files which shared the same codebase. Those executables had nearly identical […]

January 20, 2017

SECURITY

Guidelines and Practices for Multi-Party Vulnerability Coordination Open to Review

Recent cyber attacks on organizations around the world have demonstrated the need for consistency in managing security vulnerabilities. To answer that demand, the Industry Consortium for the Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI) and the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) created the FIRST Vulnerability Coordination Special Interest Group (SIG). This is […]

December 1, 2016

THREAT RESEARCH

Project FIRST: Share Knowledge, Speed up Analysis

Project FIRST is lead by Angel M. Villegas. This post is authored by Holger Unterbrink. Talos is pleased to announce the release of the Function Identification and Recovery Signature Tool (FIRST). It is an open-source framework that allows sharing of knowledge about similar functions used across file types that IDA Pro can analyze. The aim […]

February 27, 2015

SECURITY

Cisco Hosting Amsterdam 2015 FIRST Technical Colloquium

Registration is now open for the upcoming FIRST Technical Colloquium May 4-6, 2015 at Cisco Systems in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Please contact us at amsterdam-tc@first.org for any questions. The event already has an exciting preliminary program covering: Attacks Against Cloud Server Honeypots Emerging Threats – The State of Cyber Security Cisco IOS and IOS-XE Integrity Assurance […]

February 19, 2014

SECURITY

Cisco Hosting Amsterdam 2014 FIRST Technical Colloquium

The registration is now open and there is still time left to respond to the call for papers for the upcoming FIRST Technical Colloquium April 7-8, 2014. Please contact us at amsterdam-tc@first.org for speaker engagements. The event already has an exciting preliminary program covering: Savvy Attribution in the DNS – Using DNS to Geo-locate Malicious […]

March 22, 2013

SECURITY

Cisco Hosting Amsterdam 2013 FIRST Technical Colloquium

There is still time to register for the upcoming FIRST Technical Colloquium April 2-3 2013. The event has a very exciting program covering, bitsquatting, webthreats, RPZ, Passive DNS, Real-world monitoring examples, Spamhaus, SIE, Cuckoo Sandbox, Malware Analysis and many more current issues facing the incident response community. The event’s line-up includes notables from Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO), […]