The next TF-CSIRT meeting & FIRST Regional Symposium Europe will take place on 5-7 February 2018 in Hamburg, hosted by DFN-CERT Services GmbH.

A joint TF-CSIRT and FIRST Call for Proposals is now out – the Programme Committee is looking for Presentations, Lightning Talks and Panel Discussions/Debates to fill the two-day programme. Do you have something you would like to share? Then send your ideas to

Registration for the event will be open soon.

Call for Papers

FIRST and TF-CSIRT are conducting a joint call for papers for Monday and Tuesday plenary sessions. Some suggested topics are as follows:

  • Lessons learned, case studies, etc.
  • Attack tools and trends
  • Incident response tools and trends and security technologies

Please include the following information and submit to by 20 November 2017.

  • Title
  • Brief Summary (Abstract)
  • Presenter’s Name and Affiliation
  • Duration of Presentation (30, 45 or 60 mins)
  • TLP

If you have a preference on which day to present or wish to speak at the TF-CSIRT closed meeting session Monday morning please advise.

Lightning Talks submissions
Limited to 5 minutes only to present one idea, thought or issue that you think the audience should hear. It may be a quick team update, introduction of a new team, or anything you would like to share but do not need a full slot for. Please contact with the title of your proposed lightning talk.

Panel discussions & debates
Would you like to see a group of experts discussing a current issue on stage and have a possibility to ask questions? Please suggest a topic for a panel discussion or a debate. If you would like to find the experts and run it – we’d be happy to consider your suggestions. If you do not, but have a good subject in mind, that is fine too, just send the topic to and we will do our best to make it happen.