TF-CSIRT Membership

The TF-CSIRT membership is from 1 October 2016 as follows:

Full Members

CSIRTs that are accredited in accordance with the Trusted Introducer requirements.

Nominated representatives of Full Members are entitled to attend all sessions at TF-CSIRT meetings, subscribe to all mailing lists, and have access to restricted information on the Trusted Introducer website. Full Members have voting rights.

Listed CSIRT Members

CSIRTs that are listed in accordance with the Trusted Introducer requirements.

Whenever new teams would like to become part of the TI community, it needs to be registered or “listed”. Once a team has been accepted, the contact data of the newly registered team will be made publicly available, as part of the database of all registered (“listed”) teams. No fees will be charged for listed teams, although registration fees for events might apply if charged for a particular event the team attends.

Liaison Members

Organisations with an interest in computer security incident handling but that do not meet the criteria for Trusted Introducer registration can apply to become a TF-CSIRT Liaison Member. Nominated representatives of Liaison Members are entitled to attend general sessions at TF-CSIRT meetings and subscribe to the general TF-CSIRT mailing list. Liaison Members have no voting rights. Applicants for Liaison Membership should be able to demonstrate that their organisation is of strategic importance to the TF-CSIRT community and runs activities that are relevant to the TF-CSIRT community.

To apply for Liaison Membership, please send a letter to the TF-CSIRT Secretary outlining why your organisation wishes to apply for Liaison Membership and how it meets the criteria set out above. The following process will then be followed:

  1. The application letter will be considered by the TF-CSIRT Steering Committee which will decide whether to support the application or not.
  2. The SC’s recommendation will be communicated to the TF-CSIRT Full Members, which will be asked to raise any objections against the SC’s recommendation.
  3. If no objections are received within three weeks, the outcome will be communicated to the applicant.
  4. If objections are received, the decision will be taken to a full vote at the next TF-CSIRT meeting.
  5. If the Liaison Membership was granted, the organisation’s nominated representative(s) will be added to the TF-CSIRT mailing list.

Current Liaison Members of TF-CSIRT are: AfricaCERT, APNIC, ENISA and Internet Society.

Individual Members

Persons that are admitted in accordance with the Trusted Introducer requirements for Associates, or are serving on the TF-CSIRT Steering Committee and who do not otherwise qualify for membership.

Individual Members are entitled to attend all sessions at TF-CSIRT meetings, subscribe to all mailing lists, and have access to restricted information on the Trusted Introducer website. Individual Members have no voting rights.

Meeting Representatives

Full Members must nominate at least two representatives: one primary and one deputy. Liaison Members and Listed CSIRT Members must nominate at least one representative. It is expected that these representatives will also be the nominated representatives for Trusted Introducer where practical. Other persons from Full and Liaison Member organisations may participate in Task Force activities as delegates.