The main objectives of the TC are to:
a) enhance communication and collaboration among participating teams;
b) build capacity and improve the incident response capabilities; and
c) gauge and improve the preparedness in the identification, response, prevention and resolution of computer incidents.
Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)
FIRST is a global non-profit organization based in Morrisville North Carolina, United States of America and is a recognized leader in Incident Response. It regroups 365 security teams from 78 countries including Mauritius. Through its Global Cyber security initiative, it is helping its members to share information about vulnerabilities, incidents, tools and all other issues that affect the handling of cyber security incidents. FIRST brings together a variety of computer security incident response teams from government, commercial, and educational organisations with a view to fostering cooperation and coordination in incident prevention, to stimulate rapid reaction to incidents, and to promote information sharing among its members and the community at large.
The TC is expected to bring together participants from different countries. Local experts will also take part in the TC. The target audience includes Information Security Consultants/Analysts, Information Security Specialists, IT Managers, IT Executives, Network Engineers, System Administrators and Database Administrators etc.
The event is planned over a period of three days, comprising a full-day workshop on 22nd and two days training programme on 23rd and 24th November 2016. During the workshop, the following themes will be covered:
a) Ransomware Analysis and Eradication;
b) Malicious Code Analysis;
c) Demystifying Forensics in Incident Handling;
d) Incident Response and its role in protecting critical infrastructure;
e) Critical Information Infrastructure (CIIP) and Public Private Partnership; and
f) Challenges for developing nations in cyber security and resilience.
Furthermore, FIRST experts will also share their experiences during the two days training programme which will be organised on the following themes:
· Practical Dynamic Analysis of Modern Malware
· Incident Handling