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FIRST CTI Symposium

City Zurich
Province Zurich
Country CH
Twitter @firstdotorg
Website https://www.first.org/events/symposium/zurich2020/cfp
Code of Conduct https://www.first.org/about/policies/code-of-conduct
CFP Deadline

Nov. 29, 2019, 11:55 p.m.   

Conference Date

March 9, 2020, 9 a.m.   


Call for Speakers
This is a call for submissions for the 2020 FIRST Symposium on Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI). The event will be held 9-11th March 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland, at the SWITCH Offices and the UBS Gruenenhof Conference Center. There will be one day of training followed by two days of plenary sessions. This event will be open to both FIRST members and non-members.

Proceedings will not be recorded. No press will be admitted. Speakers may stipulate that their sessions be treated as confidential and all attendees are expected to respect this. Breaches of the FIRST Code of Conduct (including failing to respect the confidentiality of certain sessions) have consequences.

Point of Contact
Questions about submission topics or sensitivity issues can be sent via email to the chair of the Program Committee: [email protected]

Call for Speakers
FIRST is looking for speakers that would like to present on topics related to Cyber Threat Intelligence including:

Methods for assessing the effectiveness and quality of CTI
Finding the needle in the haystack: how do we prioritise effectively?
CTI and red teaming: how CTI can support red teaming, including lessons from MITRE ATT&CK, CBEST, TIBER, and similar programs
CTI case studies, including those that highlight failures/successes or demonstrate key concepts
Operationalising CTI: effective tooling for protection, detection, and response
Overcoming CTI integration challenges in your security operations
CTI best practices
Managing the CTI lifecycle: creation, enrichment, refinement, generation, dissemination
Intelligence Tradecraft wasn't invented yesterday: what can we learn from professional intelligence practice?
Building effective CTI teams, programs, and processes: use cases and lessons learned
CTI in context with digital forensics and incident response (DFIR)
Thinking outside the box: CTI practices applied to fields other than cyber
Other topics related to CTI we haven’t mentioned, including new and novel ideas.
Call for Training
FIRST is looking for training submissions related to the above topics. There are multiple full or half-day training tracks to be filled.

CFP Timeline
CFP launches: 14 October 2019
Shepherding Cutoff: 4 November 2019
CFP closes: 29 November 2019
Submitter notifications: Notifications will begin on 13 December 2019 and all notifications will be delivered by 10 January 2020.
Draft presentation materials due: 14 February 2020
Final presentation materials due: 2 March 2020
Conference dates: 9-11 March 2020
How does the shepherding process work?
Program committees often receive promising submissions that ultimately fail to be accepted because they somehow just missed the mark. The shepherding process is designed to provide feedback to submitters in the hope that the revised submission is more likely to be accepted (but, like most things in life, there are no guarantees). We believe it’s important to offer shepherding to assist submitters who are less experienced with honing their proposals, as this helps us create a more diverse program. If your submission is selected by the program committee for shepherding, you will receive comments and/or mentorship by committee members to help you refine your submission. Only submissions received by 4 November 2019 will be considered for shepherding. You must select that you would like to receive shepherding in EasyChair to be considered.

All other submissions received by the CFP close of 29 November 2019 will be reviewed by the committee as normal submissions.

For your submission, please provide the following information to EasyChair:

Brief Summary (Abstract)
Detailed Outline (Full papers are welcomed but not necessary)
Presenter's name, affiliation, and short biography
Estimated Time - 30 or 45 minute sessions available.
Submit your proposal

Submissions which the program committee determines to be product pitches will be rejected.

Again, all submissions must be received by 23:59 UTC 29 November 2019.

Speaker benefits

Please contact organizers