First things first: Kaspersky ICS CERT becomes new member of the global Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)

7 December 2020
First things first: Kaspersky ICS CERT becomes new member of the global Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)
After rigorous assessment, Kaspersky’s Industrial Systems Emergency Response Team (ICS CERT) has officially joined FIRST - the global Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams - the leading international technical group of 540 government and private accredited CERTs (Computer Security Incident Response Teams). Within membership in the Forum, Kaspersky will share its expertise and cooperate with the wider IT security community to jointly make the world a safer place.

As a company that sees cooperation and trusted communities as the most effective way to negate global digital security challenges, Kaspersky aims to intensify information exchanges with other cybersecurity actors around the world to jointly access and mitigate cyberthreats. International cooperation is even more important in protecting the digital industrial environment, which often represents critical infrastructure serving the key needs of societies and even whole nations. The FIRST membership allows the company's ICS CERT, among others, to accelerate communication with the world’s best security incident response teams, exchange ideas, and share best practices.

Serge Droz, Chair of FIRST: "Kaspersky has always been an important member of the Info-Sec community, and I'm excited to have them join forces with us. I’m particularly delighted because Kaspersky was one of the first organizations to support our code of ethics."

FIRST aspires to bring together incident response and security teams from every country across the world to ensure a safe internet for all. Founded in 1990, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) consists of internet emergency response teams from 540 corporations, government bodies, universities and other institutions across 95 countries in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Oceania.

Kaspersky recognizes the borderless nature of cybercrime and shares its expertise, knowledge and technical findings with the world’s security community on a constant basis. As a global cybersecurity company Kaspersky collaborates with global IT and OT vendors, international organizations, including INTERPOL and Europol, national and regional regulators and law enforcement agencies, as well as other cybersecurity research teams and individual experts all over the world in the fight against cybercriminals.

About Kaspersky
Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 250,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them.

About Kaspersky ICS CERT
Industrial Systems Emergency Response Team is a special Kaspersky project that offers a wide range of information services, starting from intelligence on the latest threats and security incidents with mitigation strategies, all the way up to incident response and investigation consultancy and services. In addition to the latest intelligence about threats and vulnerabilities, Kaspersky’s Industrial CERT shares its expertise on compliance. Being a non-commercial project, ICS CERT shares information and expertise to its members free of charge.