Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) consists of a network of individual computer security incident response teams that work together voluntarily to deal with computer security problems and their prevention. FIRST is a premier organization and recognized global leader in incident response. These teams represent government, law enforcement, academia, the private sector, and other organizations with justifiable interest as determined by the Steering Committee. The FIRST was formed in 1990 in response to a computer security incident known as the "Internet worm". The reaction to this incident was isolated and uncoordinated, resulting in much duplicated efforts and in conflicting solutions.