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GFIRST is the United States Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams. It was formed by a group of FIRST federal members (formed out of FEDCIRC) in 2003. GFIRST, hosted by US-CERT, is a community of more than 50 incident response teams from various federal agencies working together to secure the federal government.
US-CERT hosts an annual GFIRST conference which is open to all interested in learning more about cyber security and incident response. GFIRST Conferences are a great place for public and private sector leaders serving in non-technical roles to become familiar with the fundamentals of cyber security and incident response. GFIRST is also an excellent resource for practitioners in incident response and information security from the public and private sectors.