ICASI and the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) have partnered to launch a new SIG on Vulnerability Coordination within FIRST that will bring together a multi-stakeholder, cross-industry group with the aim of improving the way in which vulnerabilities are coordinated and related information is shared with stakeholders across like communities. In this way it hopes to develop a coordinated response to the threats that vulnerabilities pose at all functional levels of the community. FIRST and ICASI are now calling for members of the incident response, security, and IT vendor communities to join forces and participate in a new Special Interest Group (SIG) on Vulnerability Coordination.

Marie Steinmetz, President of ICASI, said of the new SIG: “Vulnerability coordination is a significant issue that affects the memberships of both ICASI and FIRST. The growing complexity of vulnerability coordination requires a multi-stakeholder model, bringing together the response community to define and agree on coordination principles and best practices. We believe this SIG can bring the various stakeholder communities together to improve vulnerability coordination globally. ICASI looks forward to playing an active part in this effort.”

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