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NatCSIRT 2020

December 8-9, 2020 | Virtual

The Call for Presentations (CFP) Is Closed

The CERT® Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and the NatCSIRT 2020 Program Committee are no longer accepting presentations. The 15th Annual Technical Meeting for CSIRTs with National Responsibility (NatCSIRT 2020) will be held virtually December 8th and 9th from 07:30-09:30 EST (12:30-14:30 UTC) each day.

This invitation-only meeting is restricted to technical and managerial staff members of National CSIRTs. The meeting provides a forum for National CSIRTs to share information, tools, techniques, and strategies that address problems unique to CSIRTs that are responsible for a nation or an economy.

Submission Instructions

  • Limit your presentation to 20 minutes (including time for questions).
  • Abstracts for panels, facilitated discussions, and other formats are also encouraged. For panels, feel free to suggest countries/teams to be panel participants.
  • Include type (presentation, panel, etc.), title, presenter name(s), and focus area (from list below), and abstract.
  • Send your submission by September 30, 2020 to

If you have a topic that you think is relevant to many National CSIRTs, but you are not sure if it fits into one of the below categories, please submit for consideration regardless of category.

abstracts due
Abstracts Due
October 16, 2020

The Program Committee has selected the following focus areas for this year's CFP:

CSIRT Comparables Analysis

  • Measuring how well a National CSIRT provides services.
  • Standards, metrics, and other comparable used by National CSIRTs.
  • Methods for rating incidents or products produced; comparing to peers.
  • Determining when to publish information; determining what constitutes a “flash” or urgent alert.
  • Work being done to determine taxonomy.

Critical Infrastructure Sectors and Domestic Cooperation

  • Leveraging and empowering sectors within your nation or economy.
  • Methods being used (i.e. training, exercises, information sharing, etc.).
  • Developing relationships and processes with constituents in the absence of legislation, regulations, etc.