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Carnegie Mellon University | Software Engineering Institute

NatCSIRT 2020

June 26–27, 2020 | Montreal, Canada

The Call for Presentations (CFP) Is Now Open

The CERT® Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and the NatCSIRT 2020 Program Committee invite you to submit a presentation for the 15th Annual Technical Meeting for CSIRTs with National Responsibility (NatCSIRT 2020). The meeting will be held in Montreal, Canada on June 26-27, 2020 following the annual FIRST Conference.

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 30 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 above), and abstract.
  • Send your submission by April 20, 2019 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 above categories, please submit for consideration regardless of category.

abstracts due
Abstracts Due
April 20, 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.