Airbus Defence and Space has just become, as a German security supplier, member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST). FIRST, formed in 1990, is the leading non-profit organisation to bring together a variety of computer security incident response teams from government, commercial, and educational organisations from all over the world with the aim of fostering cooperation and coordination in incident prevention, stimulate rapid reaction to incidents, and promoting information sharing among members and the community at large.
“FIRST brings together selected organisations and specialists in order to counter the ever evolving cyber threat. We are very pleased to become a member of this restricted community, bringing in our recognized Cyber Security incidence response expertise and innovation power”, said Markus Kolland, Head of CyberSecurity at Airbus Defence and Space in Germany.
CyberSecurity, a 600 expert business unit within Airbus Defence and Space, provides high- end professional services and its Cyber Defence Centre, a comprehensive solution to defend and fight advanced cyber-attacks. Trusted digital identity management and high-grade technology solutions are other areas of expertise offered by Airbus Defence and Space.
Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.
Founded in 1990, FIRST consists of internet emergency response teams from more than 200 corporations, government bodies, universities and other institutions from the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. It leads the world’s fight-back against cyber-crime, sabotage and terrorism, and promotes co-operation between response teams and law enforcement agencies.