October 29, 2019 to October 31, 2019

09:00 / 18:00


Hotel Josef

Rybná 20, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

+420 221 700 111



TRANSITS I course is aimed at new or potential CSIRT personnel who wish to gain a  solid understanding of the main aspects of working in an incident handling and response team. It offers experience and expertise in Operational, Organizational, Legal and Technical areas which form knowledge basis for CSIRT personnel.

  • Organisational – covers how CSIRTs fit within their organisations and includes planning the team, defining its constituency, determining which services to offer, staffing, communicating with external parties, funding, and obtaining management authority.
  • Technical – covers how intruders attack systems and their motivations, how network protocols can be abused, vulnerabilities of operating systems and services, denial-of-service attacks, hiding traces, and information gathering techniques. Includes several practical exercises.
  • Operational – covers the incident handling process from initial reports, through triage, investigation, resolution, closure, to post-analysis. Includes practical exercises and a survey of useful tools.
  • Legal – covers areas of European legislation likely to affect CSIRTs in their work, and that operatives should be familiar with. This includes data protection, computer misuse, network monitoring, collection of evidence, and working with law enforcement agencies.

Other topics such as PGP keys and relevant RFCs are also covered during the course.

TRANSITS I offers participants a unique opportunity to mix with their peers and discuss security issues in a secured and trusted environment, whilst being tutored by seasoned experts of the European CSIRT community. Therefore TRANSITS I is an excellent opportunity for CSIRT personnel to acquire knowledge and build network. The course is open to individuals currently working for a CSIRT or network security related organisation, and those with bona-fide interest in establishing a CSIRT. Applications are also welcome from commercial, governmental, law enforcement and military organisations, as well as national research and education networks (NRENs) and research and education institutes.

As per July 1st, 2016 the course fees for TRANSITS I are

€1,200 for non-commercial organisations

€1,500 for commercial companies

**These fees include accommodation for three nights (28, 29 and 30 October), three lunches, one evening meal (29 October), coffee breaks, and course materials

To register, you need to sign in to our federated registration system.