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TMCNet:  APWG Unites Cybercrime Fighters from Research and Law Enforcement Sectors in Dublin

[February 26, 2013]

APWG Unites Cybercrime Fighters from Research and Law Enforcement Sectors in Dublin

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

The third annual APWG eCrime Researchers Sync-Up will be held here March 7th and 8th, 2013, gathering cybercrime fighters from around the world. This is a two-day exchange of presentations and discussions related to eCrime research in progress - and for networking of researchers and cybercrime law enforcement officers within the disciplines that are defining the eCrime forensic field today.

The Sync-Up, begun three years ago in collaboration with University College Dublin (UCD) as a cybercrime researchers chalk-talk session, has grown into a multi-disciplinary program covering all aspects of cybercrime investigation and remediation from behavioral aspects to advanced technical exploits with presentations made by industrial interveners, operations personnel, cybercrime law enforcement officers and researchers from academia and industrial laboratories.

The program agenda is here: http://ecrimeresearch.org/events/eCRSync-up2013/agenda. Deputy Secretary General Foy Shiver said, "Sync-Up brings researchers and investigators from all sectors together over common forensic and operational questions. APWG is proud of how this conference is able to bring together sectors who do not spend enough time together."

The two-day Sync-Up will cover technology and techniques of cybercrime, as well as anti-cybercrime techniques; the economy of cybercrime; the psychology and behavioral approaches used by cybercriminals against victims; case studies related to the trace and investigation of cybercriminals; and sessions of training on advanced methods for security and investigating the abuse of the Domain Name System (DNS) by cybercriminals.

Venue information for the conference is available here: http://ecrimeresearch.org/events/eCRSync-up2013/venue

According to Dr. Fergus Toolan, from UCD's Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation, "This is a unique event, that is targeted at the three major participants in the fight against cybercrime, academia, industry and law enforcement. The sync-up brings them all together to meet, share knowledge & expertise, and collaborate in the fight. This year's agenda is particularly strong with many investigative case studies including: DNS abuse; the underground marketplace; and intercontinental financial fraud."

The conference sponsor is Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the program development partner is UCD's Center for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation.

About the APWG

The APWG, founded in 2003 as the Anti-Phishing Working Group, is the global industry, law enforcement, and government coalition focused on unifying the global response to electronic crime. Membership is open to qualified financial institutions, online retailers, ISPs and Telcos, the law enforcement community, solutions providers, multi-lateral treaty organizations, research centers, trade associations and government agencies. There are more than 2,000 companies, government agencies and NGOs participating in the APWG worldwide. The APWG's www.apwg.org and education.apwg.org websites offer the public, industry and government agencies practical information about phishing and electronically mediated fraud as well as pointers to pragmatic technical solutions that provide immediate protection. The APWG is co-founder and co-manager of the Stop. Think. Connect. Messaging Convention, the global online safety public awareness collaborative www.stopthinkconnect.org and founder/curator of the eCrime Researchers Summit, the world's only peer-reviewed conference dedicated specifically to electronic crime studies www.ecrimeresearch.org.


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