APWG Gathers Cybercrime Fighters from Research and Law Enforcement Sectors in Dublin
Mar 01, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
The third annual APWG eCrime Researchers Sync-Up will be held in Dublin March 7th and 8th, gathering cybercrime fighters from around the world.
According to a release, 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.
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.
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 Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the program development partner is UCD's Center for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation.
The APWG, founded in 2003 as the Anti-Phishing Working Group, is an industry, law enforcement, and government coalition focused on unifying the global response to electronic crime.
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