|[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
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
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
and founder/curator of the eCrime Researchers Summit, the world's only
peer-reviewed conference dedicated specifically to electronic crime
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