eCrime Congress | Tacoma Unites Electronic Crime Fighters Worldwide

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At APWG conference, industry, law enforcement and research institutions engage today's common eCrime challenges, and envision techniques and technologies to counter them

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) announced it has opened registration for its eCrime Congress | Tacoma 2009, a three-day program beginning October 19, 2009. The eCrime Congress program interrogates the current electronic crime threatscape that menaces online commerce today and tomorrow, and posits resources, tactics, and techniques to constructively engage them. APWG is the world's leading pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating fraud and identity theft.

No event combines the topical richness in exploring the electronic crime phenomenon and delegate heterogeneity like the fall APWG eCrime conferences, drawing thought leadership from technologists from many disciplines as well as from the financial services, retail and communications industries, law enforcement, and university research centers in the US, Europe and Australasia.

"No single sector holds the solution to electronic crime. At the APWG's conferences, all stakeholders can stand face-to-face and shoulder-to-shoulder to engage the eCrime phenomenon comprehensively, in ways that create dialog across affected constituencies - and inspire concerted action," said APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy.

eCrime Congress | Tacoma 2009 will include a one-day, General Members (members-only) meeting on Oct. 19, followed by two days of open sessions on Oct. 20 and 21, examining such subjects as: crimeware's evolution, botnets' evolution, malvertising, Website vulnerabilities, business process logic abuse, telephony-based phishing, eCriminal tracking, counter-eCrime consumer safety instruction and the abuse of the Domain Name System by eCrime gangs.

The AWPG eCrime Researchers Summit (eCRS) on Oct. 20 and 21, held contiguously with the APWG General Members' meeting, will be presenting papers on counter-forensics, wireless network vulnerabilities,improvement of phishing-attack countermeasures, identification of vulnerable websites, phishing detection techniques, mechanisms for tracing the provenance of phishing attacks and much more. The eCRS, the world's only peer-reviewed technical conference dedicated exclusively to electronic crime research, is held every year with IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) serving as the conference's Technical Sponsor.

The conference agenda and registration links are here:

Media Contact:

Foy Shiver, Deputy Secretary General, APWG
+ 1 404 434 7282,
Karen McCabe, IEEE-SA Marketing Director
+1 732-562-3824,

About the APWG

The APWG, founded in 2003 as the Anti-Phishing Working Group, is an
industry, law enforcement, and government coalition focused on
eliminating the identity theft and fraud that result from the growing
problem of phishing, email spoofing, and crimeware. Membership is open
to qualified financial institutions, online retailers, ISPs, the law
enforcement community and solutions providers. There are more than 1,800
companies, government agencies and NGOs participating in the APWG and
more than 3,200 members. The APWG's Web site offers the public and
industry information about phishing and email fraud, including
identification and promotion of pragmatic technical solutions that
provide immediate protection.

APWG's corporate sponsors are as follows: AT&T(T), Able NV, Afilias
Ltd., AhnLab, AVG Technologies, BillMeLater, BBN Technologies, Blue
Coat, BlueStreak, BrandMail, BrandProtect, Bsecure Technologies, Check
Point Software Technologies, Cisco (CSCO), Clear Search, Cloudmark,
Cyveillance, DigiCert, DigitalEnvoy, DigitalResolve, Digital River, Easy
Solutions, eBay/PayPal (EBAY), Entrust (ENTU), eEye, Fortinet,
FraudWatch International, FrontPorch, F-Secure, Goodmail Systems,
GeoTrust, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, Goodmail Systems, GuardID Systems,
HomeAway, IronPort, HitachiJoHo, ING Bank, Iconix, Internet Identity,
Internet Security Systems, IOvation, IronPort, IS3, IT Matrix, Kaspersky
Labs, Kindsight, Lenos Software, LightSpeed Systems, MailFrontier,
MailShell, MarkMonitor, Marshall8e6, McAfee (MFE), MasterCard,
MessageLevel, Microsoft (MSFT), MicroWorld, Mirapoint, MySpace (NWS),
MyPW, MX Logic, NameProtect, National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB)
Netcraft, NetStar, Network Solutions, NeuStar, Nominum, Panda Software,
Phoenix Technologies Inc. (PTEC),, Phorm, Prevx, The Planet,
SIDN, SalesForce, Radialpoint, RSA Security (EMC), RuleSpace,
SecureBrain, Secure Computing (SCUR), S21sec, Sigaba, SoftForum, SOPHOS,
SquareTrade, SurfControl, SunTrust, Symantec (SYMC), TDS Telecom,
Telefonica (TEF), Trend Micro (TMIC), Tricerion, TriCipher, TrustedID,
Tumbleweed Communications (TMWD), Vasco (VDSI), VeriSign (VRSN), Visa,
Wal-Mart (WMT), Websense Inc. (WBSN) and Yahoo! (YHOO)

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