Anti-Phishing Working Group’s Tokyo Counter eCrime Conference Unites Global eCrime Responders

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic crime responders, investigators and counter-ecrime technologists will join law enforcement and public policy officials from across the globe in Tokyo next month for the second annual Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) Counter-eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS II). CeCOS II will unite IT operations, security, and law enforcement thought-leaders from across the globe for first time to voice operational priorities in the global confrontation against phishing and eCrime.

The second annual CeCOS, to be held on May 26 and 27 in Tokyo, will engage questions of operational challenges and the development of common resources for the first responders and forensic professionals that protect consumers and enterprises from ecrime threats every day. CeCOS II is co-hosted by the APWG and the Council of Anti-Phishing of Japan, and its Program Partner for the event is the Council of Europes Economic Crime Division at the Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs. Hitachi Information Systems, Ltd., SecureBrain Corporation, and Kaspersky Labs Japan are CeCOS II industry sponsors. The Japan Network Security Association and other governmental agencies and associations have also joined to sponsor CeCOS II.

Information technology operations experts, security professionals, researchers, engineers, law enforcement officials, APWG research fellows, and global research partners will survey the eCrime landscape and present proposals for organizing global responses that will harmonize efforts of eCrime respondents and, the APWG hopes, set priorities for neutralizing phishing and e-crimes that are committed through electronic identity spoofing.

“The global criminal plexus that has emerged on the Internet requires technical and policy coordination across national frontiers and technological domains,” explained APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy. “APWG’s CeCOS II will survey the technical advances of phishing and ecrime groups and, at the same time, benchmark the kinds of technical, operational and policy responses that have proven useful in countering them from the desktop all the way back to domain Registry.”

Cassidy says, “A dialog specifically around operational issues will help clarify common priorities across the stake-holding cohort – which ranges from software designers to the boards of directors of global financial institutions.”

Presenters come from some of the pre-eminent counter ecrime companies, research centers, and agencies in the world, including the Council of Anti-Phishing Japan, INTERPOL, Trend Micro, Korea Internet Security Center, the Palo Alto Research Center, Telecom-ISAC Japan, Baylor University, Afilias Global Registry Services, and the CERT Co-Ordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University.

Presenters will deliver discussions of counter-ecrime operational issues such as successful forensic data sharing, criminal domain delisting, crimewares evolution, a global response architecture for ecrime events, Botnet management, and the coordination of ecrime responses through a common data reporting format and more.

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Media Contacts:

APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy – TEL: 1 617 669 1123 Email: pcassidy @

APWG CeCOS II Coordinator Kana Shinoda – TEL: 81 70 6643 0539 Email: kana @

About the APWG

The APWG 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 and government agencies participating in the APWG and more than 3,000 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 include: 8e6 Technologies, AT&T, Able NV, ActivCard, Adobe, Afilias Inc., AhnLab, Anakam, BBN Technologies, BlueStreak, BrandMail, BrandProtect, Bsecure Technologies, Cisco, Clear Search, Cloudmark, Comodo, Corillian, Cydelity, Cyveillance, DigiCert, DigitalEnvoy, DigitalResolve, Digital River, Earthlink, eBay/PayPal, Entrust, Experian, eEye Fortinet, FrontPorch, F-Secure, Grisoft, GeoTrust, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, Goodmail Systems, GuardID Systems, IronPort, HitachiJoHo, ING Bank, Iconix, InternetIndentity, Internet Security Systems, IOvation, IS3, IT Matrix, Kaspersky Labs, Lenos Software, LightSpeed Systems, MailFrontier, MailShell, MarkMonitor, McAfee, MasterCard, MessageLevel, Microsoft, Mirapoint, MySpace, MyPW, MX Logic, NameProtect, National Australia Bank Netcraft, NetStar, Panda Software, Phoenix Technologies Inc., Quova, RSA SalesForce, Security, SAIC, SecureBrain, Secure Computing, S21sec, Sigaba, SoftForum, SOPHOS, SquareTrade, SurfControl, Symantec (SYMC), TDS Telecom, Telefonica, Trend Micro, Tricerion, TriCipher, Tumbleweed Communications, SurfControl, Vasco, VeriSign, Visa, Websense Inc., WholeSecurity, and Yahoo!