Phishing stats, User Education, and More! - Notes from APWG CeCOS 3

Posted by Dylan Sachs

Fri, Jun 26, 2009

Among the many opportunities provided to me during my time with BrandProtect, the most exciting for me is most definitely the trips to the semi-annual APWG (Anti-Phishing Working Group) meetings.  These meetings, held in different international locations, are excellent opportunities to learn more about bleeding-edge scams, the scammers that employ them, and the people that track their activities around the globe.  In the past, these meetings have sent me to Pittsburgh, PA, Tokyo, Japan, and Atlanta, GA.

The latest APWG conference was held in beautiful Barcelona, Spain, this past May.  The agenda for the Counter-eCrime Operations Summit included presentations such as National Reports from Italy, Spain, UK, and Malaysia, "The Ins and Outs of Fast Flux Networks", "A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Battle Cyber Crime", and an entire afternoon devoted to end-user education initiatives (the full agenda can be found here). More information on APWG, including past and future conferences, educational resources, and instructions on how to report phishing to them can be found on the APWG site. 

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Topics: APWG, Phishing Statistics

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