|[April 22, 2011]
APWG Unites Cybercrime Fighters from Around the World in Kuala Lumpur to Map Next Stage of Global War on Electronic Crime
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --(Business Wire)--
World leaders from business, technology, law enforcement, communications
and research sectors are gathering in Kuala Lumpur, next week to plan
the next stages in the global war on cybercrime.
The fifth annual Counter-eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS V), produced by
the Anti-Phishing Working Group and major tech sponsors including
Google, Microsoft, McAfee (News - Alert), and others on April 27-29, will provide a
unique forum for uniting leading ecrime responders, analysts,
technologists, law enforcement officials and national CERTs to engage
the crucial question of coordinating the world's response to the growing
The cost of cybercrime worldwide, including electronic bank fraud,
identity theft, phishing scams, botnets and other ecrime schemes total
upwards of $1 trillion worldwide according to industry estimates.
Trailblazing thought leaders from industry, research centers and law
enforcement at CeCOS V will share recent findings, case studies, and
breakthroughs that will help build capacity for a new level of response
and mitigation by forensic professionals, law enforcement, and business
managers who protect consumers and enterprises from electronic crime
threats every day.
Featured speakers, panels and topics include:
Dylan Sachs, BrandProtect (Canada) Social Media's Dark Side
Pamela Warren, McAfee, (US) on Globally Unified Online Safety Education
Andre Dornbusch, (Germany) Federal Criminal Police Office on Mobile
Eric Davis, Google (News - Alert) (US) on New Security Interventions
Ilya Sachkov, Group-IB (Russia) Digital Crimes in Russia
The CeCOS V agenda is here: http://www.antiphishing.org/events/2011_opSummit.html#agenda.
"CeCOS is designed to unite the ecrime responder community so that it
can better act in concert against the threats that menace enterprises
and consumers worldwide," explained Husin Jazri, CEO of CyberSecurity
Malaysia. "The CeCOS conference helps build the community of responders
who can share data, insights and local intelligence."
APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy said, "Commercial security
companies, national governments, international treaty organizations, law
enforcement agencies, and industry associations the world over are
increasingly looking for ways to coordinate their efforts and to share
data that are useful for their investigations and for the protection of
CeCOS V, the second APWG conference held in Asia, is an open conference
for members of the electronic-crime fighting community, hosted by the
APWG and its Conference Partner MyCERT and sponsored by HitachiJoho,
Google, and MarkMonitor. The CeCOS programs are widely considered the
most vital events to investigators and managers of electronic crime from
across private and public sectors.
At previous CeCOS conferences in San Francisco, Tokyo, Barcelona, and
Sao Paulo, the APWG has drawn hundreds of delegates from law enforcement
agencies, technology companies, financial services firms, security
services firms, government agencies, law firms, consumer advocacy
groups, and research centers from around the globe, bringing together
some of the most advanced counter-electronic crime thought leaders from
East Asia, South Asia, Europe, South America and North America.
Parties interested in proposing presentations or participating in panel
discussion for CeCOS IV should send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parties interested in sponsoring some part of the event can contact
Deputy-Secretary General Foy Shiver at email@example.com.
A preliminary working agenda can be found at this APWG Web page: http://www.antiphishing.org/events/2011_opSummit.html#agenda.
The links for registration Web pages for this APWG conference can be
found here: http://secure.lenos.com/lenos/antiphishing/cecos2011/.
The 2011 Counter-eCrime Operations Summit is being held at the Crowne
Plaza Hotel situated amidst five acres of landscaped gardens in the
heart of Kuala Lumpur's entertainment, shopping and business district.
Hotel website: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/cp/1/en/hotel/kulcp.
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