Barcelona Electronic Crime Conference to spotlight Conficker and Dalai Lama hack

April 27th, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by admin  

Anti-Phishing Working Group’s Barcelona Counter Electronic Crime Conference Unites Global IT Security and Electronic Crime Responders

Barcelona Electronic Crime conference will gather IT security, operations, and law enforcement thought-leaders from Europe, United States, Asia and Australia next month to discuss operational priorities in the global confrontation against phishing and all forms of Electronic Crime.

Cambridge, MA April 27, 2009 - IT security, operations, and public agency electronic crime responders, investigators and counter-electronic crime technologists from across the globe will gather in Barcelona, May 12-14, for the 3rd annual Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) Counter-eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS III). CeCOS dedicated to uniting the industry and public sector response to the global electronic crime scourge.

“The criminal artisans that have organized on the Internet are growing in technical sophistication and command - and in their capacity to cloak themselves from detection,” explained APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy. “CeCOS III will consider critical next steps in the formation of a unified response to electronic crime that is just as organized as the crimes themselves. In short, imagine a response to electronic crime without frontiers.”

CeCOS III will unite IT security, operations, security, and law enforcement thought-leaders from Europe, America, Australia, East Asia and South Asia for to voice operational priorities in the global confrontation against phishing and electronic crime.

CeCOS III will engage questions of operational challenges and the development of common resources for first responders, law enforcement officials, and forensic professionals that protect consumers and enterprises from electronic crime threats every day.

CeCOS III is an open conference for members of the electronic-crime fighting community, hosted by the APWG and underwritten by its sponsors, including La Caixa, Telefonica, S21Sec, GMV, MarkMonitor, EMC’s RSA Security division, Ecija, Deloitte, Symantec and TB Security, a mix of industry principals that reflect CeCOS III’s truly international character and constituency.

Although sponsorship is principally from industry, the CeCOS programs are considered the most vital events to investigators and managers of electronic crime from across private and public sectors. In Tokyo, last year at CeCOS II, over 250 delegates attended from law enforcement agencies, technology companies, financial services firms, security services firms, government agencies, consumer advocacy groups and research centers around the globe.

APWG’s CeCOS III 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 the domain name registry.

Among the electronic crime issues probed at CeCOS III:
Analysis of techniques used to hack the Dalai Lama’s monks’ computers - presented by the technologist that discovered the hacks and traced them back to China
- Analysis and interpretation of the Conficker worm by a technologist from SRI, the California think-tank that reported out on Conficker’s new and dangerous capabilities
- Defensive strategies for the enterprise IT manager
- Strategies for protecting consumers from electronic crime
- Emerging technical attacks against desktops
- Global electronic crime field reports from Italy, Spain, the UK, Malaysia and India
- Evolving defense strategies for the Domain Name System

CeCOS III presenters will deliver discussions of counter-electronic crime operational issues such as successful forensic data sharing, criminal domain delisting, crimeware’s evolution, a global response architecture for electronic crime events, the coordination of responses to electronic crime through a common data reporting format, plus an intriguing case of a government agency spying on a dissident group’s email communications, and more.

Thought leaders, researchers and responders chosen to speak at CeCOS III come from some of the pre-eminent counter-electronic crime companies, research centers, and agencies in the world, including the United States FBI, SRI, ICANN, Japan CERT, Australian Federal Police, China Internet Network Information Center, Telefonica, La Caixa, University of Cambridge, Baylor University, Carnegie Mellon University, and United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.

For more detail on the program’s content, visit the CeCOS III agenda:

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