Welcome to APWG eCrime Research, a community of researchers from a number of fields within industry and academia working together to forge what is coalescing into a new discipline, ecrime research, drawing from a number of sciences.
A good deal of the activity of APWG eCrime Research is contained in the preparation and development of research by investigators and students developing papers and discussions for the peer-reviewed APWG eCrime Research Summit (in the Fall) and the APWG eCrime Researchers Sync-Up (in early Spring).
The research products that have proceeded from this community has been influential in the establishment and development of APWG programs in education, standards development, industrial policy and in mapping the emerging ecrime threatscape. As such, the APWG has cultivated this community to serve the interests of its membership since the formal founding of the APWG eCrime Researchers Summit in 2006.
As of 2009, however, APWG formally articulated its intent to establish a collaborative research center for industry and academia for eCrime, a goal that has yet to be achieved but around which a growing community is expressing interest and gathering their resources to join. Announcements about that project will be forthcoming here through our eCrime Research Blog, hosted by APWG eCrime Researchers Summit Chair Randy Vaughn of Baylor University.