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eCrime Summit

APWG 2006 eCrime Researchers Summit
National Center for Forensic Science, Orlando, Florida
November 16 & 17, 2006
Meeting Details

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is joining with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida State University, and the University of Central Florida to host its first research summit. The purpose of the conference is threefold:

(i) to present original, unpublished research results, and/or best practices in the area of online fraud
(ii) to explore research gaps/opportunities/ challenges and the state-of-the-art with respect to forensic practice (methods, tool and techniques) for investigating scams based on phishing, pharming, crimeware, etc
(iii) to discuss innovative ideas related to ecrime mitigation efforts

By bringing together academics, law enforcement and ITSec practitioners, the summit will facilitate collaborations between PIs and centers of research developing eCrime forensics and/or eCrime countering technologies. The day and a half program will enable:

  • Disparate institutions to learn of each others' work firsthand and to interrogate each others' investigators
  • Attendees to identify PIs of shared or adjacent interests to organize the most relevant and mutually beneficial collaborations possible
  • Investigators to identify opportunities for new, grant-fundable projects developed in these collaborations
  • Representatives of grant-funding agencies (who will be invited) to meet directly with PIs formulating exciting new research programs

Revised and/or extended versions of selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Digital Forensics Practice published by Francis & Taylor.

*REGISTRATION WARNING*: Registration for this Research Summit is for the ONE event on November 16 and 17 and does NOT entitle the registree to attend the APWG General Members Meeting on November 14 and 15. To also attend that event will require a separate registration that can be made on this page.

Call for Sponsors
Location Logistics
eCrime-Fighter Student Scholarship Program

In conjunction with this event, the APWG is sponsoring a student scholarship program. This program will help fund graduate students for participating universities to attend the eCrime Researchers Summit. Students are nominated by their professors and the APWG Operating Committee will help coordinate student participation.

  • Special Thanks to Symantec for helping to sponsor this program. Their contribution helped an additional four student attend this years event.
Working Agenda
  Thursday, November 16
08:00 Breakfast & Registration
09:00 Opening Remarks

Bob Breeden
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
FDLE Miami Regional Office

Peter Cassidy

Carrie Whitcomb
National Center of Forensics Science

09:15 Keynote Address

Brad Keller
eCommerce Business Risk Manager
Wachovia Corporation

  Phishing and Crimeware

The Crimeware Landscape: Malware, Phishing, Identity Theft and Beyond


Aaron Emigh
Radix Labs


Warkitting: The Drive by Subversion of Wireless Routers


Alex Tsow
Visiting Research Associate
School of Informatics
Indiana University

Markus Jakobsson
Associate Professor, School of Informatics, IUB
Associate Director, CACR
Indiana University

Susanne Wetzel
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Stevens Institute of Technology

Liu Yang
Research Scholar
Department of Computer Science
Stevens Institute of Technology

10:35 Break
11:00 PhishFeeding: An Active Response to Phishing Campaigns
John Brozycki
Financial Services Network Security Consultant
11:25 Legal Positioning of phishing, insight on the Germany perspective Sven Karge
Association of the German Internet Industry
German ISPA

  Online Fraud

Consumer Perspective


Susan Grant
National Consumers League


Thank you to our sponsor for Thursday's Lunch, iS3.

iS3 will present ANTIfraud, their new software product, and give copies to all attendees.


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Mona Gandhi
Graduate Student
Indiana University

Markus Jakobsson
Associate Professor, School of Informatics, IUB
Associate Director, CACR
Indiana University

Jacob Ratkiewicz
Graduate Student
Indiana University

  Reporting Infrastructure Development
13:50 Using XML to Support Robust Information Sharing: An IODEF Automation Approach

Pat Cain
APWG Research Fellow
Cooper-Cain Group



The Phisherman Project: Using Comprehensive Data Collection to Combat Phishing

Greg Tally
Branch Chief, Malicious Code Defense
14:50 PhishScope: Tracking Phish Server Clusters

John Quarterman

15:20 Break
  Forensic Tools and Techniques  
15:45 Exploring Investigative Methods for Identifying and Profiling Serial Bots

Robert Lyda
Principal Engineer
Sparta Labs

James Hamrock
Software Engineer
McDonaldBradley, Inc.

16:10 Honey Tokens and Web Bugs: Developing Reactive Techniques for Investigating phishing Scams

Craig McRae
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Mississippi State University

Rayford Vaughn
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Mississippi State University

16:35 REGAP: A Unicode Attack Detection Tool
Professor Xiaotie Deng
Dept. of Computer Science
City University of Hong Kong
17:00 Forensics Analysis of Phishing Cases Using Free and Open Source Tools
Phillip Craiger
University of Central Florida
17:30 Wrap Up & Announcements
19:00 Reception (all attendees welcome)


  Friday, November 17


08:30 Opening of Today's Session and Announcements

David Jevans


08:45 Email Header Analysis
Bob Radvanovsky
Infracritical, Inc.
  Investigating Phishing

Government/Banking and Finance

Stanley W. Crowder
U.S. Secret Service
Banking and Finance Sector Detailee
Department of Homeland Security

09:35 The Phlorida Autopsy Report
Mike Cantey
10:00 Enabling The Enablers: An Identity Fraud solution For law Enforcement
Erin Kenneally
Cyber Forensics Analyst
10:25 Break
10:50 Keynote
Government/Law Enforcement
Michael Levin
Department of Homeland Security
National Cyber Security Division
Deputy Director - Law Enforcement & Intelligence
U.S. Secret Service Detailee
11:15 Phishing Research Panel

Sudhir Aggarwal
Florida State University


Legal Panel
Legal challenges that face prosecutors attempting to litigate phishing-related and online fraud cases

Michael Panico
Senior Manager, Internet Safety Enforcement Team
Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft

Brad Keller
eCommerce Business Risk Manager
Wachovia Corporation

Kawika Daguio
Northeastern University


12:45 Lunch
13:30 Program Manager Panel
Research Funding Goals

Martin Novak
Program Manager
NIJ Electronic Crime

Dan Schutzer
Executive Director

14:10 Future Research Directions Summary and Wrap Up
Judie Mulholland
Florida State University
14:45 Closing and Announcements

Foy Shiver
Deputy Secretary-General

Markus Jakobsson
Associate Professor, School of Informatics, IUB
Associate Director, CACR

Mike Phillips
FDLE Special Agent Supervisor
Computer Crime Center




Location, Transport and Accommodation Logistics
Radisson University Hotel Orlando
1724 North Alafaya Trail
Orlando, Florida 32826
Tel: +1.407.658.9008
Fax: +1.407.381.5456
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The General Meeting and all pre-event meetings are being held at the Radisson University Hotel Orlando. With a prime East Orlando location near Orlando's top corporate, government and military offices and the University of Central Florida, the Hotel Orlando offers the kind of warm hospitality and topnotch services sure to please business and leisure travelers alike.

Local Attractions
* Central Florida Research Park - .5 miles
* University of Central Florida - 2 miles
* Waterford Lakes Town Center Shopping Outlet
* Eastwood, Stoneybrook Golf Course within 5 miles
* Orlando International Airport - 15 miles
* Orlando Convention Center - 15 miles
* Major area attractions easily accessible via expressway

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Hotel Room Reservations
For reservastions please contact Radison at +1.800.333.3333 or visit their website. The negotiated APWG discount rate is availalbe for the nights of November 13 through November 19, based on availability. To qualify for the APWG rate registrations must be received before October 24. Please mention "APWG" when registering for this special rate. After October 24, please contact the hotel directly to determine availability and rate.

Standard Rooms $89 single/double *
(Rate subject to 11.5% local taxes)

Check In Info / Cancellation Policy
Check-in time is 3:00 PM, and the standard check-out time is 12:00 noon. An advance deposit will be taken at time of booking. Deposit is refundable only if reservation is cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival date. No-shows and reservations cancelled less than 72 hours in advance will be charged in full plus taxes.

* This room rate is not commissionable to travel agents


Vendor Sponsorship Opportunities

APWG is offering an opportunity to build relationships while marketing your company to a targeted audience of academics, law enforcement and ITSec practitioners during its 2006 eCrime Researchrs Summit.

Sponsorships are a personal, non-intrusive way of conveying your message. Additionally, your participation can help support activities vital to the overall success of the APWG and its research partners, which ultimately contributes to the success of the entire counter-phishing stakeholders' community.

The following benefits are available to Meeting Sponsors, once your sponsorship is confirmed:

- Recognition in on-site signage displayed during the meal or break
- Distribution of one giveaway such as a literature pack or chotchkee

There are a number of meal or break sponsorship opportunities available for APWG members who want to use the meetings as an opportunity to communicate their brand and message to members of the APWG and presenters, each either a critical decision maker or a thought leader in his or her own right.