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APWG 2006 Spring General Meeting and
Email Authentication Summit

Chicago, IL - April 18, 2006
Meeting Logistics

The APWG will hold its 2006 Spring General Meeting and plenary sessions on Tuesday April 18 in the Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago. The APWG planned content runs the one day, APWG members are also invited to register and attend the Email Authentication Summit held the two days following our meetings. The Email Authentication Summit is a completely separate program, with its own content and agenda and its own sponsors and its own costs.

APWG Members and Non-Members Please Note: This meeting, like all General Meetings of the APWG, is only open to APWG Members. APWG organizers will vet all registrants that sign up for the conference. Interlopers will not be accomodated. If you haven't already check out membership rules and benefits at: Membership is open to qualified financial institutions, online retailers, ISPs, the law enforcement community, security solutions providers and research institutions. Sponsoring members at the individual level and above are eligible to attend conferences.

Working Agenda: 09:00 - 18:15
08:00 - 09:00 Registration   Coffee and breakfast munchies will be served during registration
09:00 - 09:15 Introduction and
Conference Review
APWG Chairman David Jevans and APWG Secretary-General Peter Cassidy
09:15 - 09:30 eCrime Field Report  

Worldwide Crimeware Proliferation and Propagation
Dan Hubbard of Websense

09:30 - 11:00 Crimeware Session  

Crimeware Petting Zoo: Experience the Monsters That Stalk Your eCustomers

Enrique Gonzalez Ochoa of Panda Labs,
Dan Hubbard of Websense and
Zulfikar Ramzan of Symantec

Moderator: Mark Harris of SOPHOS

11:00 - 11:15 Mid-Morning Stretch, Chat and Kaffee Klatch
11:15 - 12:00 Perspectives of Authentication Technology in the Web World and Email
  New Thinking for that Most Ancient Authentication Instrument: The Password
Zulfikar Ramzan of Symantec

Architecting the Secure Email Client Around Behavioral Vulnerabilities
Jeff Wilbur of Iconix
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 14:10 An APWG Research Roundtable: On Behavioral Vulnerabilities  

Markus Jakobsson of Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University
Min Wu of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
Dr. Larry Ponemon of Ponemon Institute
Moderator: Peter Cassidy, Secretary-General APWG

14:10 - 15:00 Can the new identity schemes defeat phishing?
Emerging standards initiatives may be key to token deployment
  Moderator: Phillip Hallam-Baker of VeriSign
Panelist: Dick Hardt, CEO, Sxip Identity
Panelist: Kim Cameron, Microsoft
15:00 - 15:45 An APWG Industry Roundtable:
Moving Toward A Tipping Point in Email Authentication: Arbitrating the Remediation of a Global Application
  Charles Stiles of AOL
Patrick Peterson of Ironport
Chuck Wade of FSTC, Project Leader,
Gene McKenna of Digital Impact
Justin Alcorn of Lincoln Electric
Scott Chasin of MX Logic
Moderator: Pat Cain, APWG Research Fellow
15:45 - 16:00 Mid-Afternoon Stretch, Chat and Kaffee Klatch
16:00 - 16:15 Counter-eCrime Data Resources Session   APWG Repository V 2.0
Chairman David Jevans and Resident Research Fellow Pat Cain
16:15 - 17:00 Alt.ecrime.channels
Phishing Schemes Leveraging Alternative Media to Email
  Phishing the Network: Practical Man-in-the-Middle Attacks,
Ravi Ganesan, CEO TriCipher, Inc.

Phishing the Airwaves: Phishing Wireless Devices,
Saeed Abu-Nimeh, Southern Methodist University

Phishing the Airwaves II: Attack of the Zombie Routers,
Markus Jakobsson of Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University presenting a paper by Alex Tsow, Indiana University

Moderator: David Jevans, APWG Charman
17:00 - 17:40 Charities Phraud: The Katrina Phishing Scams
Justice's Strategic Response
  Joanthan Rusch
Special Counsel for Fraud Prevention
U.S. Department of Justice
17:40 - 18:15

Criminal Data Aggregation:
Implications for Consumer ID & Credential Fraud

  Richard Parry of JP Morgan Chase
  APWG Rump Session
Refreshments and Card Exchanges
* At a Secret Location to be announced at the conclusion of the General Session


Location, Transport and Accommodation Logistics
Chicago Hilton
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60605
Tel: +1-312-922-4400
Fax: +1-312-922-5240
Hilton Image

The Summit and all pre-event meetings for the APWG, ESPC and The-DMA are being held at the Chicago Hilton. The Hilton is a historic 4-Diamond property centrally located in the heart of all Chicago centers of business and culture. The hotel features over 1,500 richly appointed guest rooms, full-wireless access*, full service business center and fitness facilities.

All Summit sessions, meals, networking reception and the Solution Showcase are centrally located in the Continental Ballrooms and Foyer. Registration is located directly adjacent to the Continental Ballroom at the 8th Street South Registration lobby level, and will be staffed onsite from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, (EST). chicago map

Hotel Room Reservations
We have negotiated a preferred rate for attendees arriving on Monday April 17th through Thursday April 20th, for US $174 single/double occupancy, plus city and hotel taxes**. To obtain this preferred rate you must use the online registration or call Meeting Solutions at 410-385-5211, 8:00 am - 6:00 PM EST. The deadline for this rate is April 1st and is not available from the Hotel. Note this rate qualifies for HHonors Hotel Rewards.

Check In Info / Cancellation Policy
Check-in time is 3:00 PM, and the standard check-out time is 12:00 noon. Baggage check will be available for Summit attendees. 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.

* In-room access is available at additional fees Complementary access will be provided to all attendees in the ballrooms during the Summit.
** 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 communications service, technology companies, security companies, regulatory and law enforcement officials and financial institutions during its Spring 2006 General Meeting in April.

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

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.

About the Anti-Phishing Working Group

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is focused on giving industry stakeholders a confidential forum to discuss phishing issues, define the scope of the phishing problem in terms of hard and soft costs, and share information and best practices for eliminating the problem. Where appropriate, the APWG will also look to share this information with law enforcement. Membership is open to qualified financial institutions, e-commerce companies, the law enforcement community, and industry. Because phishing attacks and email fraud are sensitive subjects for many organizations that do business online, the APWG has a policy of maintaining the confidentiality of member organizations.

The Web site of the Anti-Phishing Working Group is It serves as a public and industry resource for information about the problem of phishing and email fraud, including identification and promotion of pragmatic technical solutions that can provide immediate protection and benefits against phishing attacks.

The APWG was founded by Tumbleweed Communications and a number of member banks, financial services institutions, and e-commerce providers. It held its first meeting in November 2003 in San Francisco. The APWG, an organization of more than members and more than 1200 member companies, police and government agencies worldwide was officially established as an independent organization in June 2004, controlled by its executives and board of directors and an advisory steering committee.