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Meeting Focus

The fifth annual Counter-eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS V) will engage questions of operational challenges and the development of common resources for the first responders and forensic professionals who protect consumers and enterprises from the ecrime threat every day. This year's meeting will focus on the development of response paradigms and resources for counter-ecrime managers and forensic professionals. Presenters will proffer case studies of national and regional economies under attack, narratives of successful trans-national forensic cooperation as well as models for cooperation and unified response against ecrime and data resources for forensic activities.

This is an important opportunity for stakeholders to meet, define common goals and to plan the harmonization of resources for the global counter-ecrime effort. If you are an information security professional, law enforcement officer, counter-ecrime technology developer, CISO/Security manager, (military or corporate) intelligence officer, policy analyst, technologist, legislator, legislative researcher, industrial standards author, corporate security manager, private investigator or academic/industrial researcher in ecrime you should attend this summit.

The program will be spread across a three-day conference event on April 27, 28 and 29 in Kulua Lumpur, Malaysia at the Crown Plaza Hotel. The APWG believes under-appreciated operational issues are important enough to be the focus of a conference dedicated exclusively to them. They're often talked about as sidelights but rarely addressed directly as an organizational imperative for the entire counter-ecrime community. CeCOS V makes those operational issue the central focus of the program for the benefit of all ecrime fighters.

Program Overview

Presentations at the opening of the program will be delivered by ecrime responders within the APWG, its Global Research Partners and law enforcement personnel who will discuss national and regional ecrime trends and individual case studies about resolving specific electronic crime cases. Presenters will come from the ranks of private industry, private security companies, public law enforcement agencies, government agencies and national Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT). True crime stories will be balanced with instruction about the skills the responders exercise as well as the data and tools employed to resolve phishing attacks.

APWG principals, research fellows and Global Research Partners will detail survey the eCrime landscape and present proposals for organizing global responses that will harmonize efforts of eCrime respondents and organize the work of securing the global network infrastructure. Furthermore, presenters will examine the development ecrime data exchange specifications and how they can be employed to optimize counter-ecrime applications. Presentations about industrial policy at CeCOS V will investigate industrial policies that complicate the work of exploited brandholders and responders - such as the segments of domain name system (DNS) registration process that is abused by phishers as part of their phishing campaigns.

Program Deliverables

Though instruction is always an APWG priority, the other defining goal is to identify common forensic needs - in terms the data, tools and communications protocols that are required to inform and facilitate time-sensitive communications between counter-ecrime stakeholders.

APWG has surveyed a lot of proposals and all have merit but required some harmonization of effort in order to make them maximally useful. APWG hopes that at the end of the program, the ensuing dialog will produce defined projects to organize data, tools and communications protocols that are required by the larger counter-ecrime community.

Working Agenda
** NOTE **
** This is a preliminary agenda. New sessions and panels are added as they are approved.
** A final working agend will be posted around the middle of April

  Tuesday, 26 April    


Early Bired
Meet and Greet

All registered attendees are invited to join us for a couple hours to get a start on introductions and discussions. Details for the reception will be released closer to the actual event.

  Wednesday, 27 April (proposed)    



Conference Introduction and Welcome



Peter Cassidy
Secretary General APWG

Zahri Yunos
COO CyberSecurity Malaysia

  The Global eCrime Outlook    

This section will include report out from APWG member organizations around the globe. Each will summarize the current state of cyber crime in their region and ways they are addressing the issues.


Malaysia National Report and Case Study

Megat Muazzam
Malaysia CERT (MyCERT)
CyberSecurity Malaysia


Japan Field Report

Shinichi Tankyo
HitachiJoho, Japan

Futoshi Nakada
Council of AntiPhishing Japan





Digital Crimes in Russia:
Trends and Problems

Ilya Sachkov
Group-IB, Russia

10:40 Break    

The South Asian eCrime Scene

Rakesh Goyal
Sysman Computers (P) Ltd., India


Thailand National Field Report

Kitisak Jirawannakool


The Global Phishing Report
on Abuse of TLDs

Greg Aaron

Rod Rasmussen

12:15 Lunch    
  Desk Top and Client Side Crimeware Threats    

Arms race with FakeAV & Co

Michael Molsner
Kaspersky Labs Japan


Phish in your pocket

Goh Su Gim
F-Secure Labs


eCrime Responder Resources


The Telephone Book of Industry Associations, Government Agencies and Security Conferences:

David Perry
Trend Micro

Larry Bridwell
AVG Technologies

14:45 Networking Break    
  The Technology of eCrime and eCrime Response    

Mobile Phone User Authentication Challenges to Online Banking

Keisuke Kamata
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ


Phishing Goes Mobile

Andre Dornbusch
Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden / Federal Criminal Police Office


Don't Phish Me : Browser based phishing detection

Adnan bin Mohd Shukor

17:00 Day One Closing Announcements

Foy Shiver

19:15 Speaker / Steering Committee Dinner    

Presenters at this years CeCOS are invited to join the APWG Steering Committee and Staff for dinner. Details will be provided on where and what time to meet during the event.

  Thursday, 28 April (proposed)    

Registration Desk Opens


Protecting the Online Customer and Enterprise User


Social Media’s Dark Side:
Risks, Reasons, and Remedies

Dylan Sachs


Securing Our eCity:
The Argentinian Experience

Facundo Malaureille
The Salvochea Law Firm

Federico Pacheco
ESET Latin America

Michael Fun
Basic Gateway


Presenting the Stop. Think. Connect. Messaging Convention
Share Your Cyber Safety Savvy: Empowering Your Citizens to Stay Safe Online

Pamela Warren

10:30 Break    

eCrime and the Global Communications Infrastructure


SPF holes and shortcomings

David Cawley
Temasek Polytechnic School of Informatics & IT


Using Traffic Direction Systems to simplify fraud...and complicate investigations!

Max Goncharov
Trend Micro


New Paradigms in eCrime Response and Management


The eCrime Responder as Profiler
Takedown Starts with Knowing the Enemy

Kevin Gallerin

12:30 Lunch    

Beyond Whack-A-Mole: Toward New Security Interventions

Eric Davis


Thinking Locally and Defending Globally:
Leveraging Distributed Centers to Build the Global Response Platform

Leonardo AmorVicente


The Dynamics and Visualization of Fast-Flux DNS

Andi Fitriah Abdul Kadir
International Islamic University Malaysia

15:00 Break    

Network Infrastructure Report



Abdulla Al-Attas
International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threat (IMPACT)


The German Anti-Botnet Advisory Center: A Public-Private Partnership Central Support

Sven Karge
eco - Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft e.V.

16:30 Panel:

APWG Project Update: Toward a Public Health Model for eCrime Response and Management

Larry Bridwell
IEEE Industry Connections Security Group Executive Committee

Pat Cain

Andrew Cushman

17:30 Day Two Closing Announcements

Foy Shiver


Gala Dinner


Registered attendees for CeCOS, Speakers and Staff are invited to join us for dinner this evening.

  Friday, 29 April (proposed)    

Applied eCrime Response Technology Research



Standards-based eCrime Reporting

Abusive Domain Name Resolution Suspension Process

Moderator: Pat Cain, APWG

Peter Cassidy, APWG

Foy Shiver, APWG

Mike D'Ambrogia, APWG

10:15 Break    
10:45 Panel

21 Century Law Enforcement - Needs and Challenges

Pat Cain

Andre Dornbusch
Bundeskriminalamt Wiesbaden

Eneng Faridah Iskandar
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission

Toni Felguera

Richardus Eko Indrajit
Security Incident and Response Team on Internet Infrastructure

12:00 Lunch    
13:00 Afternoon Prayer Break


16:00 Networking Afternoon Tea & Closing
Join us for a final wrap up of the three days discussions. We will finish this years CeCOS with refreshments and talks to finalize our results and plans for next years events.
Location, Transport and Accommodation Logistics


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. Only a five-minute walk away are the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the world famous Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC & Pavilion shopping centres, Malaysia's largest aquarium Aquaria KLCC and Kuala Lumpur's hottest nightspots & eateries. The Raja Chulan monorail station at the entrance of the hotel ensures quick access to other parts of Kuala Lumpur and also major attractions like Chinatown, Central Market and Little India.

If this is your first visit to Malaysia, entry requirements can be found at:

Here is a list by country for Visa requirements:


Crowne Plaza Hotel Kuala Lumpur

 Crowne Plaza Hotel
 Hotel Front Desk: 60-3-21482322 | Hotel Fax: 60-3-21463608


We have contracted with the Crowne Plaza for the special dissounted of: RM 350.00 for a Single or RM 390.00 Double. Breakfast is included with this rate.

To make a reservation at the arrange rate, please use this form to submit your reservation request.


Call for Presentations

APWG members, research partner and correspondents are invited and encouraged to submit their proposals for presentations and panel discussions. Proposals should be in the form of a title and extended abstract. All proposals should be submitted to the APWG Program Committee at Abstracts will be accepted till Midnight Eastern Time on March 31, 2011.

The APWG CeCOS conferences investigate the modern phenomena of electronic crime from the point of view of the responder who must undertake forensic exercises to investigate the crimes and the managers who must protect consumers and enterprise computer and network users every day. CeCOS presenters discuss all aspects of electronic crime and ways to combat it.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Phishing, rogue-AV, pharming, click-fraud, crimeware, extortion and emerging attacks.
  • Technical, legal, political, social and psychological aspects of fraud and fraud prevention.
  • Malware, botnets, ecriminal/phishing gangs and collaboration, or money laundering.
  • Techniques to assess the risks and yields of attacks and the success rates of countermeasures.
  • Delivery techniques, including spam, voice mail and rank manipulation; and countermeasures.
  • Spoofing of different types, and applications to fraud.
  • Techniques to avoid detection, tracking and takedown; and ways to block such techniques.
  • Honeypot design, data mining, and forensic aspects of fraud prevention.
  • Design and evaluation of user interfaces in the context of fraud and network security.
  • Best practices related to digital forensics tools and techniques, investigative procedures, and evidence acquisition, handling and preservation.
Vendor Sponsorship Opportunities

APWG is offering an opportunity to build relationships while marketing your company to a targeted audience of security, messaging and financial professionals. 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-eCrime stakeholders' community.

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

Please contact Deputy-Secretary Foy Shiver for details via email at fshiver [at]