APWG September Meeting & Workshop
Washington, DC - September 28 & 29
 
Meeting Logistics


This APWG Summer's End meeting and most all related research discussions and presentations for it will be held at the US Secret Service headquarters at 950 H Street NW in downtown Washington D.C. between 9th Street NW and 10th Street NW. Count on two days of presentations, discussions and break-out sessions for the sub-committees running from roughly 8:30 to 4:30 PM on each of those days. Register for this meeting after reading this logistics memorandum by sending an email to septmeeting@antiphishing.kavi.com.

Please note that these meetings are only open to members of the APWG holding memberships at or above the the Individual membership tier. Please see the membership page at http://www.antiphishing.org/membership.html for details. Membership is open to qualified financial institutions, corporations, law enforcement agencies, public policy groups, solution vendors and, by invitation, visiting scholars.

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Call for Sponsors/Presentations  About the APWG

The US Secret Service headquarters is a secure federal building and the central administrative site for one of the most important federal agency’s tasked with pursuing financial crime in the United States.  As such, the Secret Service requires without exception that each visitor to its headquarters submit their Name, Date of Birth and Social Security number in advance of his or her visit to the H Street facility.

The APWG is working with the Secret Service to facilitate the most secure method to collect, transmit and destroy those data once they are used. For now please sign up though the member's site: https://antiphishing.kavi.com/events/september_meeting. Please do not send date of birth and social security numbers until the APWG completes organizing a secure system for transfer of those data and publishes announcements on the members' site requesting them.

 

Location, Transport and Accommodation Logistics

The Secret Service headquarters is close to the MCI Center on F Street right in downtown Washington, DC and within walking distance of a number of hotels, restaurants, pubs, shopping venues and museums, including the International Spy Museum on F Street. As well, it is about two blocks away from the Metro Center subway stop at 12th and G Streets NW.

This link delivers the names and locations of hotels and motor inns closest to the Secret Service headquarters: www.hotels-rates.com/locationGeo.asp?pickGeo=true&getcode=true&choiceLon=-77.02514&choiceLat=38.89972&geoAddress=950+H+St+Nw&geoCity=Washington&geoState=DC&geoZip=20001&Submit=%3C . If you have trouble cutting and pasting or loading the link, proceed to: http://www.hotels-rates.com/Washington/DC/usa/ and type in the US Secret Service HQ address (950 H Street), the city (Washington) and State (DC) in the hotel search box in the upper right hand corner of the page. It will bring you the same list of hotels around the Secret Service headquarters.

 

Working Agenda for the Washington, DC Meeting

The agenda for the meeting continues to evolve, but here is the latest look at the working sessions:

  • SpearPhishing: What Happens when Phishers optimize the “list-creation” aspect of phishing?
  • Secret Service Case Studies
  • Phishing Trends and Field Intelligence on the phishers
  • Attack Response Forum: APWG members propose a common template for logging phishing attack data and a common protocol for data sharing in response and take-down programs among FI, technical and law enforcement
  • FSTC Counter-Phishing Initiative
  • Future Phish Fights (a Presentation by US-CERT and APWG)
  • “Sender ID” In-Depth: A presentation by Microsoft on e-mail authentication protocol as spamicide to impede and thwart spam-based phishing attacks
  • The European Perspective on Online Authentication for retail banking
  • Education Campaigns to Confront Phishers with Forewarned and Forearmed Consumers (a Presentation by Truste)
  • ISP Roundtable (Private: for ISPs only)
  • APWG Research Sub-Committees breakout sessions
  • APWG Board of Directors Meeting
  • APWG Steering Committee Meeting

 

Call for Research Presentations and Sponsorships

For this meeting, the APWG is still developing, reviewing and receiving, proposals for research presentations from the membership and from visiting scholars. Financial institutions, technology, vendors, ISPs, law enforcement representatives and inter-disciplinary study groups working within the APWG research committees are all invited to send their proposals to Director of Research Peter Cassidy at pcassidy@triarche.com.

Inquiries from vendors interested in presenting educational briefings to the plenary to be held during the Washington, DC meeting at breakfast and luncheon sessions should send their ideas and inquiries to David Jevans at dave.jevans@tumbleweed.com after reviewing the September meeting Sponsorship Memorandum available upon request to APWG Chairman David Jevans or APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy at pcassidy@triarche.com.are invited to submit proposals for presentations and panel discussions to the group.

 

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 www.antiphishing.org. 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 nearly 700 members and more than 400 member companies was officially established as an independent organization in July, 2004, controlled by its executives and board of directors and an advisory research steering committee.

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