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  APWG 2005 Fall General Meeting and
Industrial Counter-Phishing SuperSummit

Montreal, QC, Canada - November 8-10, 2005
 
Meeting Logistics

The 2005 Fall General Meeting and most all related research discussions and presentations for it will be held in the Hotel Delta Centre-Ville in downtown Montreal. Count on two full days of presentations, discussions, roundtables and, for the first time, cross-industrial working sessions with the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group, a global ISP/Telco group studying solutions to a number of messaging abuses. APWG's own plenary sessions start on the morning of Tuesday, November 8. (The draft agenda - below - will be developing quickly over the next few weeks, so check it often and contact us with agenda ideas you think may be missing.) Sequence of presentations are subject to change. Times of presentations to be posted in the weeks before the event. Registration and Agenda links are below.

The APWG will hold plenary sessions in all day on Tuesday November 8 and all morning on Wednesday November 9. In the evening of November 8th and the afternoon November 9, however, the APWG will convene joint working sessions with the committees of the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG), a global coalition of telecommunications companies and ISPs to discuss crucial, and common, issues shared by the APWG and MAAWG for industry 1) Best Practices, 2) Industrial and Consumer Education, 3) eCrime Incident Abuse Reporting and the development of an industrial 4) Directory of Abuse Contact Persons. Though APWG planned program content runs only Tuesday and Wednesday, APWG members, executives and visiting research fellows will be contributing to MAAWG presentations on Thursday morning and those sessions will be open to APWG members.

Historically, the APWG has convened its plenary sessions and its own sub-committees to investigate counter-phishing issues that bisect or cover these topical spaces. MAAWG board of directors and the APWG's steering committee and executives have moved to combine our groups' sub-committee work with MAAWG's working committees covering phishing issues. This industrial counter-phishing super-summit of telecommunications providers, technology vendors, financial services firms and law enforcement agencies is an important opportunity to coordinate efforts and harmonize the development of common resources such as a reporting format for ecrime incidents that could be marshaled by the entire counter-phishing stakeholding community from brand-holders to law enforcement agencies.

The APWG is pleased to see a united front emerging within the counter-phishing stakeholding community - and honored to take a place in it. As a milestone event for the counter-phishing community, the APWG encourages its members to attend, lend their wisdom and experience and join in the most expansive counter-phishing conference yet convened, with APWG members from every corner of the globe and from every stakeholding constituency.

NOTE: APWG organizers will vet all registrants that sign up for the conference. Interlopers will not be accomodated. Just join if you haven't already. The APWG is famously welcoming. Check out membership rules and benefits at:
http://www.antiphishing.org/membership.html Membership is open to qualified financial institutions, corporations, law enforcement agencies, public policy groups, solution vendors and, by invitation, visiting scholars. Sponsoring members - individual members and above - are eligible to attend conferences.

 Register Now   Working Agenda    Location Logistics

Call for Presentations   About the APWG   Vendor Sponsor Info

The Hotel Delta Centre-Ville is in central Montreal, midway between historic Mont Royal and the old town along the St Lawrence. The venue is minutes away by car from all major autoroutes, as well as from the Pierrot Trudeau International airport (YUL).

The Hotel Delta Centre-Ville's website is here: http://www.deltahotels.com/hotels/hotels.php?hotelId=35

Location, Transport and Accommodation Logistics

The Hotel Delta Centre-Ville in downtown Montreal is the venue for the entire APWG plenary meeting and the joint sessions with MAAWG's counter-phishing committees on conference.

777 University Street

Montréal, Quebec

H3C 3Z7

Tel: 514-879-1370

Fax: 514-879-1831

Toll-Free: 1-877-814-7706

Our conference partner for the APWG 2005 Fall general meeting, MAAWG, people have negotiated a discounted room rate for the APWG plenary and their conference delegates. The rooms have all the amenities you'll need to make your stay for this conference an enjoyable one.

To reserve your room at the special event rates (see below), please call the reservations desk and ask for the MAAWG group rate.

Room Rates:

Online Hotel Registration

http://www.deltahotels.com/hotels/hotels.php?hotelId=35

Fax Reservation Form

Meeting Invitation and Hotel Information

Delta Guest Room $189 CAD single/double

Club Guest Room $229 CAD single/double

(Subject to 3% city tax + 7% PST + 7.5% GST (current rate)

This room rate is not commissionable to travel agents.

Deadline for reservation: October 25, 2005

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO GET THE DISCOUNT RATE: Please mention MAAWG

The Hotel Delta Centre Ville offers a breathtaking lobby which offers an overview of two levels above the reception area. It is a striking 24-story building located in the heart of downtown. It is also located but a short walk to Old Town and the harbour. The hotel is linked by an indoor passageway to the subway, World Trade Centre, Stock Exchange Tower, Convention Center and many other buildings.

Travel

To book your airfare at the best rates, please call book flights as soon as possible; US State Department advisories for US citizens and legal residents are available here on http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/regional/regional_1170.html  Advisories from the government of Canada to traveler to Canada are available here at http://canadainternational.gc.ca/SBPage.aspx?pageid=665&lang=en#1

The Hotel Delta Centre-Ville is located about 20 minutes drive (depending on traffic) from the Pierre Trudeau International Airport (YUL) depending on traffic, time of day, time of year and weather, as the airport is located about 12 miles west of the Montreal CBD. Check Mapquest directions right here http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1&do=nw&rmm=1&2si=dmti&un=m&2gi=0&cl=EN&ct=NA&2da=-1.000000&2rc=L1AAA&rsres=1&1ahXX=&1y=US&1a=975+Romeo+-Vachon+Boulevard+ &1c=Montreal&1s=QC&1z=&2ahXX=&2y=US&2a=777+RUE+UNIVERSITY&2c=MONTR%C3%89AL&2s=QC&2z=

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By Train: Unfortunately, rail transport from the US is not straight-through affair, requiring changes from East coast cities at Albany. Travelers from the US can interrogate Amtrak routes on this page http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/Page/Routes_Index_Page&c=Page&cid=1080072922209&ssid=4   Via Rail Canada has trains to Montreal from a number of Canadian cities available. Check services for Via Rail Canada here at http://www.viarail.ca/trains/en_trai_tous.html

By Car: Driving times from East coast cities will run at least 5 or 6 hours, depending upon weather, starting times, speed limits and, of course, observance of speed limits.

Working Agenda for the North American Fall 2005 General Meeting


Tuesday, Day 1, November 8

The APWG Plenary Session Convenes after breakfast and morning registration

Presentations for the General Session Begin at 9 AM and run through the early evening when the APWG and MAAWG convene its first two joint working sessions - on Best Practices and Education


Presenter Segment & Presentation Topic
APWG Chairman David Jevans and Secretary General Peter Cassidy Introduction, APWG Update, Conference Rules & Conference Overview
Session Global Report:
International Outlook
Dan Hubbard, Websense and TBA US and Western World Overview
Colin Whittaker,
Head of Security, APACS (UK)
The UK Perspective
Phishing in the UK and Western Europe
Cristine Hoepers,
Computer Emergency Response Team Brazil
Phishing's Cutting Edge:
Brazil & the Future of Phishing
More International Reports TBA TBA
Morning Presenters and TBA,
International Panel
How to Catalyze Effective Global Counter-Phishing Efforts
Panel TBA TBA
Session eCrime & Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement Update
TBA
TBA TBA
Session Prevention, Response & Education
Richard A Parry
JP Morgan Chase
Remote Channel
Risk Management for Financial Services
Jeannette Jarvis, Boeing Counter-Phishing Jujitsu: How to Use a Phishing Incident as an Counter-Phishing Education Opportunity
Session Joint APWG/MAAWG Working Sessions
APWG and MAAWG Best Practices
APWG and MAAWG Consumer and Industry Education
APWG and Friends Rump Sessions,
Refreshments & Card Exchanges


Wednesday, Day 2, November 9

The APWG Plenary convenes in the early morning and will work through the early afternoon. After lunch, the APWG and MAAWG will convene two Joint Working Sessions, one on eCrime Incident Abuse Reporting and another on development of a Directory of Abuse Contact Persons. Following those working sessions, APWG and MAAWG will continue the day with jointly developed presentations on topics of mutual interest. The day will finish with a formal reception.


Presenter Segment & Presentation Topic
Richard Jagodzinski,
Symantec
Cracking Crimeware's DNA
Panel on Consumer-Level Counter-Phishing Technologies
Earthlink, Microsoft and TBA
Consumer-Level Counter-Phishing Technology; Promise and Limitations
APWG and TBA Email Authentication Update
Phillip Hallam-Baker, Verisign and TBA
The Security UI Working Group Report on Making Security Tech User Friendly

APWG Chair Dave Jevans and Pat Cain , APWG Research Fellow
Phishing Data Format for Rapid Globalized eCrime Reporting
TBA
Financial Institution eCrime Reporting and Alerting
Session Joint APWG/MAAWG Working Sessions
APWG and MAAWG Directory of Abuse Contact Persons
APWG and MAAWG eCrime Incident Abuse Reporting
APWG and MAAWG and TBA Phishing's Evolution:
A Retrospective and Forecast
APWG and MAAWG and TBA Industry Response to Phishing
APWG and MAAWG and TBA Continuing Evolution of the Zombies Threat
APWG and MAAWG and Friends Formal Evening Reception
Music, Dancing and Refreshments


Thursday, Day 3, November 10


The MAAWG's dedicated programming continues on Thursday and all of the panel sessions are open to APWG members. The content is developed from the ISP/Telco point of view and should provide insights to APWG members.


Presenter Segment & Presentation Topic
TBA
Industry Response to the Zombie Threat
Suzane Morine, Bell Canada
Legislative & Policy
What is Working - and What Isn't
Jonathan Curtis, Bell Canada New and Continuing Wireless Threats
APWG and Friends Conference Close
Goodbyes & Card Exchanges

 

Vendor Sponsorship Opportunities for the General Meeting and SuperSummit

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 Fall 2005 General Meeting and Industrial Counter-Phishing SuperSummit in Montreal this November.

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 of the MAAWG and their distinguished guests and presenters, each either a critical decision maker or a thought leader in his or her own right.


The sponsorship opportunities are as follows:
Tuesday AM Break
Tuesday Lunch
Tuesday PM Break
Wednesday Continental Breakfast
Wednesday AM
Wednesday Lunch
Wednesday PM Break
Thursday Breakfast
Thursday AM Break
Thursday Lunch

Please contact Mary Litynski with our research partner MAAWG at 415-561-6117 or marylit@maawg.org with any questions.

Call for Research Presentations and Sponsorships

For this meeting (and its Spring conference), the APWG is still developing, reviewing and receiving, proposals for research presentations from the membership, research partners 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.


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 more than 1900 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.

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