Stop eCrime Working GroupThe emergence of the electronic crime (ecrime) plexus has confronted industry, law enforcement, nation states and international treaty organizations with a seemingly intractable problem: how can ecrime syndicates be systematically countered and brought to justice when they can move freely and instantaneously across international frontiers? In practical terms, the larger community of interest is left with the question of just how it can make ecrime as manageable as conventional crime.
The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and IEEE-SA members in 2010 organized an effort focusing on how to deal with electronic crime at an industry- and government‑ impacting level. This new working group, chartered under the IEEE Standards Association Industry Connections Security Group (ICSG), is called ʺStop-eCrimeʺ. The Stop-eCrime Working Group deals with electronic crime and its threat to society and the economy that are dependent on information and communications technologies.
Our goal is to drive change by helping citizens, businesses and governments understand that electronic crime is, and why they have a responsibility to help stop it. We strive to demonstrate how electronic crime can be better managed through establishment of technical standards, data exchange protocols, model operational systems and through crafting of industrial and public-sector data policies that will help industry and government effect a more unified response.
Such a system could be fashioned along the lines of an epidemiological response model typically employed by public health agencies, specifically in its operational profile of routine event data exchange and analysis, and in its coordinated programs of remediation.
Stop-eCrime Working Group is focusing on three fundamental, inter‑related objectives:
The Stop-eCrime Working Group has set out to create impactful results in a multi‑phase approach, within a timeline that is measured in months rather than years. Toward that end, SeCWG is working on the following deliverables and are seeking collaborators to help develop them:
Participants in the SeCWG will be able to work with eCrime fighting stakeholders from around the world to define standards, protocols and operational schema to fight electronic crime; to keep pace with these developments to ensure your institution’s system’s interoperability; and to invest your institution’s perspective and experience in the development of these enduring resources.
If your company or NGO believes it can contribute to the SeCWG effort, please contact the working groups leadership, at firstname.lastname@example.org.