Foy ShiverFoy Shiver is President and CEO of Woodstock Clinical Data Systems, Deputy Secretary-General of the APWG (Anti-Phishing Working Group) and one of the founding directors of APWG.EU, a European foundation headquartered in Barcelona. In 2004 Mr. Shiver assumed management of operations of the nascent non-profit Anti-Phishing Working Group. He has helped develop this organization into a global industry, law enforcement and research group dedicated to countering the growing threat of electronic crime. In 2005, Mr. Shiver accepted the appointment as Deputy Secretary-General of APWG for which he is charged with cultivating the membership base around research, education and policy issues to fight cybercrime and electronically mediated fraud. In this role Mr. Shiver has worked since 2006 to grow APWG’s eCrime Research Summit into an annual event that has published 50+ peer reviewed cybercrime research papers through IEEE. In that brief, he founded its scholarship program that is now funded, in large part, by the IEEE-SA. In 2013 Mr. Shiver worked with APWG and CaixaBank in Spain to found the new European Foundation APWG.EU. This foundation is harnessing resources focused on cybercrime research and education within the European Union and plays a leadership role in inspiring cybercrime research across the globe.
Spear phishing proves to be a continuing and growing problem in cyber security for individuals and businesses.