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APWG EU - Press Release - Monday 24th March 2014

The APWG.EU is holding the eCrime Sync-Up this year at the NATO school in Oberammergau, Germany on April 1, 2 & 3 to establish a common agenda for mounting a global response to cybercrime. The Oberammergau program is the inaugural meeting of the European chapter of the APWG (established in 2003 in the US as the Anti-Phishing Working Group) counter-cybercrime association, and the first APWG continental chapter.

The theme of the conference is 'European Cyber Security and eCrime Metrics', giving special consideration to the questions of quantification and defining the characteristics of cyber security and eCrime to help make it more manageable across public, private and NGO sectors, an approach that speaks to the common concerns of front-line industrial interveners, military, law enforcement officials, multi-lateral treaty organizations as well as academic and industrial researchers.

The theme this year is especially arranged to encourage vital cross-sector dialog and to engender responders from industry and public-sector law enforcement to build their networks and acquire new skills.

The eCrime Sync-Up has a line-up of 25 thought-leading speakers from 12 countries based on their experience as cybercrime responders and investigators in a three-day exchange of presentations and discussions of the latest eCrime and cyber security research, with practical demonstrations. Speakers are from NATO, the European Commission, the EU’s European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), ICANN, bank cybercrime investigators and responders, and those in the front line of European cyber security policy development.

The program agenda includes diverse topics such as botnet remediation, malware, big data, cyber conflict, mobile threats, EU ICT research funding, and workshops in web security, device security, and digital forensics.  A special and highly topical presentation will be made on the analysis of cyber-attacks during the current revolution in Ukraine.

Sync-Up 2014 will also provide presentations on current and new EU research projects, e.g. The European Cyber Defence Centre, Cybercrime European Research Roadmap “cyberROAD” also from the European commission on Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever - with nearly €80 billion (US$ 110 billion) of funding available over 7 years from 2014 to 2020.

Registration for this event is expected to attract high demand and early booking is strongly advised. All booking and billeting details including hotel reservations are available via the APWG.EU website here: http://ecrimeresearch.org/events/eCRSyncup2014/registration

This, the fourth annual APWG eCrime Sync-Up is organised in conjunction with the University College Dublin's Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation and eco, the German ISP association, and the Advanced Cyber Defense Centre (ACDC), the EU’s anti-botnet project.

The program this year is supported by la Caixa savings bank of Spain, ECO, & Trend Micro.

More details of the event http://ecrimeresearch.org/events/eCRSyncup2014/

Media Contacts: jetzabel.olvera@apwg.org (ES) / jart@apwg.org (UK) - Call +44 20 893 26 83

NATO School Conference Centre, Am Rainenbichl 54, 82487, Oberammergau, Germany

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