APWG stepped up as a forge of innovation for non-profit counter-cybercrime resources R&D in 2003 when industry leaders, engaging the new phishing threats then emerging, turned to the organization to deploy the world’s first NGO-managed cybercrime machine event data clearinghouse, the storied URL Block List (UBL).
Since then, APWG has researched, developed – and, most importantly, deployed and subsequently maintained – a number of keystone resources on behalf of the world’s counter-cybercrime community. Each program has been selected by APWG directors for its breadth of coverage in suppressing the cybercrimes they target in a public-health model of intervention. Many of them are used today by the world’s largest commercial security firms, intellectual property managers, government ministries, law enforcement agencies, trade associations and inter-governmental treaty organizations worldwide.
An abridged compendium of selected programs, past, present and under development, follows below: