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The APWG Counter eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS VIII) to Focus on the Shifting Nature of Cybercrime

The 8th annual Counter eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS VIII) will assemble in Hong Kong, April 8-10, 2014, as the APWG gathers global leaders from the financial services, technology, government, law enforcement and communications sectors and research centers to define common goals and harmonize resources to strengthen the global counter-cybercrime effort.

APWG CeCOS VIII will review the development of response paradigms and resources for counter-cybercrime managers and forensic professionals in the private and public sectors. Presenters will review case studies of national and regional economies under attack, narratives of successful trans-national forensic cooperation - while considering models for global cooperation against ecrime and examining resources for cybercrime response and forensic enterprises.

The APWG CeCOS conference will investigate the modern phenomena of electronic crime from the point of view of the operations managers who must secure IT systems to protect both consumers and enterprise computer users, and undertake forensic exercises to investigate cybercrimes.

CeCOS VIII is an open conference for members of the electronic-crime fighting community. The CeCOS programs are widely considered the most vital events to investigators and managers of electronic crime from all sectors.

The APWG is collaborating with Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) as a local partner and sponsor of the CeCOS to develop the program. Event sponsors include 360 Safe and Hitachi Systems, Ltd., both APWG members. Program sponsors include HKCERT, Anti-Phishing Alliance of China and the global STOP. THINK. CONNECT. cybersecurity public awareness campaign.

The program will be spread across a three-day conference event on April 8, 9 and 10 in Hong Kong at The Mira Hong Kong in Tsimshatsui, Kowloon.

For more information on CeCOS VIII please visit <>


APWG members, research partner and correspondents are invited and encouraged to submit their proposals for presentations and panel discussions. <>



About the APWG

The APWG, founded in 2003 as the Anti-Phishing Working Group, is the global industry, law enforcement, and government coalition focused on unifying the global response to electronic crime. Membership is open to qualified financial institutions, online retailers, ISPs and Telcos, the law enforcement community, solutions providers, multi-lateral treaty organizations, research centers, trade associations and government agencies. There are more than 2,000 companies, government agencies and NGOs participating in the APWG worldwide.

The APWG's <>, <> and <> websites offer the public, industry and government agencies practical information about phishing and electronically mediated fraud as well as pointers to pragmatic technical solutions that provide immediate protection. The APWG is co-founder and co-manager of the Stop. Think. Connect. Messaging Convention, the global online safety public awareness collaborative <> and founder/curator of the eCrime Researchers Summit, the world’s only peer-reviewed conference dedicated specifically to electronic crime studies <>.

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