APWG Cybercrime Conference in Barcelona to Focus on the Challenges of AI and Responding to Complex Online Crimes

Cybersecurity Experts From Around the World Joining Counter-Cybercrime Torchbearer APWG to Map AI Crime Threatscape of the Future

APWG eCrime Symposium 2023

Cybersecurity experts from around the world are joining counter-cybercrime torchbearer APWG (Anti-Phishing Working Group) for its 20th-anniversary conference to examine the challenges posed by AI technologies and the accelerating complexity of the cybercrimes themselves.

Joining the international counter-cybercrime group at its 2023 Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (APWG eCrime) in Barcelona (Nov. 15-17) will be industrial titans, industrial and academic researchers, ministers from national governments and multilateral organizations and cyber cops from around the world — as well as the weathered cadre of operations professionals from all industries who are holding the line against the scourge of cybercrime today.

APWG Chairman David Jevans said, "Dialogs that start on the floor of APWG conferences often move industries and even nations in the realms of defensive data sharing and public-awareness policies. This, our 20th-anniversary program — it's fair to call it the Davos of cybercrime."    

The annual APWG eCrime symposium examines the economic foundations, behavioral elements, and other keystone aspects that animate and fuel the burgeoning global, multibillion-dollar cybercrime plexus. Those dimensions of cybercrime are explored in peer-reviewed papers submitted by university-based investigators and industrial labs — as well as in symposiums' general sessions. 

Among the featured speakers coming to APWG eCrime 2023 are some of the most important leaders in the global confrontation against cybercrime today, including:

Chema Alonso, Chief Digital Officer, Telefonica — speaking as keynote to eCrime 2023;

Paul Vixie, Distinguish Engineer, AWS Security, and Internet Engineering Pioneer — examining how new Internet protocols will obscure end-point behaviors that are crucial to informing security and management routines that protect users;

Dr. L. Jean Camp, Professor, Indiana University, and Security Useability Pioneer — presenting a cross-national study of five anglophone democracies to identify key characteristics of user resilience to common phishing attacks;

Pedro Janices, Director of Cybercrime Investigations of Ministerio de Seguridad, Agentina — presenting on Argentina's ForCIC program for coordinating cybercrime investigations and hardening national cybersecurity; and the deployment of the nation's PARA. PIENSA. CONÉCTATE. cybersecurity awareness campaign at federal and state levels.

APWG eCrime, as a peer-reviewed conference, was founded in 2006 and since 2008 has had its proceedings published by the IEEE: https://ecrimeresearch.org/ecrime-research-papers/. The symposium musters the largest concentration of counter-cybercrime researchers, commercial operations personnel and managers and policy professionals every year to explore the possibilities for programmatic — and globalized — suppression of cybercrime.

Toward that objective, APWG eCrime curates its accepted papers and general session submissions into topically defined sessions that frame the dialogs that are maintained by stakeholding communities in order to cultivate action. 

Those program sessions include:

The Responsive Counter-Cybercrime Ecosystem 

Infrastructure Policy Omissions/Collisions — and Litigation as a Policy Instrument

Law Enforcement in Cybercrime's Third Decade as a Growth Industry

Human Factors in Cybercrime Proliferation — and Suppression

With its focus on fostering these kinds of interdisciplinary discussions — and with an eye to cultivating practical solutions — every eCrime symposium is an enriching experience for all of its delegates.

Key Highlights:

  • Thought-provoking keynote speeches by renowned experts in the field
  • In-depth research presentations and panel discussions
  • Interactive talks on the latest tools and techniques
  • Networking opportunities with fellow professionals and researchers
  • Barcelona's rich culture and history during the social events

To view our confirmed speakers and to register for the symposium, please visit our official event website: APWG | Symposium on Electronic Crime Research 2023.

For paper submissions, use the New Submission option at https://ecrime2023papers.hotcrp.com/.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to APWG eCrime's organizers for details via email at [email protected].

Source: APWG


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Founded in 2003, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is an international coalition of counter-cybercrime responders, forensic investigators, law enforcement agencies, technology companies, financial services firms, university researchers, NGOs and multilateral treaty organizations operating as a non-profit organization. Its directors, managers and research fellows advise national and sub-national governments as well as the United Nations (Office on Drugs and Crime) as recognized experts (as defined by the Doha Declaration of 2010 and Salvador Declaration of 2015) as well as multilateral bodies and organizations.

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