About APWG.EU

Based in Barcelona, Spain, APWG.EU is the EU chapter of the APWG, established in Fall 2013 as a non-profit scientific research foundation managed by its directors for the benefit of cybercrime fighters across Europe and beyond.

The APWG is the worldwide coalition unifying the global response to cybercrime across industry, government and law-enforcement sectors. APWG’s membership of more than 2000 institutions worldwide is as global as its outlook, with its directors, managers and research fellows advising: national governments; global governance bodies like ICANN; hemispheric and global trade groups; and multilateral treaty organizations such as the European CommissionCouncil of Europe's Convention on CybercrimeUnited Nations Office of Drugs and Crime,Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Organization of American States.

Membership is open to financial institutions, retailers, solutions providers, ISPs, telcos, defense contractors, law enforcement agencies, trade groups, treaty organizations and government agencies. APWG member benefits include: clearinghouses of cybercrime event data; cybercrime response utilities for professionals from the private, public, and NGO sectors who combat cybercrime; community-building conferences for cybercrime management professionals; public education utilities for cybercrime prevention; standards development for cybercrime data exchange and programs for promotion of cybercrime research. 

In addition, APWG's projects have spawned important new counter-cybercrime institutions to which APWG members have priority access:   

APWG is co-founder of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention, the global online safety public-awareness collaborative and founder/curator of the eCrime Researchers Summit, the only peer-reviewed conference dedicated to cybercrime studies, proceedings of which are published by the IEEE. 

APWG, founded in 2003 as the Anti-Phishing Working Group, operates as a 501c6 tax-exempted corporation and was founded by Tumbleweed Communications, financial services institutions and e-commerce providers, holding its first meeting in November 2003 in San Francisco. In June, APWG 2004 was incorporated as an independent corporation controlled by its board of directors, its executives and its steering committee.

Enterprises with an interest in joining the APWG can interrogate member benefits on the Membership page and can mail their inquiries to APWG administration.


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