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International cybercrime fighters to gather in Malaysia

AvantiKumar | March 28, 2011
CyberSecurity Malaysia: cybercrime fighters from financial services, communications, IT, and law enforcement will meet in Kuala Lumpur to plan the next stage in the global confrontation against eCrime.

APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy

PHOTO - APWG secretary general, Peter Cassidy

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 MARCH 2011 - Business leaders, technologists and public policy officials from across the globe will gather in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in April to plan the next stage in the confrontation against ecrime at the fifth annual Anti-Phishing Working Group's (APWG) Counter-eCrime Operations Summit [CeCOS].

Malaysian government security agency CyberSecurity Malaysia chief executive officer, Lt. Kol.Husin Jazri, said: "We are very excited to collaborate with APWG and have the conference in Malaysia for the first time, on April 27-29 at the Renaissance Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. With each conference held in a different part of the world, the CeCOS V [five] conference helps build the community of responders who can share data, insights and local intelligence."

"Our success in comprehensively engaging electronic crime is hampered only to the degree to which we are divided. CeCOS conferences have one imperative: to unite the ecrime responder community so that it can better act in concert against the threats that menace enterprises and consumers worldwide," said Husin.

He said that CeCOS V, the second APWG conference held in Asia, is an open conference (for registration, visit for members of the cybercrime fighting community, hosted by the APWG and its Conference Partner CyberSecurity Malaysia and sponsored by HitachiJoho, Google, and MarkMonitor. "The CeCOS programmes are widely considered the most vital events to investigators and managers of electronic crime from across private and public sectors. The agenda includes international case studies and presentations about technologies and techniques used by electronic crime gangs as well as the dark side of social media."

"APWG's association with Malaysia's MyCERT [organised by CyberSecurity Malaysia] goes back years with MyCERT's expert presentations our conferences, discussing the evolution of electronic crime in the Asia-Pacific region," said APWG secretary general, Peter Cassidy. "Their leadership in the field of responding to electronic crime - and Malaysia's advanced technology sector - convinced us to return to Asia, after a three-year absence."

"Commercial security companies, national governments, international treaty organisations, law enforcement agencies, and industry associations the world over are increasingly looking for ways to coordinate their efforts and to share data that are useful for their investigations and for the protection of consumers," said Cassidy.

"At the annual CeCOS event, those professionals assemble to share their experiences, build their networks of trusted colleagues, and to exchange insights from their work in engaging and stopping electronic crime," he said.  "CeCOS V is an opportunity for the ecrime experts and responders in the Asia-Pacific region to meet with, and deepen, collaborations with ecrime responders from every corner of the world. In this way, CeCOS programmes advance the cause of unifying the global response to the cybercrime threat that menaces consumers and enterprises world wide."


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