The APWG, established in 2003 as the Anti-Phishing Working Group, is an industry association focused on unifying the global response to cybercrime. The organization provides a forum for responders and managers of cybercrime to discuss phishing and cybercrime issues, to consider potential technology solutions, to access data logistics resources for cybersecurity applications, to cultivate the university research community dedicated to cybercrime, and to advise government, industry, law enforcement and treaty organizations on the nature of cybercrime.
APWG Membership Eligibility
Membership is open to qualified financial institutions, retailers, ISPs, solutions providers, the law enforcement community, government agencies, university-based researchers active in the topic space, multi-lateral treaty organizations and NGOs. There are more than 2,000 enterprises worldwide participating in the APWG. Because electronic crime is a sensitive subject, the APWG maintains a policy of confidentiality of member organizations.
Applying for APWG Membership
To apply for membership in the APWG, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Your application will be reviewed, and upon approval, you will be sent an invoice and a data sharing agreement prior to receiving an email linvite to the data sharing and workgroup site. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com .
Attention: Request for membership will only be accepted if the email address originates from a domain owned by a qualifying organization. Generic or free ISP accounts like Yahoo!, Gmail or Hotmail are not acceptable. We do not accept group level email or distribution list email address to access APWG resources.
APWG Membership Types
APWG members pay annual dues to financially support the organization. Membership dues cover the general expenses of the organization, including but not limted to website development and maintenance, data logistics applications development and maintenance, APWG meeting cost, and student research program.
APWG has several different membership types: