The second annual eCrime Researchers Sync-Up, organised in conjunction with University College Dublin's Centre for Cybercrime Investigation, is a two-day exchange of presentations and discussions related to eCrime research in progress and, as importantly, for networking of researchers within the disciplines that are defining the cybercrime research field today.
The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is a non-profit global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud, crime and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming, malware and email spoofing of all types.
The eCrime Researchers Sync-Up has been established as an extension of the annual APWG eCrime Research Summit held every year in the fall in the United States, an event that itself has become a vital nexus for the development of eCrime research and its pioneering investigators since it was founded in 2006.
Instead of a formal conference presenting peer-reviewed papers and posters, the eCrime Researchers Sync-Up is an opportunity for the principal investigators within the discipline from academia, industry, government and professionals from law enforcement to discuss their research, find axes of common interest and establish fruitful, long-term collaborations.
As such, it will be a useful resource for investigators established in the field, researchers looking for a way to get into eCrime research - and, as well, a peerless venue for grant-making agencies with an interest in eCrime research to meet with principal investigators exploring avenues of research of direct interest to their grant portfolios.