APWG Counter eCrime Operations Summit

April 23, 2012 by Jon Callas     No Comments

The APWG started as the Anti-Phishing Working Group in 2003. In the past nine years, it has grown and expanded to be an association of technical organizations, financial organizations, treaty organizations, and others to fight eCrime and identity theft. It provides coordination and assistance for just about anyone who needs it. I have worked with them from the start back in 2003. They’re a great group of people who are doing a lot to improve security on the Internet.

This week in Prague, the sixth Counter eCrime Operations Summit is happening. It will have national field reports from Germany, Italy, Japan, and Russia; reports on fighting desktop malware; what financial institutions are doing; reports from treaty organizations; consumer and end-user education and awareness; as well as reports from law enforcement. I’m giving the technical keynote.

It’s a good program and I’m looking forward to learning a lot, myself.

Jon Callas


Jon Callas has over 30 years of experience and served as Entrust’s Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Entrust, Callas co-founded PGP Corporation which specialized in email and data encryption software. Over the course of more than fifteen years, Callas held leadership functions including CTO and CSO. Most recently, he also served as an operating system security expert with Apple. Additionally, he has held leadership positions with corporations including Wave Systems Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation and Counterpane Internet Security Inc. He has also authored several Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards including OpenPGP, DKIM, and ZRTP.

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