Botnets and Reputation Ranking at APWG in San Francisco 2013-09-17

On the agenda for APWG eCrime Tuesday 17 September 2013 in San Francisco:

Birds of a Feather (BOF)
Botnet Data Exchange for Botnet Node Remediation and Network Reputation Ranking
–Pat Cain, APWG
–John S. Quarterman, Quarterman Creations

I’ll be talking about among other reputational rankings.

APWG PR of 29 August 2013 says:

Global cybercrime-fighting association APWG is hosting its eCrime 2013 members meeting and research conference in San Francisco next month to launch its second decade of leading the global engagement with cybercrime, assembling commercial leaders from multinational technology and financial services companies, government and law enforcement agencies and industrial and academic researchers from around the world to update the global agenda for the long-term containment of the cybercrime scourge.
This is the tenth year of APWG, and the seventh year of the eCrime Researchers Summit.

I presented at the first eCrime Summit in 2006 ( PhishScope: Tracking Phish Server Clusters, by John S. Quarterman, Journal of Digital Forensic Practice, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2006). A few years ago I presented a position paper at an invitation-only APWG roadmapping session featuring our NSF research: Economic Incentives for Internet Security through Reputation and Insurance by John S. Quarterman and Andrew B. Whinston, 20 October 2010. That meeting led to the Stop-eCrime effort, and is reflected in the upcoming Summit’s theme, by APWG founder Peter Cassidy:

‘response without frontiers’, elaborating in the release that cybercrime has become a universal threat to be engaged with commonly accessible resources and protocols such as meteorological events, disease, etc.

More from the APWG PR:

eCrime 2013 combines: the APWG’s general members meeting for confidential member discussion; the peer-reviewed eCrime Researchers Summit for research papers; and the ICANN Security, Stability, and Resiliency Update for expert examination of managing the special security risks that attend the management of the DNS. The program’s sessions cover every aspect of the dynamic cybercrime spectrum, from the latest crimeware technologies being thrown against consumer devices to data exchange protocols for cooperative response to cybercrime threats.

APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy said, “Trading societies traditionally have cooperated to manage persistent threats such as weather, maritime piracy and communicable diseases. As the APWG enters its second decade, it is clear that cybercrime will join those persistent threats to which industry will have to provide vehicles for management of common and predictable risks. APWG’s role has never been clearer in establishing protocols of cybercrime event data exchange, propagating informed public awareness and directing public and industrial policies to globalize the response to cybercrime.”

Working agenda:


Conference hotel reservations:

See you there.