Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Anti-Phishing Working Group Unites Cybercrime Fighters in Kuala Lumpur in April 2011

Cybercrime Fighters from Financial Services, Communications, Technology Industry Leaders and Law Enforcement will meet in Kuala Lumpur to map the Next Stage in the Global Confrontation against eCrime

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Cambridge, Mass, March 29, 2011 - Business and thought-leaders in cyber crime (ecrime) response will join technologists and public policy officials from across the globe at the 5th annual Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) operations conference (CeCOS V), to be held on April 27-29, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, The conference will focus on the challenges faced by ecrime responders and the development of critical common resources for the forensic professionals and business managers who protect consumers and enterprises from electronic crime threats every day. Learn more about CeCOS-V at ( )

According to Husin Jazri, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia, "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." Husin further noted, "We are very excited to collaborate with APWG and have the conference in Malaysia for the first time. With each conference held in a different part of the world, the CeCOS conference helps build the community of responders who can share data, insights and local intelligence.

CeCOS V will present:

* International case studies by ecrime responders and security specialists about electronic crime’s advancement in their nations and regions;

* Presentations about technologies and techniques used by electronic crime gangs to exploit Internet infrastructure and user’s PCs and client devices;

* Probing the Dark Side of Social Media

* Global Report on Abuse of Top-Level Domains in eCrime Scams and Attacks

* Tools and Techniques for the eCrime Responder and Manager

* The German Counter-Botnet Project The Scourge of eCrime Attacks Against Mobile Devices

* Effective strategies for protecting consumers from electronic crime See the full CeCOS V agenda ( )

APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy said, "Commercial security companies, national governments, international treaty organizations, 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." "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 electronic crime," Mr. Cassidy said.

CeCOS V, the second APWG conference held in Asia, is an open conference for members of the electronic-crime fighting community, hosted by the APWG and its Conference Partner MyCERT and sponsored by HitachiJoho, Google, and MarkMonitor. The CeCOS programs are widely considered the most vital events to investigators and managers of electronic crime from across private and public sectors. At previous CeCOS conferences in San Francisco, Tokyo, Barcelona, and Sao Paulo, the APWG has drawn hundreds of delegates from law enforcement agencies, technology companies, financial services firms, security services firms, government agencies, law firms, consumer advocacy groups, and research centers from around the globe, bringing together some of the most advanced counter-electronic crime thought leaders from East Asia, South Asia, Europe, South America and North America.

Parties interested in proposing presentations or participating in panel discussion for CeCOS IV should send an email to:

Parties interested in sponsoring some part of the event can contact Deputy-Secretary General Foy Shiver at

For Conference Registration:

The links for registration Web pages for this APWG conference can be found here: ( )

VENUE: The 2011 Counter-eCrime Operations Summit is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel situated amidst five acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's entertainment, shopping and business district.

Foy Shiver
Anti-Phishing Working Group
38 Rice Street Suites 200-202
Cambridge, MA 02140
+353 87 6722661

Axicon Launch New QR Code Registration Service

Axicon Services Ltd, a world leader in barcode verification, announce the launch of their new online QR code registration service.

Oxford, UK, March 30, 2011 - Axicon Services Ltd, (Oxford, UK) a world leader in barcode verification, announce the launch of their new online QR code registration service. The new service provides a host of new benefits for Axicon’s customers including expert QR code information, free advice from their Barcode Bureau and the generation of GS1 recognised .eps (Encapsulated Postscript Files) files to ensure readable and accurate data.

QR codes are capable of encoding large strings of data into relatively small areas; these require camera style scanning technology present in all modern smart phones rather than conventional laser type scanners. New applications are being rapidly produced that utilise smart phone barcode scanners, companies are moving quickly to develop apps into their sales and marketing strategies to exploit this ingenious new channel to interact with their customers.

Passing comment, James Bernard Chairman of Axicon Services Ltd said, "Currently, anyone can generate a linear barcode or QR code but they cannot ensure the quality or accuracy of the data encoded, our .eps files generated as part of our QR code service now address this issue. As a continued theme to provide our customers with improved service and support, our Barcode Bureau is available to provide free advice and information throughout the process," he continued, "When a customer registers with our QR code service, a unique account is created which stores information for any future orders, streamlining and simplifying repeat orders."

About the company, the Axicon Group is a world leading barcode verification solution provider. Based in the UK, Axicon Services Ltd specialise in barcode verification, barcode images, barcode labels and distribute their product range through a network of international partners across the globe. Axicon invites anyone with an interest in QR codes to trial their new registration service. The service can now be accessed at

For Further information or an illustrative image: Media contact - Mathew Taylor, Director, Algorythm Solutions Ltd, mobile: +44 (0)773 403 2112, email:, website:

Mathew Taylor
Algorythm Solutions Ltd
10 Torkington St, Stamford
Lincolnshire PE9 2UY
+44 (0)773 403 2112