Past Events

APWG.EU eCrime Cyber-Security Symposium

Porto, Portugal | October 24 - 26, 2017

In October of 2017 APWG.EU’s members will come together during the European CyberSecurity month (ECSM) in Porto, Portugal. It will bridge the gaps between cybersecurity operations, research and consumer messaging with the eCrime Cyber-Security Symposium 2017 (eCrime2017.EU).

eCrime2017.EU consists of 2 days of keynote presentations, technical and practical sessions, and interactive panels and 1/2 day of tutorials. This will allow for the academic researchers, security practitioners, and law enforcement to discuss and exchange ideas, experiences and lessons learnt in all aspects of electronic crime and ways to combat it. Attendance fees will be subject to sponsorships, so volunteers to sponsor are also welcome, but in any case will be easily affordable, as usual in events.

eCrime2017.EU will look at the operational challenges and development of common resources and best practices for first responders and forensic professionals. In addition, the conference will dive into current research projects and future areas of interest for cybercrime investigations, forensic techniques and infrastructure defense.

This time the main topic of the conference will be “Cyber-Security Awareness”, since for first time APWG.EU synchronizes its annual European symposium with the ECSM. The Program Committee will give priority (but not limited exclusively) to papers submitted on the following topics, making emphasis on the special security issues linked to the characteristics human behavior:

With eCrime2017.EU we will review the development of response paradigms and resources for counter-cybercrime managers and forensic professionals in the private and public sectors. Presenters will review case studies of national and regional economies under attack, narratives of successful trans-national forensic cooperation, while considering models for cooperation against ecrime and examining resources for cybercrime response and forensic enterprise.

This program will take place on October 24 – 26 in Porto, Portugal. We will be hosted at Universidade do Porto, located in Porto, the second largest and one of the main economic centers in Portugal.

Please contact Foy Shiver (Foy {at} and Alejandro Fernández-Cernuda (afcernuda {at} via email for further information.

Tuesday, 24 October

Registration Opens


CTF Kickoff

Capture The Flag participants must register on-site to receive their instructions for the challenge. The challenge will begin immediatly following this meeting and run until 16:00 Wednesday October 25th. Winners will be announced at the closing session Wednesday at 17:00.


Meeting of the Scientific Committee

Agustí Solanas


eCrime Research & eCX as a Tool for Research

Foy Shiver, Mike D’Ambrogia

Wednesday 25 October

Welcome Coffee & Registration


Welcome Address from the University and City of Porto

Prof. Dra. Maria João Ramos
Vice-Rector to Research and Development, UPorto

Câmara Municipal do Port


Keynote: Domain Abuse Activity Reporting System (DAAR)

Dave Piscitello