The APWG, established in 2003 as the Anti-Phishing Working Group, is an industry association focused on unifying the global response to cybercrime. The organization provides a forum for responders and managers of cybercrime to discuss phishing and cybercrime issues, to consider potential technology solutions, to access data logistics resources for cybersecurity applications, to cultivate the university research community dedicated to cybercrime, and to advise government, industry, law enforcement and treaty organizations on the nature of cybercrime.

APWG Membership Eligibility

Membership is open to qualified financial institutions, retailers, ISPs, solutions providers, the law enforcement community, government agencies, university-based researchers active in the topic space, multi-lateral treaty organizations and NGOs. There are more than 2,000 enterprises worldwide participating in the APWG. Because electronic crime is a sensitive subject, the APWG maintains a policy of confidentiality of member organizations.

Applying for APWG Membership

To apply for membership in the APWG, please send an email to with the following information:

  • Name
  • Company
  • Phone
  • Email address **
  • Membership type (see below)

Your application will be reviewed, and upon approval, you will be sent an invoice and a data sharing agreement prior to receiving an email linvite to the data sharing and workgroup site. If you have any questions, please contact us at .

Attention: Request for membership will only be accepted if the email address originates from a domain owned by a qualifying organization. Generic or free ISP accounts like Yahoo!, Gmail or Hotmail are not acceptable. We do not accept group level email or distribution list email address to access APWG resources.

APWG Membership Types Generic Membership Categories* Double Platinum Platinum Gold Silver
ANNUAL DUES 20.000€ 14.000€ 7.000€ - 13.999€ 4.000€ - 6.999€
Data Submission to eCX
Access to All APWG Mailing Lists
Invitation to's Subject-specific Closed Meetings
(Cybersecurity Awareness, Data Exchange Policy…)
Discounted eCrime & Conference Pricing
Complimentary APWG Conference Registrations 6 4 2 1
Listed as Collaborators on the Website
Full Access to eCX  
Eligible Representative at the Scientific Committee  
Representation at the Advisory Board (no Voting Rights)  
Permanent Visibility at all Publicity Materials Created by    
Representation at the Advisory Board of (with Voting Rights)    
Representation at the Advisory Board of and at the Steering Committee of APWG (with Voting Rights)      
APWG Equivalent Membership Category (Approximate) Double Platinum Premium Sponsor Corporate
* offers other specific membership options (Academic, Event-related, Research…); please refer to us for further information: info [@]