Join APWG

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 and for cybercrime forensics, 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, 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 membership@apwg.org 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 introductory login notice from the Member's Site and invoice if applicable. If you have any questions, please contact us at membership@apwg.org .

**Please Note: 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.

APWG Membership Types

In general, APWG members pay annual dues to financially support the organization. Membership dues cover the general expenses of the organization, including website development and maintenance, data logistics applications development and maintenance, portions of the APWG meetings, and more.

APWG has several different membership types:

Membership Type
Cost
Special Non-Profit, Academic, Government, Law Enforcement and NGO Membership: At the APWG's discrection, some accredited non-profit organizations engaged in counter-phishing research, outreach, education, law enforcement or government administration are eligible for membership at no cost. (Conference fees, however, cannot be waived, though reduced rates are offered for law enforcement personnel and academics.) Those organizations may join the APWG as full members, with unlimited membership for employees working in capacities directly related to counter-phishing activities. This includes access to the APWG Work Site and working sub-groups; subscription to the APWG news and discussion news list; eligibility to participate in APWG meetings; and eligibility to access the Phishing Repository.

please contact: membership@apwg.org
Accredited Reporter Membership: Eligible brand holders and technology and services provider organizations may join the APWG as Accredited Reporter members, providing the enterprise with operational representation at the APWG required to rapidly and, if need be, in substantial bulk upload cybercrime reports into APWG event data clearinghouses.
$1,500 per annum
Accredited Curator Membership: This membership level was inaugurated in 2016 for third-party reporters of cybercrime events with access to network resources that allow first-hand perspective of machine events related to cybercrime. Eligible enterprises may join the APWG as Accredited Curator members, providing the enterprise with operational representation at the APWG required to rapidly bulk load cybercrime reports into APWG event data clearinghouses.      $5,000 per annum
Individual Corporate Membership: Individuals who work for eligible organizations may join the APWG as Individual Corporate members. Individual Corporate membership includes access to the APWG Members Website and its working sub-groups, project mailing lists, eligibility to attend and participate in APWG general meetings and access to the APWG news and discussion news list. As well, Individual Corporate Members receive one complimentary registration to an APWG event and discounted registration to all events.
$2,500 per annum
Corporate Membership: Eligible organizations may join the APWG as Corporate members, with unlimited membership for their employees and contractors. This includes access to the APWG Members Website and its working sub-groups, project mailing lists, eligibility to attend and participate in APWG general meetings and access to the APWG news and discussion news list as well as the member discount for registration to all ev ents. Corporate members also receive one complimentary registration to events annually.
$5,000 per annum
Sponsoring Membership: Eligible technology and solution provider organizations may join the APWG as Sponsoring Vendor members, with unlimited membership for employee and contractors. This includes access to the APWG Members Website and its working sub-groups, project mailing lists, eligibility to attend and participate in APWG general meetings and access to the APWG news and discussion news list, the member discount for registration to all events, and eligibility to access the Phishing Repository and other APWG data logistics resources. Sponsoring members receive a series of marketing/sponsorship benefits, including being listed as sponsoring vendors on the Anti-Phishing Working Group public website, posting white papers on the public website, and posting corporate and solution profiles on the public website. Sponsoring Vendor members also receive two complimentary registrations to events annually.
$7,500 per annum
Premium Membership: Eligible organizations may join the APWG as Premium members, with unlimited membership for employee and contractors. This includes access to the APWG Members Website and its working sub-groups, project mailing lists, eligibility to attend and participate in APWG general meetings and access to the APWG news and discussion news list, the member discount for registration to all events, and eligibility to access the Phishing Repository and other APWG data logistics resources. Premium members are eligible to sit on the Anti-Phishing Working Group Steering Committee. Steering Committee seats are invitation only. Premium members also receive three complimentary registration to events annually.
$15,000 per annum