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

PLANS & FEATURES Premium Sponsoring Corporate Individual Corporate Accredited Reporter
ANNUAL DUES $15,000 $7,500 $5,000 $2,500 $1,500
Access to The eCrime eXchange – The APWG's Threat Data Sharing Platform
View only your eCX submitted Phishing Data    
Access to All APWG Mailing Lists  
Eligible to Attend Closed APWG Conferences  
Discounted APWG Conference Pricing  
Complimentary APWG Conference Registrations 3 2 1 1  
Access To eCX Workgroups    
Unlimited Participation for Employees and Contractors    
Listed as a Sponsoring Member on the APWG website    
Access to eCX Phish Data Module      
Access to eCX Malicious IP Data Module      
Access to CryptoCurrency Data Module $1,000      
Access to eCX ReportPhishing@ Email Archives      
Post Your Whitepapers on the APWG Website      
Post Solution Profiles on the APWG Website      
Steering Committee Seat        
We sometimes offer discounted pricing to Non-Profits, Academic, Government, LEO, and NGO organizations, contact us at with your information