Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is an industry group whose mission is to:
- Share information and best practices
- Identify the size and cost of the phishing problem
- Promote visibility and adoption of industry solutions
I like what the group is about and what they are doing but it's not apparent how an independent consultant/developer like me can easily participate. APWG membership is only available to eligible organizations without specifying who or what dictates eligibility. Also, I don't like the idea of having to pay to contribute my time to the group activities. It would be nice if they had something similar to W3C's Invited Expert status for membership.
Anyhow, APWG is meeting in San Francisco on April 5th. I have asked them if I can attend the meeting but haven't heard from them yet.