It was apparent from Mike Welch’s April 6th column that Welch was “phishing” for some help in de-weeding the acronym: APWG. I am very pleased to offer my assistance. These acronyms continue to grow like weeds. However, don’t choke just yet, the Alien Plant Working Group (APWG) specializes in eradicating serious threats rooted in invasive alien plants. In fact, it’s thought that they may be able to assist in developing a strategy to effectively combat serious phishing attacks in the financial services industry. Ken Burns President (Chief Weeder for Continued Growth) Technology Credit Union San Jose, Calif. (Editor’s Note: APWG stands for Anti-Phishing Working Group. It can be found online at

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