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As listed below, M3AAWG is offering professional training courses on Monday, February  17, 2014, during our upcoming general meeting. Training starts at 8:00 a.m. and much of the day includes three courses taught simultaneously. Some courses are still being developed and updates will be posted as available. Participants can choose from any of the courses, as fits their needs and interests.

Training is on the first day of the M3AAWG 30th General Meeting in San Francisco, February 17-20, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

8:00 a.m.-noon

Methods for Building Collaborative and Engaging Meetings

Presented by Michael Goldman (Facilitation First)

This session will include at least one break, as fits the content. Picture this … you’ve been asked to lead a group discussion for purposes of getting input, brainstorming, defining best practices, building consensus or other needs. And you’re expected to get everyone to participate, come up with some recommendations and build buy-in for the results – all within one hour!  Sounds easy, right? NOT. This workshop is therefore geared to train you on techniques for building quick, effective group collaboration that ultimately shapes participant buy-in.  Participants will also have a chance to apply their new skills in facilitating a topic group during the Open Round Tables sessions. 

Audience: Committee Chairs, Meeting Session Moderators or Leaders and/or anyone who needs to leverage and maximize group collaboration! A light breakfast, break and lunch will be provided for session attendees only. This session is required for new committee chairs.

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

What to See and Do Around San Francisco

Presented by local tourist guides

Open to conference attendees and their guests:  Come hear about the sights, events and food around San Francisco from an insider’s perspective. A group of professional guides will provide insights into local highlights around the San Francisco area. The session will start with a presentation highlighting transportation options, districts of the city and shopping areas, and then focus on what is new in the city (restaurants, museums, what’s happening during the week we’re in town).  Since a majority of people has been to San Francisco before, we will leave ample time at the end for specific questions and discussion.  They will also have maps and brochures, all complimentary.


10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

DMARC - Review and Q&A Discussion  

Presented by Trent Adams and Mike Jones (both with

A brief review of the DMARC specification, reporting and deployment considerations will be followed by time for questions and answers with experienced DMARC implementers.


12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Mobile Messaging Basics

Neil Cook (Cloudmark) and Mitch Harris (MessageSystems)

Learn the fundamentals of messaging in a mobile environment – we’ll discuss some of the challenges of letting your customers communicate the way they want securely and how technologies such as SMS, MMS, App PUSH, XMPP, OTT and RCS can help.


12:30 pm.-2:30 p.m.

IPv6: An Introduction

Alec Peterson (Message Systems) and Alex Brotman (Comcast)

IPv6 101: A few years ago, you could get away with not knowing IPv6 basics, such as address allocation and assignment strategy, subnetting techniques and how issues like MX and reverse DNS are handled in IPv6.  But now there are major senders and receivers handling a non-negligible portion of their message volume over IPv6 and everybody needs to understand what it means to be IPv6 enabled.  This session will go over the basics of IPv6 starting from networking basics such as connectivity, address assignment and basic routing, then move into the implications of IPv6 on messaging.


12:30 pm.-2:30 p.m

Network Analysis with Bro

Presented by Liam Randall (Bro core team member)

Bro provides security teams with logs of highly structured data about their networks, a Turing complete scripting language through which they can interact with real-time stateful network events, and flexible open interfaces through which Bro can be programmed. Pragmatically able to interface with the entire network stack, Bro includes support for IPv6, tunneled traffic, SSL and more.

In this training session, we present multiple case studies and demonstrations in an interactive environment to review:

  • Bro Introduction: Overview of Events and Logs beyond signature-based IDS
  • Utilizing Bro as a programmatic network monitor to detect events
  • Real-time passive network service discovery with Bro on complex traffic links (MPLS/IPv4/ IPv6)
  • TTP and IOCs in Bro
  • Detecting Common Malware families with Bro IDS
  • Bro Summary Statistics and Streaming Algorithms

Requirements: An x86-64 based laptop capable of running a 64 bit Virtualbox Linux Image (Mac, Linux or Windows).  Participants should have a strong understanding of TCP/IP.


3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

The New Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): Getting Ready For, and Being Fully Compliant with, Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

Counsel Shaun Brown, nNovation LLC; André Leduc, Manager, National Anti-spam Coordinating Body at Industry Canada; and Inbox Marketer’s Matt Vernhout, CIPP/c. Moderated by Neil Schwartzman, CAUCE

This session will review the entire corpus of regulations, both old and new, with an eye on the roll-up with CASL coming into force July 01, 2014.  This a must-attend for anyone involved in sending or receiving electronic messages of any kind into or from Canada. (For background, see the videos from previous M3AAWG training sessions on CASL from the Activities menu, then selecting MAAWG Training Videos.)


3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

UNIX Fundamentals 101

Adam Wosotowsky (McAfee)

This course will provide an inexperienced or novice UNIX user with the basic knowledge of the environment and tools necessary to access and exist as a user on a Linux server.  It will be presented as a series of live demonstrations covering these topics:

  1. Logging in with ssh
  2. Local environment
  3. Man pages
  4. Basic commands you need to know
  5. Basic scripting

Attendees of this course will be provided with a guest account on a Linux workstation to work through the demonstrations themselves (using their own laptop to access the Linux server); participation in this manner is not necessary.


3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Federated Identity Management

Presented by Tom Scavo (InCommon Federation)

This session explores federated single sign-on and identity management beyond the enterprise. No background in federated identity management is assumed. The presentation begins with a brief but comprehensive survey of the standards, protocols, profiles and software used for cross-domain single sign-on and federated access control.

Next we introduce the basic concepts of multilateral identity federation, including the relevant structural models and trust models, but most importantly the critical role of metadata in establishing technical trust among federation participants. To illustrate, an overview of multilateral federation within the international research and education (R&E) sector is presented, highlighting the work of the international REFEDs community ( and the rise of interfederation capabilities across R&E networks worldwide.

To further illustrate the concepts, we do a deep dive into the InCommon Federation by providing real examples of federation services in action, especially the Metadata Service, which is the bread-and-butter operation of any multilateral identity federation. As a more recent development, we describe the use of service categories that help reconcile the inherent conflict between privacy and attribute release.

Presenter Tom Scavo (@trscavo) is Operations Manager for the InCommon Federation, the identity federation for research and education in the U.S.  He has been involved in federated identity management for more than nine years, having served on the OASIS Security Services (SAML) Technical Committee for two years.