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Upcoming Professional Training Courses

As listed below, M3AAWG is offering professional training courses on Monday, Febraury 16, 2015, during our upcoming general meeting. The first sessions start at 9:30 a.m. with various courses until 5:00 p.m.  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 33rd General Meeting in San Francisco.

Monday, February 16, 2015

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

History and Evolution of Spam

Presented by Autumn Tyr-Salvia

In order to understand the anti-spam world today, it is necessary to understand the history of spam.  Some filtering techniques can seem confusing at first when the behaviors they are meant to reduce no longer seem to have anything in common with today's wild spam population.  This session will cover the history of spam, the history of spam abatement technologies and how spam has evolved in response.

Note: This session has changed from the original course that was listed here.


9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Open Source Network Security Monitoring for NetOps

Presented by Liam Randall, CEO Critical Stack

This practical session will focus on the delivery of advanced network security monitoring techniques sourced and vetted at many of the nations largest and fastest networks.  Leveraging the open source Bro Platform, we will focus on automating the identification of operational anomalies in network traffic. Specific use cases will be presented for various classes of DDoS, infrastructure attacks, and identifying compromised hosts in your networks.

Presenter Liam Randall (@Hectaman) focuses on end-user training, application development and community outreach. He is the CEO at Critical Stack ( that is developing network solutions around the Bro Platform and is a frequent speaker at security conferences.  You can usually find him training users on the Bro Platform at workshops, conferences or online.


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

What To See And Do Around San Francisco

Open to all meeting attendees and their guests: Come hear about the sights, sounds and food around San Francisco. A representative from the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau will provide insights into local highlights. Hear about transportation options, districts of the city and shopping areas, and find out what is new in the city, including restaurants, museums and what’s happening during the week we’re in town. Since we’ve been to San Francisco before, we will leave ample time at the end for specific questions and discussion. We will have maps and brochures, all complimentary, and tour company representatives available with their specific information.


12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“How to” Abuse Desk

Presented by Matt Stith (Rackspace) and Kiersti Esparza (Marketo)

Building and maintaining an effective abuse desk provides your company and your customers with positive outcomes to the issues that come with being part of a technology company.  This training will focus on how to build an abuse team, levels of responsibility within the staff, priorities for complaints, metric gathering, and abuse desk best practices.  There will be a Q & A session following the training.


12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Maximizing Group Collaboration

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 to a chance to apply their new skills in facilitating a topic group during the Open Round Table sessions.

Audience: Committee Chairs, Meeting Session Moderators or Session Leaders and anyone who needs to leverage and maximize group collaboration! This session is required for new committee chairs.


3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Installation of Computer Programs under Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) Enforcement Update

Presented by Linda Ko, Manager, Electronic Commerce Enforcement, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Commission staff will deliver an information session on understanding section 8 (installation of computer programs) of Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL), which came into force on January 15, 2015.
Highlights of the session:

  • CRTC’s Enforcement Approach and CASL Update
  • The Spam Reporting Centre
  • Guidance related to the Interpretation of s.8 of CASL (Installation of Computer Programs)
  • Framework
  • Liability
  • Next Steps for the CRTC