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Updates and Commentary from the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group

Author: Severin Walker (M3AAWG Chairman)

At each of our annual February General Meetings, M3AAWG honors Mary Litynski, whose relentless work ethic solidified the early success of General Meetings and guided our organization to help create a safer online ecosystem for all. This award recognizes a member of our community who exhibits Litynski’s spirit by facilitating industry collaboration and whose lifetime achievements have been instrumental in driving anti-abuse initiatives forward.

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Author: Amy Cadagin, M3AAWG Executive Director 

Welcome to the second episode of M3AAWG 5, our new video series where we interview members and experts on emerging threats or prominent issues across the industry. 

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In a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic – and the resulting surge in cyberattacks – the online anti-abuse community came together to protect end-users across the globe. As the pandemic surpasses the one-year mark, with both COVID-19 cases and online abuse reaching record heights, our efforts remain vital in supporting businesses and individuals in staying safe in the real world and online. To this end, M3AAWG will host its 51st General Meeting, held virtually from February 15-18, 2021, gathering members from across the globe to collaborate around today’s most pressing cyber threats.

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Author: Severin Walker, M3AAWG Chairman
Since the inception of M3AAWG, our mission has remained focused on combating online abuse – regardless of where it occurs – through industry collaboration. Online abuse does not stop at national borders and neither does our work.

Email deliverability is a top priority for any company using email to connect to their customers. This importance becomes even more pronounced when the emails being sent pertain to the security and safety of customers. Mandated emails – often regarding product recalls, security breaches, or significant organizational policy changes – present unique deliverability challenges to any company sending email at scale.

Welcome to the first episode of M3AAWG 5, a new video series where we connect with M3AAWG members and experts on core issues and topics in the anti-abuse industry.

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At each of our annual February General Meetings, M3AAWG honors Mary Litynski, whose relentless work ethic solidified the early success of General Meetings and guided our organization to help create a safer online ecosystem for all. Our 11th Mary Litynski Award will recognize a member of our community who exhibits Litynski’s spirit by facilitating industry collaboration and whose lifetime achievements have been instrumental in driving anti-abuse initiatives forward

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Received email may not be handled only by a human. In fact, these days an email may be partially or even fully handled by a software program and that can influence marketing and sales email campaign metrics in a massive way.

Author: Amy Cadagin, M3AAWG Executive Director

In October, M3AAWG brought together anti-abuse professionals from across disciplines to discuss the latest online threats and work collaboratively to develop best practices for identifying and preventing emerging forms of messaging abuse. The meeting marked a milestone for the organization, which in its sixteen year history has gathered cybersecurity professionals at 50 meetings to tackle the industry’s most pressing security challenges across a wide variety of topics, including 5G, stalkerware, artificial intelligence, robodiallers, abuse operations & GDPR, and much more.

Author: Severin Walker, M3AAWG Chairman

The digitization of voting machines, the general reliance on digital communications, and the global health crisis have introduced new threats complicating the election landscape. But democracy depends on free and fair elections, so election security in today’s context has become an all-hands effort and everyone involved must now be equally engaged in cybersecurity. 

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