[Author’s note: As I write this in October, the second massive denial of service attack in two weeks threatening to take down significant sections of the internet has just ended. Could full implementation of Operation Safety-Net have prevented this?
Had you been in the general vicinity of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago– say, Thursday evening, maybe just before an early dinner time – you might have heard thunderous applause spilling from the open entrance into the evening air. You might have thought an A-list celebrity had just been introduced on stage to the gathered membership of M3AAWG, as our 33rd General Meeting drew to a close.
We have a saying in M3AAWG: What goes on at M3AAWG, stays in M3AAWG. Anyone who has attended one of our meetings knows that we work hard to create an environment of respect and confidentiality. We see our organization as a forum where the anti-abuse industry can come together to address both current and evolving issues in a candid, productive dialogue.