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.
At the meeting, cybersecurity leaders from across the online anti-abuse community, including cloud, email and network service providers, among others, will come together to explore the latest trends, research, and prevention best practices in online abuse. On the agenda, session leaders will explore behavioral patterns in phishing attacks, messaging in transit security, Internet of Things, and SMS-based phishing (smishing) attacks, among a host of other topics.
In the meeting’s opening session, Tom Burt, Corporate VP of Customer Security and Trust at Microsoft, will deliver the event’s keynote address, Cybersecurity and the New Normal, discussing the evolving sophistication of cyber threats.
The General Meeting will also see the presentation of the 11th M3AAWG Mary Litynski Award. Bestowed annually at our February General Meeting, the award recognizes a member of the online anti-abuse community who mirrors Litynski’s commitment to delivering results, regardless of the task, title or recognition, and whose lifetime achievements have been instrumental in driving online anti-abuse initiatives forward.
“The past year has challenged all of us within the anti-abuse community, but each day, cybersecurity professionals showcased their resolve and continued their work to make our online ecosystem safer for all,” said Amy Cadagin, Executive Director of M3AAWG. “We’re excited to come together for our 51st General Meeting, and work collectively to continue advancing online anti-abuse initiatives forward to ultimately create a safer online ecosystem for all.”
Our 51st General Meeting will take place via live video conference from February 15-18, 2021. For more information on the meeting, agenda, and registration, visit www.m3aawg.org. To stay in-the-know on all the latest updates from M3AAWG, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and subscribe to our M3AAWG blog and M3AAWG in the News notifications.