Home M3AAWG Blog Messaging Malware Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) 57th General Meeting to Address Email Security, Text Spam, Internet Infrastructure Security and More

Members from around the globe will gather February 20-24 at the 57th general meeting of the Messaging Malware Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG). The meeting for members and invited experts will offer technical sessions, lightning rounds, working groups and training sessions to address email and text messaging security, issues and opportunities with Internet infrastructure and passwords and authentication.

Matthew Schneider, chief executive officer of Threat InSites, will address the group in a keynote titled “The Rise and Fall of the World’s Largest Spam Operation.” 

M3AAWG Chairperson Janet Jones will present the winner of the organization’s prestigious Mary Litynski Award, which recognizes the life-time achievements of an individual who has significantly contributed to making the Internet safer for all, reflecting that same work ethic and dedication.  Watch for a summary of the award winner’s accomplishments soon here on this blog.

The award criteria include:

  • The nominated person has made a significant contribution to reducing spam, fighting bots or malware, or safeguarding other aspects of online messaging over a significant period.
  • The person's work can be related to messaging on any platform, including mobile devices and social networks.
  • The person's work can be related to a particular country or it can be global in scope.
  • The nominated body of work can be technical, related to public policy, or be educational in nature. In the final analysis, end-users should be safer as a result of the endeavors.
  • The recognized work contributes to building and maintaining a trusted environment for online messaging. 

At the meeting, educational sessions include:

  • Cyberspace in Peace and War: Enhancing Threat Mitigation with Protective DNS, offered by Emilia Cebrat-Maslowski and Danielle Deibler
  • The importance of information exchange to fight spam and implement standards, from Sebastian Kluth, eco - Association of the Internet Industry
  • Passkeys: The path to a Password-free Future, presented by Christiaan Brand, Google and Christina Hulka, FIDO Alliance 
  • Investigating and Mitigating Harassment in the Game & Online Ecosystem, from Steven Guris, Unit 221B
  • Email Authentication Landscape, presented by Todd Herr, Valimail

Additional sessions will address DNS abuse, mail sender impersonation, protecting brands, multifactor authentication, data protection in email, SMS text abuse, DKIM replay attacks, zero trust architecture, DMARC 2.0 and more. 

A number of M3AAWG partners will participate to provide updates and to collaborate on initiatives worldwide. In addition to a panel presented by the FIDO Alliance, the DNS Research Foundation will offer training and a general session, DNS: The Soft Underbelly of Cybersecurity. Members will also hear and discuss other worldwide partnership efforts.

More information and member registration can be found at https://www.m3aawg.org/upcoming-meetings and on the organization’s social channels including TwitterLinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

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