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The keynote speakers invited to present at M3AAWG meetings are industry and public policy leaders with thought-provoking perspectives that often transform the online community.  Below are a few  presentations on important issues that were filmed during recent meetings.  Additional videos are also available on this website in the Training section and there is a large assortment of videos covering emerging issues, messaging, malware and mobile topics, presentations by experts and industry updates on the M3AAWG YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/maawg.  To view the videos below in a larger format, play the video then select the full-screen icon on the right of the control bar or click on the YouTube option. Hit Escape to return to this page from the full-screen video.

Oct 2022

Intimate Partner Violence in a Digital Age with Erica Olsen, Safety Net Project Director with The National Network to End Domestic Violence

Do you know how easy it is for some abusers to track their victim’s every move, to monitor everything they do on a computer, in their cars, or online? Perpetrators of stalking and domestic violence are often ahead of the curve on the use of technology and are using it to facilitate abuse and harm against survivors. Understanding how technology is misused is crucial to both supporting victims and holding offenders accountable.
This training will illustrate the safety risks of various technologies. Presenters will discuss (1) ways technology is misused to stalk, abuse, or harass survivors; (2) how service providers can help victims assess the abuse that’s happening; and (3) offer technology safety planning strategies.

Jun 2022

Scenarios for the Future Cybersecurity (M3AAWG 55)

Predicting the future is a fool's errand - or is it? Based on the constants that some people will always want to harm other people and assets, and that criminals will make use of the technology available to them, Dr. Baines argues that it is possible to identify potential future developments in cybercrime by considering how technologies in development now might be used and misused in years to come.

Oct 2021

The Rise of Despotism-as-a-Service: A view from the Citizen Lab

Ron J. Deibert is a professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and in the Department of Political Science, and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary research and development hothouse working at the intersection of the Internet, global security, and human rights. https://deibert.citizenlab.ca/bio/

Apr 2021

Cybersecurity and the New Normal W. Tom Burt, Microsoft (M3AAWG 51 Keynote)

Tom has spent over 25 years at Microsoft where he spearheaded the development of Microsoft’s Defending Democracy program, which seeks to protect political campaigns from hacking across the globe and preserve electoral processes, and actively collaborates with both public and private organizations to support various deterrence strategies

Oct 2020

Voting in the Age of COVID-19

Simons is the board chair of Verified Voting, a member of the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and the co-author of the book, “Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count?”. She has been a leading voice on technology policy issues for more than 40 years and co-authored numerous reports and studies on how to improve our voting systems.

Oct 2015

Privacy and Cybersecurity in the Age of the Internet of Things

IT expert Phillip Mahan gives an overview of the Internet of Things, emphasizing business concepts and how the adoption of the IoT will affect security. This keynote address was presented at the October 2015 M3AAWG 35th General Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.