Practitioners could develop ostrich syndrome when it comes to cybersecurity. With the drumbeat of concern growing louder, taking the first steps to reduce a campaign or group’s exposure can feel daunting.
At least that’s the concern of Seth Blank, who works on election security for the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG).
You can outsource your email, but a good chunk of securing that email remains in-house. Here's what you need to know.
A short interview with Florian Mielke of CSA, an eco Association member, explaining why he attends M3AAWG and appreciating the community and productive atmosphere.
The CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) issued a CASL advisory for hosting services that lists the M3AAWG Anti-Abuse Best Common Practices for Hosting and Cloud Service Providers as a useful reference for developing a corporate compliance program.
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A joint APWG-M3AAWG survey of cybercrime responders and anti-abuse personnel indicates ICANN’s Temporary Specification for domain name WHOIS data has eliminated interventions that previously allowed investigators to stop new cybercrimes while still in the preparatory stages -- and has markedly impeded routine mitigations for many kinds of cybercrimes.
Brian Krebs interviewed Ronnie Tokazowski, founder of the private BEC List that received the 2018 JD Falk Award, on Business Email Compromise and the list's cooperative fight to protect end-users.
In this blog post, Rosa Hafezi, lawyer for eco Association, gave a talk on the EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, from the perspective of six months after the law came into effect.
In 1990, an unresolvable debate over how to expand email beyond ASCII text spawned two separate working groups and is a rare example of how staunchly competitive tech groups unintentionally ended up collaborating to create something important that went beyond the original objective. The result: multimedia email, according to M3AAWG Senior Technical Advisor Dave Crocker in part 2 of his Network Collective podcast on the history of email.
Dave Crocker’s advice for today’s engineers based on his experience working on email since the early days: Don’t try to do everything at once. Get a useful core working as quickly as you can to acquire some experience and then, “if necessary, throw it away, but more likely, improve it.” The M3AAWG Sr. Technical Advisor walks through the development of email as we know it on the Network Collective podcast.
ProPublica's Julia Angwin augments her earlier "list bomb" article with information on what can be done to prevent these attacks.
Wired Magazine published ProPublica's journalist Julia Angwin account of how she and colleages were "list bombed" and talks about the growing problem, including a preventive strategy developed by M3AAWG.
Representatives of the United Kingdom's independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest report on their work with members of UCENet at a four day event hosted by the Messaging Malware Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) in Paris.
Manon Bombardier, Chief Compliance & Enforcement Officer, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
. . . dealt with by internet governance organisations such as ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the UN-backed Internet Governance Forum, Internet Engineering Task Force, and the Messaging Anti Abuse Working Group.
". . . I plan to take advantage of the opportunity to network with first responders, law enforcement and cybercrime forensic professionals from Europe and Eastern Europe. APWG and similar conferences (e.g., Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti–Abuse Working Group – M3AAWG) are venues where the IS SSR team is most successful in building trust relationships and promoting participation in ICANN's multistakeholder community."
EXPERTS TO FCC: CHANGE COURSE ON BROADBAND PRIVACY RULES INDUSTRY GROUPS AND EXPERTS AGREE: THE FCC MUST CHANGE COURSE ON BROADBAND PRIVACY
Fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers Association
"A coalition of industry groups including WISPA, CTA, CTIA, and US Telecom today published a joint article in opposition to the FCC’s proposed new rules for broadband privacy protection . . . The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group similarly warned that the rules as currently framed could inadvertently undermine cooperation and communication needed to secure the web from malware, viruses and hackers online. . . "
United States Senate Special Committee on Aging “Hanging Up on Phone Scams: Progress and Potential Solutions to this Scourge"
A representative of the United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) discusses the global anti-abuse nature of the work being done at the M3AAWG Voice and Telephony SIG in his Senate testimony.