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April 23, 2020

What Wisconsin Democrats learned from the spring election

What lessons did you learn from the election? How will they apply ahead of November?  [Absentee voting] went from five to 71 percent. It is totally amazing. Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona and Florida all have no-excuse absentee voting.

April 06, 2020

Support of DANE and DNSSEC in Office 365 Exchange Online

Microsoft has been working closely with partners through the industry association M3AAWG  to solve such limitations throughout the email ecosystem. As a result, we have decided to build and add support for DNSSEC and DANE for SMTP to Exchange Online.

March 24, 2020

Interview: Len Shneyder, Co-Chair, Election Security Working Group, M3AAWG

Len Shneyder is co-chair of the election security working group at the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) where industry comes together to work against botnets, malware, spam, viruses, DoS attacks and other online exploitation to fight online abuse.

February 20, 2020

Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) Celebrates Jerry Upton's 15 Years as Executive Director at the 48th General Meeting

The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), the largest global industry consortium developing collaborative approaches to combat online abuse, today announced that Jerry Upton will retire from his role as M3AAWG's Executive Director after 15 years of service. He will be succeeded by Amy Cadagin.

February 20, 2020

Efforts Ramp Up to Strengthen Wanted Campaign Communications

Election security means different things to different people. Cyber security personnel may think of election security as locking down access to voting machines. Other experts in the field may focus their attention on securing systems that are critical to the day to day operations of organizing elections, such as email and other communication channels, as a means of shrinking the attack surface of our elections. Whatever the focus, one thing rings absolutely true: maintaining free, fair and credible elections in democracies around the world is absolutely key to ensuring the survival of those democracies.

February 11, 2020


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).

January 30, 2020

With email security, some things can't be outsourced


You can outsource your email, but a good chunk of securing that email remains in-house. Here's what you need to know.

January 07, 2020

How to stop email spoofing of parked domains

J.M. Porup includes M3AAWG recommendations on protecting parked domains in an article on the importance of publishing a DMARC record for every domain a business owns.

December 11, 2019

Steven Harroun to the panel on “Cybersecurity Risks and Realities” at the Telecommunications Media Forum


In a transcribed speech, Steven Harroun, chief compliance and enforcement officer, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), describes efforts to protect digital economies and societies. He notes the CRTC’s work with groups like M3AAWG, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and more.

November 19, 2019

Louisiana spurns attempted ransomware attack, governor says


Seth Blank, co-chair of M3AAWG’s Election Security Special Interest Group, comments on threats to election integrity for cities and states.

November 15, 2019

3 Cybersecurity Threats Facing Campaigns in 2020

Seth Blank, co-chair of M3AAWG’s Election Security Special Interest Group, comments on threats to elections, including SIM jacking, domain spoofing and email hacking.

November 13, 2019

JPAAWG 2nd General Meeting

The Japan Anti-Abuse Working Group (JPAAWG) cooperates with M3AAWG to examine and implement measures against a wide range of email and messaging attacks, such as spam, malware and DDoS.

October 15, 2019

Industry anti-messaging abuse group meets this week in Montreal

Tired of getting phony calls from Visa about an alleged abuse of your credit card? Angered about the way your firm’s logo is being used in phishing attacks? There’s a big meeting this week in Montreal among leading industry companies trying to do something about these and similar problems.Industry anti-messaging abuse group meets this week in Montreal

October 10, 2019

JPAAWG starts full-scale international activities for Internet safety in Japan

In May 2019, the Japan Anti-Abuse Working Group (JPAAWG) launched in cooperation with M3AAWG to promote Internet security in Japan. Mr. Shuji Sakuraba, the chairman of the JPAAWG, spoke about JPAAWG’s goals and direction.

October 09, 2019

Twilio Joins Anti-Abuse Working Group

Twilio announced that it joined M3AAWG, the premier industry group dedicated to combating bots, malware, spam, viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other online exploitation.

October 07, 2019

Technology, law, and the world to protect the Internet: Interview with the standards organization JPAAWG

Japan Anti-Abuse Working Group (JPAAWG) launched in May 2019 and works with M3AAWG to focus on Internet security in Japan. ITmedia spoke with Mr. Shuji Sakuraba and Mr. Nobuhiro Suemasa of JPAAWG about the group’s work, including collaboration with M3AAWG.

October 03, 2019

AI’s Place in Preventing Piracy

Cable operators are working to prevent disruptions to their networks caused by the streaming of pirated content and DDoS attacks. The article calls out CableLabs’ work with M3AAWG on the DDoS Information Sharing Project.

October 02, 2019

Is a DMARC policy really right for everyone?

Valimail makes the case for DMARC enforcement and notes that M3AAWG recommends enforcement as a deliverability best practice.

September 03, 2019

Solving extreme email deliverability mysteries

Anna Ward, Postmark’s head of deliverability, discusses her path to becoming an email deliverability expert and the impact of being a part of the M3AAWG community on her work.

June 07, 2019

CSA at M3AAWG – Staying Up-to-Date with the Newest Technologies in Message Security

eco Association

A short interview with Florian Mielke of CSA, an eco Association member, explaining why he attends M3AAWG and appreciating the community and productive atmosphere.