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.
Canada's CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais noted the work his agency is doing together with M3AAWG to address voice and telephony abuse in a June 26 speech to the Economic Club of Canada.
The EastWest Institute Awards 2013 Cybersecurity Award to M3AAWG Highlighting Its Key Role in Fighting Spam
Award recognizes M3AAWG outreach efforts, including work with China and India
"Botnets today are where spam was in 2004," says M3AAWG Co-Chairman Michael O'Reirdan in this MIT Technology Review article.
M3AAWG Co-Chairman Chris Roosenraad comments on the state of U.S. cybersecurity in an article by Ali Wyne, a researcher at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
MAAWG commented: "The filtering technologies outlined in these bills also would significantly impact the currently reliable messaging processes that are depended on worldwide and would require drastic architectural changes to existing network operations."
"There's a great desire among large ISPs to tackle botnets," said Michael O'Reirdan, chair of Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) . . .
by MAAWG Chairman Michael O'Reirdan
Cyberthreats in Wireless, Now Small, Seen as Soon Rivaling Those Against PCs (Washington Internet Daily)
by Louis Trager on presentation by Alex Bobotek, MAAWG Vice Co-Chairman
Mobile malware exploits on the way, experts say; Criminals are starting to find ways to make money by attacking smartphones (InfoWorld)
by Grant Gross, IDC News Service
With one in six consumers admitting they click on spam, Michael O’Reirdan, chairman of the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) explains why consumers should consider spam as more than just a nuisance and prevent their computers from becoming bots.
The good news, MAAWG reports, is that 48 percent of respondents said they'd never opened one of those pitches to make a gajillion dollars from home or buy a new spouse from a former Soviet republic.
As cybercrime continues to proliferate on the Internet, one industry security group is hoping its work will help stem the tide of spam and scams.
Interesting parallels can be drawn between the drive to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and efforts to confront the global warming crisis. Hopefully, the updated Internet addressing plan, which the technical community has pushed with mixed results for a decade, will gain traction in the same way that the green movement has during the past couple of years.