CONTACT: Anne Price, M3AAWG
Messaging Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) and Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) Join Forces to Address Global Internet and Security Issues
Brea, Calif., Dec. 19, 2022 – The Messaging Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) and Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) announced today they will work together to combat growing Internet abuse and cybersecurity issues.
The two groups plan to combine forces to develop and train abuse desk and incident response teams in best practices of Domain Name Systems (DNS) abuse and incident response. Based on data from ICANN, DNS abuse remains a huge issue that threatens the safety and security of the Internet (https://www.icann.org/en/blogs/details/icann-publishes-dns-abuse-trends-22-03-2022-en).
Experts in both groups also will collaborate on how to protect organizations and users from online abuse and messaging spam. The groups will also examine additional topics they can tackle, including potentially online abuse topics and related policy and emerging issues in security.
The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) is where the industry comes together to work against bots, malware, spam, viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other online exploitation. M3AAWG (www.m3aawg.org) members represent more than one billion mailboxes from some of the largest network operators worldwide. It leverages the depth and experience of its global membership to tackle abuse on existing networks and new emerging services through technology, collaboration, and public policy. It also works to educate global policy makers on the technical and operational issues related to online abuse and messaging. M3AAWG is driven by market needs and supported by major network operators and messaging providers.
FIRST aspires to bring together incident response and security teams from every country across the world to ensure a safe internet for all. Founded in 1990, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) consists of internet emergency response teams from over 600 corporations, government bodies, universities and other institutions across 100 countries in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Oceania. For more information, visit: www.first.org.
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