Home News Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-abuse Working Group Members Gather to Address Email, Messaging and Online Security and Abuse Issues

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 10 – The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) will host its 54th general meeting February 21-24, where members of the group will collaborate on messaging delivery and abuse; network and transport security; cybersecurity across devices; and relevant industry standards and policy issues.

In a deep-dive look at today’s email environment, industry experts including Todd Herr will host a panel looking at changes and challenges as well as opportunities for email. Panelists will examine adoption of authentication, spam issues, email traffic patterns, the role of governments in email security efforts, automation and predictions for 2022. Severin Walker, M3AAWG board of directors co-chair, will moderate.

M3AAWG also will announce priority and focus areas including critical messaging, transport and cybersecurity issues. Additional sessions for members will include speakers and panels addressing:

  • Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI): what it is, how does it work and different implementation methods
  • Using computer vision to detect look-alike malicious emails
  • How email service providers should adapt email collection practice in an increasingly privacy-oriented environment
  • DNS-bound client identity for webhooks and API interactions
  • Using computer vision to identify brand phishing messages in a large email stream
  • How to evolve beyond SMS for phone number verification
  • A look at the current state of open tracking in emails
  • An introduction to the organization’s new Brand Protection Kit

The group also will recognize a member of the industry with its Mary Litynski lifetime achievement award.

More information and member registration can be found at https://www.m3aawg.org/upcoming-meetings and Twitter (@M3AAWG), LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube. Session updates and more info also will be posted on the blog.

About M3AAWG
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. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., M3AAWG is driven by market needs and supported by major network operators and messaging providers.

Anne Price

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