Home First Japan Anti-Abuse Working Group General Meeting Shares M3AAWG Work with Emphasis on Regional Issues

San Francisco, Nov. 1, 2018 – Strengthening Asian efforts to protect the internet and online users, the First General Meeting of the Japan Anti-Abuse Working Group will be held Nov. 8 in Tokyo with security and operational professionals from messaging service providers, cloud hosting services, ISPs and other infrastructure organizations. The meeting is an independent regional offshoot of the global Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group and will focus on cybersecurity issues related to Japan’s unique challenges.

“JPAAWG was formed as a place where local industry professionals can collaborate and share information to better protect our internet users. Our goal is to disseminate the proven industry best practices developed by M3AAWG and explore how these apply to Japan then bring back to M3AAWG information on the specific abuse in our region. We also are encouraging other Asian countries to participate in the global anti-abuse community through our regional organization,” said the JPAAWG Secretariat Shuji Sakuraba, who is also the application service department general manager at the Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ).

The one-day meeting will cover topics such as DMARC, a widely-used email authentication technology; identity and data protection; how to protect against spam; and the global threat outlook. M3AAWG Chairman of the Board Severin Walker will open the meeting along with Sakuraba and M3AAWG Vice Chairperson Janet Jones will be the keynote, with other M3AAWG members also presenting.  The meeting is part of the 18th Anti-Spam Conference being held at the Akasaka Intercity Conference Center (AIR).

Walker said, “Regional organizations like JPAAWG are important because online threats tend to flow from country to country, so there is both a global and local aspect to protecting end-users. In M3AAWG, we bring together professionals from around the world to share what has worked for them in fighting cybercrime and online abuse, then we distill this information into best practices and other anti-abuse work. The local professionals in the regional organizations decide how best to apply these processes to their ecosystem and also raise new issues to be addressed by the M3AAWG community.”

IIJ has been an active member of M3AAWG since it was founded in 2004. They have taken the lead and collaborated with TwoFive and several other local businesses to develop JPAAWG.

M3AAWG holds three global meetings each year, two in North America and one in Europe, with about 500 cybersecurity professionals from 30 countries attending.  M3AAWG also offers support to other regional organizations starting local anti-abuse groups, for example, in the Latin America and Caribbean NIC region. The 45th M3AAWG General Meeting will be San Francisco, Feb. 18-21, 2019.

About the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (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 two 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.

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M3AAWG Board of Directors and Sponsors: Adobe Systems Inc.; AT&T; Comcast; Endurance International Group; Facebook; Google, Inc.; LinkedIn; Marketo, Inc.; Microsoft Corp.; Oath (Yahoo/AOL); Orange; Proofpoint; Rackspace; Return Path, Inc.; SendGrid, Inc.; Vade Secure; Valimail; and VeriSign, Inc.

M3AAWG Full Members: 1&1 Internet SE; Agora, Inc.; Akamai Technologies; Campaign Monitor; Cisco Systems, Inc.; CloudFlare, Inc.; Cyren; dotmailer; eDataSource Inc; ExactTarget, Inc.; IBM; iContact; Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ); Liberty Global; Listrak; Litmus; McAfee; Mimecast; Oracle Marketing Cloud; OVH; PayPal; Spamhaus; Splio; Symantec; USAA; and Valimail.

A complete member list is available at http://www.m3aawg.org/about/roster.



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