Home M3AAWG Blog M3AAWG October 53rd General Meeting Tackles Online Attacks and Abuse, Privacy and Data Protection, and the Role of AI in Abuse Prevention with Keynote from Citizen Lab

The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) will host its 53rd general meeting October 11-14 virtually. Members from internet service and email providers, networking and communications companies, security vendors and social networking companies will exchange updates, ideas and efforts to improve cybersecurity, reduce online abuse and protect user data and privacy online. 

Ron Deibert, professor of political science and director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, will deliver a keynote address October 12. He will discuss how political struggles in and through the global Internet and related technologies are entering into a particularly dangerous phase for openness, security, and human rights and the associated issues and roles of surveillance tools on digital devices. 

M3AAWG will honor a member of industry with its coveted J.D. Falk Award recognizing a particularly meritorious project undertaken by a dedicated individual or group reflecting the spirit of volunteerism and community building.

For the October 53rd general meeting, M3AAWG is excited to announce the addition of European-focused and time zone-friendly Open Roundtable (ORT) discussions for meeting attendees.  M3AAWG leadership will also be leading open roundtable discussions to hear input from members about the organization’s top priorities and focus areas and discuss what online abuse focus areas the organization should consider prioritizing.

General meeting session topics include: 

  • Magecart and Java injection attacks 
  • Preventing criminal use of multifactor authentication 
  • Dealing with trauma in anti-abuse work 
  • Preventing spam in mail and apps
  • Using AI in cloud DDOS protection. 
  • Additional sessions will tackle privacy and tracking and dealing with industries that are abusive online

A number of working group and committee sessions also will be held for M3AAWG members. More information about the 53rd general meeting 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.

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