Exploring Cybersecurity Topics on a Whirlwind Tour of Eastern Europe
". . . I plan to take advantage of the opportunity to network with first responders, law enforcement and cybercrime forensic professionals from Europe and Eastern Europe. APWG and similar conferences (e.g., Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti–Abuse Working Group – M3AAWG) are venues where the IS SSR team is most successful in building trust relationships and promoting participation in ICANN's multistakeholder community."
News from Identifier Technology Health Indicators (ITHI)
. . ."First, ICANN will organize another ITHI workshop at the M3AAWG meeting in October in Paris."
EXPERTS TO FCC: CHANGE COURSE ON BROADBAND PRIVACY RULES INDUSTRY GROUPS AND EXPERTS AGREE: THE FCC MUST CHANGE COURSE ON BROADBAND PRIVACY
Fixed Wireless Internet Service Providers Association
"A coalition of industry groups including WISPA, CTA, CTIA, and US Telecom today published a joint article in opposition to the FCC’s proposed new rules for broadband privacy protection . . . The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group similarly warned that the rules as currently framed could inadvertently undermine cooperation and communication needed to secure the web from malware, viruses and hackers online. . . "
Group urges marketers to adopt best practices to avoid spam texts
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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.
CRTC Chairman Comments on M3AAWG VTA Workshops
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
How to Get Grandma to Secure Her Laptop (MIT Technology Review)
"Botnets today are where spam was in 2004," says M3AAWG Co-Chairman Michael O'Reirdan in this MIT Technology Review article.
An All-Star Panel on Cybersecurity (Big Think)
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.
SOPA Hearing Delayed, Likely Until Early Next Year (PC World)
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."
Botnets: Hi-tech crime in the UK (BBC News)
"There's a great desire among large ISPs to tackle botnets," said Michael O'Reirdan, chair of Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) . . .
We're All Sheriffs in the Land of the Walking Dead: The Botnet Fight (Messaging News)
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
What Can Users Do to Protect Themselves from Bots?
MAAWG's Mission Evolving As Botnets, Web Threats Intensify
One Out of Six Responded to Spam
Spam: Not that Innocent Any More (Newsmaker of the Week)
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.
Spammers still find plenty of easy targets
Spam Works. But Only Because You Click It.
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.