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Upcoming Professional Training Courses

As listed below, M3AAWG is offering professional training courses on Monday, June 9, 2014, during our upcoming general meeting. The sessions start at 10:00 a.m. with an overview of what to see in Brussels followed by the formal training sessions beginning at 12:30 p.m.  Some courses are still being developed and updates will be posted as available. Participants can choose from any of the courses, as fits their needs and interests.

Training is on the first day of the M3AAWG 31st General Meeting in Brussells.

Monday, June 9, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

What To See and Do around Brussels

Presented by local tour guides

Open to M3AAWG conference attendees and their guests, this session will introduce you to Brussels and the Top 10 things to do during your visit.  We’ll also allow time for Q&A.


12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Abuse Desk “How To”

Presented by Matthew Stith (Rackspace) and Kiersti Esparza (Marketo)

Building and maintaining an effective abuse desk provides your company and customers with a positive outcome to issues that come with being part of a technology company.  This training will focus on how to build an abuse team, levels of responsibility within the staff, priorities for complaints, metric gathering and abuse desk best practices.  There will be a Q&A session following the training.


12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Methods For Building Collaborative and Engaging Meetings

Presented by Michael Goldman (Facilitation First)
There will be a 30-minute break as fits the flow of the session.

Picture this... you've been asked to lead a group discussion for purposes of getting input, brainstorming, defining best practices, building consensus or other needs.  And you're expected to get everyone to participate, come up with some recommendations and build buy-in for the results – all within one hour! Sounds easy, right? NOT. This workshop is therefore geared to train you on techniques for building quick, effective group collaboration that ultimately shapes participant buy-in. Training participants will also have a chance to apply their new skills in facilitating a topic group during the Open Round Table sessions.  This training session is required for new committee chairs.


3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

BetterCrypto: A Guide for SysAdmins

Presented by David Durvaux and Aaron Kaplan

The BetterCrypto Project started out in the fall of 2013 as a collaborative community effort by systems engineers, security engineers, developers and cryptographers to build a sound set of recommendations for strong cryptography and privacy, enhancing technologies that cater to the operations community in the face of overarching wiretapping and data mining by nation-state actors. The project has since evolved with much positive feedback from the open source and operations community in general and with input from various browser vendors, Linux distribution security teams and researchers. 

This talk will offer a concise guide on how to properly deploy networked services in a secure fashion that is applicable today. We will also give an update on the project and new developments on the front of cryptography, attacks and TLS protocol standardization.

In addition, the talk will touch on the basics of cryptography. However, this part will only be a gentle intro and a historical view of cryptography.

David Durvaux is one of the initial team members.  He is also a security analyst at (Belgium) where he helped develop and deploy the CERT’s new infrastructure and its open-source AbuseHelper project.

Aaron Kaplan studied math and computer sciences in Vienna, Austria.  He is a Unix user and programmer since 4.3BSD-Lite /FreeBSD 1.0., and has been working for major telecoms, IBM, banks and heavy industries, mostly doing Unix consulting/programing, since 1997.  He has worked for - the national CERT of Austria – since 2008.