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M3AAWG Updates

  • Can you build a better honeypot to help the FTC zap robocalls? Enter the FTC’s Zapping Rachel contest at DefCon (Aug. 7-9). See www.ftc.gov/ZapRachel for details; the FTC is also hosting a Tweet chat on July 31/9 p.m. Eastern to answer questions

  • Dr. Paul Vixie, author of several IETF DNS standards and Farsight Security CEO, testified at a July 15 U.S. Senate hearing on botnet takedowns at the request of M3AAWG. His testimony begins at1 hour and 34 minutes into the official hearing video. Per Dr. Vixie: “Each of these takedowns is also an example of modern multilateralism in which intent, competence, and merit were the guiding lights. The importance of multilateralism cannot be overemphasized.” His extended statement and a second response to additonal questions after the hearing are both available on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary website under Hearings & Meetings or from our site under Public Policy Comments.  

  • M3AAWG received the EastWest Institute 2013 Cybersecurity Award at a Washington, DC luncheon in October 2013 for "its crucial role in protecting the viability of email and other messaging applications"

  • To encourage governments to implement proven anti-abuse strategies, the Best Practices to Address Online and Mobile Threats report prepared by M3AAWG and the London Action Plan was presented to the 34-member countries of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Development) for review by M3AAWG members Alex Bobotek, John Levine and Neil Schwartzman with Andre Leduc, Industry Canada, Manager, National Anti-spam Coordinating Body.