Task Force on Messaging, Malware, and Mobile Phone Abuse (M3:AAWG) and the Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) are partnering to combat the growing problems of Internet abuse and cybersecurity, the organizations said in a prepared statement.
Focusing on domain name systems (DNS) abuse
M:3:AAWG and FIRST said they will work together to develop and train abuse office and incident response teams in Domain Name System (DNS) abuse and incident response best practices. M:3:AAWG and FIRST cited data from ICANN that found DNS abuse remains a huge problem that threatens the safety and security of the Internet.
Both groups will collaborate on how to protect organizations and users from online abuse and message spam. They will also explore additional topics they may address, including potential online abuse topics and related policy and emerging security issues.
Like Amy Cadigan, M3:The executive director of AAWG explained:
“We strongly support the mission of FIRST as it relates to M3:AAWG will protect users and organizations from messaging abuse, malware and other security issues, and we look forward to collaborating and sharing experiences to strengthen our efforts.”
FIRST CEO Chris Gibson added:
“The combination of our group’s focus on messaging abuse and incident response complements M3:AAWG on messaging, mobile abuse and online safety. We look forward to sharing our knowledge to develop practitioners and help protect users and companies.”
Based on its mission to fight online abuse, M3:The AAWG said it has been working on a number of issues related to the protection of online users. The latest guidance includes a template for removing objectionable content, protecting parked domains and trademark domain protection.
More M3:AAWG and FIRST
M:3:AAWG) empowers cybersecurity professionals to work against bots, malware, spam, viruses, denial-of-service attacks, and other online exploits. M:3:AAWG says its membership represents more than one billion mailboxes from the world’s largest network operators. The organization also works to educate global policymakers about technical and operational issues related to online abuse and messaging.
FIRST seeks to bring together incident response and security teams from all over the world to ensure a safe internet for all. Founded in 1990, FIRST is comprised of more than 600 corporations, government agencies, universities and other institutions with emergency response teams in 100 countries in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania.