M3AAWG Releases Comprehensive DMARC Training Videos to Fight Email Spoofing

M3AAWG Releases Comprehensive DMARC Training Videos to Fight Email Spoofing 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 --  As the DMARC
authentication specification gains broader adoption, M3AAWG has
released a free series of videos to help the industry implement and
understand the value of the anti-phishing technology. The M3AAWG
DMARC Training Series provides almost two and half hours of
instruction from DMARC.org technical experts, including information
for both domain owners who want to protect their brands from
"spoofing" and for ISPs or mailbox providers who want to protect
end-users from fraudulent messages. 
The M3AAWG DMARC Training Series includes six 15 to 40 minute
segments originally presented as a training session by Michael
Adkins, M3AAWG Co-Vice Chairman and DMARC.org member, and Paul
Midgen, DMARC.org co-chair, during a M3AAWG meeting in October 2012.
The series provides general background on the DMARC (Domain-based
Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) specification and
its purpose, instruction on how to deploy the technology, and details
on its reporting processes.  
The series also includes a breakout session addressing topics related
specifically to domain owners and third parties who send email for
other companies, and another breakout session focusing on ISP and
mailbox provider issues. The videos emphasize practical
considerations with Adkins and Midgen providing numerous examples.
The complete M3AAWG DMARC Training Series is available on the M3AAWG
site under the Activities tab from the Training Videos page
"M3AAWG was instrumental in incubating the development of DMARC at
its meetings and, now that the technology is in the adoption stage,
continues to support the technology with the release of a
comprehensive video training series. DMARC was developed to help
brands and mailbox providers work together in identifying fraudulent
messages. These videos are unique because they feature technical
experts who helped develop DMARC explaining how to implement the
technology for the best results," said Trent Adams, Chair of
AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! and other email receivers are using DMARC
to protect end-users and b
rands. The technology incorporates the
widely used SPF and DKIM specifications but also includes feedback,
monitoring and debugging processes, according to Adams. 
M3AAWG Co-Chairman Chris Roosenraad said, "Glancing at a message's
content, it's often impossible for users to figure out that an email
which seems to be from their bank or a favorite store is actually a
scam, an attempt by a criminal to defraud the user. Spoofing, or
impersonating a known brand in an email to trick users out of
personal information or for other criminal aims, is a growing
problem. We produced the video series because cooperative industry
efforts like DMARC are essential to fighting this type of abuse and
protecting users."  
About the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group
The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG)
is where the industry comes together to work against bots, malware,
spam, viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other online
exploitation. M3AAWG (www.M3AAWG.org) represents more than one
billion mailboxes from some of the largest network operators
worldwide. It leverages the depth and experience of its global
membership to tackle abuse on existing networks and new emerging
services through technology, collaboration and public policy. It also
works to educate global policy makers on the technical and
operational issues related to online abuse and messaging.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., M3AAWG is driven by market
needs and supported by major network operators and messaging
M3AAWG Board of Directors: AT&T (NYSE: T); Cloudmark, Inc.; Comcast
(NASDAQ: CMCSA); Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT); Cox Communications;
Damballa, Inc.; Eloqua; Facebook; France Telecom (NYSE and Euronext:
FTE); Google; PayPal; Return Path; Symantec; Time Warner Cable;
Verizon Communications; and Yahoo! Inc. 
M3AAWG Full Members: 1&1 Internet AG; Adaptive Mobile Security LTD;
Adobe Systems Inc.; AOL; BAE Systems Detica; Cisco Systems, Inc.;
Dynamic Network Services Inc.; Email Sender and Provider Coalition;
Genius; iContact; Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ NASDAQ: IIJI);
Mailchimp; McAfee Inc.; Message Systems; Mimecast; Nominum, Inc.;
Proofpoint; Scality; Spamhaus; Sprint; and Twitter. 
A complete member list is available at
Media Contact:
Linda Marcus, APR
1+714-974-6356 (U.S. Pacific)
Astra Communications 
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