New IPv6 and DKIM Training Courses Added to Upcoming MAAWG Global Meeting

    Top EU Cybercrime Commissioner to Address Proposed Laws Among 25 Other
Sessions on Messaging Abuse at Meeting

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new hands-on training classes
taught by recognized industry experts - a class on IPv6 featuring a live IPv6
Web connection and a class on implementing DKIM email authentication - will be
available to attendees at the 16th MAAWG General Meeting at no cost.  The
Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG), the largest global trade
association working against messaging exploitation, added the courses to help
educate the industry on the latest techniques to manage messaging networks
while protecting online users and improving email deliverability.

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    The MAAWG meeting, June 9-11 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will feature
a keynote address by one of the top cybercrime officials at the European
Commission, Radomir Jansky, on proposed EU legislative work addressing online
attacks and botnets. There will also be more than 25 working sessions related
to spam and mobile spam, botnets and messaging abuse.

    The two training classes will be offered June 8 before the members-only
meeting. MAAWG meetings focus on cooperative global efforts, education and
industry networking to combat messaging abuse in all its forms and generally
attract hundreds of international attendees.

    Practical, Expert Training, Live IPv6 Connectivity

    "We added the new training classes to help our members take the lead in
securing their networks and protecting their users.  The working professionals
teaching these courses have a wide-ranging understanding of both the
theoretical and practical side of these technologies and we are fortunate to
have them share their knowledge," said Michael O'Reirdan, MAAWG chairman.

    The live IPv6 connectivity available for the training class and during
the meeting will be provided by MAAWG member UPC Broadband, the European
division of Liberty Global, Inc., which is a primary international cable
operator providing television, broadband Internet and telephone services to
approximately 10 million customers throughout 10 European countries. This will
be the first exposure for many of the MAAWG attendees to a working IPv6

    The class will cover the fundamentals of the new protocol, including how
to configure an operating system to connect with a network running IPv6 and an
opportunity to connect to an IPv6 Web and mail server.  MAAWG IPv6 Committee
Co-Chair John Jason Brzozowski and MAAWG Senior Advisor Joe St Sauver will
teach the course.

    The training session on implementing DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail),
which uses cryptographic signing to identify the organization that is taking
responsibility for a message, will provide practical instruction on applying
the authentication method to email servers.  DKIM is one of several popular
standards for adding trust back into email, helping services correctly
identify and deliver safe mail.  The course will be taught by David Crocker,
MAAWG senior advisor, Internet pioneer and principal of Brandenburg
InternetWorking; and Cloudmark DKIM expert Murray Kucherawy.  Both are active
in the DKIM standardization process.

    Some of the topics to be covered in the 25 sessions during the three-day
meeting are:
    --  Cross-border enforcement mechanisms
    --  Botnet recovery and mitigation issues
    --  Inter-provider feedback mechanisms
    --  Spam on mobile

    --  Deliverability and delivery in Europe

    A special MAAWG ISP Closed Colloquium, usually limited to service
providers, will be opened to all attendees to encourage frank, open roundtable
conversations on working within the industry to combat messaging abuse.  MAAWG
members are ISPs, email providers, volume senders and security vendors.

    More information on the upcoming meeting and on MAAWG is available at

    About the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG)

    The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) is where the messaging
industry comes together to work against spam, viruses, denial-of-service
attacks and other online exploitation.  MAAWG ( represents
almost one billion mailboxes from some of the largest network operators
worldwide.  It is the only organization addressing messaging abuse
holistically by systematically engaging all aspects of the problem, including
technology, industry collaboration and public policy.  MAAWG leverages the
depth and experience of its global membership to tackle abuse on existing
networks and new emerging services.  Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.,
MAAWG is an open forum driven by market needs and supported by major network
operators and messaging providers.

    Media Contact: Linda Marcus, APR, 714-974-6356,, Astra

    MAAWG Board of Directors: AOL; AT&T (NYSE:   T); Charter Communications
(NASDAQ:   CHTR); Cloudmark, Inc.; Comcast (NASDAQ:   CMCSA); Cox Communications;
France Telecom (NYSE and Euronext: FTE); Goodmail Systems; Openwave Systems
(NASDAQ:   OPWV); Time Warner Cable; Verizon Communications; and Yahoo! Inc.

    MAAWG Full Members: 1&1 Internet AG; Bizanga LTD; Constant Contact;
e-Dialog; Eloqua Corporation; Experian CheetahMail;; Internet
Initiative Japan, (IIJ NASDAQ:   IIJI); IronPort Systems; McAfee Inc.; MX Logic;
Outblaze LTD; Return Path, Inc.; Spamhaus; Sprint; and Symantec

    MAAWG European members: .SE (The Internet Infrastructure Foundation); 1 &
1 Internet AG; Adaptive Mobile Security; ALLGlobalNames; Anubis Networks;
Bizanga LTD; Cabestan; Comdom Software; Consultix GmbH; DATEV eG;;
e-Circle AG; ECO; eleven GmbH; Emailvision; Entidad Publica Empresarial
RED.ES; F-Secure Corporation; Florence Consultant; France Telecom ;
GetResponse, Implix company; Ipsos Interactive Services (Canada); Maison de la
France; Messagelabs; Neolane; NP6/Mail Performance; Sophos Plc; Spamhaus;
Splio; StreamShield Network ; Swisscom; TDC ; Telecom & Management SudParis;
Telefonica S.A.; Telnet N.V.; The Communicator Corporation; UPC Broadband
Operations BV; and Yandex

    A complete member list is available at


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