SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Message Systems, the world's #1 email infrastructure provider, today announced that Alec Peterson has joined the M3AAWG Technical Committee as a co-chair. The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (www.m3aawg.org) is where the industry comes together to work against botnets, malware, spam, viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other online exploitation. M3AAWG leverages the depth and experience of its global community to tackle abuse on existing networks and new emerging threats 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. M3AAWG develops best practices and other work through various committees focusing on specific aspects of anti-abuse. Alec will help coordinate the efforts of M3AAWG Technical Committee members that range from technologists to anti-spammers. He will also help ensure that the thrice-yearly meetings reflect the work of this diverse and dedicated group, and help carry forward M3AAWG's mission of curbing global messaging abuse.
"The technical committee represents some of the best and brightest minds of our industry," said Mr. Peterson, CTO of Message Systems. "Message Systems has been active in the community for years, but when the opportunity arose to join the organization in a hands-on role in both developing best practices and helping to set the agenda of the meetings, I knew we had to get more involved. Because we service some of the world's largest senders and receivers, we have a vested and ongoing interest in ensuring that the messaging ecosphere remains as free of abuse as possible. It's the right thing to do; it affects everyone — from the businesses involved in e-commerce on through to the end-users. You and I face real threats via email every single day. Stopping the abuse in our inbox starts with good policy, smart technology and industry-wide adoption of standards. M3AAWG is the only organization that brings together all of the crucial elements and players, presenting a real chance at protecting the lifeblood of the Internet: digital messaging."
"Alec, along with Message Systems, has been a major proponent of the organization and a long-time member," said Jerry Upton, M3AAWG executive director. "We've had the pleasure of their support for a number of years and it's exciting to see Alec take a more active role. The technical committee, and the work that it represents, sets the tone and much of the direction of the meetings and the best practices, recommendations and other work we develop. Having experienced leaders onboard improves our committees' effectiveness and ability to execute."
Reflecting the company's commitment to anti-abuse work, Message Systems has several executives highly active in M3AAWG. Beside Mr. Peterson's appointment, Len Shneyder, Message Systems' director of industry relations, is serving on the M3AAWG board of directors and has been a Program Committee co-chair for a number of years. In addition Autumn Tyr-Salvia, Message Systems' director of standards and best practices, and Kate Nowrouzi, Message Systems' senior director of product policy, are long time participants in the organization and have worked on several committees, including the Feedback Loop Subcommittee and the Senders Committee, in addition to other initiatives.
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