LACNIC now a Full Member of M3AAWG
LACNIC’s Warning Advice and Reporting Point (WARP) has created the LACNIC Initiative Working Group to analyze regional cybersecurity issues within the framework of the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG).
Graciela Martínez, Head of the LACNIC WARP, participated in the latest M3AAWG meeting (San Francisco, USA), where the Board unanimously accepted LACNIC as full member of their organization.
The LACNIC Initiative Working Group was created during that meeting., a group which seeks to engage Latin American and Caribbean professionals and experts in security issues within the framework of M3AAWG. Martínez noted that the group’s objective is “to produce recommendations on security issues related not only to the Internet but also to mobile phone operations.”
Founded in 2004, M3AAWG is a non-profit organization that brings together professionals from different companies (Internet Service Providers, Email Service Providers, telecomm companies, social networking companies, security vendors and others) to work collaboratively on combating different types of Internet abuse. Martínez also stressed that confidentiality is one of the pillars of the organization, as it is considered a key element when establishing trust.
During the San Francisco event, Martínez and Fabricio Pessoa de Axur (member of LAC-CSIRT) held a meeting with Len Shneyder and Jesse Sowell of M3AAWG to begin discussing a strategy and possible joint actions to encourage the Latin American community to take interest in the organization for the purpose of analyzing the most common security problems and needs in the LACNIC service region.