Twilio has announced that it has joined the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), the premier industry group dedicated to combating bots, malware, spam, viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other online exploitation.
M3AAWG combats attacks across several platforms, including mobile, email, voice and emerging platforms such as social messaging leveraging the depth and experience of its global members to tackle abuse on existing platforms and 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 messaging abuse. Attendees of M3AAWG’s general meetings include technologists, anti-abuse and security professionals, law enforcement, government regulators and companies with a vested interest in preventing abuse on their platforms and across the Internet.
“Establishing a trusted communications ecosystem can only be addressed via a coordinated effort among various industries and businesses in partnership with public and government entities,” said Karyn Smith, general counsel and corporate secretary for Twilio.
“M3AAWG provides exactly the type of forum that is needed to exchange ideas and information and develop best practices that can be implemented by businesses and operators on a global scale."
Amy Cadagin, M3AAWG’s co-executive director said “M3AAWG brings together a diverse group of individuals and entities with a single mission: combatting internet abuse in its many forms.
“M3AAWG focuses on abuse vectors across a number of channels that affect every-day internet users—our mission has become infinitely more critical given the growth of the internet and how it permeates nearly every aspect of our daily lives and digital communications."