Discussing email encryption at JPAAWG #4

Photo by Luca Sartoni

Halon is presenting at, and sponsoring, the 4th general meeting of JPAAWG. It’s an independent regional offshoot of the global Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group backed by long-time M3AAWG members IIJ and TwoFive. M3AAWG is where the industry comes together to work against botnets, malware, spam, viruses, DoS attacks and other online exploitation. It’s the largest industry association, with more than 200 members worldwide, bringing together all the stakeholders in the online community in a confidential, open forum.

I will be speaking about the latest email authentication technologies together with Hackim Farrell from Proofpoint; specifically transport encryption with DANE and MTA-STS. Until recently, there was no widely deployed technology for properly protecting email communication from eavesdropping. We have been advocating for improved email encryption for a long time at conferences and industry meetings all over the globe. We’ve nudged and encouraged, and is very happy to see that there’s now 3 million email domains with DANE, and that both Microsoft and Google has enabled MTA-STS for their consumer mailbox services.

Are you interested in taking part, and happen to know one of the members? If so, I recommend reaching out and applying to attend an upcoming meeting as their guest! If not, we’re happy to guide you through the process. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to know more about what we do at M3AAWG, or want to talk about email in general.

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