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Joint Internet Society, CITEL, and ITU workshop on Combating SPAM
Mendoza, Argentina, 7 October 2013


WEDNESday, 7 october 2013

09:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:30​
Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:30 – 11:15​
What is “spam” and the Role of Tools – panel discussion of what is unsolicited mail and how spam is defined for this workshop as well as what data, tools and software exists today that users, governments and network operators can consider as part of a spam, malware, and botnet mitigation program.
The (ITU speaker) and lndustry experts will discuss what is spam, what tools and standards are currently available for spam mitigation and how they can be used to better manage the proliferation of spam.
11:15 – 12:00​
Role of governments – panel discussion of spam policy development from government representatives based on their experiences in how they developed legislation, regulation and enforcement criteria to mitigate spam, malware and botnets within their country.
The ITU speaker and government representatives from the Dutch Ministry and Industry Canada will discuss their experiences in addressing spam in their countries including the development of spam legislation, regulation and enforcement frameworks.
12:00 – 14:00​
Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00​

Role of industry – panel discussion with leading industry organizations that have developed best practices, codes of conduct, standards and other operational materials to help network operators adopt and use mitigate spam solutions, including malware, botnets and phishing.

The (ITU speaker) and the representatives from the Messaging, Malware, Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), the London Action Plan (LAP) and other organizations focused on addressing spam will discuss how they collaborate to deal with spam mitigation.

15:00 – 15:30​

Role of industry: Mobile – discussion of the migration of spam to mobile platforms and what is being done by the industry to address the issue

Representatives from the GSMA and Cloudmark.

15:30 – 16:00​​

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00​​

Role of technical experts – panel discussion with technical experts on what they do to manage network operations and address the proliferation of spam, including the risks associated with spam mitigation.

Panel discussion with (ITU speaker) and regional technical experts and network operators from Latin America to discuss how they approach and collaborate on spam mitigation.

17:00 – 17:30​

Workshop Summary and Closing Remarks

*To be confirmed