Verisign Labs: Industry Standards

Verisign has a long history of leadership of influential standards bodies and other technical forums related to the development of the internet. We are building upon this foundation to expand our leadership role by partnering with the community to tackle some of the internet’s biggest challenges.

Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)

Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)

APWG is a global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft associated with phishing, pharming and email spoofing. Verisign provides technical advice and participates in decision-making as a member of the APWG Steering Committee.

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Some of the standards organisations and technical forums Verisign belongs to include:


DNS-OARC

DNS-OARC

The Domain Name System Operations Analysis and Research Centre (DNS-OARC) is a non-profit, membership organisation that seeks to improve the security, stability and understanding of the internet's DNS infrastructure sharing knowledge systems, promoting research and increasing awareness with publicly available tools and services.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

IETF produces high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use and manage the internet. Verisign is a key participant in PKIX (Public Key Infrastructure), TLS (SSL), OSCP, EPP, DNS and DNSSEC, and other IETF activities.

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Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)

Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)

A global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that results from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types. Verisign provides intelligence and technical advice, and participates in decision making as a member of the APWG Steering Committee.

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Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG)

Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG)

MAAWG brings the messaging industry together to address spam, viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other messaging exploitations. Verisign participates in the development of security-related best practices for messaging technologies.

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Internet Society

Internet Society

The Internet Society (ISOC) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1992 to provide leadership in internet related standards, education and policy. With offices in Washington DC, USA, and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the internet for the benefit of people throughout the world. The Internet Society provides leadership in addressing issues that confront the future of the internet, and is the organisational home for the groups responsible for internet infrastructure standards, including the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).

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Internet Architecture Board

Internet Architecture Board

The IAB is chartered both as a committee of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) (link to: http://www.ietf.org/), and as an advisory body of the Internet Society (ISOC) (link to: http://www.isoc.org/). Its responsibilities include architectural oversight of IETF activities, Internet Standards Process oversight and appeal, and the appointment of the RFC Editor. The IAB is also responsible for the management of the IETF protocol parameter registries.

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