SAN MATEO, Calif., October 22, 2014 – Norse, the leader in live attack intelligence, today announced it has joined the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG). By joining M3AAWG, Norse (www.norse-corp.com) is looking to share its experience, expertise and industry leadership in live threat intelligence and participate in M3AAWG’s industry collaboration, technology and public policy efforts to combat various forms of messaging abuse, malware, botnets, spam, denial-of-service attacks and other exploits, especially those emanating from the darknets.

“As a founding member of M3AAWG, and previous vice-chairman and chairman of the board, I am excited to bring Norse into the M3AAWG fold,” said Jonathan Curtis, security architect at Norse. “By joining the group, Norse hopes to make a significant contribution to industry efforts to establish effective attack deterrence and threat mitigation, as well as raise awareness of the changing threat landscape and how live attack intelligence plays a key role in addressing the problem.”

Norse brings elite new cyber intelligence capabilities to the industry and expects to contribute to the anti-abuse efforts at M3AAWG. With over five million sensors deployed in 47 countries around the world, Norse delivers unique visibility into attacks emanating from difficult-to-penetrate geographies and darknet cybercrime – visibility that no other vendor can match. Norse’s staff of professional “fusion analysts” scrutinize, refine and interpret the Norse network’s data with insight gleaned from years of experience in government and military intelligence, and counterintelligence work.

“M3AAWG looks forward to Norse’s participation in our collaborative industry forum focused on  combating malicious activity on the Internet,” said Jerry Upton, M3AAWG executive director.

The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (www.M3AAWG.org) is an organization of the world’s leading service providers, vendors and other industry participants dedicated to working together against bots, malware, spam, viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other online exploitation. M3AAWG leverages the depth and experience of its global membership to tackle abuse on existing networks and new emerging services through initiatives in technology, industry collaboration and public policy.

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