19 February 2019
Dave Piscitello receives the M3AAWG 2019 Mary Litynski Award
The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG)
announced today that Interisle partner Dave Piscitello is the
recipient of the 2019 Mary Litynski Award, which recognizes
"the lifetime achievements of an individual who has significantly contributed to making the Internet safer, working far from the public eye over a
significant period of time for the greater good." The Award was presented at the 45th M3AAWG meeting in San Francisco.
APWG Publishes 2019 Mission Statement
The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has published its Mission Statement:
"2019: A Critical Year for Privacy Rights, Data Protection and Public Safety",
written by Interisle partner Dave Piscitello on behalf of the APWG Board of Directors.
CAUCE welcomes Dave Piscitello to Board of Directors
The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE) announced the addition of
Dave Piscitello to the Board of Directors. Dave's field and policy experience with exposing and mitigating the exploitation of domain names
and the domain name system (DNS) by spammers, cyber-attackers, and cyber-criminals complements the law enforcement, threat research, and email abuse
skill sets already present on the board. He will work with CAUCE to raise cross-community awareness of abuses and misuses of domain names and
the DNS by studying and calling attention to policy vacuums and weaknesses, by promoting abuse reporting systems that can help governance
bodies and lawmakers make informed decisions, and by delivering DNS investigations training programs for law enforcement.
Dave Piscitello to join Interisle
David Piscitello, a widely respected security and cybercrime expert with an international reputation fighting criminal abuse of the Internet and its Domain Name System (DNS),
will join Interisle Consulting Group upon his retirement from the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
He brings 40 years of experience with network security practices; cybercrime policy, mitigation, and response; and DNS abuse investigation training.
For more information about Dave, see his brief bio or check out his recent publications
at The Security Skeptic.
Why People Hate ISPs
Underlying the debate on "network neutrality" is a pervasive negative attitude in the US towards ISPs. Interisle principal Fred Goldstein has written an
article on this topic on TMCnet.
Interisle presentation on Title II options at WISPAPALOOZA
Interisle partner Fred Goldstein presented a talk at the Wireless ISP Assocation's WISPAPALOOZA event in October, 2017.
He suggests that the debate over whether or not to apply Title II regulation to ISPs is addressing the wrong questions,
and that a layered approach would not only be superior, but is what the law actually intended.
See the slides from his presentation.
Interisle Selected for ICANN Review of RSSAC
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has appointed Interisle Consulting Group to conduct an independent review
of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC). The RSSAC serves to advise the ICANN community and ICANN Board on matters relating
to the operation, administration, security, and integrity of the Internet's Root Server System.
Read the ICANN announcement.
Interisle Filing to FCC on Network Neutrality
The FCC is now seeking to roll back its 2015 decision to impose Title II regulation on Internet services.
Interisle supports removing Title II regulation from ISP services per se but not from the underlying transmission services of large carriers.
We propose a set of safe harbors by which these large vertically-integrated ISPs could either offer their transmission services separately or
provide a fully-neutral IP service to a point where others can interconnect.
If they choose neither option, they should be required to live up to the "four freedoms" of Internet openness.
Read Interisle's full filing.
Trends for Wireless ISPs
Interisle's Fred Goldstein delivered a presentation forecasting long-term technical
and regulatory trends for the wireless ISP industry at WISPAPALOOZA 2016, the wireless ISP industry's premier trade show.
Interisle Selected as FCC Technical Consultant for WISPA
Interisle has been selected by the Wireless ISP Association (WISPA)
as their FCC Technical Consultant. This effort, led by Interisle partner Fred Goldstein, involves working with the wireless ISP industry to ensure that
their needs are understood by the FCC, and to help the WISP membership with their FCC compliance. WISPA has over 800 members, mostly small businesses,
serving millions of customers across the United States, largely in rural areas not served by larger providers.