Happy middle-of-July, everyone: we hope the season is treating you kindly. The next few months are going to be pretty eventful for us—literally. We have several events coming up in various cities (all stateside for now), and we’d love to see some of you there. StopBadware will be at HostingCon in San Diego, CA, August 8-10; we’ll be exhibiting at the conference and promoting our Best Practices for Web Hosting Providers, so if you’re a rock star in the web hosting industry, be sure to stop by, say hello, and learn how you can demonstrate your commitment to protecting the online ecosystem!
After our summer conference debut, join us at the Online Trust Forum 2011 in Washington DC, October 17-19. Hosted by the Online Trust Alliance, the Forum will address marketing, technical and regulatory challenges impacting trust and confidence in online services and communications. Now in its 7th year, the Forum brings together an international audience of business, industry, marketing, security, and government leaders to learn and collaborate on best practices to protect consumers and develop trust.
If you need another reason to come witness the all-star lineup at the 2011 Online Trust Forum, we’ll give you one: our intrepid leader, Executive Director Maxim Weinstein, will be participating in a panel called Evolving Cybercrime - How to keep from being a statistic along with leaders from the APWG, InfraGard, and Internet Identity.
Early bird registration (register by August 12): https://otalliance.org/dc.html. You can save $100 by using the code PTRORG.
In addition, the Forum will include the 2011 Online Trust Leadership Awards. If your company promotes online trust and protects online safety and identity, let everyone know by nominating yourself for an Online Trust Leadership award. (And of course, if you’re so inclined, feel free to nominate StopBadware for the NGO award!) More>
To learn about other events around the world geared toward protecting the Internet and stopping badware, check out StopBadware’s Badware Events Calendar. If you know of a great badware-busting event that should be included on our calendar, let us know at calendar<at>stopbadware<dot>org.