Cyber Security Industry Alliance Newsletter • Volume 2, Number 1 • September 2005

Report on the Anti-Spyware Coalition Meeting

Last month in Chicago, the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) met to review public feedback on their documents. The Coalition now consists of 29 members representing anti-spyware vendors and public interests groups. The group updated their definitions, dispute resolution, and safety tips documents based on feedback received from the general public. The Coalition created a report responding to the public comments and explaining the decision to update the documents. Next, the Coalition will roll out the final documents on October 27 (in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month), so they can be adopted and considered as generally accepted industry practices.

The Objective Criteria and Risk Modeling working group presented a draft list of risk behaviors and scoring methodology at the meeting. A draft of these guidelines will be made available for public comment when the definition, dispute resolution and safety tips documents are released.

The group will meet again face to face in December to review public comments on the Objective Criteria and Risk Modeling guidelines. A public workshop with representatives from industry, policy and consumer protection is tentatively scheduled for late January.