SOURCE: Cloudmark

July 09, 2007 16:35 ET

Cloudmark Executive to Present at Federal Trade Commission Spam Summit in Washington, DC

Dave Champine, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Joins Industry Leaders to Discuss Emerging Threats on Mobile Devices, Social Networking Websites and Other Media

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - FTC Spam Summit -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a two-day public event, "Spam Summit: The Next Generation of Threats and Solutions," in Washington, DC on July 11-12, 2007. The Summit will bring together experts from the business, government, and technology sectors, as well as consumer advocates and academics, to explore consumer protection issues surrounding spam, phishing and malware. The two-day summit will explore and analyze developments in malicious spam, shifts in spamming incentives and tactics, strategies for protecting consumers and businesses, and countermeasures for stopping malicious spammers and cybercriminals.

Who:   Dave Champine, senior director of product marketing, Cloudmark, Inc.

What:  Federal Trade Commission Spam Summit panel on "Emerging Threats,"
       which will explore new threats occuring in media other than email,
       including problems caused by spam over instant messaging (SPIM),
       spam over internet telephony (SPIT) and malicious spam on mobile
       devices, social networking Websites and other media.

       Other panelists participating in this session will include
       executives from CTIA, MXLogic, IBM Internet Security Systems and
       News Corp. (MySpace).

Where: Federal Trade Commission Conference Center located in the Satellite
       Building at 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W. in Washington, DC.

When:  Wednesday, July 11, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET.
Dave Champine will be speaking specifically about new messaging threats targeted at mobile devices. The fact is that the economics of spam are quickly aligning to make mobile messaging the new frontier for abuse: mobile devices are becoming smarter, consumers and enterprise users are relying more on these devices to access email and corporate information, mobile messaging adoption is skyrocketing and major mobile carriers are beginning to offer unlimited text plans. All of these factors combine to make mobile devices increasingly vulnerable and appealing targets for spammers and hackers.

Mobile abuses -- including mobile spam, SMS phishing (or SMiShing) attacks and exploits on handsets -- are already cropping up in Asia and the problem is quickly making its way westward to North America. Cloudmark was one of the first companies to address mobile messaging abuse. Today, Cloudmark Authority for Mobile Operators provides comprehensive messaging security to maintain the integrity of mobile messaging, protect network infrastructure and ensure successful adoption of services such as mobile commerce and mobile marketing.

About Dave Champine

Dave Champine has more than 17 years of experience designing, developing and maintaining secure messaging systems and software. Prior to joining Cloudmark, Dave was product director for Messaging Solutions at Quest Software, where he established and grew the product portfolio into the most comprehensive management offering in the industry. Prior to Quest, Dave founded a videogame hosting company and was director of Architecture at Critical Path. Dave spent his first 10 years in IT for Citigroup and Charles Schwab where he designed and managed corporate messaging and directory services.

If you are a member of the press and would like to schedule a briefing with Dave Champine to discuss emerging mobile messaging threats at the FTC Spam Summit or via phone, please contact Marisa Dulyachinda or Caitlin Davis, Schwartz Communications, at or (415) 512-0770.

About Cloudmark

Cloudmark, Inc. is a global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, delivering the industry's fastest, most comprehensive and most accurate real-time spam, virus and phishing protection for fixed and mobile networks. Cloudmark solutions combine highly sophisticated Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ technology based on innovative, high-performance algorithms and a Global Threat Network consisting of trusted reporters in 163 countries to provide security intelligence and filtering at all points in the messaging infrastructure. Cloudmark solutions currently protect more than 180 million mailboxes and more than 80 of the world's largest service provider and mobile operator networks (including seven of the top 10 in North America), such as EarthLink, Comcast, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, NTT Communications, SprintNextel, Virgin Mobile and Swisscom. Cloudmark is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit

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