Jesse Thompson

Email: jesse.thompson@wisc.edu

Address:
Division of Information Technology (DoIT)

2019 Session

DMARC Pushing the Envelope


2018 Session

Title: Email Trust Issues? Find out why and what you can do to help.

Description:
Learn what UW-Madison is doing to improve email security and how campus IT professionals can help make email more secure.

This talk will focus on two areas: credentials are stolen causing the email service to be under constant attack, and domains are being spoofed which undermines the trust in our email.


Biography

Jesse has been on the UW-Madison email team since 2001. He spearheaded the implementation of anti-spam and reliable email delivery for university students, faculty, and staff. He monitors the anti-spam and email postmaster industry trends, old and new tactics, and emerging standards and best practices. He contributes to the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) and is the founding maintainer of the Anti-Phishing Email Reply (APER) project. After the team’s successful multi-year project to migrate the email service to Office 365 and consolidate the majority of email/calendaring systems across campus, Jesse is turning his attention to the next chapter of the UW-Madison email service: to fight the email forgery & phishing epidemic and improve the reputation of UW-Madison’s hundreds of email domains.