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SendGrid Leaders to Share Best Practices for Safeguarding the Email Ecosystem at APWG eCrime 2016

Paul Kincaid-Smith and David Campbell Represent SendGrid's Unwavering Commitment to Reducing Spam and Phish on "ESP + Phishing" Panel

SendGrid Leaders to Share Best Practices for Safeguarding the Email Ecosystem at APWG eCrime 2016

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DENVER, May 24, 2016 — SendGrid, the leading delivery platform for customer communication that drives engagement and growth, today announced that Paul Kincaid-Smith, Vice President of Industry Relations and David Campbell, Chief Security Officer, will participate in the ESP + Phishing panel discussion at the APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime) 2016, to be held on June 1-3 in Toronto, Canada.

The panel discussion will focus on how email service providers like SendGrid are developing industry best practices to combat email abuse and safeguard consumers.

eCrime 2016 brings together academic researchers, security practitioners and law enforcement to discuss and exchange ideas, experiences and lessons learnt in all aspects of electronic crime and ways to combat it. eCrime 2016 is focused on the operational challenges and development of common resources and best practices for first responders and forensic professionals. In addition, the conference will dive into current research projects and future areas of interest for cybercrime investigations, forensic techniques and infrastructure defense.

“SendGrid remains committed to investing in the right people, technology and infrastructure so we can reduce the flow of spam and phish in email traffic, diminish fraudulent email and protect the email ecosystem,” said Paul Kincaid-Smith, Vice President of Industry Relations, SendGrid.  “We look forward to sharing our perspective and exchanging ideas with the broader security and email communities at eCrime.”

“We’re looking forward to a very productive and collaborative eCrime 2016, where our presenters and attendees can examine operational challenges, develop common resources and shape best practices the help ensure a more secure computing environment,” said, Peter Cassidy, Secretary General, APWG.  “SendGrid’s participation in our event will help provide our members and peer delegates with important perspectives, as Paul and David share their wealth of knowledge and experience regarding email safeguards and security.”

About SendGrid
SendGrid is a proven, cloud-based customer communication platform that drives engagement and business growth. SendGrid is a leader in email deliverability and its platform successfully delivers over 25 billion emails each month for Internet and mobile-based customers like Airbnb, Pandora, HubSpot, Spotify, Uber and FourSquare as well as more traditional enterprises like Intuit and Costco. For more information, visit www.sendgrid.com.

About the APWG
The APWG, founded in 2003 as the Anti-Phishing Working Group, is the global industry, law enforcement, and government coalition focused on unifying the global response to electronic crime. Membership is open to qualified financial institutions, online retailers, ISPs and Telcos, the law enforcement community, solutions providers, multi-lateral treaty organizations, research centers, trade associations and government agencies. There are more than 2,000 companies, government agencies and NGOs participating in the APWG worldwide. The APWG’s www.apwg.org and education.apwg.org websites offer the public, industry and government agencies practical information about phishing and electronically mediated fraud as well as pointers to pragmatic technical solutions that provide immediate protection. The APWG is co-founder and co-manager of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention, the global online safety public awareness collaborative www.stopthinkconnect.org and founder/curator of the APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research, the world’s only peer-reviewed conference dedicated specifically to electronic crime studies www.ecrimeresearch.org.

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David Friedman
SendGrid
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