Binary Analysis Mailing List – Charter v0.1

Objective

The end state of this mailing list is to encourage discussion based on the analysis of malware, worm, and bot binaries, to name but a few, and the tools associated with such analysis. This discussion list is very much an open venue to pursue issues relevant to binary analysis, but we still need parameters to keep discussion on topic. To that end, this charter will set out rules for both the posting, and moderating of this list.

Background

In an effort to keep the Securityfocus mailing lists up to date, and as relevant as possible to its readers, suggestions were requested for new mailing list topics. Borne from that initiative was the idea of a mailing list dedicated to the analysis of malware, worm, and bot binaries. This in turn would allow provide a venue for computer security professionals to gather, and discuss binary analysis of malware in an effort to defend against it.

Appropriate content

All matters germane to the analysis of malware binaries are considered to be on topic. To be specific;

Inappropriate content

Bearing in mind that we are all professionals we should know what constitutes inappropriate content. That being said the following constitutes some examples;

Guidelines for Posting

These guidelines are in effect for not only the message body, but also the signature block of all posters.

Guidelines for Moderating

The moderator of this mailing list has final approval of what is considered appropriate content, and conversely what is not. Both Securityfocus, and the moderator reserve the right to reject any message sent to this list. As long as the message is related to the charter it will be accepted.

Conflict resolution

It may occur that someone feels a post was either approved when it should not have been, or that one was rejected unjustly. Should this situation arise the following steps are to be followed in an effort to resolve the problem;

  1. refer to the charter
  2. email the moderator (dparker at bridonsecurity dot com)
  3. email thread of discussion with moderator, and the gist of your argument to (ah at securityfocus dot com).

List management

How do I subscribe?

Send an email message to binaryanalysis-subscribe@securityfocus.com. The contents of the subject or message are irrelevant. A confirmation message will be sent to the email address you used, and you will have to answer it.

How do I unsubscribe?

Send an email message to binaryanalsysi-unsubscribe@securityfocus.com using the email address you used to join the list with. The contents of the subject, or message are irrelevant. A confirmation message will be sent to the email address you used, and you will have to answer to it.

Should your email address have changed from the one you used to join the list with, please send an email to listadmin@securityfocus.com, and ask to be manually removed from the list in question.

Temporarily unsubscribe?

You will need to unsubscribe, and then subscribe all over again.

Digest format available?

Yes the list will be available in digest format.

How do you subscribe to the digest?

Send an email message to binaryanalysis-digest-subscribe@securityfocus.com. The contents of the subject or message body are irrelevant. A confirmation message will be sent to the email address you used to subscribe, and you will need to respond to it.

How do you unsubscribe from the digest?

Send an email message to binaryanalysis-digest-unsubscribe@securityfocus.com. The contents of the subject or message body are irrelevant. A confirmation message will be sent to the email address you used to subscribe to the list, and you will need to respond to it.

Seemingly unable to unsubscribe?

You are likely sending the list an email from an address different then the one you used to join it with in the first place. Should you no longer have access to that email address then send an email to listadmin@securityfocus.com asking to be unsubscribed manually.

Are you subscribed to the list already?

Send an email message to binaryanalysis-query@securityfocus.com. The same steps need to be taken to see if you are already subscribed to the digest. Send an email to the following binaryanalysis-digest-query@securityfocus.com.

This concludes the charter for the binary analysis mailing list hosted by Securityfocus.


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