Mitigation credentials

If you’ve been contacted by IID’s Mitigation team, we need your help taking down a malicious threat. We’ve collaborated on a daily basis for almost two decades with governance and guidance organizations, law enforcement, ISPs, and other Internet security experts and groups around the world – to detect and mitigate threats and to protect assets, brands and users.

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IID works with important groups in the security industry.


OTA: IID is a gold sponsor (advisory council) member of OTA. IID participates in OTA events regularly and works to increase the level of trust in online transactions. IID provides guidance on public policy, educational initiatives. IID also liaises with other organizations like APWG and M3AAWG to develop best practices.

M3AAWG: IID’s Vice President of Threat Intelligence Paul Ferguson is co-chair of M3AAWG’s technical committee. He helps determine programs from a technical perspective. IID is a MAAWG supporter. IID participates in discussions around public policy, education and best practices around Internet operations and abuse handling.

ICANN: IID President and CTO Rod Rasmussen and CISO Merike Kaeo are on ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee. They examine threats to the security and stability of the Internet and give advice to policy and operational issues. They participate widely in the bottom-up multi-stakeholder process that dictates policy for Internet governance in terms of making domain name and IP addresses use more transparent and accountable.

APWG: IID is a sponsoring member of APWG. IID works with the Anti-Phishing Working Group as a data provider to identify threats.  IID’s President and CTO Rod Rasmussen co-authors the APWG’s Global Phishing Report.

Microsoft: For years, IID has regularly provided data to Microsoft, which protects users from phishing scams when using Internet Explorer, MSN, and Hotmail. IID is a trusted mitigation specialist authorized to submit directly to the abuse API’s for for immediate action.

Dot TK: IID is a trusted mitigation specialist authorized to submit directly to the abuse API’s for Dot TK for immediate action.


IID’s leadership is invested in security industry groups.


CEO Lars Harvey is an active participant in several industry groups, including the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), Online Trust Alliance (OTA) and Digital PhishNet, a collaboration between industry and law enforcement.

CTO and President Rod Rasmussen is widely recognized as a leading expert on the abuse of the domain name system by criminals. Rasmussen serves in leadership roles in various industry groups including the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (FCC CSRIC), the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), the Online Trust Alliance, and the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST).

VP of Threat Intelligence Paul Ferguson has been widely recognized for decades as a security industry luminary and has been fighting malware since the days of the earliest attacks in 1987. Ferguson was also named a 2014 co-chair for M3AAWG’s technical committee.