2016 Consumer Brands - Honor Roll Recipients
“Trust is the foundation of the digital economy. The OTA’s Online Trust Audit reinforces the need for all organizations to invest in security, privacy and the consumer experience”, said Joseph Yanoska, Executive Director, American Greetings Interactive. “As a recipient of OTA’s 2016 Honor Roll we are honored to be recognized for our efforts.”
"At Gap Inc., we work tirelessly to provide a safe and secure digital shopping environment for our customers, and we are committed to protecting the privacy of our customer data,” said Rich Noguera, Chief Information Security Officer, Gap Inc. “We’re honored to be recognized as the top retailer in the 2016 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll."
"Hartford Steam Boiler is pleased to be named to the Online Trust Alliance Honor Roll for 2016. As a leading provider of cyber insurance and reinsurance, HSB takes cyber security seriously. We share the OTA’s focus on raising awareness and online safety best practices and we are pleased to be recognized for our commitment to cyber security." - Eric Cernak, VP Cyber Risk Practice Leader.
"“We’re honored to be recognized in the Online Trust Alliance Honor Roll for the second year in a row. Through its benchmarking work, the OTA is helping security leaders like LifeLock act as trusted stewards of the data we protect. We support its mission to make the internet a safer place by driving the adoption of security best practices industrywide,” said Neil Daswani, Chief Information Security Officer, LifeLock.
“Consumer trust is the foundation for eCommerce companies like ours, and we work hard to earn that trust through ongoing efforts to adopt responsible security and privacy practices,” said Jim Bramson, LivingSocial’s head of corporate affairs. “We are pleased to be recognized on the Online Trust Honor Roll, and appreciate the efforts of OTA to socialize best practices for safeguarding consumer confidence.”
"As cybercrime and tactics evolve, so must businesses’ adoption of security and privacy enhancing best practices. Microsoft is proud to be named to the 2016 Online Trust Honor Roll recognizing our leadership in security and privacy. While there is no perfect security or privacy, the Audit reinforces the importance of taking a holistic view of consumer protection, user empowerment and data stewardship," said John Scarrow, General Manager, Online Safety Services, Microsoft Corporation.
"Technological innovation is constantly impacting the real estate industry so we are honored to be recognized by the 2016 OTA Honor Roll," said National Association of REALTORS, President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Florida. " Embracing new technologies, data security and privacy practices are essential parts of how realtors conduct business and help home owners confidently buy and sell Smart Homes"
"Publishers Clearing House is proud to have evolved our data stewardship and privacy practices to meet the higher bar and be recognized by OTA for our efforts. Data stewardship, self-regulation and commitment to taking a holistic view of security & privacy is a cornerstone of any business looking to strive in today’s evolving landscape. We believe continued success and growth is based on a long term commitment and investment in data security as we strive to continually maintain transparency and trust with our members," Sal Tripi, AVP Digital Operations and Compliance, Publishers Clearing House.
“Consumers need confidence that their data is secure and privacy is respected. As an Honor Roll recipient, Symantec encourages all sites to embrace these practices including encrypting all their site traffic, helping to enhance the privacy and security as consumers search, browse, bank, and buy,” said Roxane Divol, SVP and GM of Website Security, Symantec Corporation.
"Security and privacy remain the bedrock of consumer trust. As the overall top scorer, Twitter is honored to be recognized for our efforts. These best practices of our users’ data are critical for the long-term health and future innovation of the Internet. We are committed to build on our collaboration between the public and sectors in driving their adoption." – Michael Coates, Trust & Information Security Officer, Twitter.