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White House Cyber & Consumer Protection Summit

Last Friday I had the privilege to attend the White House Cybersecurity & Consumer Protection Summit, hosted at Stanford University.  Attendees included CEO's of leading organizations ranging from American Express, AIG, Intel, Bank of America, MasterCard, to Kaiser Permante, PayPal, QVC, Walgreens and the Center of Democracy & Technology.  Key messages delivered through the day included the importance of government – private sector collaboration, the sharing of threat data with the government and government sharing the data back to the business community.

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Data Privacy & Protection Day - Breach Legislation

OTA’s 2015 Data Privacy & Protection Day Town Halls attracted over 500 attendees, including leading experts in public policy, privacy and security. In each city, a fireside chat with an FTC Commissioner kicked off each Town Hall including Commissioner McSweeney with OTA President Craig Spiezle in Silicon Valley, followed by Commissioners Ohlhausen and Brill in NYC and DC respectively. View the Video Highlights

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Why Data Privacy Day is Important for the State of Web Security

As technology continues to evolve, web security threats are on the rise with an estimated 160,000 samples of malware  detected around the world each day. Unfortunately, 70% of these attacks are targeted at small businesses and other particular industries (e.g. retail, healthcare and hospitality).

National Series of Town Halls and Workshops to Promote Data Privacy & Protection Day Announced

National Series of Town Halls and Workshops to Promote Data Privacy & Protection Day Announced
Federal Trade Commissioners to keynote with participation from the FBI, Secret Service and thought leaders in consumer protection, privacy and cybersecurity

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Sony - It is not about the movie!

Sony - It is not about a movie. It is an attack on our sovereign nation

It is no longer the threat from ballistic missiles, our physical borders or hijacked airplanes.  It is the Internet, the fabric of our lives and economy.

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OTA Supports American Bankers Assoication Petition to the FCC

OTA supports the petition for exemption of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) as requested by the ABA, limited to security and fraud prevention notification purposes and respectfully urges the Commission to grant the requested exemption. Doing so will facilitate prompt and efficient communication of time-sensitive information that can both limit the occurrence and impact of online crime and identity theft.

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The Promise of Ad Supply Chain Accountability

A few weeks ago, I attended the IAB Ad Operations Summit. The Summit focused on cleaning up the advertising supply chain, combating fraud, and identifying more streamlined ways to accurately measure ad performance. The underlying message of the Summit was the need for collaboration and industry buy-in. Just as standardization is impossible unless everyone is committed to following the same standards, cleaning up the supply chain is impossible unless everyone agrees to identify and shut out disreputable players.

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Big Data Are You Prepared to Seize Opportunities & Preserve Consumer Trust?

Throughout the world businesses are eagerly capitalizing on the promise and potential of big data.  Combined with powerful analytics big data is proving to drive revenue, reach new markets and identify new consumers.  Data scientists are uncovering subtle patterns, correlations and relationships between consumers and products.  Through targeted marketing and appending data from data brokers, consumers are realizing compelling content, personalized online experiences and promotional offers tailored to their needs and aspirations.  This appears a win-win for business and t

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Time to Support Breach Legislation - We need Your Help!

Last Thursday more than 40 organizations representing retailers, restaurants and other businesses – including the National Retail Federation, National Restaurant Association and Food Marketing Institute - sent a letter to Congressional leaders, stating legislation is needed to address data breaches covering all entities that handle sensitive information. Now it is your turn!

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Cybersecurity, The Blind Side, The Insider Threat

Cybersecurity, The Blind Side, The Insider Threat

Perhaps you remember the football movie, The Blind Side, with Sandra Bullock about an impoverished young boy who was adopted and eventually became a NFL football player. The blind side is also a football term which loosely means “something that approaches from the side you cannot see.” Usually the side of the quarterback away from where he is looking. Do we have a “blind side” in cybersecurity too? Perhaps.

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