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As the internet flourishes with innovative new mobile apps, cloud services and the internet of things, the threats from hactivists, fraudulent businesses, organized crime and State-Sponsored actors underscores the importance of taking a holistic "Security by Design" for every product, service and business operation .  OTA works through the standards community and public and private sectors to advance best practices including data governance, site security, breach response planning and threat intelligence sharing.  Key areas of focus include the integrity of online advertising and content publishing, supply chain management, cloud services and critical infrastructure.

Sep 5, 2018
CSO

Cybercrime damage is projected to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. That’s creating lots of demand for security protection—estimated at over $1 trillion cumulatively between 2017 and 2021.

Sep 4, 2018
Forbes

It’s common for companies to believe they’re safe from cyberattacks, but it isn’t always true.

Jul 24, 2018
CNET

HTTP, one of the technologies that's made the World Wide Web work since Tim Berners-Lee invented the web more than 25 years ago, just got a big black mark by its name, thanks to Google's Chrome web browser. Google, Mozilla and other tech industry allies have been pushing websites everywhere to switch to the secure version, called HTTPS.

May 11, 2018
Stacey on IoT

Was your Nest password stolen? Apparently the smart home company is notifying users that their Nest password may be vulnerable after it detected that a password breach from another site was affecting users of its site. Since Nest is in the home security business now, this makes tremendous sense. I don’t want someone hacking my cameras, my alarm system, or my Nest door lock.

May 10, 2018
Computing

Smarthome vendor did the right thing says the Internet Society. Nest, the Google-owned manufacturer of home automation devices best known for its smart thermostat, has warned a customer of a password breach, urging him to change it and deploy two-factor authentication (2FA).

US Representatives DelBene and Langevin Receive the OTA's Cybersecurity, Privacy & Innovation Public Service Award

Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. – The Online Trust Alliance, an Internet Society initiative with the mission to enhance online trust, today honored U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Jim Cong Jim Langevin (RI)Langevin (D-RI) with its Cybersecurity, Privacy & Innovation Public Service Award.

Jun 20, 2017
KOMO TV News

Banks and government agencies always push us to do business online, but many of them get a failing grade when it comes to website security.  The latest online security audit by the Online Trust Alliance shows mixed reviews for websites that collect your your private information.  Healthcare.gov scored high for both tight security and strong privacy. The U.S.

Online Trust Alliance Names 2015 Most Trustworthy eCommerce Sites

Wed, Jun 3, 2015

BELLEVUE, WA. & CHICAGO, IL – June 3, 2015 – The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), the non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust, announced today results from its 2015 eCommerce Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE).

OTA Provides Expert Testimony to U.S. Senate on The Threats of Malicious Advertising

Thu, May 15, 2014

Washington DC - OTA Executive Director and President Craig Spiezle testified today before the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, outlining the risks of malicious advertising, and possible solutions.

U.S. Anti-Bot Code of Conduct for ISPs Unveiled

Thu, Mar 22, 2012

More than one in ten U.S. computers are infected by difficult-to-detect “bots” or “zombies,” which “botmasters” can use for anything from sending spam, to eavesdropping on network traffic, to stealing user passwords. OTA joined a unanimous vote at the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) meeting today, approving the voluntary U.S. Anti-Bot Code of Conduct for Internet Service Providers (ISPs),

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