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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.

Jun 20, 2017
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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.

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.

Security and Privacy Checklist for Consumers Gifted with Internet Connected Devices

Wed, Dec 9, 2015

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), the non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust, today released a Smart Device Purchase and Set-Up Checklist to help protect the security and privacy of consumers who buy or receive smart or connected devices. By following the checklist, users can take steps to safeguard their personal information and 

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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