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Apr 13, 2017

The online retail giant is teaming up with the semiconductor firm NXP to help put voice recognition technology in an array of gadgets—starting in your home. But is security but is user authentication the missing link? 

Apr 11, 2017
IoT Institute

The safety risks of the Internet of Things grow by the day, but regulation and self-policing both have shortcomings.  On the morning of September 29, 1982, a twelve-year-old girl in the Chicago suburbs woke up feeling sick. Instead of going to school, she says home and takes a Tylenol early in the morning. She dies shortly after that.

Apr 11, 2017
CSO Magazine

Last week's roll-back of FCC privacy regulations was good news for ISPs and marketers and bad news for privacy advocates. But the decision could also have an impact on enterprise cybersecurity, experts say. The FCC privacy rules repeal does not actually make the privacy situation worse, since the proposed rules hadn't gone into effect yet.  But it may inspire ISPs to expand their data collection efforts

Apr 6, 2017

The Online Trust Alliance will merge with the Internet Society in an effort to better fight against privacy and security challenges, like the repeal of the Federal Communications Commissions' broadband privacy rules, GeekWire reports. "By working together, OTA’s vision and mission will be sustained and amplified with the resources, reach and stature of the Internet Society,” said OTA President Craig Spiezle.

Apr 6, 2017

In an effort to further enhance online security, two Internet groups have just joined forces. The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is teaming up with the Internet Society to become an initiative within the Internet Society’s global network of online security members and organizations.

Apr 5, 2017
IoT Innovator

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) and the Internet Society (ISOC) announced Tuesday that the two global non-profit organizations have combined resources, expanding the reach and impact of the Internet Society to a broader group of stakeholders and industry members.  The two organizations have a mutual history of working with their members to promote initiatives that enhance online security.  Under the agreement, OTA will operate

Apr 5, 2017

Industry consolidation has arrived for internet security protocols as two key internet standards bodies, the Online Trust Alliance and the Internet Society, combine their operations. Going forward, Online Trust Alliance (OTA) will continue its work within Internet Society (ISOC) on its internet of things Trust Framework, Cyber Incident Response Guide and the annual OTA Online Trust Audit.

Apr 5, 2017
SC Magazine

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) and the Internet Society (ISOC) today announced a merger that will bring the two non-profit groups together to help promote online security. The newly combined organizations  will operate under the name Online Trust Alliance an Internet Society Initiative with the OTA effectively being absorbed by ISOC.

Apr 5, 2017

The Online Trust Alliance, which has for a dozen years brought together business leaders from cybersecurity and technology companies to develop technical standards and public audits designed to maximize  consumer security and trust online, is merging with the much larger and older Internet Society, the organizations announced Wednesday.

Apr 5, 2017
Security Ledger

The Online Trust Alliance, which has focused on issues related to privacy and security on the Internet of Things, is merging with The Internet Society, home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the  groups said in an announcement Wednesday.