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The Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance Announces Methodology for Tenth Annual Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Reston, VA – August 23, 2018 – The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), an Internet Society initiative with the mission to enhance online trust, today released the methodology for the forthcoming 2018 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll. This marks the tenth consecutive year OTA has conducted its Online Trust Audit, which promotes responsible online privacy and data security practices, and recognizes leaders in the public and private sectors who have embraced them.

Online Trust Alliance Reports Doubling of Cyber Incidents in 2017

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Reston, VA – The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), an Internet Society initiative with the mission to enhance online trust, today released its Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report. OTA’s annual analysis found that cyber incidents targeting businesses nearly doubled from 82,000 in 2016 to 159,700 in 2017. Since the majority of cyber incidents are never reported, OTA believes the actual number in 2017 could easily exceed 350,000.

OTA Audits Email Trustworthiness of 200 Largest Online Retailers Leading into Holiday Shopping Season

Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Reston, VA – The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), an Internet Society initiative, today released its 2017 Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit. Now in its fourth year, the Audit analyzes the newsletters and promotional emails of the 200 largest North American online retailers for authentication and end-to-end user experience from signup through unsubscribe.

OTA Research Shows Increasing Government Agency Adoption of Practices to Help Curb Email and Website Fraud or Abuse

Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Reston, VA – The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), an Internet Society initiative, today released analysis that shows top government agencies are increasingly adopting the best practices to help prevent their emails and websites from being spoofed or impersonated following a recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) directive. However, 62 percent have not implemented key email protection, Domain-based Message and Reporting Conformance (DMARC), placing US citizens at risk.

OTA Requests Public Comments for 2018 Online Trust Audit Methodology

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Reston, VA – The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), an Internet Society initiative, today issued a call for public comments about criteria for inclusion in its 2018 Online Trust Audit. Now in its tenth year, the Audit is recognized as benchmark research evaluating responsible online privacy and data security practices of more than 1,000 consumer-facing organizations across the public and private sectors.

Online Trust Alliance Responds to FTC Feedback Request with Suggested CAN-SPAM Act Modifications

Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Reston, VA – The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), an Internet Society (ISOC) initiative with the mission to enhance online trust, today announced it has submitted its response to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) request for comments about the CAN-SPAM Act. While OTA believes 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.

OTA Members Reflect on Accomplishments Driving Online Security & Responsible Privacy

Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Bellevue, Wash. – As the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) combines resources with and becomes a key initiative of the Internet Society (ISOC), OTA’s members today reflected on what the non-profit has accomplished since it was founded in 2004.

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