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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
TechTarget

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
Cyberscoop

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.

Apr 5, 2017
IT World Canada

Just as there’s no shortage of threat actors, there’s also no shortage of trade and independent cyber security associations offering advice to the private and public sector and consumers on best practices to stop  attacks.  One of them, the U.S.-based non-profit Online Trust Alliance which publishes a cyber incident response guide and rates Web sites, has decided fewer is better.

Apr 5, 2017
The Register

Key internet standards-making body the Internet Society (ISOC) and security and privacy org the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) are merging.  The move, announced Wednesday, sees an important standards-driver combining with an org that has guided best practices for the commercialisation of the web.   From now on the OTA will operate within the Internet Society.

Apr 5, 2017
GeekWire

The challenges of fighting for online privacy and data security are very real to Craig Spiezle, president and executive director of the Bellevue, Wash.-based Online Trust Alliance (OTA).

Apr 4, 2017
InfoSecurity

On Monday evening, President Trump signed into law a measure that repeals the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband privacy rules.  The FCC policy, yet to go into effect, would have prevented ISPs from sharing individual browser histories with marketers, political campaign managers and other third parties without consent.

Apr 3, 2017

And at least one consumer group points out that most ISPs are also pay-TV providers, opening the door for even greater privacy concerns than there already were.It’s a big gift to marketers, of course — not so much for consumers.  “The vote to repeal FCC broadband privacy controls is a sad day for consumers, businesses and the United States," said Craig Spiezle, executive director and president of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), and former dire

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