October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and as part of our work with the Internet Society and Internet of Things (IoT) campaign, we think October also deserves another label… International IoT Security and Privacy Month. There are a number of significant activities and developments related to security and privacy.
Malicious threats continue to undermine online trust, compromising web sites, mobile apps, email as well as syndicated content and online advertising. OTA working groups and member committees work across the ecosystem to address such threats including botnets, DDoS attacks and threats to the content publishing and advertising supply chain. Efforts include blocking and detecting malicious email, spear phishing and malvertising.
As users continue to migrate to mobile devices and become increasingly depended on mobile applications, OTA is working with the mobile app community to develop mobile security and privacy best practices. OTA and our members work closely with the threat intelligence, law enforcement and security communities to facilitate data sharing, best practices and the advancement of technical solutions.