Online trust-building organization AOTA (Authentication and OnlineTrust Alliance) changed its name to the OnlineTrust Alliance (OTA) on Tuesday. The organization said that its action should help it in its "mission to enhance trust, confidence and the protection of businesses and consumers" online. The group plans further international expansion and will release a list of recommended best practices for online behavior and email authentication at next month's RSA Conference in San Francisco. — CAM
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Category: CPO Name: Craig Spiezle Title: Executive Director & President Company: OnlineTrust Alliance Why nominated: For his dedication to privacy issues. The OTA, of which Spiezle founded in 2004, has played a key role in developing best practices that help maximize consumer trust and protection online. Previously, he held the position of Director of…
The OnlineTrust Alliance (OTA), an industry group whose mission is to eliminate email and internet fraud, has released for comment a draft document outlining its OnlineTrust Principles. OTA said the principles listed in the document are a major step toward establishing business practices for greater online protection. After a 30-day comment period and subsequent ratification, OTA plans to work with business and regulatory agencies to drive adoption, according to an announcement describing the initiative. — CAM
The nonprofit OnlineTrust Alliance (OTA) on Wednesday announced the formation of the Anti-Malvertising Task Force, a cross-industry effort devoted to fighting the threat of malicious advertisements, which are disguised as legitimate ads and distributed to well-known websites via ad networks. The task force consists of representatives from business, the advertising industry and government. In May, web security firm Dasient estimated that 1.3 million malvertisements are served to websites each day. And the OTA determined that the number of compromised display ads increased 250 percent during the last quarter. The task force is scheduled to meet Sept. 22. For more information on how to join or attend the meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org. — DK