Tag Archives: Online Trust Alliance

2018 Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report “All Bad”

The Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance just released its “2018 Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report, which says “2018–Some Better, Some Worse, All Bad.” That’s our experience, too. Here are the highlights from the report, which can be accessed here. Although the number of data breaches and exposed records decreased, and ransomware and DDoS (distributed … Continue Reading

IRS approved tax preparers fail to protect consumers’ privacy and IRS increases the number of individuals affected by filing of fraudulent tax returns

In a report of an audit of 13 IRS approved tax filing firms, Online Trust Alliance found that six of the 13 firms do not provide adequate security against cyberintrusions. The firms, all members of the IRS’s Free File Alliance, provide free tax preparation and e-filing of approximately 100 million federal tax returns. According to … Continue Reading

Online Trust Alliance releases smart device privacy + security checklist for consumers

Here’s a question: do you review each smart device’s policies and terms before you purchase the device? Probably not. However, when you pick out or receive a smart device, you really need to be aware of the privacy and security options (and compromises) that come along with each. To help consumers out with those decisions … Continue Reading

Internet of Things Framework introduced by the Online Trust Alliance for our connected world

On August 11, 2015, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released an Internet of Things (IoT) Trust Framework (the Framework), which presents guidelines for IoT manufacturers, developers, and retailers. The Framework was designed by a group of multi-stakeholders formed in January 2015, including ADT, AVG Technologies, Microsoft, Symantec, TRUSTe, Verisign, and over 100 other IoT experts. … Continue Reading
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