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OTA’s independent research and benchmark reporting on Internet security and privacy deliver uniquely comprehensive insight and practical recommendations for organizations of all sizes. Flagship reports include the Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll, Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report, and Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit.

2018 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll
Building Trust 16 April 2019

2018 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll

The Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll assesses nearly 1,200 organizations, recognizing excellence in online consumer protection, data security, and responsible privacy...

2018 Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit
Building Trust 28 November 2018

2018 Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit

The 2018 Audit found that the vast majority of audited online retailers have embraced unsubscribe best practices, going beyond...

Enterprise IoT Security Checklist
Internet of Things (IoT) 17 April 2018

Enterprise IoT Security Checklist

The Internet of Things (IoT) has found its way into all aspects of our lives. In particular, “consumer-grade” IoT...

2018 Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report
Building Trust 25 January 2018

2018 Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report

This year marks the Online Trust Alliance’s tenth annual publication related to cyber incidents and breach readiness. Now an...

2017 Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit
Building Trust 6 December 2017

2017 Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit

The 2017 Audit found that the vast majority of audited online retailers have embraced unsubscribe best practices, going beyond...

Internet of Things (IoT) Trust Framework v2.5
Internet of Things (IoT) 14 November 2017

Internet of Things (IoT) Trust Framework v2.5

The IoT Trust Framework® includes a set of strategic principles necessary to help secure IOT devices and their data...

Email Practices & Reports
Building Trust 2 October 2017

Email Practices & Reports

Identifying best practices to help bolster the integrity of the email marketing channel is one of OTA’s key initiatives....

Botnets
Building Trust 2 October 2017

Botnets

The Online Trust Alliance is working with key stakeholders in the public and private sectors to address the threats...

Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)
Building Trust 2 October 2017

Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)

Since 1976, public key cryptography has become the foundation on which secure communications were established over the Internet.  The...

Extended Validation Certificates (EVSSL)
Building Trust 2 October 2017

Extended Validation Certificates (EVSSL)

(EV SSL) Secure Socket Layers We increasingly live, interact, and do business online, making the concept of online trust...

Mobile App Privacy & Security
Building Trust 2 October 2017

Mobile App Privacy & Security

As mobile usage and application development continues to grow, the need to adopt best practices in data security, app...

SSL Certificate Best Practices – Risks & Trade Offs
Building Trust 2 October 2017

SSL Certificate Best Practices – Risks & Trade Offs

E-commerce has grown at exponential rates in the past decade, with consumers quickly recognizing the convenience of purchasing goods...

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