OTA Working Committees

Committee membership is open to all employees of OTA member companies in good standing and invited subject-matter-experts.  All  member meetings and information is under the OTA Non-Disclosure membership agreement. Chatham House Rule applies to member discussions to encourage an open dialog and data sharing.  Email addresses are only used for OTA committees, never shared with ANY third party, nor used for any third party promotional or commercial purposes.

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Advertising & Content Integrity Working Group 
Mission - To develop and promote voluntary best practices and guidelines; develop standardized metrics, report and facilitate data sharing and collaboration with industry and law enforcement; advance technical counter measures and solutions to help detect, mitigate and block threats; protect the vitality of advertising supported online services. Efforts including fighting malvertising, fraudulent ads and click-fraud. Best practices include; Prevention, Detection, Notification, Data Sharing & Remediation.  Committee List Sign Up (OTA Members only with company domain)

Emerging Threats (Botnet & DDos) Multi-Stakeholder Working Group
Mission - To develop best practices to help prevent, detect, notify, remediate and recover from the threats of botnets and related malware. Committee List Sign Up (OTA Members only with company domain)

Data Protection & Breach Readiness Planning
The development and advancement of best practices and prescriptive advice to enhance data protection practices and promote data loss and breach incident planning. This committee works on breach response best practices and the annual Data Protection Breach Readiness Guide. Committee List Sign Up (OTA Members only with company domain)

Email Security & Integrity Committee 
Mission - To promote adoption of email security, sending and authentication best practices for all classes of email senders and receivers including interactive marketers, ISPs, enterprise and government agencies.  Goals include increasing the integrity and trust of legitimate email, while reducing spear phishing, spam and social engineered email exploits. Key efforts including promoting the business and technical value of SPF, DKIM, DMARC and TLS. Committee List Sign Up (OTA Members only with company domain)

Infrastructure & SSL Best Practices
Mission - To advance best practices to help protect critical infrastructure from exploits and vulnerabilities and increase resiliency, supporting identity, authentication, brand protection, anti-fraud and trust mechanisms. Scope includes tracking adoption, highlighting both current and emerging best practices, developing business and technical value propositions and providing tools, outreach and resources to advance adoption. OTA discussion list for OTA members who are service or cloud providers and concerned about the integrity and security of their services and supply chain.  All information discussed is considered OTA member confidential. Committee List Sign Up (OTA Members only with company domain)

Internet of Things (IoT)
Addressing the mounting concerns and collective impact of connected devices, the OTA established the IoT Trustworthy Working Group (ITWG), a multi-stakeholder initiative.  The goals of the ITWG is to develop a framework, focusing on voluntary best practices in security, privacy and sustainability.  Recognizing the potential broad scope of the “Internet of Everything”  the initial focus is limited to two primary categories; 1)  home automation and connected home products, and 2) wearable technologies; limited to health & fitness categories.  Committee List Sign Up (OTA Members only with company domain) 

Public Policy, Privacy & Legislation    
Mission - The Public Policy and Internet Governance committee works with industry, government, and consumer groups to help educate stakeholders and promote the adoption of best practices designed to enhance online safety, privacy and trust.  Building on the OTA's founding mission and unique membership, the committee facilitates mutual respect, and effective communication and collaboration between all online stakeholders. Key tenets including empowering users with the ability to control their data and make informed choices when visiting web sites and using mobile applications. Committee List Sign Up (OTA Members only with company domain)