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Jan 29, 2015

Were most of the data breaches that occurred in the first half of last year preventable?

Jan 28, 2015

As technology continues to evolve, web security threats are on the rise with an estimated 160,000 samples of malware  detected around the world each day. Unfortunately, 70% of these attacks are targeted at small businesses and other particular industries (e.g. retail, healthcare and hospitality).

Jan 28, 2015

Today's international Data Privacy Day should be a chance to educate the board on their responsibilities - The Online Trust Alliance last week released a report analyzing recent data breaches and a guide for enterprise security best practices. While these tips may help organisations lessen the risk of a cyberattack, I think that there is one thing that companies may overlook: their leadership team.

Jan 21, 2015

The overwhelming majority of high-profile US data breaches could have been prevented by sticking to a dozen security practices, according to the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) which has outlined the most critical in a new report.  The 1,000 breach incidents from the first half of 2014 used in the analysis were drawn from a mixture of sources, including media disclosure, those mentioned by the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and

Jan 21, 2015

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), a non-profit geared towards enhancing online trust and assisting businesses in their best practices and risk assessment, released its 2015 Data Protection Best Practices and Risk Assessment Guides on Wednesday.

Jan 21, 2015
Media Post

Dependency on cloud computing, outsourcing requirements and interconnected devices will eventually force the advertising industry to follow comprehensive security controls and practices to reduce the risk of data breaches.

Jan 21, 2015
Advertsing Age

Prognosticators reading the government's privacy-policy tea leaves expected President Barack Obama to make specific mention of a national data-breach notification law during last night's State of the Union Address.

Dec 22, 2014
Boston Globe

It will be a long time, if ever, before the public sees Sony Pictures Entertainment’s movie “The Interview.” Instead, we’ve seen a preview of a new kind of warfare.

Dec 16, 2014
The Indypendent

Season’s greetings! It’s time to open up those wallets and hand over your credit cards to the hackers who have been raiding some of America’s largest banks and retailers. 

Nov 26, 2014
Auckland Scoop

The Online Trust Alliance recognises security and privacy best practices in naming most trustworthy websites in Australia & New Zealand.  Auckland– 25 November 2014 – The website of AVG Technologies has been named by the Online Trust Alliance on its 2014 Australia and New Zealand Honour Roll for security and privacy best practice.   The Online Trust Alliance, a non-profit organisation with the mission to enhance