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Aug 27, 2014

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) recently named Harland Clarke Digital to its first-ever Email Integrity Audit Scorecard. This audit, compiled through the evaluation of hundreds of brand websites, recognizes organizations following the recommended email authentication practices that help recipients identify legitimate email versus forged or spoofed messages. The 2014 Email Integrity Audit is a companion to the Online Trust Honor Roll, to which Harland Clarke Digital was named for the third consecutive year in June.

Aug 26, 2014

It remains to be seen whether data security experts will be assigned to a White House tech squad recently forged to ensure government websites work better than the initial, botched HealthCare.gov, Obama administration officials said Monday.  Privacy advocates, and even Google, are calling on websites worldwide to offer stronger safeguards, following a spate of data breaches and allegations of government snooping.  In June, a

Aug 22, 2014

The web sites of the Top 100 e-retailers, as included in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, are outpacing other industries—such as social networks, government organizations, financial institutions and news outlets—in terms of implementing e-mail security standards, according to the Online Trust Alliance’s Email Integrity Aud

Aug 21, 2014

Media Thirst, a digital ad monitoring company, joins the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) to enhance trust in digital advertising and to help protect the brands of online publishers. Media Thirst’s mission—monitoring digital advertising to create transparency around advertising practices and improve advertising quality—supports OTA’s work promoting industry self-regulation and advancing best practices in the digital space.

Aug 18, 2014

On this week's edition of Government Matters Craig Spiezle, president of the Online Trust Alliance, tracks the adoption of critical practices for a secure e-mail system including SPF, DKIM and DMARC and their importance in brand and consumer protection.


Aug 8, 2014

The leading search engine is giving SEO credit to sites that use encrypted connections, a little now and perhaps more in the future, Google says. With current technology, encryption has minimal impact on the time it takes a web site load, experts say.

Aug 8, 2014

A majority of today’s shoppers and sellers are vulnerable to hackers, according to a recent Online Trust Alliance study. In fact, 91.7% of the biggest brands are failing to implement appropriate email security.

Aug 8, 2014

As long as there are passwords, there will be hackers stealing them, but the large hose on the vacuum cleaner Russian hackers used to suck up billions of credentials has rattled even security experts used to dealing with this sort of thing. "The OTA has briefed the White House and members of Homeland Security on this topic," said OTA President Craig Spiezle.

Aug 7, 2014

Spoofed mails and mail domains and spear-phishing are common webmail bugaboos, but unfortunately, online companies are not doing everything they should to prevent hackers from impersonating their messages and sites. According to the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), only 8.3% of emails from nearly 800 top consumer websites passed muster as being trustworthy—and thus 91.7% failed.