Online Trust Forum Workshops to Tackle Mobile Security and Privacy, Threats of Botnets and Malicious Email
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) today announced three training workshops as part of the upcoming Online Trust Forum 2012: The Future of Online Trust & Self-Regulation. On Thursday October 4th, OTA will be hosting the OTA Academy, three full-day workshops addressing key security and privacy issues impacting every online business: The Anti-Botnet Multi-Stakeholder Workshop; The Mobile App Security & Privacy Boot Camp; and the Email Authentication & DMARC Training Academy.
Held at The Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose, Calif., the workshops and training provide participants with the opportunity to discuss, learn and collaborate on best practices with industry experts from companies such as American Greetings, Twitter, Facebook, PayPal, Publishers Clearing House and Wells Fargo.
“Responding to feedback from the public and private sectors, the OTA Academy is tackling three of the most important privacy and security issues facing users and businesses,” said Craig Spiezle, executive director and president, OTA. “Botnets affected more than one in ten computers last year; mobile privacy policies are being demanded; and forged and malicious email continues to enable phishing and identity theft. These workshops will bring together the foremost leaders in these areas to educate participants and discuss innovative solutions.”
October 4, 2012 Full-Day OTA Academy Training Sessions
Mobile App Security & Privacy Boot Camp - Designing for Privacy & Trust: Co-sponsored by the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT), the Mobile App Security & Privacy Boot Camp is designed to help mobile application developers innovate based on principles developed by the State of California with leading online app platforms including Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft.
“Mobile app developers have a direct trust relationship with their customers, and transparency about data collection and sharing practices are a critical part of that relationship. This boot camp is designed to give developers the tools they need to build clear, effective privacy policies that enhance consumer trust,” said Morgan Reed, executive director of ACT.
Email Authentication & DMARC Training Academy: Modeled off of OTA’s training for the Department of Homeland Security, this curriculum-based training is designed to aid business and government agencies in the deployment, management and monitoring of email authentication and Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC).
Anti-Botnet Multi-Stakeholder Workshop: Notifying & Aiding Impacted Users: This workshop focuses on the challenges of notifying and aiding consumers who have been affected by botnets and other malware. In this initial closed door facilitated workshop, best practices from multiple stakeholders including ISPs, banks, social networks, and eCommerce will be shared.
About the Online Trust Forum 2012 – The Future of Online Trust & Self-Regulation
The 2012 Forum is an interactive combination of keynotes, practical panels and workshops addressing key issues and opportunities including mobile, privacy, security, identity and brand protection. Speakers include FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, Howard Schmidt, former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator and 50 other experts and thought leaders. Register by September 14(th) for early bird savings. For more information, visit: https://otalliance.org/forum.html.
About The Online Trust Alliance (OTA)
The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust, while promoting innovation and the vitality of the internet. OTA’s goal is to educate businesses, policy makers and stakeholders while developing and advancing best practices and tools to enhance protection of users’ security, privacy and identity. OTA supports collaborative public-private partnerships, benchmark reporting, meaningful self-regulation and data stewardship. For more information, visit: https://otalliance.org. Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/otalliance.
SOURCE The Online Trust Alliance (OTA)