05 June 2013, Chicago, GlobalSign is announced as the most authenticate website in OTA’s 2013 Online Trust Honor Roll for showing outstanding data protection, privacy, and security in order to protect customers and brands from the increased threats of cyber world.
OTA is a nonprofit organization was formed in 2005 that worked with industry leaders includes public and private sectors to boost the online trust and mitigate rising privacy and security threats and thereby encouraging innovation and the strength of the internet. OTA’s aim is to assist to instruct businesses, policy makers, and stakeholders at the time of developing best practices, and tools to improve the protection of users’ security, confidentiality, and identity.
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According to Craig Spiezle, president of OTA- Consumers are exchanging in billions of pieces of personal data for preferred services. They depend on the reliability of the businesses acquiring and keeping this data to protect them.
Steve Waite, GlobalSign CEO said- we try to help make industry best practices so all organizations may better protect themselves from emerging threats that have become common in the current security environment. He also added that GlobalSign has introduced SSL Configuration Checker to recognize the limitation and strength of their SSL configuration and find out the corrective measures for superior secure network.
The report ignored the company size and sales figure, as it believes that large organizations have failed to make top position in sales, while small and medium size organizations have reached on top position regarding sales figure.
There were companies failed in subsequent positions:
- 22% companies have inadequate domain and consumer protection.
- 11% websites were insecure websites.
- 35% websites have inadequate privacy policies or data collection practices.
Steve Waite, GlobalSign CEO said We respect OTA’s work in encouraging online trust through education, and the progress of finest security activities, contributing a better Internet for establishments and end-users.
The report also includes the top 50 Social and Federal Government sites. Twitter had succeeded the top overall composite score and American Greetings attained the first ranking of all internet retailers.
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