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21 June 2017

Online Trust Alliance Names Device Authority to the 2017 Online Trust Honor Roll for Second Consecutive Year

The Audit & Honor Roll is the de facto standard for recognizing excellence in consumer protection, data security and responsible privacy practices for the world’s top companies.

Device Authority News June 21, 2017 –  LONDON, UK and FREMONT, USA – Device Authority today announced that www.deviceauthority.com has received Honor Roll status for the 2017 Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Audit & Honor Roll. The Audit & Honor Roll is the de facto standard for recognizing excellence in consumer protection, data security and responsible privacy practices for the world’s top companies.

“We are delighted to be on OTA’s Online Trust Honor Roll for the second consecutive year. As a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) security solutions, we know how important website security and privacy is, and encourage others to audit their websites too” said Device Authority CEO, Darron Antill. “OTA’s efforts also span the IoT and we continue to support the developments of their IoT Framework”.

Device Authority ensure excellent website security and privacy by implementing best practices which provide customers and partners with transparency and confidence online, while also delivering valuable communications through data driven marketing.

As the only comprehensive, independent online trust benchmark study, the ninth annual OTA Online Trust Audit evaluates websites in three categories: consumer protection, responsible privacy practices and security. Based on a composite weighted analysis, sites that scored 80 percent or better overall, without failing in any one category, received Honor Roll status.

“The websites that made the Honor Roll should be proud of their accomplishments because it shows that they value the security and privacy of their customers just as much as profits,” said OTA Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Craig Spiezle. “Every year we make the Honor Roll criteria more stringent and this year was no exception. These companies should be commended for going beyond the status quo by adapting to the evolving threat landscape, and ensuring their privacy policy is transparent and their customers’ information is respected.”

OTA audited approximately 1,000 consumer-facing websites. It found that 52 percent of analyzed websites qualified for the Honor Roll. Companies in the Consumer 100 sector scored the highest out of any industry with 76 percent qualifying for the Honor Roll, while the FDIC 100 had the lowest at only 27 percent. More details about the 2017 OTA Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll including checklists and recommended privacy policy language is at https://otalliance.org/TrustAudit.

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About Device Authority

Device Authority is the leading provider of IoT IAM. Our KeyScaler™ platform provides trust for IoT devices and the IoT ecosystem, to address the challenges of securing the Internet of Things. KeyScaler™ uses breakthrough Dynamic Device Key Generation (DDKG) technology that delivers unrivalled simplicity and trust to IoT devices. This solution delivers automated device provisioning, authentication, credential management and policy based end-to-end data privacy/encryption.

With offices in Fremont, California and Bracknell, UK, Device Authority partners with the leading IoT ecosystem providers, including PTC, DigiCert, Dell, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel. Keep updated by visiting www.deviceauthority.com and following @DeviceAuthority on Twitter.


About OTA

OTA is an initiative within the Internet Society (ISOC), a 501c3 charitable non-profit with the mission to promote the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world. OTA’s mission is to enhance online trust, user empowerment and innovation through convening multi-stakeholder initiatives, developing and promoting best practices, responsible privacy practices and data stewardship. To learn more about the OTA visit https://otalliance.org and Internet Society at https://www.internetsociety.org/.

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