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2012 Online Trust Alliance Honor Roll Announced

GlobalSign recognized as "North Star"
Boston, MA – June 6, 2012 – GlobalSign, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialist, in SSL security today announced its recognition as a “North Star” by the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) 2012 Online Trust Honor Roll for its leadership in online security and privacy best practices.

The Online Trust Honor Roll is based on a composite trust score of security and privacy measures at hundreds of online sites. With a focus on best practices, the Honor Roll recognizes companies who demonstrate leadership in online security as “North Stars” to help inspire others.

As part of the 2012 study, released June 6, 2012, OTA analyzed the adoption of key security and privacy initiatives, providing benchmark reporting and comparisons between key industry sectors including leading internet retailers, FDIC Top 100 Banks, and social networking sites. Of the companies evaluated by the non-profit, member-based OTA, less than 30% were named to the Honor Roll.

“Today’s businesses are stewards of ever-increasing amounts of users’ personal and sensitive data that necessitate the implementation of privacy and security best practices,” said Craig Spiezle, Executive Director and President, Online Trust Alliance. “Being a member of the 2012 OTA Online Trust Honor Roll means GlobalSign has demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment towards online safety, to enhancing the vitality of the internet, and, most importantly, to consumer trust.”

“Since joining the Online Trust Alliance Group in early 2011, GlobalSign has been working with industry leaders and experts alike to help aid the industry with best practices for online security. GlobalSign strides to be a leader and is delighted to be recognized in this year’s Score Card.” says Steve Waite, Chief Executive Officer, GMO GlobalSign, Inc. “We hope this recognition will help pave the way for others to follow and keep organizations and consumers protected online.”

The 2012 report examined over 1,200 domains and privacy policies, approximately 3,600 web pages and over 500 million emails. In addition, public records were analyzed for recent data breach incidents and settlements with the FTC.

The focus of the OTA Online Trust Honor Roll is to:

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