How to Protect Employees and Consumers from Malicious Exploits - Slide 3

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Establish and maintain a domain portfolio management program that includes monitoring look-a-like or homograph-similar domains and tracking renewals to prevent “drop catching” of expiring domains. Domain locking is recommended to help guard against unintended changes, deletions or domain transfers to third parties. Such programs and practices can help protect a company's brand assets and consumers from landing on look-alike sites compromising trademarks and trade names.

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) recently released their “2011 Top 10 Recommendations to Help Businesses Protect Consumers from Being Fooled.” This document includes a list of techniques and procedures, which can easily be implemented to help businesses and government agencies protect their customers' and employees' personal and financial data from being compromised. OTA developed the list to address the most common and dangerous threats based on a review of thousands of fraudulent emails, data breaches, hacking, and identity theft incidents.

The 2011 Top 10 recommendations address the most frequent exploits including malicious email, phishing and deceptive websites as well as emerging threats impacting online trust and confidence. In addition, OTA encourages businesses to review existing OTA best practices to protect the DNS and users' data and privacy.

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