NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognized for its rigorous testing and validation of critical security technologies, solutions and services, Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) has been awarded the 2011 Online Trust Leadership Award for Excellence in Security Practices. The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) presents the annual leadership awards to parties demonstrating committed stewardship for data protection and information security. OTA announced award winners at the organization's sixth annual Online Trust Forum, held Oct. 17-19, in Washington, D.C.
The OTA Online Trust Leadership Awards recognize exceptional achievements by companies, nongovernmental organizations and individuals dedicated to preserving and improving trust in and the vitality of Web-based services. A consortium of leading information security advocates, OTA strives to develop and promote best practices, training and public policy to increase consumer protection, transparency and control of their data, online activities and transactions.
Diebold excels in delivering secure Web-based solutions and services that are designed to protect critical data and infrastructure. To achieve the highest levels of security, the company adheres to a strict quality assurance program that ensures no application or service is released until it is fully tested and validated. For every new solution, Diebold employees assess potential vulnerabilities; perform penetration testing to locate any potential weaknesses in network and security systems; prioritize real-world threats that could impact critical information assets; and develop solutions and mitigation strategies to ensure the security of those assets. Going above and beyond required security protocols, Diebold also ensures all of its solutions and services meet or exceed compliance regulations. Built-in compliance is not typically mandated by regulatory agencies.
"Diebold's selection for the Online Trust Leadership Award for Excellence in Security Practices speaks to the company's commitment to enhancing trust and confidence and ensuring secure Web-based interactions," said Craig Spiezle, executive director and president of OTA. "Diebold consistently embraces, advances and helps define best practices in information security and is a clear leader in proactively addressing privacy and security threats in our increasingly digital world."
In addition to rigorous solution testing, Diebold promotes a culture of security within the organization.