Hello blog readers! Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)? It’s true! NCSAM is designed to raise awareness about cyber security and encourage folks like you to do your part to make your online lives safe and secure.
You see, all of us have a role in protecting our digital lives. And everyone here at Publishers Clearing House takes this role very seriously. We try to do everything we can to help keep your digital lives as safe, secure, fun and rewarding as can be — in October — AND ALL YEAR LONG!
Recently, I sat down with Sal Tripi, Assistant Vice President of Digital Operations and Compliance at Publishers Clearing House to learn about the new ways PCH is working to protect your online life.
Tripi said that PCH has recently implemented DMARC, the newest and best email authentication. This will help protect our fans from phishing attacks. He also informed me that PCH continues to work within our organization, as well as with our business partners, to ensure that all our member data is secure.
In addition, PCH is very involved in many organizations aimed at protecting PCH members when they are on our sites and other sites. One such organization is the Online Trust Alliance, which Tripi acts as chairman for. This organization partners with other industry leaders, as well as regulators, to establish best practices, self regulation standards and potential federal regulations. This past June, Publishers Clearing House even made The Online Trust Alliance Honor Roll, and was recognized as one of a handful of leaders in supporting privacy and security best practices.
From reading this blog, you also know first-hand that Publishers Clearing House does its part when it comes to alerting fans to scams and other online threats. Tripi said, “We continually try to educate our fans via the PCH Fan Page on Facebook, PCH Blog and Customer Service pages to help show them what they can do to protect themselves.”
So you see, Publishers Clearing House really is working hard, every day of the year, to ensure your online trust in us. But Tripi advises that all internet users must also do their part and look out for bad or fraudulent sites. “Internet users have to be their own best advocates,” Tripi said.
Tripi wants each and every PCH fan to know that PCH takes their online security personally. He said, “As a company, PCH is committed to making sure each fan’s web experience is a safe and enjoyable one. Maintaining a trusting relationship with our members is something we take very seriously.
Stay cyber safe,