I'm here at the AOTA (Authentication and Online Trust Alliance) Summit, and we've had a very lively and informative two days. In particular there were two highlights for me. One was my panel discussion on Extended Validation SSL Certificates, which I shared with PayPal CISO Michael Barrett. Michael is firmly convinced that EV SSL has been an asset to PayPal's combat against online fraud as well as a driver of improvement in business metrics.
The second high point is that VeriSign received the AOTA 2008 Safety Leadership Award. I had the good fortune to collect the award, and as I said to the room at the time, to receive that compliment from such a capable and informed community engaged in such an important and noble goal is an honor indeed.