NORTH CANTON, Ohio (10/21/11)--ATM provider Diebold has been awarded the 2011 Online Trust Leadership Award for Excellence in Security Practices by Online Trust Alliance (OTA). Diebold is a CUNA Strategic Services provider. OTA presents the annual leadership awards to organizations demonstrating committed stewardship for data protection and information security. 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. Diebold Web-based solutions and services are designed to protect critical data and infrastructure. To achieve the highest levels of security, the company follows a strict quality assurance program to ensure no application or service is released until it is tested and validated. Diebold also promotes a culture of security within the organization. The company conducts a global Security Education Week annually, during which employees learn about the latest best practices for mitigating information security threats. Also, year-round activities focus on training and awareness initiatives that educate employees about security issues ranging from phishing to social engineering.