Archive for May, 2011
EduKan Selects Biometric Signature ID for Online Student Authentication using Breakthrough Patented Signature Biometrics Technology
EduKan selected BSI as their technology partner to be in compliance with the Education Act and not only exceed the student verification requirements but better manage the high growth of online enrollments they were seeing so they could also maintain the highest integrity levels and keep costs contained Biometric Signature ID, Inc. (BSI) announced today that the patented BioSig-ID™ signature gesture biometric technology for identity authentication and the uSignOnline™ electronic signature application were selected by the online distance education consortium, EduKan, for use this Fall 2011 to verify student identity online. It is the goal to not only be in compliance with regulations regarding authentication of their online student population but to manage costs to keep fees down to students. BSI is the only software company with this patented technology that exceeds NIST requirements in the $12.6B Identity and Access Management (IAM) authentication market. EduKan has been is seeing an average of ...
An Alabama man was involved in a criminal conspiracy accessing the personal information of individuals who had Flexible Spending Accounts administered by United Healthcare Inc. and covered by a prescription drug plan sponsored by the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan. The violators used the information to create counterfeit prescriptions that were presented to pharmacies to illegally obtain controlled substances that were sold to third parties. The value of the drugs was estimated at more than $70,000. Read the May 26, 2011 article here - by Howard Anderson, Executive Editor, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com
With more courses being delivered online, educational institutions need to implement a low-cost, reliable student identity verification solution to manage growth and compliance issues Isn't it time to raise the bar on student verification? Meeting and exceeding federal requirements is a costly process especially with more students taking courses and exams online. Add privacy concerns to systems being used today and we can see how current systems fall short on verifying the actual user. Monday, May 30th 2011 at 11:15 AM in Room 17B - Level 4 - Educational Technology - NISOD 2011 Conference Identity Proofing for Online Student ID Verification: Houston Community College Pilot This presentation will take the audience through the steps that HCC went through in evaluating and validating a student ID verification technology for use as one that will be cost effective, reliable, reduce proctoring costs, 98% user friendly as well as increase academic integrity and school reputation. REGISTER [caption id="attachment_1125" align="alignleft" ...
Michael Stores initially reported that a scheme, in which point-of-sale pads customers use to key in their personal identification numbers, was isolated to Chicago, but on Tuesday the arts and crafts supplies retailer issued a statement that said nearly 90 stores in 20 states, stretching from Rhode Island to Washington, were affected. The breach was first linked to a select group of Chicagoans who reported dings to bank accounts after their debit cards were allegedly copied during recent transactions at area Michaels craft stores. The Secret Service is investigating. Investigators believe legitimate PIN pads were traded or swapped out for PIN pads that skim and collect card details. As a precautionary measure, Michaels has removed some 7,200 PIN pads from most of its 964 U.S. stores and expects replacements to be completed within the next 15 days. As a precautionary measure, PIN pads in Michaels Canadian locations are being screened ...
Sony has said the attack may have compromised credit card data, email addresses and other personal information from 77 million user accounts. On Monday, it said data from an additional 24.6 million online gaming accounts also may have been stolen. TOKYO -- Sony Chief Executive Howard Stringer apologized for "inconvenience and concern" caused by the security breach that compromised personal data from more than 100 million online gaming accounts. ... He acknowledged criticism that Sony was slow to inform customers of the embarrassing breach, calling the issue a "fair question." As soon as the company discovered the potential scope of the problem, it suspended the network and hired technical experts to help, he said. The network serves both the PlayStation video game machines and Sony's Qriocity movie and music services. The system links gamers worldwide in live play, and also allows users to upgrade and download games and other content. Although Sony began ...
Jeff Maynard CEO of Biometric Signature ID Participates at IDESG Conference for Online Privacy
Jeff Maynard CEO of Biometric Signature ID Participates at IDESG Conference for Online Privacy Dallas May 10, 2013. Biometric Signature ID (BSI) CEO Jeff Maynard attended the Identity Ecosystem Steering Committee Group (IDESG) meeting this week to take part in discussions about online privacy and its continuous importance in cyberspace. The meeting held in Santa [...]
NSTIC-led ID plan earmarks $4 million to secure state government services
The two-year-old initiative to create an identity layer for the internet is backing a set of projects aimed at creating identity-based security to support state and local government services online. Read More
Gesture Recognition & Touch-less Sensing Market Worth $12.21 Billion by 2018
According to a new market research report Gesture Recognition & Touchless Sensing Market (2013 – 2018): By Technology (RFID, IR, Capacitive); Product (Biometric, Gaming, Smartphone); Application (Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, Automotive); Geography (Americas, EMEA, & APAC), the total touchless sensing and gesture recognition market is expected to reach $15.02 billion by 2018 growing at a CAGR of 34.94% from 2013 to 2018. [...]
Two-Step Verification Will End Consensual Impersonation
A couple of months back, I advocated killing your password policies and applying some other techniques instead to make existing use of passwords more effective (including my hobby horse: take the user-experience sting out of rotating ordinary static passwords by pushing them out to users on an alternate channel, à la activation codes and other [...]
Click and Go Vote: PA politician proposes online registration
HARRISBURG — It’s possible in these days of instant connectivity to monitor nearly every financial, physical and social transaction using the Internet – from banking to travel, and from dieting to dinner reservations. Read More