Archive for September, 2011
A college student from New York was paid between $1,500 and $2,500 to stand in for at least a half dozen students attending a prestigious Long Island high school and take the SAT exam for them, a prosecutor said Tuesday in announcing criminal charges in the case. Earlier this year, Great Neck North faculty members heard rumors that students had paid a third party to take the SAT for them, Rice said. Administrators then identified six students who "had large discrepancies between their academic performance records and their SAT scores," the prosecutor said. The Great Neck School District released a statement saying it is cooperating with the investigation: "It is our hope that the actions currently being taken by the District Attorney's Office will serve to bring an end to any dishonest practices which may have placed students at an unfair disadvantage and will also bring to light any shortcomings in the ...
The news that hackers got the best of a Dutch company that issues digital security certificates for websites, affecting the CIA, Google, Facebook, Twitter and many others raises some key questions: Is it cyberwar? Was the Iranian government behind the attack? And can we trust SSL certificates again? Last week, reports surfaced about Iranian users of Google’s sites being affected by the attack on DigiNotar, carried out by hackers who issued fake digital security certificates. Yesterday, the Dutch government said the attack was more widespread, involving more than 500 faked certificates and affecting the websites of the CIA, the Israeli and British spy agencies, and of other well-known brands such as Yahoo, Microsoft, Mozilla and more. Read the rest of this story by Levi Sumagaysay in SiliconValley.com 6 September 2011
Valtech to Offer BSI’s Identity and Access Management Products to their Global Clients Biometric Signature ID, Inc. (BSI) announced today that their patented BioSig-ID™ dynamic biometric technology for identity proofing and the uSignOnline™ electronic signature application will now be leveraged by Valtech, a global Digital and Technology consulting firm with over 1500 employees in 14 offices worldwide. BSI is the only software company with a patented technology that exceeds governmental requirements and accuracy ratings in the $12.6B Identity and Access Management (IAM) authentication market. “The critical aspect of the customer experience is protection of their identity and information. While Valtech builds digital and mobile solutions, the BioSig platform will make the customer’s experience more secure. It will protect all related stakeholders in the customer value chain” said Shouvik Bhattacharyya, Valtech CEO. Valtech services global clients across several industries with deep domain knowledge in Telecom, Retail, Financial Services, Healthcare, ...
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