Archive for the ‘BSI Press Release’ Category
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 Clara CA, attracted key decision makers and subject matter experts from around the country. The meeting focused on some of the major hurdles facing companies dealing with authentication of online identities, security and privacy. In conjunction with the meeting the five groups from the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) presented on their progress towards securing online transactions using their trusted frameworks. Biometric Signature ID technology using gesture biometrics was chosen as one of these NSTIC groups with its partners, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), Microsoft, CA, AT&T and Virginia’s DMV. The NSTIC groups were all ...
of Community Colleges Online to Address the Use of Biometrics for Online Student ID Verification at Pearson’s CITE Conference
Press Release: Biometric Signature ID and the Iowa Consortium of Community Colleges Online to Address the Use of Biometrics for Online Student ID Verification at Pearson’s CITE Conference April 1, 2013 Dallas, TX, April 1, 2013--(PR.com)— Ann M. Jenkins, Instructional Designer, ICCOC, a consortium of 7 colleges in Iowa, and Jeff Maynard, CEO of Biometric Signature ID, (BSI), are scheduled to co-present at the upcoming Pearson CITE Symposium on Online Learning Emerging. The presentation will highlight the cost savings and long-term benefits from ICCOC’s use of BSI’s patented BioSig-ID™ biometric technology for student identity proofing. Instructors saved up to 20 hours per semester by switching from proctoring to BioSig-ID and found no differences in student grades. Jenkins and Maynard will be sharing the results of the ICCOC’s user experiences over the last year and how the new BioSig-ID audit trail was responsible for identifying suspicious student behaviors leading to cheating. ICCOC’s BioSig-ID Student ...
Biometric Signature ID Strikes Deal with Mohegan Biometrics LLC to Provide Online Identity Verification Solutions
This investment is consistent with the tribal Council’s strategy to diversify its revenue sources by pursuing other non-gaming investment opportunities. The Tribes’ Business Diversification Department identifies and evaluates various diversification opportunities in commercial enterprises and technologies such as BSI’s gesture biometrics. For full article click here.
Biometric Signature ID Annouces it’s Learning Management System Partnerships and Interfaces with the Following Companies
Biometric SIgnature ID announces it's Learning Management System partnerships and interfaces with the following companies: Pearson eCollege - Learning Studio Blackboard - Building Block Module Moodle Moodlerooms Remote Learner Desire2Learn ProctorU - Online Proctoring
ViaWest today announces that Biometric Signature-ID has chosen the company to deliver cloud services as part of its disaster recovery strategy. BSI utilizes ViaWest's cloud computing platform, KINECTed Cloud, for a personalized, scalable solution to meet its unique requirements. For full article click here.
Biometric Signature ID Receives an Award and Recognition by the US Dept of Commerce to Secure Online Transactions
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced more than $9 million in grant awards to support the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). Five U.S. organizations will pilot identity solutions that increase confidence in online transactions, prevent identity theft, and provide individuals with more control over how they share their personal information. For full article click here.
Central Texas College’s Board of Trustees approved the use of a new technology to verify the identities of students who take online courses. “This technology allows us to make sure the student who signs up for an online course is the same student who signs in and takes the class,” said Dana Watson, the college’s deputy chancellor of educational programs and support services For full article click here.
eduKan and Biometric Signature ID to Address the Use of Biometrics for Online Student ID Verification at Sloan-C Symposium
Dr. Mark Sarver, CEO of eduKan, a consortium of colleges in Kansas, and Jeff Maynard, CEO of Biometric Signature ID, (BSI), are scheduled to co-present at the upcoming Sloan-C Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. The presentation will highlight the dramatic cost savings and long-term benefits from eduKan’s use of BSI’s patented BioSig-ID™ biometric technology for student identity proofing. The case study report released earlier this year shows an 80% reduction in proctoring fees, among other benefits. BSI is the only company with a patented software-only biometric technology that exceeds NIST accuracy requirements in the $12.6B Identity and Access Management (IAM) authentication market. Sarver and Maynard will be sharing the results of a pilot study conducted from May-December 2011 with eduKan students who were using BSI’s technology to authenticate their identity. eduKan’s CEO was seeking a solution that would reduce operational costs, increase student identity compliance, keep student fees low ...
Seventy students were involved in a pattern of smartphone-enabled cheating last month at Stuyvesant High School, New York City officials said Monday, describing an episode that has blemished one of the country’s most prestigious public schools. The cheating involved several state exams and was uncovered after a cellphone was confiscated from a 16-year-old junior during a citywide language exam on June 18, according to a city Department of Educationinvestigation. The revelations that dozens of Stuyvesant students had cheated on tests not considered particularly challenging for them were the latest example of the competitive pressures inside top schools. In December, officials uncovered widespread cheating on an English final exam by students at a well-regarded school outside Houston; hundreds of students were believed to be involved, and 60 were disciplined. An SAT cheating scandal on Long Island last year, in which test takers used fake ...
Yahoo Inc reported the theft of 400,000 user names and passwords to access its own site as well as those of other companies, saying that hackers had taken advantage of a security vulnerability in its computer systems. "We are fixing the vulnerability that led to the disclosure of this data, changing the passwords of the affected Yahoo! users and notifying the companies whose users accounts may have been compromised," Company spokeswoman Dana Lengkeek said. They did not identify the other companies whose credentials were stolen or say how many of the stolen logins were for Yahoo's sites. Read the complete story here.
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