Commercial Contract Cheating… 31M Students Say It’s So Easy, It Can’t Be Wrong

“Contract Cheating”, it’s the latest buzzword in higher education, yet it’s been around a long time. Since the beginning of online academia, we've seen this issue rise to epic proportions and it's only getting worse. This growing epidemic where students recruit third parties to complete their assignments is increasing rapidly and presenting a HUGE threat to academic standards and quality worldwide. In his book the "Shadow Scholar", Dave Tomar talks about how he worked as [...]

Identity in the Crypto Space

The Rise of Identity Management in the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Space By: Guest Author - Legal Counsel for Unspecified Bitcoin Organization Published: September 20, 2018 Identity verification and access management are increasingly important as numerous companies begin to explore the possible uses of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in their industries. Although anonymity is often boasted as an advantage to using these technologies, allowing users of cryptocurrency and blockchain to remain anonymous could result in the [...]


Despite many of our best efforts, data breaches are still a very real, very BIG problem. Hackers continue to compromise valid credentials to access company networks in order to steal data and show no signs of stopping anytime soon. Two-factor authentication (2FA) simply isn't a viable solution because there's no way to guarantee possession of the cell phone by the legitimate person. There are 5 other reasons why SMS related security using cellphones makes this [...]

School Reputation Online Easily Destroyed by Breaches

Reputation is a precious resource for online Higher Ed. It drives your degree value and that drives revenue. Your school reputation online can be destroyed by criminals quickly in a breach. Because that causes scandal. Criminals are one of the top causes of unwelcome publicity, fines and lawsuits. They get inside your system by impersonating others. Their goals may be financial aid fraud, crypto jacking, cheating, ransoms, records theft or just general mayhem. Logging in [...]

Shared Credentials Means You’re Guilty of Hacking

If someone enters the right credentials, that’s good enough for any website. Simple username/password is the most popular way hackers gain entry.  You’ve almost certainly done it too. You’ve impersonated someone, or let someone else impersonate you. You've shared credentials. Have you ever…. 1. Shared your banking login with your spouse 2. Used team passwords at work 3. Shared passwords for a family photo sharing account 4. Shared passwords for individual iTunes accounts to share [...]

Patient Privacy Now Top Concern Over Cost of Care

Eventually, patients had to react to ongoing stories of how their data is used without their knowledge online. They may have felt safe on Facebook before, but ongoing privacy scandals across the internet seem to have caused new awareness of data dangers. Patient privacy has zoomed to the top of their concerns. A recent survey by insurance company Aetna shows patient concerns have now tilted to privacy over cost or even quality of care. Healthcare [...]

GDPR Compliance And You

GDPR COMPLIANCE OVERVIEW  A look at the EU’s latest General Data Protection directive (GDPR) and the new PCI DSS and how BioSig-ID meets regulatory statutes to keep you in compliance By Jeff Maynard, Founder, President and CEO, Biometric Signature ID Published: 14 May 2018 A new EU (European Union) compliance regulation and the new PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards)will redefine user privacy within Europe and beyond. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have [...]

Multi-Factor Authentication -The New Frontier Of Virtual Security: Here’s Why

Multi-Factor Authentication - The New Frontier Of Virtual Security: Here’s Why Hardly a day goes by where there’s not a report of a data breach, or someone’s personal information getting stolen. Despite many of our best efforts, data breaches are still a very real, very BIG problem. In 2017, 2 billion files were leaked as a result of data breaches and those are just the ones that were reported. As you’re reading this you [...]

Data Breaches… More At Stake Than Just Your Bottom Line

Turn on the news, read an online article, or pick up a paper and chances are you’ll see a story about another data breach identity-driven hack and its impact on a company’s bottom line. What you won’t typically see, are the number of records that were stolen, the types of records being hacked and perhaps most importantly, the effect it has on a company/industry beyond just the monetary value. Since 2013 more than 9B [...]

Student Authentication Guidelines: Coming Soon To An Accreditor Near You

Lately, there’s been quite a lot of buzz surrounding “student authentication” and what universities and colleges need to do to become compliant. From the landmark case between WGU and the OIG to the countless billions lost in 2017 alone to academic cheating and financial aid fraud, it’s clear that the time for change is now. Recently the largest education accrediting agency in the U.S. passed new requirements for student ID authentication. The new regulation(s) [...]

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