How to stop cheating and grant fraud

Biometrics outshine PIN & passwords for verification of online enrollment and test-taking while reducing financial aid fraud

cheating-grant-fraudAs of 2008, the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act mandates that universities and colleges in the U.S. instill a process to verify the identity of online students.

But with the failure of ordinary PIN-and-password security measures to completely prevent student cheating and even student-grant fraud, the academic world stands waiting for the other shoe to drop. Additional safeguards will soon be required, if not already called for by local accrediting agencies.

In response, some early-adopting chancellors, administrators, and CEOs have already pegged bio-signature authentication systems as a turnkey approach to providing greater accuracy in student verification. Given the additional advantages that such systems: reside “in the cloud” outside of the college or university‘s business system; require absolutely no additional hardware; entail no extra expense by students; and allow for the monitoring of fraudulent financial activity, this subset of gesture verification is emerging as the valedictorian of second-level ID verification.…Read More