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CTC using biometric identification software to authenticate students online

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Central Texas College (CTC) is using Biometric Signature ID’s biometric identification software BioSig-ID to authenticate students prior to them logging in to the school’s learning management system in an effort to increase academic integrity and detect and prevent loan fraud.

CTC is a community college system with a number of branch campuses throughout the world and because of its global student population, it needed a way to ensure their students are who they said they were and wanted to eliminate the possibility of login credentials being shared for cheating.

CTC also wanted to avoid rising loan fraud issues. Loan fraud is characterized by fake students dropping classes before the census date, allowing fraudsters to pocket loan monies with little chance of recovery by schools.

CTC chose BioSig-ID’s biometric identification and multi-factor authentication solution to better protect against these threats. According to the company’s web site, BioSig-ID’s high accuracy exceeds NIST biometric standards by 3X.

The rollout to 50,000 students includes monitoring capability with the software’s forensic suite that gives CTC early warnings to potential fraud and dishonesty with Real Time Event Notifications and Suspicious Activity Reports. With its diverse geographic student population and ISPs throughout the world, Central Texas College now ensures valid ID within its LMS with an automated solution that makes no demands on its I.T. staff or faculty.

Last November, Biometric Signature ID revealed that the White House had selected BioSig-ID technology for a pilot program as part of NSTIC to generate secure online transactions by improving privacy and reducing the risk of fraud and also launched a crowdfunding campaign for BioTect-ID, its mobile security app for Android and iOS devices that uses gesture-based biometrics to authenticate users.

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