As the World begins to ease COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, travel, and the entertainment industries, businesses are looking forward to how to do this confidently and safely. The largest immunization movement in history is providing one level of confidence, however it will be a long and slow process until global population has herd immunity. There are various ways to prove vaccination or negative tests to prove a person is healthy, yet there are limited ways to properly demonstrate and memorialize health status efficiently and securely. Unfortunately, as a society we are still reliant upon oversized vaccination cards and repetitive manual processes which unnecessarily expose sensitive personal information and are prone to fraud and counterfeiting.
Digital Identity Blog
As part of Verif-y’s ongoing efforts to educate organizations and individuals about digital identity, we thought it might be useful to dedicate a post to the current challenges related to the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), as well as provide suggestions on potential mitigation strategies.
Real-World Credential Fraud: Netflix releases Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal
If you haven’t watched Netflix’s new special (I highly recommend you do), here is a brief summary.
The documentary re-enacts transcripts of conversations recorded by FBI wire taps from their investigation nicknamed Operation Varsity Blues. The FBI investigated a widespread college admissions scam conducted between Rick Singer and high paying parents to get their children into prestigious U.S. colleges and universities.
The noise disrupted the otherwise silent room, and I glanced over at the bright rectangular glow emanating from my phone screen.
A consumer’s data footprint is established from the moment they are born and lingers for years after they pass.
Verif-y’s end-to-end identity-proofing solutions provide a fresh approach as to how organizations execute their digital strategy and how they consume, manage, and protect their customers digital identities (Personally Identifiable Information – “PII”).
Higher education credentials are precious, we keep our diplomas in our homes and offices, on walls or in safes. The organizations that issue them also treat them with the same level of care, special paper, embossing, signatures and more. But when we need to share them or easily validate them…
When it comes to our personal information, privacy is usually something we all want, but aren’t actively thinking about.