Celebrating Our Eighth Birthday

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By: Mike Olsen, Founder & CEO We founded Proctorio eight years ago with the intention of building software that would disrupt the remote proctoring industry and provide an online test-taking environment with maximum privacy and integrity.  As the team is celebrating Proctorio’s eighth birthday, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the milestones that … Read more

Proctorio Reduces Test-Taking Emissions by Nearly 400 Million KG Since January 2020

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Proctorio today announced that more than 25 million exams have been proctored using our software since January 2020. This accounts for a total savings of nearly 400 million kilograms (kg) of carbon dioxide emissions that would have been emitted from test takers commuting to testing centers to take in-person exams.  Traditional test-taking practices, such as … Read more

Proctorio Becomes SOC 2 Type 1 Compliant Proctoring Provider

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After stringent security auditing in collaboration with A-LIGN, we’re excited to announce that Proctorio has successfully completed an independent SOC 2 Type 1 Audit!  A-LIGN, a licensed CPA firm with 20 years of SOC experience, evaluated Proctorio’s system design, production environment, and internal processes and procedures and produced a comprehensive report evaluating Proctorio’s Platform as … Read more

2020 Year in Review: Growth in a Difficult Time

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By Mike Olsen, CEO At Proctorio, we recently put a final wrap on the books from 2020. Given some time to reflect, it was an extremely humbling year.  Our company prospered by offering a service that helped tens of thousands of test takers around the world continue their education, no matter the time or place. … Read more

Our Commitment to Accessibility

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Proctorio’s software was built with accessibility in mind from day one. Even before the pandemic,  we were committed to expanding access for learners who could not easily participate in the traditional education system because of extenuating circumstances or abilities.  But as Proctorio has evolved, so too has awareness for accommodating test takers of all abilities, … Read more

Proctorio’s New Partnership With Microsoft Edge For Enhanced Data Privacy and Security

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At Proctorio, individual test-taker privacy and data security are our highest priorities. Because of this commitment, we continually seek out the safest and most secure solutions. As the next step to providing the most secure online learning experience possible, we’re excited to announce that our platform is now available as a Microsoft Edge browser extension.  … Read more

Best Practices for Final Exams

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Calling All Test Takers: Here’s How to Get Ready for Your Final Exams December is here and it’s time to start preparing for finals! Between the stress of studying for exams, submitting final papers, getting ready for the holidays, and just generally being a human in 2020, we understand that there’s a lot going on … Read more

Enhanced Encryption and Security Features for Fall Semester 2020

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By Mike Olsen, CEO To ensure Proctorio stays ahead of the latest security threats, we are updating our security platform with a variety of enhancements:   We have hardened the key derivation method used to generate the Zero-Knowledge Encryption encryption keys. Moving forward, we increased the number of math operations used to generate keys by 9,900%. … Read more

Why Proctorio Requests Certain Browser Permissions

By Mike Olsen, CEO To preserve the privacy of test takers around the world taking exams with Proctorio, we have purposefully designed our software to limit the information we can access. This includes refraining from using facial recognition and implementing Zero-Knowledge encryption, preventing Proctorio employees from having access to unencrypted test-taker data on our own … Read more