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

Why Proctorio does not use facial recognition

By Mike Olsen CEO Advances in machine learning over the last decade have greatly improved image search and comparison technologies. These advances have given rise to several different types of authentication products. The most frequently mentioned of these products is facial recognition, no doubt because of its incredible potential as well as its undeniable ethical, … Read more

How Proctorio approaches data security and test taker privacy

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By Mike Olsen CEO At Proctorio, we are proud that administrators at 850+ institutions around the world trust us to be their partner as we develop high-quality, high-integrity online education experiences for learners around the world. Being an education technology provider means that academic institutions use our technology in scenarios where very sensitive data changes … Read more