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Re: Do you use video conferencing for identity proofing remote students?
From: "Jones, Mark B" <Mark.B.Jones () UTH TMC EDU>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:17:37 -0600
As several have suggested video conferencing is of more value for
authentication (assuming you already have a photo on file) than for initial
I don't think that video conferencing is a reasonable means of identity
proofing by itself. But I do think it can play a role in the proofing
processes set forth in NIST Special Publication 800-63-2:
Assuming that remote students must still apply, supply transcripts, and pay
for courses, it would seem likely to me that the paper work for
accomplishing LoA 2 remote identity proofing as described in NIST SP 800-63
may already be available. If a video conference could be arranged "in a
manner that confirms the ability of the Applicant to receive telephone
communications or text message at phone number or e-mail address associated
with the Applicant in
records", I would think that video conference could be used to issue
credentials and/or obtain an official image of the applicant.
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Subject: [SECURITY] Do you use video conferencing for identity proofing
Does anyone use video conferencing for identity proofing of remote students?
We have a secure video conferencing platform by which to do so. What are
the ramifications of doing so?
Beverly Y. Moore, CISSP CBCP GCIH CHPS
Manager, IT Security
713.486.2251 | Beverly.Y.Moore () uth tmc edu