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SIGNiX Update Gives 10 More Reasons to Embrace Electronic Signatures

Posted by Laura Stephenson on Mon, Mar 16, 2015


At SIGNiX, we offer our customers security, affordability and convenience through our electronic signature services. And when our customers speak, we listen! In order to improve the overall signing experience and to make it more intuitive, personalized and pleasant we have implemented ten new enhancements:

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Tags: benefits

[VIDEO] How to Declare Independence from E-Signature Risk

Posted by Emily Maxie on Mon, Mar 09, 2015

 Think all e-signatures are the same? Think again! Electronic signatures may be easy to use, but most solutions don’t include the long-term legal evidence you need, leaving you at risk. John Harris, our SVP of product management, addressed this issue last week at BAI Payments Connect. Here's what he had to say:

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Tags: compliance

An App Made in Heaven: The Secret to Great UI and Better Security

Posted by Emily Maxie on Wed, Feb 25, 2015

In the intricate, highly sophisticated world of application development, there’s obviously a lot of attention paid to a number of moving parts. From aesthetic design to mobile responsiveness to functionality, there’s not much you can ignore.

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Tags: security

Why We Love Working at SIGNiX

Posted by Emily Maxie on Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Given that Valentine’s Day was last week, it had us thinking about the things we love about what we do and where we work. It’s fun to be part of an industry that’s always changing, and it’s rewarding to know that your company’s products help people – whether they are saving money by ditching paper or saving precious time with the convenience of digital signatures.

Unfortunately, a Gallup survey finds this love of work isn't exactly the norm. The survey shows that less than one-third of American workers were engaged in their jobs last year. That means they weren’t involved in, enthusiastic about or committed to their work or workplace.

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Tags: benefits

Interest Soars as New IRS Rules on Electronic Signatures Take Effect

Posted by Emily Maxie on Wed, Feb 11, 2015

 

Last March the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced new guidelines for electronic signatures for e-filing tax return Forms 8878 and 8879. This meant that handwritten signatures or signatures captured on signature pads were no longer the only form accepted. These new rules give taxpayers an attractive new option for tax season, allowing them to receive their tax refunds more quickly (and easily) than ever before.

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Tags: benefits, compliance

This Simple Fix Could Save You from a Data Breach

Posted by Emily Maxie on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

In 2014, there were so many major data breaches that it’s barely even news when millions of customer profiles are compromised. It’s easy to think that hackers will find a way to break into our systems no matter what we do. But you might be surprised to find that one simple precaution could protect you from hackers—two-factor authentication.

A recent article in PCWorld warned that companies are setting themselves up for a hack if they don’t take advantage of two-factor authentication.

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Tags: security

Obama: Hacks Show Need for Cybersecurity Law

Posted by Emily Maxie on Wed, Jan 14, 2015

This week, President Barack Obama announced that he will push for cybersecurity legislation following the recent cyber attacks against Sony and the Pentagon’s Central Command. The White House plans to revive existing cybersecurity legislation that has been stalled for several years.

“Now, our first order of business is making sure that we do everything to harden sites and prevent those kinds of attacks from taking place,” President Obama said. “But even as we get better, the hackers are going to get better, too. Some of them are going to be state actors; some of them are going to be non-state actors. All of them are going to be sophisticated, and many of them can do some damage.”

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Tags: security

Top 5 Data Breaches of 2014

Posted by Emily Maxie on Mon, Dec 29, 2014

As we wrap up 2014 and look ahead to the New Year, it’s important to reflect on the data security lessons we learned in the past 12 months. Hundreds of millions of records were stolen this year as a result of faulty security. Here are the top five stories of the year.

iCloud Photos Leaked

In September, some very private photos of Hollywood celebrities were leaked after an iCloud data breach. A hacking group wrote a program that guessed username and password combinations for iCloud services. At the time, iCloud wasn’t limiting the number of guesses, so hackers had many chances to guess the right combination without being locked out. 

This hack highlighted the need for two-factor authentication on iCloud accounts, specifically SMS authentication. Read this article to learn more about two-factor authentication. 

“Once this is enabled a user would receive a four digit SMS message with a code to input in addition to their password,” Lewis said in another Forbes article. “This way, if a password is compromised the attacker would still need an SMS code to gain access to the user account.” 

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Tags: security

9 Nonverbal Ways to Convey Confidence at Work

Posted by Susan Looney on Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Have you ever been with someone who insists that they are “fine” while their actions tell a different story? They might have an angry look on their face. They might be slamming things around. They might not be talking, when they normally are very chatty. The message we are receiving is that they are not fine.

Research has shown that around 75-93% of a message is non-verbal. That means the words we use are only a small part of effective communication.

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How Much Do Digital Signature Services Cost?

Posted by Emily Maxie on Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Businesses all over the country are recognizing the benefits of using online signatures. The technology reduces paper waste, speeds up the pace of business and can save you time and money. (Not sure how much you can save? Check out this ROI worksheet!)

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