James Hayward Testifies at NYS Senate Hearing on Academic Testing Security
Presenting digitalDNA Technology to Counter SAT Cheating
At least four test-takers have been accused of accepting cash payments of $500 to $3,600 to take the test for students, largely from Long Island’s North Shore schools.
In his testimony, Dr. Hayward will detail how APDN’s digitalDNA can aid in preventing a reoccurrence of the cheating scandal.
- In a TV interview with CBS News on January 23, Dr. Hayward demonstrated the technology he called “A novel system that is absolutely unbreakable for students taking the SAT exams.”
The digitalDNA system creates a counterfeit-proof, secure ID card, embedded with infinitesimal molecules of plant DNA segments that authenticate a student’s identity in a way that is absolutely uncopyable. The anti-counterfeiting technology also features a scannable printed code, which visually represents the same identity information.
The plant DNA on the card may be swabbed and forensically evaluated; a system well recognized by courts globally.
All information is strongly encrypted and sent wirelessly to an ultra-secure data repository, a "private cloud.”
Applied DNA Sciences is closely affiliated with Stony Brook University’s Center of Excellence in Wireless & Information Technology.
Applied DNA Sciences well known throughout Europe and the U.S. for using botanical DNA to create very high security anti-counterfeiting systems. Such a system, now being piloted by an agency of the Department of Defense, identifies counterfeit microchips before they make their way into the U.S military supply chain.
APDN has installed its products in Europe and the U.S., protecting banks and ATMs (U.S.), jewelry stores (Sweden), and cash-in-transit strong boxes (UK).
- Its Signature DNA cash-protection system has won two top policing prizes in the United Kingdom over the past two years for successful work with police in helping secure convictions of cash thieves.
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. sells patent-protected DNA security solutions to protect products, brands and intellectual property from counterfeiting and diversion. SigNature DNA is a botanical mark used to authenticate products in a unique manner that essentially cannot be copied, and provide a forensic chain of evidence that can be used to prosecute perpetrators. To learn more, go to www.adnas.com where APDN routinely posts all press releases.
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James A. Hayward, President and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences