Cyber-document forgery: secrypt protects test reports and e-clausures
secrypt protects test reports with e seals and secures e-certificates of the University of Frankfurt with digital signatures and time stamps.
Berlin, 18.09.2017. In order to effectively counter document forgery, a provider of measurement solutions provides its calibration protocols with electronic seals from secrypt GmbH in accordance with the EU regulation eIDAS. For the same reason, Goethe University Frankfurt secures its electronic exams with digital signatures.
Electronic sealing of calibration protocols
All test persons of the measurement technology provider, including those from the international locations France and Spain, prepare their test reports via a central company management system. In the document, it is noted who carried out the test in order to be able to provide proof of this later. As soon as the auditors have released the reports, they are automatically forwarded to secrypt’s digiSeal®server signature server integrated into the management system. It signs each PDF verification report with an electronic seal. This makes it immediately clear which company has created the test report and the document can no longer be changed unnoticed.
E-clauses at Goethe University Frankfurt with digital signatures and time stamps
Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany’s third largest university, also attaches great importance to the high evidential value of its digital documents. Due to increasing numbers of exams, the university introduced digital examinations in order to minimize the correction effort. Electronic signatures and time stamps now provide protection against forgery.
As soon as the students have completed their exam on the PC, the e-clausure is converted into a PDF document. The signature server digiSeal®server then provides the document with a qualified electronic signature. This ensures that the examination was passed at the Goethe University in Frankfurt and was not subsequently changed without being noticed. In addition, a qualified time stamp of the German trust service provider D-TRUST, a subsidiary of Bundesdruckerei, freezes the state of the exam at the time of completion. “Surveys to date have shown that the new procedure is very well received by students and teachers. The correction times are now considerably shorter: “For a 90-minute exam, our lecturers now save about ten to 20 minutes during correction, depending on the format,” attests Nils Beckmann, Project Manager E exams at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. In 2017 alone, approximately 750 hours can be used for other tasks thanks to digital checks.