Council for Global Immigration quoted in article – “SHRM, Council Seek Knowledge-Based Authentication for myE-Verify”

3/26/2014
Council in the News

​​SHRM, 03/24/2014 -

“The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Council for Global Immigration recommended that proposed revisions to the E-Verify Self-Check program incorporate dynamic, multidimensional, knowledge-based authentication technology to safeguard against identity theft.

“SHRM and the Council submitted comments on March 20, 2014, to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in response to proposed revisions to the Self-Check program—to be renamed myE-Verify…

“…SHRM and the Council explained that knowledge-based authentication (KBA) that draws upon multiple data sources from variable points in time is the best technology option available to ensure that the person whose identity is being verified is the person entering the information. ‘The Social Security number locking mechanism in myE-Verify increases the urgency,’ the organizations wrote.

“…‘An identity thief who defeats the low level of KBA currently in Self-Check can verify whether the employee has current authorization to work in the United States,’ they noted. ‘When my​E-Verify comes online and uses the same low-level KBA that is currently used for Self-Check, as is proposed, the identify thief would be able to accomplish a much more nefarious purpose—locking the employee’s Social Security number in E-Verify and preventing employers from verifying his work authorization through E-Verify.’

“…That’s why SHRM and the Council recommend using multidimensional KBA that draws from many sources…to formulate queries about distinct data.

“‘KBA must also be sufficiently dynamic—i.e., asking a series of questions that draw from real-time data rather than data that was provided at a single point in time,” they wrote.

“…‘As important as accuracy is to our members, SHRM and the Council believe that protecting the privacy of Americans should be our paramount concern when developing an eligibility verification system.’”

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To read the comments submitted by SHRM and the Council for Global Immigration, click here.