Processing is a method of performing some type of operation on an image. Unlike tampering that we discussed a couple of weeks ago, the processing of digital media is not definitively associated with fraud or any kind of malicious intent. Processing can occur totally inadvertently as a result of internal operations, poorly maintained chain of custody and/or tracking changes to the media.
Resizing can sometimes be done to improve the speed in which the image can be uploaded to a system when sent via text or email. Resizing also saves storage space making it an appealing operation.
Reformatting can happen when:
Since the source of reformatting can be difficult to track in these instances, we suggest that businesses follow a constrained and well-understood set of photo gathering procedures to avoid inadvertent processing.
While processing of digital media is not always associated with fraud, caution should be taken with any photos that appear to be processed. If the source of processing cannot be root-caused or eliminated, the photos should not be assumed to be business quality.
Although there is no “one size fits all” solution for eliminating processed images, we recommend the following:
While none of these are simple solutions, eliminating undesirable processing is a critical aspect of ensuring business quality digital media.
Attestiv offers a suite of solutions to implement, enforce and audit best practices for digital media intake. Attestiv can be customized and implemented discretely via APIs to build a set of best practices around digital media intake that are sustainable, consistent and tamper-resistant, as part of an incremental business improvement process.
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Nicos Vekiarides is the Chief Executive Officer & co-founder of Attestiv. He has spent the past 20+ years in enterprise IT and cloud, as a CEO & entrepreneur, bringing innovative new technologies to market. His previous startup, TwinStrata, an innovative cloud storage company where he pioneered cloud-integrated storage for the enterprise, was acquired by EMC in 2014. Before that, he brought to market the industry’s first storage virtualization appliance for StorageApps, a company later acquired by HP.
Nicos holds 6 technology patents in storage, networking and cloud technology and has published numerous articles on new technologies. Nicos is a partner at Mentors Fund, an early-stage venture fund, a mentor at Founder Institute Boston, where he coaches first-time entrepreneurs, and an advisor to several companies. Nicos holds degrees from MIT and Carnegie Mellon University.
Mark Morley is the Chief Operating Officer of Attestiv.
He received his formative Data Integrity training at Deloitte. Served as the CFO of Iomega (NYSE), the international manufacturer of Zip storage devices, at the time, the second fastest-growing public company in the U.S.. He served as the CFO of Encore Computer (NASDAQ) as it grew from Revenue of $2 million to over $200 million. During “Desert Storm”, Mark was required to hold the highest U.S. and NATO clearances.
Mark authored a seminal article on Data Integrity online (Wall Street Journal Online). Additionally, he served as EVP, General Counsel and CFO at Digital Guardian, a high-growth cybersecurity company.
Earlier in his career, he worked at an independent insurance agency, Amica as a claims representative, and was the CEO of the captive insurance subsidiary of a NYSE company.
He obtained Bachelor (Economics) and Doctor of Law degrees from Boston College and is a graduate of Harvard Business School.