With ultramodern cybercrime swiftly turning into a quotidian affair, something as esoteric and unequivocal as a person’s electronic signature seems to be vulnerable to these criminals. But backing every electronic signature made use of in banking, health care or government sector is a strong and multi layered network of security parameters rendering the signers and their inherent data fully secure.
The tiers of verification and data storage in electronic signature software are formulated to provide people with the comfort in knowing that digital signatures are more secure than any physically signed paper document. E-signs empower the users by giving them the ability to prove the occurrence of a transaction which is beyond the scope of paper. When a customer uploads the electronic document and the signature attached to it on the electronic signature solution provider’s server which is firewall protected, it encrypts it and generates a mathematical algorithm for the document to determine whether it was tampered with.
Beginning with signer validation where the signers have to identify themselves through login or secret key, an SMS passcode or a security answer etc electronic signature software ensures an intensive security practice. Apart from this the document is also verified to ensure it is not tampered or altered in anyway. If the latter be the case then the software codes the document and makes the e-sign invalid, thus assuring its customers of not letting the document pass by undetected on tampering. Moreover, the encrypted document also prevents anyone from copying or pasting an e-signature onto the file.
Contrasting to paper documents, an e-sign solution also records the proof of the exchange of the document, with correct web pages, time and date of the exchange along with a track of the SMS code, email notification etc. This allows the signer to have proper record and information which also stands valid in the court of law.
In addition to this, since the document and the e-signature itself is kept stored behind layers of encrypted interfaces, it is practically safe from hackers and cyber criminals. And safe from the chance of getting lost in the mail as it is securely stored in the cloud for easy retrieval and access.
Hence, by all means an electronic signature software is more secure than the traditionally used physical documents.