Blog: Security & Legality

Deepen your knowledge of e-signature security and legality. Learn about compliance, enforceability, cloud security and more.

To Cloud or Not to Cloud, That is the Question

As a software and services provider with 20+ years of experience, we often get asked by organizations what the pros and cons of deploying a solution in the cloud vs. on-premises are. Ultimately, the decision of how and where you … Continued

Financial Services Compliance for eSignature: Insights from Analysts and Legal Experts

In financial services, legal and regulatory compliance is one of the top focus areas for e-signature buyers. Increased regulatory oversight has put considerable pressure on banking and insurance  – and by extension, their IT strategies and budgets. Because compliance is such a popular topic … Continued

What’s in a Name? Digital Signatures vs. E-Signatures (Part 2)

In part 1 of this blog series, we looked at how e-signature solutions apply digital signatures to documents as a way of protecting their integrity during and after the signing process. In this blog post, we’ll explore the role that … Continued

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WannaCry: It’s Not Over

What initially looked like an attack against England’s National Health Service (NHS), forcing hospitals to turn away patients on May 12, 2017, has turned out to be the largest coordinated cyber attack ever seen. Cybersecurity professionals around the world are … Continued

What’s in a Name? Digital Signatures vs. E-Signatures (Part 1)

There’s a lot of confusion about the differences between a digital signature and an electronic signature. Are they one in the same? The short answer is no. While the terms are used interchangeably, each term carries a distinct set of defining … Continued

Keeping Customer Data Safe in the Digital World

Recent data breaches and malware phishing attacks have unfortunately become the “new norm” in today’s digital world. Cybercriminals target Internet users of all stripes to gain access to online accounts associated with an email address, such as online banking. A … Continued

How the Fiduciary Rule Creates Technology Opportunities in Annuities

I just returned from the IRI Operations and Technology Conference in New Orleans. Every year, the Insured Retirement Institute (, the leading financial services trade association for the retirement income industry, convenes to discuss regulations and new developments that affect insured … Continued

Top 80 E-Signature Resources for Insurance

Electronic signature adoption in insurance is such a hot topic right now that we’ve compiled a list of more than 80 e-signature resources for insurance carriers, agents/brokers and solution providers. Around the world, insurance professionals are turning to electronic signatures … Continued

Telehealth Needs Secure Patient Identification Practices

Telehealth can become a game changer as it pertains to how care is delivered. And a very welcomed one at that. Telehealth, designed to help people living with long-term health conditions at home, allows the individual to monitor their own … Continued

eSignLive Gets HIPAA Compliant for the U.S. Healthcare Industry

If you work in the U.S. healthcare industry, you are likely very familiar with HIPAA. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is the US law ensuring privacy standards to protect patient medical records. Enacted in 1996 with the purpose … Continued