ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE Amex: DSS; "DSS"), a leading  developer and integrator of  secure cloud computing and security printing technologies, announced today that New York StateSenator Kenneth LaValle, Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee, has invited DSS to speak on suggested improvements to the security of standardized tests.

The Committee feels it appropriate to hold a follow up hearing to examine what procedures have been implemented since the recent alleged wide- ranging SAT cheating scandal, as highlighted in a recent CBS News, 60 Minutes show segment, and what can be done to prevent cheating in the future.

The hearing is scheduled for January 24th, between the hours of 12:00PM and 3:00PM in the Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room A in Albany, New York.  This event will also be streamed live on the NY Senate, Committee on Higher Education webpage found at:

David Wicker, Vice President of Research and Development at DSS will attend and present at the hearing.  Mr. Wicker is a long time member of the Document Security Alliance ("DSA"), an organization comprised of industry experts and federal government agency officials that studies security features of vital U.S. records and documents.  DSA recently named Mr. Wicker Chairman of the Committee on U.S. Driver's License Security.   David also is an advisory board member of Utica State College's CIMIP (Center for Identity Management and Information Protection) organization and teaches a periodic seminar on substrate security features at Rochester Institute of Technology and at several federal agencies.

About DSS (Document Security Systems, Inc.)

DSS provides counterfeit prevention and comprehensive brand and digital information protection solutions to corporations, governments, and financial institutions around the world. DSS develops and manufactures products and services containing patented and patent pending optical deterrent technologies that help prevent counterfeiting and brand fraud from the use of the most advanced scanners and copiers in the market.  DSS's customized solutions are designed to protect against product diversion, counterfeit, and other costly and damaging events.  In addition, The Company owns numerous patented and patent-pending technologies and products.

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