Multifactor Momentum

Multifactor authentication, the process of using more than one method or system to confirm the identities of consumers online, has been around for years. But recent regulatory guidelines, increasing criminal activity, lower costs and...

Bitcoin gains legitimacy with US government, companies

Bitcoin gains legitimacy with US government, companies

Bitcoin, a virtual currency, was recognized by the US Department of Justice as a “legal means of exchange” last week, and the number of companies accepting it in payment continues to grow. The most...

Policy Debate

Cyberinsurance still a puzzle for many corporates Data breach costs are rising, as hackers go after ever-bigger targets and regulators get tougher about fines and disclosure. Fortunately, companies now have plenty of choices when...

Security Keys

What treasury and finance executives need to know about encryption Treasury and finance executives need to know enough about encryption and security to ensure that those policies not only match the company’s general attitude towards...

Virtual Reality

New virtual currencies a risky bet for corporations Virtual currencies have been in the news lately, with Bitcoin in particular gaining attention from an influx of new users and acceptance at thousands of retailers. But should all...

Bitcoin revisited: beware the bubble

Bitcoin revisited: beware the bubble

I’ve written about Bitcoin before, warning that I was worried about volatility and botnets. Bitcoin has been on my mind again, lately, due to a big bubble spurred in part by the Cyprus financial crisis, worries that Linden...

Cloudy Outlook

Cloudy Does the cloud help or hinder credit card payment security and compliance? Depending on whom you ask, processing credit card payments in the cloud is either a great leap forward for security and compliance, or a big step...

Policy Debate

Cyberinsurance still a puzzle for many companies Data breach costs are rising, as hackers go after ever-bigger targets and regulators get tougher about fines and disclosure. Fortunately, companies now have plenty of choices when...