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Banks get attacked four times more than other industries

According to a new report from Websense Security Labs, the average number of attacks against financial services institutions is four times higher than that of companies in other industries. In addition, a third of all initial-stage...

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CIOs need to plan and prepare for disruption

A recent survey indicates that a number of CIO’s don’t think their industry is facing the prospect of disruption, meaning they're not preparing appropriately. Disruption is a reality, you must prepare and adapt.

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Don't be fooled by 'fake cloud' finance systems

The cloud is a hot topic and trend today for finance and accounting. Everyone is claiming a 'cloud' offering, but not all clouds are the same. Here's how to distinguish a 'true' cloud from a 'fake cloud'.

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Boards are on high alert over security threats

Fear of cyberattacks has corporate directors on edge. CIOs must paint a realistic view of the company's security posture and steer the conversation toward managing business risk.

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The state of mobile payments in 2015

Thanks to big moves from Apple, Samsung, Google and others, the world of mobile payments is rapidly evolving. More retailers accept digital payments than ever before and these 11 tech companies — as well as the world’s most famous...

MtGox creditors can finally file claims for lost bitcoins

Claims are being accepted through a dedicated site and via the Kraken bitcoin exchange until May 29

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West coast gang robs banks with texts, phone calls

A gang of criminals based on the West coast is robbing banks in the East, using text messages and voice recordings to target small, local banks and credit unions.

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Monetizing your corporate data...or not

Under pressure to manage data as an asset, CIOs and other IT executives are discovering data monetization, the practice of assigning a financial value to data. But such an exercise can be talent and funding-intensive. What questions...

Don't look now, but ATMs are about to get a cloud makeover

NCR uses Android and a thin-client model to bring yesterday's bank machines into the cloud era

Apple Pay rival CurrentC coming in mid-2015

The payments platform operated by major US retailers is testing Bluetooth and barcode technologies

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The process security leaders need to get the funding and support you want

Getting the funding and support you need to create and operate a successful security program is a process. Here are the steps successful security leaders follow and how you can get started.

Confusion but hope as US faces payment revolution

In six months, new card regulations could usher in greater acceptance of Apple Pay and its competitors

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Online tax filing: The best last-minute options for hopeless procrastinators

No matter how simple or complex your tax situation is, these services can help you meet the deadline.

Visa, MasterCard partner with mobile money providers in Africa

Visa to partner with Bharti Airtel, MasterCard teams with eTranzact

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Enforcement Cut Global Banking Trojans 53 Percent

Coordinated global enforcement efforts reduced the number of financial Trojans by more than half -- 53 percent -- in 2014, according to a new report from Symantec, and phishing email rates fell 74 percent.

Deutsche Bank Signs 10-Year Private Cloud Deal With HP

German lender moves to OpenStack platform in deal worth 'billions' of dollars

Competition, new rules to spur West African electronic financial services

Mobile money services have grown, but face hurdles among rural poor, experts say

Payments startup iZettle makes chip & PIN card reader available for free

The free reader could entice more small European merchants to start accepting card payments

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