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  • June 24, 2016 24 Jun'16

    Blockchain GRC: The innovation and regulatory balance

    Blockchain technology, a distributed ledger that underpins cryptocurrencies, has become a huge factor the financial services space as virtual currencies such as bitcoin have become increasingly popular. The rise of blockchain could radically change how monetary transactions are conducted all over the globe, causing major disruptions for the finance industry. And as with anything to do with the exchange of money, the rise of blockchain is raising compliance and cybersecurity questions both for corporations and the consumers they serve. In this handbook, learn about these calls to regulate the exchange of virtual currencies, and why some are concerned these rules could hinder blockchain technologies' innovative traits that benefit industries far beyond the financial field.

  • June 22, 2016 22 Jun'16

    Telematics, insurance and the driverless car evolution

    The political momentum behind the connected future enabled by the internet of things (IoT) is clear, writes Jonathan Hewett of Octo Telematics. Increasingly we see insurance positioned at the ...

  • June 10, 2016 10 Jun'16

    A guide to blockchain implementation; insights from the Cloud Expo

    Now is the time to get familiar with blockchain technology and what it can do for your company. In this two-part feature story, Editorial Director Sue Troy talks to leading experts to form a ...

  • June 08, 2016 08 Jun'16

    SWIFT banking system boosts security following cyberattacks

    Following a number of attacks on the SWIFT banking system that led to the theft of millions of dollars, SWIFT promised new rules to improve security for bank transfers.

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  • Why a cap-less cybersecurity budget could harm security

    An unlimited cybersecurity budget may sound like a dream, but in reality it could do more harm than good for an enterprise. Expert Mike O. Villegas explains. Continue Reading

  • Identifying and tackling big data issues

    Looking for success in your big data project? It's not so easy, as Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski found in the first story of our handbook on big data issues. Capitalizing on big data remains a huge challenge for many companies because of a variety of reasons, ranging from identifying the right data to finding the right people to implement the technology -- and the right one, at that. But as experts tell Laskowski, the most common reason companies encounter major big data issues is not the wrong technology, but the wrong culture.

    In this SearchCIO handbook, get advice on how to build a data-driven culture to help realize big data success. In our second piece, CTO Niel Nickolaisen recounts how he executed a "dirt cheap" advanced analytics project and helped improve student retention rates at the university where he was CIO. In our last piece, Laskowski lays out seven big data project mistakes that companies would be smart to avoid.

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  • How should enterprises manage social media compliance incidents?

    Social media compliance incidents in financial institutions are on the rise. Here are the most common violations and how to avoid them in the future. Continue Reading

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