Wall Street Journal: Hackers Ran Through Holes in Swift’s Network

By: Robin Sidel | April 30, 2017 2:04 p.m. ET: How Secure Is the Swift Network? Payment-transfer network left banks largely responsible for their own cyberdefense; old passwords at Bangladesh’s central bank: A series of recent cyberattacks targeting banks raises questions about the security of Swift, the global messaging network that is the backbone of payment services for more than…

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Wall Street Journal: Digital Transformation Requires Rethinking, VC Says

By: Steven Norton | Apr 28, 2017 5:35 pm ET Many fail to recognize digital shift as more than continuation of industrial revolution NEW YORK — Existing government policies and approaches to education don’t do enough to to address the broader structural changes being brought about by automation, panelists said Friday during the Digital Future of Work Summit, hosted by…

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The New York Times: N.S.A. Halts Collection Of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets:

US News: By CHARLIE SAVAGE | APRIL 28, 2017 WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency said Friday that it had halted one of the most disputed practices of its warrantless surveillance program, ending a once-secret form of wiretapping that dates to the Bush administration’s post-Sept. 11 expansion of national security powers. The agency is no longer collecting Americans’ emails and…

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Reuters: Buying Overseas, Chinese Conglomerates Leverage Offshore Assets For Financing

Business News: By Julie Zhu | HONG KONG | Thu Apr 27, 2017 | 7:22pm EDT: Chinese conglomerates, still eager to snap up assets abroad, are rushing to raise money offshore in order to get around capital outflow curbs that have made it much tougher for Chinese bidders to complete outbound mergers and acquisitions. Acquisitive Chinese conglomerates – including Fosun…

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America’s Security Clearance System Is Broken, Former Spy Chief Clapper Says:

By Joseph Marks – DefenseOne | April 27, 2017 The government’s failure thus far to fix long delays and dangerous imprecision in the government’s security clearance and vetting system is one of James Clapper’s greatest regrets from his time in office, the former Director of National Intelligence said Wednesday. Clapper’s 6-year tenure included National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s release…

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Serving The Quadruple Bottom Line Of: Purpose, Planet, People & Prosperity:

A Shift Has Happened From A Singular Bottom Line Focus, To A Triple Bottom Line Focus: Once upon a time, completely in support of Milton Friedman’s famous conclusion that, “The Business of Business is Business”, the world of business and almost all individual enterprises within it, used to focus on a singular bottom line of: “Profit, Profit, Profit”. In the…

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