Two-factor authentication has taken its lumps as a security tool as of late. So the future would appear to be now for alternative security methods. The movement toward this future, however, will take place slowly.
In our industry, people have become accustomed to the ever-raging ERM vs. GRC debate. The conflict rears its head often, with partisans spewing a fair amount of vitriol. But if you were to pin down executives and ask what the distinction really is, you would end up with a lot of muddled answers.
It's fair to say that the fundamental premise of earnings guidance has changed significantly over the past few years. It was once a best practice of sorts -- an attempt to inform the market and keep expectations in line. But Reg FD has led to a sea change in thinking in the IR community. And more companies are concluding that continuing to offer guidance simply isn't worth the Reg FD hassles.
California and Massachusetts have been among the states most aggressively passing regulations aimed at privacy protection.
For many people, the landmark Dodd-Frank reform law is synonymous with financial reform, one aimed squarely at Wall Street banks. But there were other aspects of the law that affect a broader swath of companies. One of the lesser known provisions had to do with conflict minerals such as tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold, which are often mined in oppressive conditions.
Since the passage of Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002, the internal audit function within corporations has slowly taken on greater urgency.
The Holy Grail for a lot of executives without direct P&L responsibility for their companies' main product line is apparently to play a more strategic role. We have heard variations on this theme for years now.
Everyone can agree that criminal conduct should not be tolerated, but what's the best way to eradicate it? Some interesting proposals have been bantered about recently in the pages of august law reviews, with two polar extremes emerging.