In the $2 trillion Treasury-bill market, where the U.S. government turns for short-term funding, investors are showing they're plenty nervous about the approaching deadline to raise the nation's debt ceiling (Feb 4)
Centrally managed virtual private networks are an effective start toward industrial internet of things cybersecurity. The benefits of remote VPNs include the ability to authenticate, patch and update devices without being on-site.
(Feb 7) -- Cryptocurrency developments and initial coin offerings will be among the Securities and Exchnage Commission's top examination priorities this year. Examiners will monitor cryptocurrency sales and, where sales represent securities offerings, examine for regulatory compliance, according to an SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations report. OCIE will focus on whether financial professionals involved in ICOs and other cryptocurrency sales take appropriate steps to prevent theft. The office will also make sure investors get adequate disclosure about the risks involved with cryptocurrency investments, including price volatility and potential fraud.
Are hackers to blame for brokerage outages? ThousandEyes thinks so
Online brokerages from to Betterment suffered outages earlier this week as investors sold off stocks in droves Monday and then got back into the market Tuesday. While the online brokerages cited huge trading volumes for the disruptions, all of which were temporary, network monitoring company ThousandEyes thinks something more nefarious is going on.