Month: April 2018

GDPR: Act now Before It’s Too Late

By Russ Banham Chief Executive magazine The May 25 deadline for complying with the European Commission’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is approaching fast—so fast that many small and medium-sized businesses are in a mad rush to get their houses in order. So are many large companies, but the regulation creates intimidating challenges for SMEs,… Read more »

Mining for Gold—and Other Creative Ways Companies Are Combating E-Waste

By Russ Banham The facts surrounding electronic waste, commonly referred to as e-waste, are staggering. Although nearly all e-waste can be recycled, 60 percent ends up in landfills, where toxic metals leach into the environment and can cause severe damage to human kidneys, blood, and central and peripheral nervous systems. More than 50 tons of e-waste is produced… Read more »

Real-Time Payments Have Arrived

By Russ Banham Treasury & Risk Prepare for payments transformation. In November 2017, The Clearing House (TCH) and 25 partnering banks launched the first new core payments structure in the United States in more than 40 years. The new system permits real-time payment clearing, marking a major change for treasury operations that have been using… Read more »

Navigating The Dark Side Of The IoT Revolution

By Russ Banham Chief Executive magazine Wesley McGrew is a white hat hacker at HORNE Cyber, where he directs cyber operations. His job is to find security flaws in company systems by hacking into them. Lately, McGrew and his team have been exploiting the vulnerabilities of Internet-connected smart devices like, well, pretty much everything. From… Read more »