April 2014 Payments Newsletter
This month, we begin with a look at the results of the 2014 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey, sponsored by J.P. Morgan. While corporate fraud decreased overall, card fraud spiked. The good news is that companies are recognizing the threat and adopting additional security measures. Also this month, we bring you our exclusive coverage of the recent NACHA Payments conference in Orlando, Fla.
Fed Wants Treasury, Finance Pros to Partake in Fraud Survey
Federal Reserve Banks are conducting a survey addressing payments-related fraud, and treasury and finance pros are being asked to participate.
Can Regulation Save Bitcoin?
Can virtual currencies be regulated in a manner that protects consumers, merchants, our payment systems and national security, while at the same time not “killing the golden goose” through overly burdensome or unfeasible regulatory requirements? The answer may be yes, however, such regulation should be imposed with a light hand and reasonable steps must be taken quickly.
AFP Fraudwatch: How Treasury Should Respond to Heartbleed
By now, you have probably heard about the Heartbleed bug—a serious vulnerability in recent versions of OpenSSL, software that millions of websites use to encrypt communications with users. Making matters worse is the fact that an easy-to-use exploit that allows criminals to abuse the vulnerability is being widely traded online.
Bitcoin Breakdown: Pros and Cons of Accepting Bitcoin Payments
As the buzz over Bitcoin has grown, corporates have taken notice and are looking at how it can apply to their businesses. Could Bitcoin eventually disrupt traditional B2B payments?