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BITS’s John Carlson Interviewed on al-Hurra

March 11, 2015

John Carlson, EVP for Technology Risk for BITS, discusses everything from the relationship between government and the financial industry to organized digital crime with Robert Satloff, host of “Dakhil Washington.”

What CEOs Should Do to Tackle Cyberattacks

February 27, 2015

TIM PAWLENTY: CEOs face many challenges—financial performance, market growth, customer satisfaction, and talent retention—to name just a few. One challenge, however, is newer and evolving more rapidly than most others: the cyberattack.

FSR featured on NPR: DOL fiduciary rule could harm millions

February 25, 2015

NPR’s “On Point” with Tom Ashbrook features FSR’s EVP of Gov’t Affairs Francis Creighton, who debates labor rights activist Teresa Ghilarducci on Americans’ struggle to save for retirement, why the Administration’s DoL fiduciary rule will likely inflict more damage, and how financial professionals play a critical role in helping investors save more, stay confident in their investments and grow their accounts.

Visa and MasterCard are cranking up security

February 17, 2015

The Financial Services Roundtable, Wall Street’s main lobbying group, greeted Obama’s announcement enthusiastically. The organization’s head, Tim Pawlenty, said he hoped it would encourage Congress to pass legislation that provides strong protections to encourage companies to share more information with one another.

Let’s get the ‘costs’ of retirement savings right

February 13, 2015

Globe columnist Robert L. Reynolds discusses Congress’s new “dynamic scoring” plan, which he says is flawed because the scoring exaggerates costs of tax deferrals for savings in 401(k) plans and IRAs. He suggests requiring any tax laws affecting savings deferrals to consider the full “life-cycle costs and benefits” of those deferrals, and then adjust the cost to the Treasury, thereby showing true costs of tax deferrals for retirement, and most likely lowering them.