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NIST Framework seen as standard in cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standard and Technology's cybersecurity framework is considered companies' best bet to thwart or recover from attacks.

Due diligence light on cyber risks

Dealmakers don't pay much attention to cybersecurity when they're vetting a target company.

Companies decline institutional investors' push to engage with boards

Companies are giving the Shareholder Director Exchange protocol a miss, a recent informal poll suggests. Legal counsel supports that approach.

M&A on pace to be best year since 2007

Monthly data shows deal volume this year on track to be highest since 2007.

Scarce board and advisory talent tests CFOs' negotiating skills

It takes more to recruit luminaries as directors or advisers these days. Here's how CFOs can limit the cost.

Back to school (and reality)

Cyclically adjusted price-earnings ratios, at a multiple of 25 times, are far in excess of historical highs.

ISS in new move to assure market of impartiality

Proxy advisor Instutional Shareholder Services offers a new way for companies to verify equity plan data.

SEC focuses on weak internal controls, false certification

Recent cases show that the SEC is cracking down on executives who falsely certify statements.

Tech company job cuts continue

Cisco joins Microsoft in laying off thousands to avoid becoming a tech dinosaur.

Earnings management now a no-win proposition

Investors are providing smaller rewards for positive earnings surprises and bigger punishments for negative ones, according to a study of second quarter results.