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Bitcoin Exchange CEO Arrested for Money Laundering

The CEO of Bitcoin New York-based exchange BitInstant, Charlie Shrem, was arrested and charged with money laundering. In the federal criminal complaint, the Southern District of New York charges that Shrem knowingly helped underground Bitcoin exchanger Robert M. Faiella, known as “BTCKing,” purchase bitcoins for his customers to use to make illicit purchases on the notorious…

Blending Two Cultures: Management Perspectives on Converging Physical and Information Security

Hey, here’s a good idea: let’s have the part of facilities management that deals with the physical security of the office park, the factory, and the government facility work with the folks that handle IT Security. Let’s put those folks together in a room, see where there’s overlap, eliminate duplication of effort and maybe even…

Microsoft to Allow International Customers to Store Data on Servers Outside the US

Microsoft will allow international customers to store their data on servers located outside US borders, Microsoft’s general counsel said Wednesday. The fallout from documents leaked by ex-Booz Hamilton contractor Edward Snowden made this decision necessary, Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel, told the Financial Times (FT) in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos,…