According to new research from TrendMicro, CFOs are targeted for business email compromise (BEC) more than any other finance professional, with nearly 19 percent of BEC scams aimed at them. Finance directors came in second at more than 7 percent, followed by finance managers (6 percent), finance controllers (6 percent) and accountants (4 percent). U.S. corporates should particularly be on alert.
As of Friday, September 15, 2017, NACHA officially launched Same Day ACH for debit payments. This is the second phase of NACHA’s Same Day ACH initiative. For the past year, same-day settlement has been available for credit payments. With NACHA now expanding the service to debit payments, corporate treasurers have one more option to make faster ACH payments. Up until now, ACH debits were “next-day” payments that were completed one day after being initiated.
In case you haven’t heard, last week credit reporting agency Equifax revealed that it incurred a massive data breach over the summer that compromised more than 143 million people. But while most news outlets are focused on what consumers can do to make sure their information is secure, we thought we’d take a look at the mistakes Equifax made and what corporate treasury and finance professionals could learn from them.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".