Thieves and fraudsters continue to invent new scams that threaten retail supply chains, even when organizations are following supply-chain security best practices. Security firm Check Point, for example, reported on a Spring 2017 discovery of malware, adnets, spyware and even ransomware that had been installed on at least 36 Android
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Data security is a task that only the government and business leaders need to worry about, right? Wrong! Yes, corporate data security is very big business, with a spend of $82 billion in 2017 and growing, and major data breaches can be devastating. But data security needs to be personal,
Last year, the hot toy was Hatchimals, an interactive fuzzy bird doll that hatches from a large egg. Parents were not able to find them because most legitimate retailers were sold out. Enter the scammers on the web—with these desperate parents as their prey.
One man in Australia found a site
Radio frequency identification (RFID) skimming is a form of digital theft which enables information from RFID-equipped credit cards to be read and duplicated. It can be used as a form of wireless identity theft or credit card theft.
Typically, it involves the illegitimate reading of RFID-enabled credit cards (or other devices)
In a recent article (“Email Scams Just Keep on Coming”), we looked at email scams as a fast-growing cyber crime. This post will examine an older crime: less prolific in today’s world, but often more costly to the victim.
Before we start, a side note about email scams. Since I wrote
Most people know that con artists sending legitimate-looking emails that attempt to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, is known as phishing.
The latest major email phishing scam was reported on Monday. This time, it was about Netflix. An email with the subject line
Any loss prevention professional who has worked is a store that sells apparel is probably familiar with customers shoplifting in fitting rooms. But how much do you know about changing shoplifting laws, current practices to control it, public opinion, and future technologies when it comes to fitting rooms?
Records are not
In the digital age, many people fear that effective data protection and maintaining one’s privacy is nearly impossible. While it’s true that marketers, the government, and others are gathering and analyzing more data than ever about every individual, we can still exert some control over what’s out there, who’s tracking
Does your company have a crisis management plan? Are roles explicitly defined, responsibilities clearly understood, and protocols outlined for effective crisis response? Who should be contacted, how do we reach them, and how soon should we notify them? Is your organization prepared to effectively manage a crisis situation?
The first step
We hear the phrase everywhere. Yet few ask explicitly: what is omni-channel retailing, really? Omni-channel is defined by TechTarget as “a multi-channel approach to sales that seeks to provide the customer with a seamless shopping experience whether the customer is shopping online from a desktop or mobile device, by telephone