About the Author

Garett Seivold

Garett Seivold

Garett Seivold is a contributing writer for LP Magazine. He is a trained journalist who has been covering corporate security for industry professionals for eighteen years. Since 1998, he has served as the principal writer and editor of Security Director's Report, a monthly publication highlighting trends and best practices in corporate security management. Seivold has been recognized by several organizations for outstanding writing, investigative reporting, and instructional journalism. He has authored dozens of survey-based research reports and best-practice manuals on security-related topics. Seivold can be reached at GarettS (at) LPportal (dot) com.

Articles by Garett Seivold

Special Event Risk Assessment and Planning

Retail Security

Special Event Risk Assessment and Planning

Retailers today are conducting more novel promotional events to lure customers away from their devices and into stores to shop. Making sure those special events go smoothly is a complicated matter, however. For example, the nation’s worst mass shooting, which left 58 dead at the Route 91 Harvest music festival

Surviving Retail Mergers and Acquisitions

Retail Industry

Surviving Retail Mergers and Acquisitions

As you read this, you may be feeling pretty secure in your job, but beware—it might all change tomorrow. Retail mergers and acquisitions have been known to leave behind “a string of security executive bodies,” according to security job placement specialist Jerry Brennan.

The latest deals in the works? Quiksilver parent

Power to the People

Loss Prevention Technology

Power to the People

One day in October of 2017, a man of medium build entered a Rite Aid in one of the nation’s largest cities, approached the register, and demanded cash. As the drawer was being opened, the subject flung himself over the counter, grabbing whatever cash he could. He fled on foot,

The Hacktivist Threat in 2017

Data Protection

The Hacktivist Threat in 2017

If not before, when the President of the United States lobbed Twitter attacks against Nordstrom for merchandising decisions related to his daughter’s fashion line, it became clear: it’s getting extremely difficult for retailers to avoid being swept into the polarized political climate. (Now Ivanka Trump has opened her own store