Retail asset protection professionals are no longer responsible only for the protection of physical assets. More and more, criminal activity centers on the theft of information—whether that data is personal, financial, or even intellectual property or business-related. It behooves us, as AP and LP pros, to know where data protection Read More
The February 2018 edition of LPM Online is focused on cyber fraud and data protection. Here’s a look at the excellent articles in this issue. Please don’t skip over the advertisements and sponsored content that make this publication possible.
Cyber Threats on the Payroll: Methods and Motivations of Insiders
LPM’s Garett Seivold Read More
What is the role of the asset protection department in the event of a cyber incident? It’s true that IT is typically in charge of the bulk of the prevention methods, such as firewalls, endpoint security monitoring, network device configuration, and so on. But an effective cyber security incident response Read More
Today’s retailers face a variety of security risks, not least of which is the insider threat of cyber crime committed by employees or temporary staff. In fact, according to Kroll’s most recent Global Fraud & Risk Report, insider or employee data theft is the second-most common type of cyber incident in Read More
According to Garett Seivold, security expert and LPM contributing writer, cyber criminals may not always be hidden in the deep, dark web. Sometimes they’re hiding in the most obvious of places. Your stores, for instance.
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Kroll’s most recent Global Fraud & Risk Report indicates that employee data theft is the Read More
What does 2018 look like for the loss prevention industry? Consumers expect products to be available immediately, brick-and-mortar retailers are focused on differentiating themselves with in-store experiences, and new technologies keep emerging to both improve and challenge our daily work.
In response to this evolution, LP Magazine interviewed three executives in Read More
Food waste from grocery stores has been a serious problem for years. In recent years, top retailers have called for more focused collaborative efforts to tackle the issue. Researchers and practitioners belonging to the ECR Community Shrinkage and On-shelf Availability Group have responded to the call.
To that end, the ECR Read More
Organized retail crime (ORC) has been a serious concern for retailers for many years—but the problem isn’t going away. Recent data from the National Retail Federation puts the loss from ORC in 2017 at over $726,351 per $1 billion in sales, a significant increase over 2016. But what’s causing the Read More
California’s Proposition 47 was a controversial ballot measure that downgraded drug and theft crimes from felonies to misdemeanors with the intent of keeping nonviolent offenders out of the state’s overcrowded prison systems. Fewer people in prison, the thinking went, meant a cost savings that could be redirected towards state services Read More
According to Kevin Valentine, CFI, LPC, who retired at the end of 2017 as the senior vice president of internal audit, loss prevention, and enterprise risk management for Signet Jewelers, it’s pretty rewarding.
Signet’s claim as the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry stems from its overall sales volume and the Read More