Tag: cyber crime


Ransomware: When Cyber Crime Gets Personal

Ransomware: When Cyber Crime Gets Personal

In a July 2016 article, I talked about ransomware as a rapidly growing form of cyber crime. It was noted that cyber criminals went after businesses, literally hijacking their data and holding it hostage until a demand for money was met. Businesses were ripe targets because their deep pockets allowed   Read More


Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 3

Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 3

Here we are at the third and final installment of the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine. I had indicated in the first two articles that part of the third article would include a future look at some of the most important loss prevention technologies and practices such as   Read More


Largest LPRC Conference Concludes in Advance of Hurricane Matthew

Largest LPRC Conference Concludes in Advance of Hurricane Matthew

Over 260 loss prevention professionals, solution providers, and retail manufacturers gathered at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville October 3–5 for the annual Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) Impact Conference—the largest event in the organization’s sixteen years.

This year’s conference featured presentations on current research results, retail – law enforcement   Read More


Will the Retail Industry Become Cashless?

Will the Retail Industry Become Cashless?

Statistics indicate that almost half of Americans walk around with less than $20 in their pocket. With so many ways to pay, including mobile payment systems, credit cards, debit cards and store-branded payments, is the retail industry on the verge of becoming cashless?

The fact is that cash will become less   Read More