Tag: cyber crime
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
By Jack Trlica
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
Sometimes you have to think and act like a criminal to disrupt and defeat the activities of the real bad guys. Conversely, it is only by thinking like “us”—the law-abiding majority of individuals—that cyber criminals manage to be so successful in the first instance.
They know, for example, that if they 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
As new estimates predict cyber crime costs will exceed $2 trillion by 2019, many consumers are wary of letting companies handle their personal data. Lack of diligence in the business world has dominated headlines, leading to serious mistrust on the part of consumers. Currently, 68 percent of consumers don’t trust Read More
The Hacktivist Threat in 2017
Retail organizations are increasingly finding themselves as the target of hacktivist attacks.
By Garett Seivold
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 Read More
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 Read More
Australia is famously referred to in a Men at Work song as the “land down under, where women glow and men plunder,” which according to experts was a reference to the country’s mining industry and the exploitation of natural resources from this vast, mineral-rich country. However, another reading of the Read More
It has always been important for loss prevention executives to understand the top risks facing their businesses and to appreciate what keeps their CEOs up at night, but a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows that times have changed. Now security risk is the top risk to business. Read More