Tag: network security


A Straightforward Data Protection Definition

A Straightforward Data Protection Definition

In the digital technology era, information protection has become a top priority across all industries. The retail industry is no exception. The collection and use of data is now an integral part of day-to-day business practices and processes in the retail world – but what does data protection really entail?   Read More


Loss Prevention Duties Include Collaboration with IT

Loss Prevention Duties Include Collaboration with IT

The loss prevention department and the information technology department used to handle separate functions of the retail environment. Increasingly, however, loss prevention duties require a strong relationship with (and even a dependence on) the technology department. As retail security solutions evolve to become more sophisticated, LP and AP must find   Read More


The Hacktivist Threat in 2017

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.

L.L. Bean, for example, became subject of a boycott   Read More


Building an Unbreakable LP–IT Bond

Building an Unbreakable LP–IT Bond

Listening to loss prevention leaders discuss their relationships with information technology (IT) departments and offer advice for strengthening them can seem a bit like eavesdropping on marriage counseling. There is admission of a “love-hate” dynamic, occasional hand-wringing over who gets final say, and counsel to “listen, don’t just talk” and   Read More


Tips for Executive Protection in Dangerous Times

Tips for Executive Protection in Dangerous Times

CEOs and top company executives are increasingly visible embodiments of their companies. Indeed, some top executives are now brands unto themselves, and the celebrity of entrepreneurs has reached new heights. One businessman/brand/celebrity has ridden his profile all the way to the White House.

But with greater visibility comes increased risk—and an   Read More


The Fundamentals of Network Data Loss Prevention

The Fundamentals of Network Data Loss Prevention

It’s important to understand how criminals gain access to systems in order to better manage your organization’s network data loss prevention. While the playbook for network penetrations varies from attacker to attacker, there are some consistent patterns that emerge from each enterprise-level incident. Network penetrations can be broken down into   Read More