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
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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
Data security is a subject that only the government and business need to worry about, right? Wrong! Yes, corporate data security is very big business with a spend of $82 billion in 2017 and growing, and major data breaches can be devastating. But data security needs to be personal, too. Read More
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
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
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
By Rex Gillette
It is that time a year again, when shoppers and shoplifters converge on our retail outlets looking for that all important deal or steal. It’s also a critical time to ensure that your loss prevention plans are in place, up to date, and ready to tackle the upcoming holidays.
While the Read More
Cyber-attacks are one of the greatest threats facing global businesses today. Hardly a day goes by that there is not a report of another company suffering at the hands of hackers breaching their networks and stealing sensitive customer or proprietary business data. According to the Identify Theft Resource Center (ITRC), Read More
By Dave DiSilva
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