Loss prevention professionals talk a lot about cyber security risks these days. But it’s for a good reason: more and more retail security devices (surveillance cameras, access-control systems) are now highly connected as part of the vast network of Internet of Things. They’re designed to circumvent security vulnerabilities, not introduce Read More
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Academics who examine crime and security-related issues aren’t always seeking practical solutions, but some recent research studies have pragmatic applications and impart some actionable advice on relevant loss prevention issues. Below are questions that researchers have recently looked at and what loss prevention should know about what they found.
1. Does Read More
Nationwide mall theft ring accused of shoplifting $20M of high-end merchandise
For at least the past decade, Tijuana vendors put in special orders for designer merchandise, dispatching teams of shoplifters to malls around the country to steal more than $20 Million in loot that could be sold at lower prices in Read More
There may be no better symbol of the nation’s modern, high-tech military—not to mention US military might—as its fleet of predator drones. So it surely caused a few red faces at the Pentagon when it was discovered that insurgents in both Afghanistan and Iraq had used $26 software to intercept Read More
A question frequently asked by retail customers—and even some loss prevention professionals just getting started in their careers—involves many of the smaller stores where they shop, and how shoplifting and other retail shrink concerns are managed in retail stores with no loss prevention team.
First, few retail companies actually attempt to Read More
The performance of electronic security systems is critical to loss prevention. First, they do a lot of the department’s heavy lifting—performing vital operations like surveillance, fire and intrusion detection, and RFID access control. And a new system or an upgrade doesn’t come cheap, which is a second reason why you Read More
By Chris Trlica
Organized retail crime (ORC) has been in the crosshairs of shrink reduction efforts for a long time now. But for many retailers, battling ORC has seemed less like a victory story and more like an arms race—for every stride made, the opposition adapts. Organized retail crime methods are a part of 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 Read More
Attitudes toward the cyber risk posed by network devices can vary substantially. Some organizations don’t give it much thought. Read More