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DiSilva is a loss prevention professional with nearly thirty years of experience in retail leadership roles in analytics, investigations, corporate security, shortage control, supply chain, and e-commerce. Most recently he was senior manager of global asset protection for eBay. DiSilva has been a contributor to LP Magazine since 2011. He can be reached at DaveD (at) LPportal (dot) com.
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Online Sellers’ Red Flags Can Point to Fencing Crime

Perhaps the most widely known criminal on our radar is the fence. A fence is an individual who knowingly buys stolen property for later...
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Access Control Technology to the Rescue: A True Story

The Case of the CFO’s Family Photo I was recruited to a startup thirty-store retailer to launch their first loss prevention program. My supervisor, the...
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Access Control and the Case of the Missing Camera

When I first approached this writing assignment on access controls, I brainstormed the usual items on the topic. I realized quickly that a 3,000-word...

A Practical Guide to Online Fraud Investigations

Criminals use many online venues to sell stolen merchandise. eBay strives to be the Internet industry leader in online fraud investigations in the effort...
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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...

Law Enforcement, Retailers Meet at Fusion Center

Members of eBay’s North America Global Asset Protection (GAP) team participated in the National Retail Federation (NRF) PROTECT conference in Philadelphia June 14–16. Each...

How eBay Works with Law Enforcement

With the beginning of a new year, I thought it appropriate to provide some basic information for how retailers and law enforcement should interface...

Social Engineering Attacks Remain the Primary Vehicle for Retail Data Breach

Assuming that basic technical blocking-and-tackling issues are addressed,like not having SQL injection exploitable databases, limiting brute force attempts, and using robust egress traffic monitoring/data...

eBay Celebrates Twenty Years, Prepares Future Asset Protection Strategies

Originally called “Auction Web,” the site launched with the listing of a broken laser pointer on Labor Day in 1995. Our founder, software programmer...

eBay Celebrates Twenty Years

Originally called "Auction Web," the site launched with the listing of a broken laser pointer on Labor Day in 1995. Our founder, software programmer...

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