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Garett Seivold

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Garett Seivold is senior writer for LP Magazine. He is a trained journalist who has been covering corporate security for industry professionals for over twenty years. Seivold has been recognized by several organizations for outstanding writing, investigative reporting, and instructional journalism. He has authored dozens of survey-based research reports and best-practice manuals on security-related topics. Seivold can be reached at GarettS (at) LPportal (dot) com.
Sensormatic brand protection

Retail Needs Brand-Affirming Protection Strategies Built on Data

At customer-facing businesses, nothing is more mission critical than promoting and protecting the brand, and LP plays a critical role.

The “Real” Problem: Knockoffs Are Cheap but Exact a Heavy Price

Game-changing regulation may be coming, but for now at least—with willing and naïve customers—it’s a real good time to be a maker of fake goods.

When Device Data Can’t Tell the Whole Story, Asking People for Input May Yield...

Even in the era of big data—when too much information is as likely a complaint as too little—stores or LP teams may not know what to make of certain safety or security issues.

Prioritizing People’s Safety Amidst Organized Retail Crime

Beyond debate over definitions and dollars lost is the lived experience of customers and store workers being victimized in violent store takeovers.

Extracting Value from New Technology May Mean Looking in Old Places

The subject of working smarter with LP technology was addressed at the Retail Council of Canada’s annual Loss Prevention Forum, held virtually April 12.

Moving Targets: With the Supply Chain in Focus, Can Preventing Cargo Theft Gain Traction?

It started with the pandemic and has grown since—the supply chain has become the industry’s focus and part of the national conversation.
social media

8 Free Tools to Help with Your Social Media Investigation

Getting help from these valuable online tools can also help investigators be more efficient in social media investigations.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: Business, Brand, and Security Considerations

Is the hosting of electric vehicle charging stations a good business opportunity for retailers, a chance to promote corporate commitment to sustainability and enhance brand image, or a potential security headache?
cybersecurity

Predictions, Problems, and Priorities: Five Cyber Musts for Retail in 2022

Retailers are paying more attention to cybersecurity and increasing spending on data protection, but technology and threat vectors are evolving fast.

Retailers Rush in, But What about Security in the Metaverse?

Pushing aside uncertainty about how it will evolve or what it will amount to, retailers have started to stake claims in the metaverse.
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