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Garett Seivold

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.
Top LP themes for 2021

The Top 10 Hot List of LP Themes for 2021

While not exhaustive, these ten themes will be central to loss prevention and asset protection organizations in 2021.

Ransomware Thrives in Retail with Focus on COVID

Ransomware attacks haven’t slowed much during the pandemic, and retailers are still vulnerable as evidenced by two recent attacks on Boggi Milano and Home Hardware.

Older Workers Could be Key as Labor Market Improves, but Integrating Generations Needs Attention

With full employment, recruiting employees becomes more difficult, which is a good reason for retailers to look to older workers to fill frontline security and LP positions.

Better than Boarding Up: Invisible Year-Round Protection Against Assaults on Stores

DefenseLite creates an invisible layer of unbreachable security glazing to protect existing building façades, windows and doors against forced entry and vandalism.

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.

Bad Driving Habits and Return to Normal Are on a Collision Course

Vehicle crashes account for 4% of total payouts by retailers, at an average $14,941 payout per claim, and caused an average of 71 days of missed work per victim.
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The Role of Technology in Retail’s Brick-and-Mortar Future

A Q&A with Sensormatic and Google Cloud executives discussing the role of technology in helping retailers move into the future.
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Risks from Spoofed Domains Are Different but Still Problematic

Typosquatters, as some call them, use a brand’s good name to score clicks, steal information, or earn money.

In Search of a Better Customer Experience, Retailers Create Cyber Vulnerabilities

As retailers expand their online operations, the sheer expanse of their attack surface makes protection more difficult.

How Cargo Thieves Are Hitting Today and How to Hit Back

Cargo is still at greater risk of theft when it’s on the move than at a shipping facility, but 2020 saw a distinct shift in the risk picture.
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