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Garett Seivold is a contributing writer for LP Magazine. He is a trained journalist who has been covering corporate security for industry professionals for eighteen years. Since 1998, he has served as the principal writer and editor of Security Director's Report, a monthly publication highlighting trends and best practices in corporate security management. 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.

Another Phish in the Sea: This Time It’s Wawa Hit by Hackers

More than 850 Wawa convenience stores and gas pumps had malware in payment processors that potentially compromised customers’ credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and cardholder names. What can companies do to prevent phishing attacks?
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Then What? 7 Tips for Post-Incident Management

Retailers also need a post-incident management game plan for when the waters recede and the immediate threat is squelched. Is your retail organization ready for the “Then what?”
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How to Turn Asset Protection Staff into Brand Ambassadors

Nothing kills retail sales like a rude employee and a bad customer interaction, according to a recent survey of 1,000 shoppers.
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4 Steps for a Swift and Effective Investigation of Sexual Harassment in Retail

As victims find their voices, behavior that may have remained buried in the past is now more likely to be the subject of complaints and forced into the light.

NLRB Shifts View of Confidentiality Mandates in Workplace Investigations

New precedent has been set in a case over a retail chain’s handling of workplace investigations. The recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board makes it presumptively lawful for employers to mandate confidentiality during workplace investigations.

How Has Your World of LP Changed?

We asked a cross-section of LP leaders how work has changed for them during the last year, what they’re spending time on now that didn’t consume the same bandwidth when 2019 was just getting underway. We got a variety of responses.

What Danger Lurks? Retailers Need a Process to Promote Good Cyber-Hygiene

Imagine an after-hours store burglary. But instead of the perpetrator escaping into the night with whatever merchandise he can fit in his backpack, he...

The Future Is Now: Retail’s Revolution and Ramifications for LP

When getting the future right is a matter of real consequence, when it has the power to steer loss prevention down the right or wrong path, clickbait forecasting feels insufficient. A deeper perspective on the dynamics that are driving retail change, and on the foundation upon which changes will emerge, seems a better guide.

Your Active Shooter Training Is Less Effective Than You Think, Warn Researchers

A comprehensive approach to the active shooter threat is critical, suggests new research by two Minnesota criminology professors who compiled a detailed database on “mass shooters” in the US. That research suggests that active shooter training may, in some cases, actually be training the shooter.

Coming to a Store Near You? 10 Trends from 2019

From trending news stories, 2019 conference presentations, and interviews with industry thought leaders, a picture of the future becomes—if not clear—perhaps a little sharper in focus. Here are ten trends expected to impact retail and LP in the next few years.

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