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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.

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.

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.

Are RFID-Blocking Wallets Necessary to Prevent Credit Card Theft?

The security threat from an airborne information transfer is obvious—any in-range reader could capture the same information.

A Booming Marketplace for Stolen Credit Card Data Should Fuel Investment in Fraud Prevention...

Retailers will probably lose $130 billion from CNP fraud between 2018 and 2023, according to a 2019 market forecast study by Juniper Research on online payment fraud.

Retail Security and the Industry’s Labor Challenge Go Hand-in-hand

Recent disturbing incidents of store violence underscore the pressing need for society to do more to protect retail associates from harm at work.
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