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Tom Meehan, CFI

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Tom Meehan, CFI, is retail technology editor for LP Magazine as well as chief strategy officer and chief information security officer for CONTROLTEK. Previously, Meehan was director of technology and investigations with Bloomingdale’s, where he was responsible for physical security, internal investigations, systems and data analytics. He currently serves as the chair of the Loss Prevention Research Council's (LPRC) innovations working group. Meehan recently published is first book titled Evolution of Retail Asset Protection: Protecting Your Profit in a Digital Age. He can be reached at TomM@LPportal.com.

Inflation: Return of the Dragon

In recent decades, many Americans forgot the economic disruption that inflation can bring. It has remained only a distant threat—until now.
cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Trends and Strategies

Tom Meehan focuses on common cybersecurity threats, trends, and strategies to prevent attacks in the modern loss prevention industry.
supply chain crisis

The Global Supply Chain Crisis: What Happened and When Will it End?

Regarding the supply chain crisis, issues around containers and the trucking industry will continue to be a long-term problem.

Global Cyber Warfare and the Possibility of a “New” World War

With the growing prevalence of cyberattacks, the potential of cyber warfare might push us much closer to the brink of war than we realize.

End-to-End Encryption Doesn’t Guarantee Internet Privacy

The internet has given us unprecedented access to information and each other, but that can come at a cost.

The Latest Facebook Whistleblower Prompts a Reminder about Privacy and Social Media

Most social media platforms use algorithms to collect all kinds of data about each user, from age and location to shopping habits and political preferences.

Targets, Trends, and Threats in ORC

Just as you need to understand where your product goes, you need to understand who is stealing it, their motivation, and the methods in which they are doing so.
data breach

Federal Government Cracks Down on Data Breach Disclosures

The United States is slowly catching up with higher standards for data privacy laws, particularly in comparison to the European Union,
TikTok

Chinese Government Takes Stake in TikTok, Raising Questions About National Security and Data Privacy

In the United States, officials are concerned that TikTok’s indirect connection to the Chinese government could put user data at risk.
Fake COVID vaccination card

Fake Vaccination Cards Spread as Delta Variant Ramps Up

As the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to sweep the nation, thousands of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccine cards have started to flood the country.
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