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Tom Meehan, CFI

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.

Standardization to Bring Greater Transparency and Efficiency in Cash Logistics and Visibility

Cash logistics and visibility is critical to business. Packages sent to your home are tracked efficiently, so you know exactly where and how they move. Shouldn’t it be possible to track your money the same as your packages? Significant changes to cash handling are in the works.

Retailers, Solution Providers, Law Enforcement, and Students Collaborate on Retail Crime at LPRC Conference

Over 430 people made their way to the University of Florida’s Gainesville campus for the Loss Prevention Research Council’s 2019 Impact conference. The three-day event focused heavily on learning and collaboration, as well as research on evidence-based tactics and strategies to reduce retail crime and loss.

FaceApp Isn’t the Privacy Threat We Should Worry About

Recently in the news you probably saw, read, or heard something about FaceApp—a mobile application that takes a picture and uses artificial intelligence to...

Using Artificial Intelligence to Catch Shoplifters in the Act

Artificial intelligence is a trending topic in both the tech and security industries, but how exactly can it help us in the retail loss...

Unraveling the Mystery of the Dark Web

The dark web has a mysterious and dangerous reputation and a very colorful history. However, it is actually a simple concept to understand and use in your work. Like any investigations, you need the right tools, a clear idea of what you are looking for, and a healthy level of caution to protect yourself and your organization. With a solid understanding of the dark web in mind, you can use this new tool to your advantage and discover potential threats before they come actual attacks against your company.
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Internet Hoaxes and What They Teach Us about Using Social Media to Monitor Potential...

When the threat is not immediate, we can take our time to verify the information. For the dozens of news sources that covered the Momo challenge, if only one of them had taken a few minutes to fact check the threat, the hoax would not have become as widespread.

Cyber Security Starts with Physical Security

When you think of cyber security, what comes to mind? For most it's software, hackers, and computers in general. According to the FBI, "A...
Zebra Scan and Go tech at NRF Big Show 2019

4 Technology Trends Seen at the 2019 NRF Big Show

They don't call it the Big Show for nothing. There were over 38,000 people in attendance from all over the world to talk retail,...
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8 Cybersecurity Predictions for Retail in 2019 and Beyond

Managing cybersecurity risks while balancing the appropriate prevention will continue to play a major role throughout all sectors. The need to have advanced response plans to a cyber incident come to the forefront in 2019.

2019 Retail Predictions: From the Rebirth of Brick and Mortar to the Death of...

In 2018, retailers focused more on customer experience and innovation…and won. Here are some of my 2019 retail predictions.

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