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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.

What Retailers Need to Know about the Global Chip Shortage

While unanticipated changes caused by COVID affected the supply and demand of computer chips in 2020, we are still seeing these effects today.

What You Need to Know about the Cyber-Espionage Attack Linked to Russia

The hackers infiltrated systems in the private and public sectors by adding malware to a legitimate software update from SolarWinds.

Misinformation, Censorship, and Big Tech

The breach of the Capitol has highlighted how much influence social media like Twitter and Facebook have on real-world events.

The Danger of Misinformation on Social Media

Social media has helped people learn more about current events, but it is not a traditional news source and shouldn’t be treated as such.

How Elections and Retailers Can Be Impacted When Civil Unrest Turns Violent

Civil unrest, such as riots and looting where destruction of property results, impacts retailers of all sizes. Some more than others.

Unraveling the Mystery of the Dark Web

With an understanding of the dark web, you can use this tool to discover potential threats before they become actual attacks against your company.
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Cyber-Security Strategies during COVID-19

Cyber crime has always been an issue, but recently bad actors have been taking advantage of both individuals and businesses during this vulnerable time.
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Why You Should Leverage OSINT and Social Media Monitoring during COVID

Social media can be used as a tool for open-source intelligence, commonly referred to as OSINT, as an effective method of data collection for retailers.

Using Social Media as a Security and Threat Assessment Tool

OSINT existed before social media did, and a vast trove of publicly available information still exists beyond social media. We all know the information is out there, but few of us have the expertise, time, or patience to ferret out the parts we need. That’s where OSINT tools come in.

2020 Retail Trends That Will Impact Asset Protection

Technology is not here to eliminate us; it’s here to make our jobs and lives easier. Retail will continue to evolve with technology. As retailers, our responsibility is to focus our efforts on improving the customer experience using the new tools at our disposal.
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