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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.
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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.
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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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T-Mobile’s Recent Data Breach and Two-Factor Authentication

T-Mobile's recent data breaches shows the faults in 2FA using SMS.
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The Link Between Organized Retail Crime and Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is an expanding criminal market with trafficking and smuggling more intertwined with large-scale criminal enterprises.

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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