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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.

How Our Memories and Perspectives Are Shaped by Social Media

Have you ever wondered what psychological impact social media has on us? More specifically, how does it affect our perspectives and memories? Social media...

How ORC Fuels Human Trafficking

What comes to mind when you think of organized retail crime (ORC)? High-shrink items with high-resell values, such as razors, baby formula, jeans, and...
retail innovation ideas

Retail Innovation Ideas: Dangerous When Forced

When planned, innovation is an essential part of the evolution of retail. But when retail innovation ideas are forced on an organization, they can be a toxic time burglar.
social engineering techniques

Retailers Now Need to Watch for These Social Engineering Techniques

So what exactly is social engineering? It is the manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. It is a confidence (con, for short) trick for information gathering, fraud, or system access.

The Blurring Lines between ORC and Cyber Crime

In 2003, the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) worked on a three-year international research project with the University of Leicester, UK. The research was...

We Gave Up Privacy for Convenience Years Ago

The only surprising thing about Facebook's recent privacy fiasco is that anyone was actually surprised. Those of us who use social media and other...
retail technology trends

What to Expect for the Rest of 2018 in Retail Technology Trends

Technology is not here to eliminate us; it's here to make our jobs and lives easier.

Stop Worrying about the Retail Apocalypse and Focus on the Tsunami of E-commerce Returns

In the July-August 2017 issue of this magazine, I wrote an article titled "Brick-and-Mortar Is Not Dead; Amazon Just Proved It." That statement continues...
Cyber Crime Data Security

2018 Emerging Trends in Cyber Risk for Retail

LP Magazine's columnist Tom Meehan, CFI, shares his top five predictions for cyber risks retailers can expect in 2018: 1. Ransomware attacks will increase in...

How to Become a Subject-Matter Expert

Work experience doesn’t necessarily mean you are a subject-matter expert. It could mean you know more than some people. A true subject-matter expert (SME)...

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