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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.

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...
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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...
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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)...

Three Types of Social Engineering That Keep Coming after Retailers

When you think of hacking, breaches, or cyber security, what do you think of? Probably software or technology. We often forget the human side....

Three Types of Social Engineering That Keep Coming after Retailers

When you think of hacking, breaches, or cyber security, what do you think of? Probably software or technology. We often forget the human side....

The Danger of Forced Innovation in Retail

When planned, innovation is an essential part of the evolution of retail. But when innovation is forced on a retailer, it can be a...

Brick-and-Mortar Is Not Dead; Amazon Just Proved It

Brick-and-mortar didnt die, and Amazon just confirmed it with its purchase of Whole Foods. Unless you live under a rock, you have seen the...

When Ordinary Things Get Smart

A ton of great smart tech was on display at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in January, from wearables to the Internet of...

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