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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.
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EMV Is Supposed to Help Eliminate Fraud with Credit Cards… But We’re Not There...

Fraud and cyber security have never been more on the forefront of asset protection professionals’ list of things that keep them up at night...

Read the Fine Print

In my last article, we reviewed what social media is, how it is commonly used in retail, and the basics of how it works...

Social Media Monitoring: How Does It Work?

In this article, I will cover how social media monitoring works, the common use cases, and some of the myths and misconceptions. Let’s start...

Going Beyond the Gut: Fact-Based Research

Imagine starting your day off receiving budget approval for new loss prevention equipment to protect your high-shrink departments in ten different stores. You are...

Bridging the Gap between Cyber Crime and ORC

Cybercrime and organized retail crime (ORC) are words we hear on a daily basis. Let’s talk about how they’re related and how they’re different....

LP Associates of the Future

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) Future of LP Working Group looks to the horizon for loss prevention issues that are sure to plague...

EMV: Not the End of Fraud, But a Helpful Tool

Fraud and cyber security have never been more on the forefront of asset protection professionals' list of things that keep them up at night...

What Is Big Data?

Big data is a very large amount of complex data that can be structured, semi-structured, and unstructured. This can be a collection of traditional...

Things to Consider

This column will discuss a series of broad topics of things to consider as we face the rapidly changing future of retail loss prevention....

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