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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.

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...
information security policy, fraud with credit cards

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....

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