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Unprepared Companies Sending Workers Home Face ‘Nightmare’ Data Risks

Even companies that send employees home with proper safeguards face challenges, but those relying on uncontrolled employee-owned phones, computers, and internet to get work done “are sitting ducks” when it comes to data security.

Internet and Phone Scams Just Keep on Coming – Now It’s Coronavirus

Hackers are now using the frenzy around the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic to put malware on computers to steal personal or business information. With more and more employees working from home without the protection of corporate cyber security measures, it will likely get worse quickly.

Cyber Security vs. Physical Security: What Do CEOs Care About?

CEOs and corporate boards of directors are recognizing that a greater amount of dynamic risk attaches to cyber security-related matters than to physical security issues. However, survey results do not indicate a diminishing role for physical security. Instead, respondents tended to report a unified security plan.

Loss Prevention Starts with Protecting Data: 3 Ways to Prevent Insider Threats

It’s evident that there is a new battleground for loss prevention. The product exists as bits and bytes, and it won’t be carried out of stores or looted from warehouses. Indeed, the threat is data theft.

Another Phish in the Sea: This Time It’s Wawa Hit by Hackers

More than 850 Wawa convenience stores and gas pumps had malware in payment processors that potentially compromised customers’ credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and cardholder names. What can companies do to prevent phishing attacks?

7 Cybersecurity Predictions for Retail in 2020 and Beyond

The rapid change in retail is making it increasingly difficult for us to mitigate risk of cyberattacks. We must remain vigilant and take a balanced approach that focuses on prevention and how we respond to a cyber event. Here are some trends to consider.

Consumers Want it All: Demand Security with Minimal Friction in their Digital Experiences

A new report reveals that a majority of consumers demand trust, security, and data privacy, and also expect their digital transactions to be fast and frictionless.

CONTROLTEK Publishes Cryptocurrency Miniseries with LP Magazine

CONTROLTEK, an industry leader in cash logistics, has published a series of articles about cryptocurrency in collaboration with Loss Prevention Magazine.

Cryptocurrency and Asset Protection: Why We Need Regulation

Many online retailers accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment, and even brick-and-mortar stores and restaurants advertise that they accept cryptocurrency. But despite its widespread popularity, cryptocurrency has almost no regulation.

The Potential Challenges of Cryptocurrency in Retail

It will take time for traditional industries like retail to weigh the benefits and challenges of cryptocurrency. In the end, if retailers want to win over the 7.1 million active bitcoin users, they will have to take steps on their own to accommodate these consumers.

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