Sharing is Not Caring

Many professionals are still working from home while their children are attending school virtually. Keep in mind that many hackers are targeting schools and students. Keep your cyber data safe by not sharing your work computer with your children. Doing so can spell trouble, so it is very important to always be cautious.

The Importance of Women Mentoring Women in Asset Protection

By Stefanie Hoover, CFI

The APEX Women Virtual Conference has an impressive list of panelists and topics, and I am excited about this meeting. It got me to thinking back wistfully on my career and wishing I had had some mentors like those in this assembly.

Mentorship sounds so great in theory, but in real-life is a bit trickier. The biggest obstacle, if you’re trying to find a woman mentor, is to find another woman in LP. Then to try and find one who doesn’t work with you or is your boss, one who has the time, energy and follow-up, PLUS, finding your own energy to keep the relationship going, someone you connect with on a personal level: it sounds exhausting! There can be a litany of excuses why one never really gets on the mentorship boat. Don’t get me wrong, there were a lot of co-workers and managers who I could bounce ideas off or get opinions from, but is that really what a mentor does? Thinking back to my rookie years and the many mistakes I made, I realize how truly impactful a woman mentor could have been on my career.

With so few women in the industry, we do ourselves a disservice by not mentoring others. Hopefully, you work for a company with mentorship programs, or you have had the good luck to cross paths with a mentor who stuck with you for a while. If you are new to the industry, the thought of reaching out to someone you don’t know and asking them to be your mentor might be VERY intimidating. Start with conferences like APEX Women, get to know a few people, ask questions, and you may just find someone who you click with. If you are a veteran, be humbled and appreciative if someone asks you for advice or to be a mentor, it really is the ultimate compliment.
Remember, it begins and ends with you. You hold the power to invest in yourself, so I encourage you to find a mentor, build relationships and create opportunities.

The Weekly Review: Episode 26 – The Virtualization of Microsofts Security Operation – with Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D’Onofrio, and Tom Meehan and Featured Guest Brian Tuskan (Microsoft)

This podcast originally appears in the LPRC website.

In this week’s episode of CrimeScience: The Weekly Review from the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), Brian Tuskan, Sr. Director, Chief Security Officer for Microsoft, discusses how the virtualization of Microsoft’s Security Operations has benefited Microsoft during the COVID-19 pandemic and the inspiration behind Cop to Corporate. Co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes, Tom Meehan, CFI and Tony D’Onofrio also delve into preparing for civil unrest, changes in payment trends, Amazon’s micro-fulfillment centers, Walmart’s trial drone delivery service and more.

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WhatsApp for Secure Messaging and Easy Searching

Consider using WhatsApp as your messaging platform. This free and fully encrypted messaging app has been one of the most-downloaded apps in the past 10 years. WhatsApp ensures that messages are kept private and safe. With desktop and mobile apps, it makes it easy to respond and search for messages from any device. This secure and easy to use messaging platform is available for IOS and Android.  Check it out!

The Weekly Review: Episode 25 with Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D’Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

This podcast originally appears in the LPRC website.

In this week’s episode of CrimeScience: The Weekly Review from the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes, Tom Meehan, CFI and Tony D’Onofrio discuss how livestreaming drives e-commerce sales during the pandemic, LPRC’s STRATEGY@, the global economic forecast, contactless payment and related scams, Portland’s facial recognition ban and the VA data breach.

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3 Tips for Setting Safer Passwords

Passwords continue to be a target for hackers. Here are 3 easy tips for setting safer passwords.

  1. Use 2-factor authentication when its available.
  2. Use longer passwords; the longer the harder to crack.
  3. Do not include your name, birthday, or references to other personal details.

The Weekly Review: Episode 24 with Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D’Onofrio, Tom Meehan, and Guest Joseph Skorupa

This podcast originally appears in the LPRC website.

In this week’s episode of CrimeScience: The Weekly Review from the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), Joe Skorupa, editorial director for RIS News, shares insight into what retailers are thinking and doing during the COVID-19 pandemic, how the upcoming holiday season could play out this year and his suggestions for success. Co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes, Tom Meehan, CFI and Tony D’Onofrio touch on COVID-19 infection rates, LPRC initiatives, Salesforce’s global digital and mobile sales data, parcel volume increases, video conferencing platform issues, the North Korean hacker group the Beagle Boys, chargeback increases, open-source intelligence gathering during civil unrest and much more.

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The Weekly Review: Episode 23 with Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D’Onofrio, and Tom Meehan

This podcast originally appears in the LPRC website.

COVID-19 accounts for most 2020 cyberattacks. Amazon Fresh, Amazon’s grocery delivery service, opens in California. Apparel sees an increase in sales. This, & more, including information on positive COVID-19 test rates, therapies & vaccine trials, new data from Retail Dive, brand intimacy, school shopping, curbside retail, online forums & violence, and cyber-security advice in this LPRC Crimescience: The Weekly Review episode co-hosted by Dr. Read Hayes, Tom Meehan, and Tony D’Onofrio.

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A Blast from the Past with Cached Page

Cached page compiles snapshots and versions of a web page saved at a specific time and stored by a web server as a backup copy. When a site has been updated or has been removed by the site owner, you can access the cached version by searching for it using this tool: http://www.cachedpages.com/. This is a great way to check out what was on a site in the past.