Cybersecurity Expert Tom Meehan, CFI on CTO Confessions Podcast

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – April 15, 2020Tom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK, a leader in loss prevention and security solutions, was a recent guest on the podcast CTO Confessions, hosted by TC Gills of IT Labs. 

“In these modern times, the digital world has many doors and windows, and through our inventiveness, we create new domains of attack and subsequent security needs,” said Gills. “In this episode of CTO Confessions, Tom and I discussed his growth as an industry thought leader and the ongoing battle to get on the winning edge of security without thinking you’ve worked it out.” 

“I highly encourage people in tech and cybersecurity to constantly challenge themselves to learn more, no matter their level of expertise,” said Meehan. “With so many new advancements in technology, like the Internet of Things and greater connectivity, there can be a bigger surface area of digital risk. As we continue to invest in technology solutions, we need to consider how that affects our level of risk and adapt both our physical and cybersecurity strategies accordingly.” 

This episode of CTO Confessions is available on Soundcloud. Past episodes of CTO Confessions are available on the IT Labs website. 

How RFID Meets the Evolving Needs of Retailers

Although it has existed since the 1940s, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has evolved dramatically into what it is today. With enhancements and changes to technology, applications and use cases, RFID is rapidly becoming an invaluable asset for the retail industry. Small RFID tags emit unique signals that allow products to be identified/tracked via remote scanners. CONTROLTEK offers RFID  solutions for any retail application. The technology, which has been used in car keys and tolling systems since the 1990s, in libraries, and in agriculture to track cattle, has evolved over time and now has much potential in meeting the evolving needs of retailers.

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The Weekly Review: Episode 51 with Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D’Onofrio, Tom Meehan

This podcast originally appears in the LPRC website.

In this week’s episode of CrimeScience from Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), co-hosts Tom Meehan, CFI, Dr. Read Hayes and Tony D’Onofrio discuss active shooters, return costs for retailers, consumer interests, fake COVID vaccine cards and negative tests and more.

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Is There a Coin Shortage in the US and Should Banks Invest in Coin Bags? 

Since mid-2020, many retailers and other businesses that handle cash have posted signs asking customers to pay with exact change due to a coin shortage in the United States. But is there a coin shortage? 

In June 2020, the Federal Reserve announced that the COVID-19 pandemic had disrupted the supply chain and “normal circulation patterns for U.S. coin.” They cited decreased coin deposits (which usually come from banks, retail stores and other businesses that accept cash) as the main cause behind this disruption, along with decreased coin production at the U.S. Mint due to new measures to protect its employees. 

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