8 Cybersecurity Predictions for Retail in 2019 and Beyond

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) The last 24 months have been filled with news of breaches, attacks, and privacy concerns with no end in sight. Here are my 2019 cyber security predictions. 1. Both consumer and commercial IoT (Internet of things) devices will be a prime target for hackers. IoT devices (such as […]

2019 Retail Predictions: From the Rebirth of Brick and Mortar to the Death of Iconic Brands

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) The retail industry had a phenomenal year. Retail has an exciting future. The doom-and-gloom reporting of the “death of retail” has subsided. The retail apocalypse is officially over. The evolution of retail is not. In 2017, over 7,000 retail locations closed. Less than half that number occurred […]

Facial Recognition Might Save Lives but Has Technology Drawbacks

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine Online) For some, facial recognition is only known in movies and television. To them, it is an imagined technology that allows one to identify someone using a computer to recognize a face. However, today, facial recognition is making a significant impact in multiple industries including healthcare, marketing, […]

#YouToo?

Seems like every time I go about writing, the timing falls during a period of change.  Elections, seasons, holidays, and so on.  Probably, the act of writing gets me thinking about what’s going on around me, and I can’t help but observe that we are living in a time of monumental change.  Then, the realist […]

Can Your Company Survive the Apocalypse?

Business Continuity Planning is a Necessity for Companies of All Sizes No, we’re not privy to top secret information being held by the government or some other authority. And as far as we know, the only “apocalypse now” is a classic 1979 movie featuring Martin Sheen. But running a business can be unpredictable. Whether it’s […]

I Checked Out LPRC IMPACT and Here’s What I Learned

The first of October was another first for me. I attended the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) IMPACT conference for the first time, in muggy but beautiful Gainesville, FL. For years, I had been hearing about the research going on at the University of Florida by Read Hayes, PhD, and his team, but I really […]