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 […]

Security Theater: Feeling Safe at the Airport Does Not Make You Safe

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) Feeling safe and secure is a sentiment we all desire to obtain. We often reflect on investing in security systems and software for our personal settings. As for the nation and the world at large, security theater is an imperative option. However, it cannot be your whole […]

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, […]

How Organized Retail Crime Fuels Human Trafficking

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine Online) What comes to mind when you think of organized retail crime (ORC)? High shrink items with high resell values, such as razors, baby formula, jeans and such? Or fencing operations, whether online or at the corner store? Recently I wrote an article about the broader scope […]