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FaceApp Isn’t the Privacy Threat We Should Worry About

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) Recently in the news you probably saw, read, or heard something about FaceApp—a mobile application that takes a picture and uses artificial intelligence to change the age, hair color, facial structure, and other facial attributes. There has been a high degree of scrutiny around the app and […]

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Catch Shoplifters in the Act

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) Artificial intelligence is a trending topic in both the tech and security industries, but how exactly can it help us in the retail loss prevention industry? Like most emerging technology, it has a lot of potential for growth—and a lot of potential for misconceptions. Artificial intelligence, commonly referred […]

Cyber Security Starts with Physical Security

(This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine) When you think of cyber security, what comes to mind? For most it’s software, hackers, and computers in general. According to the FBI, “A cyber incident is a past, ongoing, or threatened intrusion, disruption, or other event that impairs or is likely to impair the confidentiality, integrity, […]

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 […]