How Retailers Can Use Computer Vision to Adapt to Changing Times

By: Ben Skidmore This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine. Interview with Tom Meehan, CFI Meehan is chief strategy officer and chief information security officer for CONTROLTEK. In his dual role, he leads the company’s solutions development strategy and retail-specific strategic initiatives, while championing information security technologies and protocols for CONTROLTEK and its partners. […]

Cyber-Security Strategies during COVID-19

This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine. Cyber crime has always been an issue, and the era of COVID-19 is no exception. In recent months, bad actors have been taking advantage of both individuals and businesses during this vulnerable time through phishing scams with COVID-specific themes, anything from fake websites to access your coronavirus […]

CrimeScience – The Weekly Review: Episode 18 with Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D’Onofrio, Tom Meehan

This podcast originally appears in the LPRC website. In this episode of LPRC CrimeScience: The Weekly Review, Dr. Read Hayes, Tom Meehan, and Tony D’Onofrio gives a breakdown of LPRC initiatives, vaccines & therapeutics, the Twitter cyber-attack, social engineering, cyber-security during COVID-19, 2020 murder rates, Amazon’s sales data and innovation, the top 5 surveilled cities, […]

CrimeScience – The Weekly Review: Episode 17 with Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D’Onofrio, Tom Meehan and Featured Guest John-Pierre “JP” Kamel (RFID Sherpas)

This podcast originally appears in the LPRC website. In this episode of LPRC CrimeScience: The Weekly Review, featured guest John-Pierre “JP” Kamel, RFID specialist, joins Dr. Read Hayes, Tom Meehan, and Tony D’Onofrio to discuss RFID as a data collection tool and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected its role in retail and loss prevention.  […]

CrimeScience – The Weekly Review: Episode 16 with Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D’Onofrio, Tom Meehan

This podcast originally appears in the LPRC website. In this episode of LPRC CrimeScience: The Weekly Review, Dr. Read Hayes, Tom Meehan, and Tony D’Onofrio discuss LPRC initiatives, face masks, the retail data this week, store closures, inventory distortion, supply chain issues, NRF’s shrink survey results, open-source intelligence, hacking trends during COVID-19, multi-factor authentication, and […]

Why You Should Leverage OSINT and Social Media Monitoring during COVID

This article originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine. Social media has revolutionized connectivity because it is so easily accessible: by definition, social media exists on an open public platform. This means that social media can also be used as a tool for open-source intelligence, more commonly referred to as OSINT. OSINT is intelligence collected from […]

Speaking Out in a Pandemic – Rod Diplock

This interview originally appeared in Loss Prevention Magazine. Read the full article here. At the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, like most companies we approached it as we had approached past crises. Our preparedness and remote capabilities allowed us to provide uninterrupted, reliable, and responsive customer support. Our long-term relationships and constant communication with […]