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October 13, 2010

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eBay Global Information Security Team Recognized as Best in Class

eBay’s Global Information Security Team (GIS), a core internal investigative partner of the Global Asset Protection group, was recently recognized as the “Best Security Team” by SC Magazine, a leading industry publication. This world-class security team is highly integrated within the entire business and consistently leverages state-of-the-art technologies and progressive practices with an optimal combination of people, process and systems providing unmatched trust and safety to the +200M eBay marketplace users and the 15,000 employees. As an example, eBay utilizes emerging technologies, like Zscaler's SaaS web security and other cloud-based security services in their proactive efforts. The company understands that achieving a more secure internet is a shared responsibility and eBay encourages a spirit of cooperation and shares incident information with peers. Please join us and congratulate Dave Cullinane, Chief Information Security Officer @ eBay, and his team of dedicated professionals in receiving this prestigious honor in recognition of their considerable efforts and marked successes. Click here for full article.

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Friday Focus-
Steve McClain-
Sr. VP Asset Protection, Sports Authority

Friday Focus-
Neil Watanabe
CFO, Anna's Linens

Vendor Spotlight
Matt Steinfort
President & CEO, Envision

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team


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NRF Investigators Meetings:

 

Oct. 20-21, 2010
NRF 2010 LP
Sr. Executive Summit
Dallas, Texas

 

Southeast Meeting
Oct 26, 2010
Bradenton, FL

National Retail Federation


Nov. 2, 2010
NRF LP Professional Development Conference Call

hosted by the
Women in LP Caucus

2:00 pm Eastern

 Register Here


June 13-15, 2011
NRF LP 2010 Conference and EXPO
Dallas, TX

Submit a Session Idea for the 2011 NRF LP Conference & Expo

Deadline for submitting an idea is October 25, 2010.


2010 Global Retail Theft Barometer Sheds Light on Strategies for Cutting Shrink

Webinar October 20, 2010


 

Save the dates!

Sunday, March 6-March 9, 2011

2011 Asset Protection Conference
Buena Vista Palace
Hotel & Spa
1900 Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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News Brief Sponsored by WG Security Products, Inc.

WG Security Products is about to launch their new Eco-Smart Green Tag program through a host of venues and white papers that show how EAS source tagging can benefit the soft goods industry and save the retailers money.  While source tagging has been successful in the hard goods world for some time, this initiative will prove how source tagging can be applied in the soft lines world as well and reduce costs.  Its development will be interesting to watch over the next few years.

Never before in history has home depreciation, relocation budgets (or lack thereof), and fear played such a heavy role in executive promotions and new job opportunities.  The recession has created a silent victim that corporate America, for the most part, has to ignore.  It is the executive trying to get ahead or just trying to find a new job or is so fearful of what is going on that they will not dare consider a move.  At least 80% of all the jobs out there are impacted by these three factors. 

Canadian Security, the Publication for Professional Security Management in Canada, focuses on ADT's new Vice President of Integration, Iain Morton, where he talks about ADT's value proposition, the importance of setting standards, and their strong technological position that differentiates ADT in Canada.  (Source canadiansecuritymag.com)

Two drug addicts convicted of first-degree murder who killed a Kmart store security officer who tried to stop them from stealing $400 worth of CDs from a Waterford Township, Michigan, Kmart store.  (Source theoaklandpress.com)

Burberry Group reports 6 month sales increase of 17% with retail revenue up 20%.  (Source Associated Press)

New survey by the Center of International Development at Harvard University shows the U.S. ranks 6th in the world in terms of economic participation and opportunity for women with significant numbers of women in legislative, managerial, and professional positions.  But out of 134 nations assessed, the U.S. entered the top 20 for the first time ever for eliminating inequality between men and women.  (Source Associated Press)

SuperValu's call centers are now monitoring Facebook pages for some of its banners and responding to customer questions and complaints.  With this tide starting throughout retail, the point becomes how active is Loss Prevention in this process from a reactive and proactive mode and are these monitoring associates trained on what to look for and how to respond in case of any information that may require Loss Prevention's involvement.  (Source supermarketnews.com)

Charlie Maier has moved over to Insurance and Risk Manager for H&M from the Corporate Loss Prevention role and Patrick Janard, the Canadian Loss Prevention Manager, is now handling North America Loss Prevention. 

C&S Wholesaler's redesigned EHS program led by Steve Mills, Sr. Dir. of EHS, has significantly reduced accident rates over the last year and made some great improved contributions to the company.

New survey shows job satisfaction in the U.S. is at the lowest level in 2 decades and HR consultants are predicting a spike in turnover of top talent as workers seek new and better opportunities once the job market improves.  (Source PRNewswire.com)

Surveillance footage from a Target store in New Albany, Indiana, is being released to help police crack a high-tech identity theft case.  (Source wlky.com)

Joe LaRocca, National Retail Federation Loss Prevention, sent out a Department of Homeland Security Alert yesterday regarding a U.S. State Department Travel Advisory for Europe and reporting that the Associated Press and New York Times reported a story saying  the terror group tied to the Ft. Hood shooting and the failed Christmas Day underwear bomber, urges jihadis to open fire on crowded restaurants in the nation's capital to massacre U.S. government workers.   For the full document visit magnetmail.net
 

$9.6 billion in Fraudulent returns in 2009
22nd Annual Retail Theft Survey = 1 million shoplifters in 2009
NRSS Survey: Retailers lose $91.8 million a day & $3.8 million an hour in shrink

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Job Opening Company Location Origination

District Loss Prevention Mgr

District Loss Prevention Mgr

District Loss Prevention Mgr

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Director of Loss Prevention

Assistant VP Security
District Loss Prevention Mgr

Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

Confidential

Confidential

Confidential

Boston, MA/Nashua, NH

Pittsburgh, PA

Charleston, SC

Phoenix, AZ

Metro Northern NJ

Sacramento, CA

Salem, OR

Detroit, MI

California

Southern, CA

San Antonio, TX

Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

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Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - appearing today only

Job Opening
Asset Protection Mgr
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr

District Loss Prevention Mgr

District Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr in Training

Big Box Retail LP Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
District Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr in Training
Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr

Company
The Home Depot
Charming Shoppes
Macy's
CVS Pharmacy
Big Lots
The TJX Companies, Inc.

Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Swatch Group
New York & Company
Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Macy's Sunrise

RadioShack

Location
Northlake, IL
Boston, MA
Lewiston, ID
South Plainfield, NJ

Salt Lake City, UT
Owings Mills, MD

Rego Park, NY

Westwood, NJ

Pueblo, CO

Weehawken, NJ
New York, NY

Yonkers, NY
New York
Boston, MA

Origination
Juju

Careerbuilder
SnagAJob

ManhattanJobs

RetailGigs

Indeed

Indeed

Indeed

WorkinRetail

HotJobs

HotJobs

WorkinRetail

AmericasJobExchange

Indeed

 

Hector Erazo, CFI, PI has been named Senior Investigator of Target Corporation, Los Angeles, California
Larry Hartman has been named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Burlington Coat Factory-Florida
Jim Pryor has been named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Burlington Coat Factory-North Carolina & Virginia

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The drive home can be the longest drive of the day when looking into the rear-view mirror and seeing nothing but the day's events.  It is a great time for reflection and evaluation of all that transpired over the last 12 hours, often times allowing you to realize that the briefest interaction with someone may have been the most important event of the day.  Those one line snip-its often times are where the true feelings and intentions are expressed.  Piecing them together can mean the difference between success and failure of a project, a program, and even an executive.  It is only in reflection that we see the truth and give ourselves the ability to react to it the right way the next day.  Take the time and look in the rear-view mirror.  You may see something you had not seen.

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