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October 27, 2010

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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:


Nov. 2, 2010
NRF LP Professional Development Conference Call

hosted by the
Women in LP Caucus

2:00 pm Eastern

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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.

NYC Regional ORC Conference
Nov 2, 2010

at Bloomingdales
Hosted by Universal Surveillance Systems Contact


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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ALERT FOR EVERY RETAILER-The retail industry according to Symantec's latest MessageLabs Intelligence report has been targeted this month by spear phishing attacks more so then ever before in history, launched in three waves each one week apart, using social engineering techniques to distribute legitimate-looking e-mails with malicious attachments that appeared to be from HR and IT staff of the targeted organization.  There were only seven attacks a month for much of 2010 however have jumped to 516 this month.  This is the first time targeted attacks hit the retail sector the hardest and these targeted e-mails are one of the most damaging types of malicious attacks.  Is your IT department on the alert?  (Source

Former Affiliated Foods Southwest president and chief executive officer sentenced to 41 months in federal prison and fined $3.2 million for his part in defrauding the company lenders and orchestrating a "check kiting" scheme designed to help improve the financial condition at Affiliated.  The scheme involved passing checks from subsidiary companies to cover cash needs for AFS' accounts and then drawing on its loans from U.S. Bank to cover the shortfalls.  The former CFO has been charged as well and his trial begins next May.  (Source

Computer systems security head for the Ohio Department of Public Safety was suspended for his possible involvement in an e-mail spying scheme where he may have helped a public safety lawyer, who has already been convicted for illegally intercepting e-mails from various offices and reporters.  The computer systems security executives are in a unique position in every organization.  (Source

Research by YouGov as part of National Identity Fraud Prevention Week (NIFPW) found the average cost of online ID fraud to UK victims in the past year is 697.30 ($1,101.73), with 10% of all UK users falling victim.   (Source

The Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) third trial against Minn. resident Jammie Thomas-Rasset, the $1.92 million music piracy case, is set to start all over again Nov. 2 for her pirating 24 songs from 6 music labels.  It's a landmark case and has been going on for 4 years now.  (Source

Saginaw County Sheriff's Department in Saginaw, Mich. conducted a shoplifting sweep and, while stationed in 6 stores last week, arrested 9 people.  (Source

Movie Gallery is selling its brand names like Hollywood Video, Game Crazy and Movie Gallery.  So, as in the case of Linens N Things, Comp USA, and FAO Schwarz, expect to see these names again.  (Source

Federal Judge rules that Amazon does not have to disclose the names, addresses and purchases of its customers who may have bought controversial books or movies to the North Carolina Revenue Department because the First Amendment protects a buyer from the government demanding to know the books, music, and audiovisual products they've bought and protects an individual's reading, listening, and viewing habits.  (Source

Quail Digital undertook a before and after audit of 120 stores which had installed a wireless headset system linking staff and enabling them to communicate instantly. Figures revealed that stock loss was reduced by 25%, staff felt more secure and 73% of store managers believed store security had improved. 
"Employees felt that the headsets acted as a visual deterrent to would-be thieves and, if a known thief is seen to enter the store, all staff can be made aware at the same time and act accordingly. In addition, security guards monitoring CCTV cameras can communicate instantaneously with the shop floor," Tom Downes, Quail Digital CEO.  (Source theretailbulletin)

Vitamin Shoppe 3Q reports same store sales up 7.1% with net sales up 11.3%
The Jones Group 3Q reports revenue up 19.4%

LimeWire's searching, downloading, uploading, file trading, and distribution features are shut down by Federal court and the Lime Group which owns LimeWire says "We are out of the file-sharing business."  In May, they were found liable of copyright infringement and the damages trial begins in January.  They were one of the main web sites that the Recording Industry Association of America was trying to shut down and they were successful.  (Source Associated Press)

CareerBuilder's annual survey on absenteeism shows 29% of workers have played hooky from the office at least once this year.  27% of employers think they are seeing an increase in bogus sick excuses from employees due to continued stress and burnout caused by the weak economy.  (Source

61% of Americans said the President should have the ability to shut down portions of the Internet in the event of a coordinated malicious cyber attack, according to research conducted in August by Unisys Corporation UIS. 
The findings also suggest the public may support a pending cybersecurity bill that would give the President far-reaching authority over the Internet in the case of an emergency.  (Source

The NYC ORC Conference hosted by USS is Nov. 2, 2010.  Have you registered?  Contact Kmelton@universaleas.

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eBay Inc. CEO John Donahoe & PayPal President Scott Thompson Interviewed on FOX Business News

This past week, eBay hosted Fox Business News' third annual "Three Days in the Valley" series, consisting of live interviews with Silicon Valley-based companies. In conjunction with the event, reporter Liz Claman interviewed eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe and PayPal President Scott Thompson on a wide range of topics. John Donahoe's interview focused on eBay's legacy as it celebrates its 15th anniversary, the accelerated growth of PayPal, and more. Scott Thompson's interview focused on new mobile checking features, the future of PayPal's relationship with Facebook, China and other topics. The interviews were conversational and revealing. eBay interview  PayPal interview

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Job Opening Company Location Origination

District Loss Prevention Mgr

Sears Holdings Corp.

Boston, MA/Nashua, NH

Sears Holdings Corp.
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp.

Pittsburgh, PA

Sears Holdings Corp.
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Charleston, SC Sears Holdings Corp.
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Phoenix, AZ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Metro Northern NJ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Sacramento, CA The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Salem, OR The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Detroit, MI The Home Depot
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential


Downing & Downing
Assistant VP Security Confidential

Southern, CA

Downing & Downing
District Loss Prevention Mgr Confidential San Antonio, TX Downing & Downing

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

Job Opening Company Location Origination
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Orange County, CA RetailGigs
Regional AP Mgr The Home Depot Cincinnati, OH TweetyJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Fort Lauderdale, FL LPJobs
District LP Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Pittsburgh, PA LPJobs
District AP Mgr The Home Depot Ottawa, ON Canada LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation San Diego/San Ysidro, CA LPJobs
District AP Mgr The Home Depot Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada LPJobs
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Family Dollar Hagerstown, MD LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Las Vegas, NV LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Temecula, CA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Humble, TX LPJobs
District LP Mgr Kmart Corporation Grass Valley, CA LPJobs
Regional LP Mgr Charming Shoppes, Inc. Boston, MA CareerBuilder
Loss Prevention Mgr Limited Brands, Inc. Albany, NY TweetyJobs
Regional LP Mgr Limited Brands, Inc. Hartford, CT TweetyJobs
Regional LP Mgr Abercrombie & Fitch Columbus, OH Juju
Loss Prevention Mgr Loehmann's Pasadena, CA Juju
Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's New York, NY LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's Palo Alto, CA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Fayetteville, NC LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Columbus, GA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's Tysons Corners, VA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Columbia, SC LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's Wayne, NJ LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's Huntington Station, NY LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's Willow Grove, PA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Westland, MI AllRetailJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Fitchburg, MA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Endicott, NY AllRetailJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Raleigh, NC Juju
Regional AP Mgr The Home Depot Atlanta, GA JobCircle

Chris Batson was promoted to Sr. Manager of Investigations and LP Technology for Gap Inc.
Dave Sacramone was promoted to Regional LP & Safety Manager for Supply Chain Business Services Division at Office Depot.

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