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The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

Smash-and-Grab Squads
How US looting rings organize online as police are defunded

Big city residents are waking up to the robbery and violence running rampant wherever police departments have been defunded across America.

These are not independent looters but organized criminals, coordinated by crime bosses through social media where the "foot soldiers" are guided to the most profitable and vulnerable stores and the most easily fenced and profitable products.

California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta says it is going to take a new "organized strategy" to stop such organized criminal activity, but many critics are saying that such a strategy once existed in the form of something called "police departments" that have been defunded in places like LA. Bonta, himself, helped organize the "police the police" movement in California.

Appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom in April 2021, Bonta was noted by Politico as having "routinely been at odds with law enforcement." He was celebrated as a "groundbreaking pick" by those in California who wanted to defund police departments back in 2020. During his tenure, many criminals have been given "get-out-of-jail-free" cards to reduce prison populations during the pandemic, while "jail-or-bail" was also eliminated for suspects awaiting trial.

Snap and grab

According to police, the most popular app used to organize flash mobs for "smash-and-grab" raids is Snapchat, though Snap Inc. says they have found no evidence that their app is being used for that purpose, and promoting harm via Snapchat would be a violation of its terms of service.

The way it works is that, someone posts a target and a time on social media. Then a flash mob of loosely organized thieves shows up to steal the loot. Beyond that, officials are keeping details about how the criminals find each other on social media quiet so as not to help others join the mobs. The law-enforcement officer who pointed out the use of Snapchat did speculate that some who use it for their crimes may favor that app because its posts disappear for good within seconds.

Similar crime sprees have been happening in the defunded cities of Chicago and Minneapolis, and Bay Area police say crimes of this type first emerged during the Minneapolis George Floyd riots when 70 new cars were stolen from a San Leandro, California Dodge dealership on May 31, 2020. rt.com

The ORC Fight: Big Tech vs. Brick-and-Mortar Retailers
Traditional retail, big tech spar over retail theft, online fencing of stolen goods
The massive generational fight over America's retail customers was on display in a House committee this week as name-brand brick-and-mortar retailers sparred with their rivals among the giants of online retail.

At issue was House Bill 1614, which is aimed at reducing organized shoplifting of retail goods that later wind up for sale by third-party sellers on Amazon, eBay, and other online marketplaces.

The use of those platforms as online fences is especially galling to traditional retailers who have already seen much of their business flow online and many of their physical customers transformed into non-buying browsers checking out goods to buy online later.

Scott Glenn, Home Depot's vice president of asset protection, said the company's 66 facilities in Washington are routinely targeted by organized shoplifters who steal items including wire, power tools, and home automation equipment that swiftly wind up for sale online.

The bill would require online marketplaces to obtain and verify banking, contact, and tax information from high-volume third-party sellers and disclose some of that information to consumers. Consumers would get a mechanism to report suspicious activity and the attorney general's office would get enforcement authority under the Consumer Protection Act. Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and the Washington Retail Association all testified in favor.

House Consumer Protection & Business Chair Steve Kirby, who sponsored the bill with an impressively bipartisan group of 10 co-sponsors, said he modeled it after a proposal before Congress that has support from many of the parties involved. But that didn't stop some tech industry voices from casting shade.

"HB1614 would make small online sellers collateral damage in Wal-Mart's battle against Amazon,'' said Montana Williams, Director of State and Local Public Policy for the Chamber of Progress, an advocacy group funded by Amazon, Google, Meta, and other tech giants. Williams both dismissed the problem as insignificant and anecdotal3 and urged lawmakers to defer to Congress. (Amazon itself did not testify.) washingtonstatewire.com

Stores Deploying Anti-Theft Technology
Overhead RFID Retail Solution Provides Shrink Reduction, Analytics

Stores are deploying technology from Sensormatic and Impinj to identify any products being removed, with alerting and analytics to prevent theft in real time or through merchandising strategies.

Retailers in several North American and Asia-Pacific countries have been deploying a solution released this year by retail technology company Sensormatic Solutions, which employs overhead RFID technology to capture details regarding goods being removed from stores, without requiring visible pedestals or gates.

The solution, known as RFID Overhead 360°, leverages Sensormatic's TrueVUE software and cloud-based server, with an Impinj xSpan gateway mounted in the ceiling to provide stores with electronic article surveillance (EAS) for loss prevention, as well as shrink visibility and analytics. In that way, the company reports, retailers can better understand shrink events taking place and manage inventory accordingly.

The solution is designed to deliver data required to trigger alarms in real time, according to Ashley Burkle, Impinj's director of business development, with the xSpan UHF RFID gateway. However, Sensormatic's shrink visibility analytics software also provides loss insights in real time about goods being removed from a store, whether as a single shoplifting event, organized retail crime or employee theft. rfidjournal.com

Retail Shooting Prompts LAPD Policy Review
LAPD will examine policies following death of teen inside Burlington store, Chief Moore says

"Our review will also include an examination of our policies, training, and protocols involved in this shooting," he said.

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore along with the L.A. Board of Police Commissioners, the five civilians who oversee the police department, vowed to conduct a thorough investigation into the death of the 14-year-old girl shot and killed inside a Burlington store when an officer fired at a suspect and a bullet pierced a wall.

"I am profoundly sorry for the loss of this young girl's life, and I know there's no words that can relieve the unimaginable pain for the family," Moore said on Tuesday. "My commitment is to conduct a thorough, complete, and transparent investigation into the circumstances that led up to this tragedy and provide the family and the public with as much information as possible. Additionally, our review will also include an examination of our policies, training, and protocols involved in this shooting with an eye towards what can be done to avoid such a terrible accident in the future."

Valentina Orellana Peralta was shot in the back on Dec. 23. The teen and her mother were in the fitting room of the North Hollywood Burlington store. One round went through the dry wall, hitting the teenager. The LAPD was responding to calls of a man with a gun, but the 24-year-old suspect who was also shot and killed by police didn't have a gun. He was armed with a bike lock.

"Every aspect will be evaluated, from the incident's first call to its devastating ending," said William Briggs, the current president of the police commission. "As with all investigations, if the use of deadly force is found to be out of policy, there will be accountability."

"The department ended 2021 with a total of 37 officer-involved shootings resulting in the death of 18 individuals," said Moore. "This is a comparison to 27 instances in 2020 and seven fatalities. In our initial analysis of this past year's shootings, we noticed a significant increase in instances involving weapons other than firearms."  abc7.com

Anti-Crime Legislation Aimed at ORC
Illinois House Speaker Emanuel 'Chris' Welch vows to pass anti-crime package
Illinois' top House Democrat Tuesday predicted passage of an anti-crime package aimed at
confronting alarming rises in carjackings and organized retail thefts and possibly disarming Republicans of a potent election-year talking point.

On the crime issue, the Hillside Democrat didn't divulge details of what would be in the measure but said his party intends to
push back against GOP portrayals that Democrats have been soft on crime.

"One of the messages that we're going to send out loud and clear this session is that we believe that
if you do the crime, you should do the time," he said. "We believe that police should be properly funded and trained and educated. But it's going to take us all working together to make sure that we bring this violence down."

Another brazen crime that has been
striking North Michigan Avenue and suburban shopping malls are groups of intruders entering stores and grabbing up expensive items en masse and leaving.

Welch said he has been in contact with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association about how to confront the rising prevalence of organized retail theft, but neither he nor the organization would divulge specifics of possible legislation.

Welch said he is
not open to delaying an end to cash bail as part of any anti-crime initiatives this spring. wbez.org

Theft-Driven Recession Coming?
Crime will create a 'recession of unprecedented proportions,' retail expert warns

Rising crime will only worsen the 'proverbial retail wasteland,' Burt Flickinger said

While reacting to continued supply chain disruptions and empty shelves across America, Strategic Resource Group Managing Director Burt Flickinger warned that
organized crime and thefts will only worsen the "proverbial retail wasteland" shoppers are seeing now.

"It is a proverbial retail wasteland... People can't get their prescriptions filled at Duane Reade because of limited availability of workers and security," Flickinger said. "
Crime is going to create a recession of unprecedented proportions between workers not being able to work, shoppers not being able to shop and retailers not being able to sell." foxbusiness.com

Crime is on Every State's Agenda
Colorado Legislature Plans to Tackle Rising Crime & Costs
The Colorado Legislature reconvened Wednesday for its 2022 session with both Democrats and Republicans promising legislation to tackle the state's rise in crime, among other issues.



COVID Update

522.4M Vaccinations Given

US: 64.3M Cases - 866.8K Dead - 42.8M Recovered
Worldwide: 317.8M Cases - 5.5M Dead - 263M Recovered

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Top 10 States Ranked by COVID Cases

Deaths Rise as Omicron Surges
COVID deaths are climbing as cases skyrocket
infections have more than doubled over the past two weeks, reaching an average of more than 760,000 new infections per day in the U.S.

COVID deaths are also on the rise, up from about 1,200 per day two weeks ago to an average of over 1,700 per day now. The toll is a reminder that while Omicron is not as deadly as past variants, it's still a serious threat for vulnerable people.

Relative to its population,
Rhode Island has the country's biggest COVID outbreak, with an average of more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents. Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York each have more than 350 cases per 100,000 people.

The pace of COVID deaths may continue to rise over the coming weeks. Compared to previous variants,
Omicron appears to kill a much smaller proportion of the people it infects. But cities that were hit with early Omicron surges still saw increases in COVID deaths, lagging a few weeks behind their spikes in cases, per the New York Times. axios.com

Corporate Staff Filling in For Sick Store Associates
Overwhelmed Supermarkets Cut Hours, Services as Omicron Infects Workers

Some grocers tap corporate employees, use temporary employment agencies to keep stores open

Some U.S. supermarkets are
reducing hours and cutting services as Covid-19's Omicron variant infects cashiers, baggers and stockers, deepening grocery chains' staffing challenges.

Across the country, supermarket workers are calling out sick after contracting Covid-19 or getting exposed to the virus, executives and employees said, prompting retailers to manage operations with fewer workers, while shopper demand for groceries remains high. Some grocers said they are hiring new employees, using temporary employment agencies and overscheduling available staffers to keep stores open, though some said they worry about continued pressure on their workers.

Giant Eagle Inc. has avoided closing any of its approximately 470 stores during the Omicron surge by adjusting hours and
sending staff from its corporate office near Pittsburgh to help fill in at supermarkets, according to Vic Vercammen, the company's chief compliance officer, who leads its pandemic response. The regional grocery chain has seen a rise in employee Covid-19 cases that mirrors the area's case numbers, he said.

At Piggly Wiggly stores in Alabama and Georgia,
managers are overscheduling workers under the assumption that some staffers aren't going to make it in, said Keith Milligan, the controller of the 17-store chain. The company, which is a franchisee of New Hampshire-based Piggly Wiggly LLC, has also hired people from temporary agencies to work in its warehouses that receive and store products before they reach the store shelves.

Supermarkets have struggled with hiring and retaining workers during the pandemic. Executives have said unemployment benefits and federal stimulus checks made it harder to find people willing to work at their stores. Some executives and store workers have said
fears of working in public and potentially spreading or contracting Covid-19 are keeping potential employees out of the job market. Employee advocates have said that even with government payments, many hourly workers are still struggling. wsj.com

Using Tech to Help Retail Workers Cope During the Pandemic
Retail Associates, Other Frontline Workers Want Tech Tools, But Fear They Won't Adapt Fast Enough
Nurses, waiters, factory employees and other frontline workers are struggling mightily in the pandemic and want better technology to help them cope. Yet they fear they may lose their jobs if they can't master the new tools fast enough, according to a survey from Microsoft Corp.

Technology is the No. 3 item workers said can help reduce their stress and become more effective, after better wages and paid time off. Microsoft found that frontline workers want technology that automates tasks, provides remote assistance and helps communicate with colleagues. About one-third of employees and managers said they don't have the right tools to work effectively. Even when those types of tools are provided, 55% said they hadn't received formal training on how to use them and 46% fear it may cost their jobs if they don't adapt quickly to the new technology.

The conclusions come from Microsoft's latest Work Trend Index report. While earlier efforts looked at office workers who have largely been able to do their jobs from home in the pandemic, the report released Wednesday surveyed 9,600 employees and managers in eight countries who work in stores, hospitals, restaurants and factories.

"Frontline workers are the face of your business," Kristina Behr, Microsoft's vice president of product management for frontline workers and industry, said in a statement. "Making sure that they are empowered and equipped with the optimal tools is vitally important for success. If it's frustrating for you to use the tools, your whole job is frustrating." finance.yahoo.com

COVID Fuels 'Serial Returners'
How COVID and free shipping made overbuying the new norm

Easy returns have encouraged what retail analysts call bracketing - buying multiples of an item in different sizes or styles and returning what doesn't work.

While January has always been send-it-back season, COVID-19 has supersized the trend. Of the record $222 billion Americans spent on online holiday purchases this season, 30%, or nearly $67 billion, will be sent back, according to CBRE, a commercial real estate firm that also focuses on retail logistics. That's a 13% increase versus 2020 and 40% versus 2019.

That extra load is causing friction for shippers, many of which were already struggling with staffing shortages amid the pandemic.

It's also pressuring retailers, especially smaller brick-and-mortar shops that went online to survive COVID but often can't afford the generous return policies popularized by mega-players like Amazon and Walmart.

"If we paid all the shipping costs and then we have to pay to have that item returned and then we have to pay additionally to send a new item ... it's not sustainable," says Brittney Geleynse of Clover Toys in Ballard, which, like many smaller retailers, has had to scrutinize its return policy as its internet sales have bloomed.

In some ways, this year's return surge is a story about the ill-timed arrival of omicron, which pushed many holiday shoppers away from brick-and-mortar retail and toward e-commerce, experts say. But it's also a story about the way consumers now use e-commerce to hedge their bets. dallasnews.com

Firing Unvaccinated Workers
Nike is preparing to fire some unvaccinated staff at its corporate headquarters, reports say

Nike will reportedly fire a group of unvaccinated corporate workers this weekend.

According to local news site Oregon Live, Nike - one of the largest employers in the area - sent an email to impacted workers this week informing them that
they will be fired on Saturday for failing to get vaccinated in time.

"You failed to complete the verification process and our records show that you do not have an approved (exemption). As a result, you are not in compliance with the Policy and your employment is scheduled to be terminated on Saturday, January 15, 2022," the sports giant wrote in an email to staff, according to Oregon Live.

Two impacted employees told Oregon Life that some workers had refused to be vaccinated because they
objected to corporate mandates. Others did so for religious reasons, they said.

Nike introduced its vaccine mandate in October,
requiring all corporate workers to be fully vaccinated in preparation for its office reopenings in January. Last month, it delayed the reopening of its corporate offices because of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the US. businessinsider.com

Dozens of Walmart Stores Temporarily Close
Walmart continues to temporarily close stores for COVID cleaning
Walmart continues to
temporarily close stores for COVID cleaning across the United States this month. Two stores recently closed near St. Louis and others closed in Washington, Texas, Delaware, New Jersey, and Georgia.

Reuters reports that the company
closed nearly 60 stores in COVID hotspots temporarily in December. This was before the virus surged to unprecedented levels in the United States.

company-wide effort is to slow the spread of the virus. The company adopted the policy in 2020 to close stores for fewer than two days to get ahead of potential outbreaks.

There are over 4,700 Walmart locations across the United States. It is not clear what criteria the company is using to choose stores to clean. Walmart references COVID trends from the CDC in statements about store closures. But,
99 percent of locations in the United States are now in the red, meaning virus transmission is high. fox2now.com

'2020 All Over Again'
COVID-related supply chain issues to blame for empty store shelves, grocers say

Shoppers express concern about the lack of availability as they prepare to stock up for winter weather.

The possibility of an incoming winter storm Sunday has some shoppers in the D.C. area worried they may not be able to stock up the way they are used to. There are already empty shelves in grocery stores all over the region, according to grocers, and hundreds of shoppers who shared photos of bare shelves with WUSA9.

Shoppers said chicken, eggs and many produce items were among those that are all but missing from their favorite stores.

"The prolonged pandemic and last week's weather has caused continued strain on our supply chain," Giant Spokesman Dan Wolk said. The Maryland Retailers Association spokesperson, Caily Locklair, added that COVID's ongoing impact on workforces and a nationwide shortage of truckers is not helping weather delays. wusa9.com

Sending in the Military
Biden deploying military medical staff to help overwhelmed hospitals
President Biden on Thursday will announce
a "surge" deployment of military medical personnel to support hospitals currently dealing with a spike of COVID-19 cases largely driven by the Omicron variant, a White House official said.

Driving the news: Omicron's surge in cases has led to a "high number of total hospitalizations," and hospitals are having to treat "more and more patients in the midst of staffing challenges and faced with a highly transmissible virus that does not spare our health care workers," CDC director Rochelle Walensky said on Wednesday.

Starting next week,
1,000 military personnel will be sent to hospitals in six states - New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and New Mexico. That is in addition to the over 800 military and other emergency personnel who have been deployed to 24 states since Thanksgiving, "including over 350 military doctors, nurses and medics helping staff hospitals," a White House official said. axios.com

Starbucks is closing all its dining rooms in Cleveland as COVID-19 cases rise

Minneapolis, St. Paul to require vaccine proof to get into bars, restaurants

Republican-backed bills in Wisconsin Legislature would ban vaccine mandates

Biden announces 500 million more tests will be purchased for Americans



Thousands of Kroger Employees on Strike
More than 8,000 Kroger workers in Denver have gone on strike demanding better pay, benefits, and working conditions

About 8,400 unionized workers at Kroger's King Soopers stores in Denver went on strike on Wednesday.

8,400 supermarket workers at Kroger's King Soopers stores in Denver went on strike Wednesday to demand better pay, benefits, and working conditions.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 union, which represents King Soopers workers in Colorado, is
planning to strike for three weeks until February 2, the union said in a statement emailed to Insider.

The unionized workers are striking over labor practices, which they say include
low wages, unfair health benefits, and an unsafe work environment, the UFCW said in an emailed statement. Kroger tried to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement with the UFCW this week, offering a starting pay of $16 per hour and more healthcare benefits.

The union refused the supermarket operator's final offer on Tuesday, saying the company didn't respond to its requests regarding
salaries, benefits, and safety issues.

Kroger told the publication that it was keeping its stores in Denver open, and it had hired temporary staff to help out.
Employees from other parts of the US have traveled to the city to fill the gaps, Kroger told the Journal. businessinsider.com

Largest Hiring Drop Since 2016
Holiday hiring in retail dropped 7%
retail jobs dropped 7% from October through December, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas's analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The drop was the largest since 2016, when hiring fell nearly 9.6%.

onslaught of COVID cases, the difficulty parents are having securing child care, the sheer availability of jobs kept many from taking retail roles," Andrew Challenger, senior vice president of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, said in a statement.

Retailers complained of
worker shortages well before the industry headed into a holiday season predicted to set records for spending. What few, if any, could have predicted going into the season was the introduction of the omicron COVID-19 variant and its wildfire-like spread across the U.S.

At just over 684,000,
the number seasonal jobs fell short of Challenger's previous projections of 700,000 jobs for the season. Both the expected and the actual number are below last year's 736,300 seasonal retail jobs for the season. Meanwhile, early data shows that consumer spending increased from last year, meaning there were far fewer staffers to handle more sales during the season. retaildive.com

Malls Still Alive & Kicking
Mall owner leased more space in 2021 than it did in the previous five years

If malls are dying, why are so many new tenants taking space in them?

PREIT, an owner of regional and super-regional malls in the eastern half of the United States, reported that it had executed transactions for
1.2 million sq. ft. of space in 2021. That's its highest leasing total of GLA in five years and nearly three times as much as it leased in 2019, according to an assessment from the Philadelphia-based company.

Several of the new tenants were first-to-market or first-to-regional-malls, such as the new Aldi supermarket at Dartmouth Mall in Dartmouth, Mass. Other new tenants signed by PREIT last year included Peloton and Purple at Cherry Hill Mall and Power Warehouse at Cumberland Mall in New Jersey, as well as Rose & Remington and Offline by Aerie at Woodland Mall in Michigan.

PREIT noted that
eight million customers visited PREIT malls in November and December 2021, a 25% increase over 2020, and that sales per sq. ft. hit across its portfolio hit a record $590 in November. chainstoreage.com

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In Case You Missed It

Auror closes US$20 million capital round,
empowering retailers and police to reduce more crime

Auror has successfully closed a US$20 million round to further its mission to create safer communities worldwide.

The company works with some of the world's top retailers, including the biggest and best in North America. The platform is also used by thousands of retail stores and over 500 law enforcement agencies worldwide. More than 100,000 crime events are recorded by Auror's retailers every month.

The latest capital raise enables Auror to continue investing in the best people, building industry-leading technologies, and supporting North American retailers to reduce crime, loss, and harm in their stores.

Auror co-CEO Phil Thomson says:

"Shoplifting and other retail crimes are at an all-time high and have been magnified by the impact of COVID over the last 18 months. The impact of retail crime is financially massive, but more importantly it hurts retail workers and the communities they serve. The crime intelligence platform we're building is needed now more than ever to help retailers prevent further loss and harm."

The investment was led by venture capital firm Movac. Movac Partner Lovina McMurchy is joining Auror's Board and says:

"Auror has the trifecta we always look for - great team, great product, great customers. Their metrics are also globally best-in-class. We're excited to be on the journey to help prevent more crime and keep our communities safe."

Silicon Valley-based Shasta Ventures Managing Partner Rob Coneybeer says they had a strong reason for investing in Auror:

"Shasta Ventures invested in Auror because we believe that the company uniquely solves an enormous problem for physical retailers around the world. We were impressed by the breadth and depth of customer traction Auror has already achieved, and believe the company is well-positioned to scale globally into a very large and important business."

For more information, please visit Auror.






5 Retail Cybersecurity Best Practices for the New Year
Retail Cybersecurity Best Practices Ensure a Safe and Profitable 2022

NYC area retail IT consultant lays out five retail cybersecurity best practices

Retailers face daunting cybersecurity challenges in a rapidly evolving business landscape. Omnichannel retailing brings the need to simultaneously
address security in the physical store as well as online. Ransomware attacks grow more sophisticated daily. And new privacy laws add increased complexity. Retail cybersecurity best practices help ensure a prosperous 2022.

Invest in Continuous Monitoring
Effective cybersecurity requires ongoing effort. Businesses should begin with compliance and security audits to evaluate the cybersecurity landscape and establish a baseline. Identify security vulnerabilities and compliance issues. This helps guide the process of prioritizing a strategy to protect valuable assets and achieve regulatory compliance.

Upgrade Authentication and Access Management Policies
Authentication and access management present a significant challenge for any industry, but especially for retail. High employee turnover means that many short-term employees have access to sensitive systems. Limit employees to only the access they need to perform their job functions. Then be sure to quickly remove access for employees when they leave.

Take Steps to Protect Customer Data
Retailers gather a host of information from their customers, from name and contact information to shopping preferences, billing data and even birthdates. This data allows businesses to personalize marketing and streamline the shopping experience. But the abundance of sensitive data also poses an attractive target for hackers, as well as a compliance risk.

Keep Up with Regulatory Compliance
Data security and regulatory compliance are tightly intertwined. And for the retailers, the regulatory scene continues to grow more complex as states implement additional data privacy laws.

Ongoing Security Awareness to Address Human Factor
Last but not least, employees play a critical role in any cybersecurity strategy. Due to employee turnover and the rapidly evolving security landscape, annual training will not suffice. Make security awareness a priority through a multi-faceted training approach. emazzanti.net

Criminals Targeting the Cloud
The rising threat of cyber criminals targeting cloud infrastructure in 2022
In the world of cybersecurity, combating threats is like playing endless, hyper-advanced, multidimensional Whack-A-Mole: new threats are always emerging, often from unexpected sources, and trying to keep up can feel impossible.

The threats are constantly shifting, subject to trends in cryptocurrency use, geopolitics, the pandemic, and many other things; for this reason, a clear sense of the landscape is essential. Below, you'll find a quick guide to some of the most pressing threats of the coming year.

AdvertisementLinux and cloud infrastructure will continue to be a target

For threat actors, there is a simple calculus at play - namely, what method of attack is a) easiest and b) most likely to yield the biggest return? And the answer, at this moment, is Linux-based cloud infrastructure, which makes up 80%+ of the total cloud infrastructure. With cloud adoption increasing because of the pandemic, this has the potential to be a massive problem.

Insider threats are poised to increase

The last year has seen a drastic uptick in hackers targeting individual employees. Often, these hackers will attempt to recruit these employees for insider efforts. Given the record number of resignations in the technology sector in 2021, which indicates high levels of employee dissatisfaction, internal defection is now more than ever a serious, increasing risk.

Hackers will continue to target software supply chains

Supply chain attacks are not as frequent as the ones outlined above, but they have the potential to cause more harm (look no further than the 2020 SolarWinds hack for proof). The "one-to-many" opportunity that a successful supply chain compromise affords makes it an attractive option, one more than worthy of attackers' time and resources. For this reason, we believe 2022 will see more software supply chain attacks perpetrated by both criminal and nation-state actors.

The next target of nation-state attackers? The security community - Initial access brokerage and cryptojacking techniques will continue to be leveraged helpnetsecurity.com

Cyber Command Warns About Iranian Military Hackers
U.S. Cyber Command shares new samples of suspected Iranian hacking software
U.S. Cyber Command posted more than a dozen malware samples to a public repository Wednesday, saying that if network administrators see two or more of these samples on their systems, they may have been targeted by Iranian military hackers.

The samples, posted to VirusTotal early Wednesday afternoon, represent various "open-source tools Iranian intelligence actors are using in networks around the world," the military agency said in a statement. It's Cyber Command's first VirusTotal upload in nine months, according the the agency's page on the site.

Referring to the actors as "MuddyWater" - the moniker applied to some suspected Iranian government hacking activities dating back to at least 2015 - Cyber Command's Cyber National Mission Force shared the samples "to better enable defense" against the attackers.

Wednesday's statement refers to MuddyWater as "a subordinate element" within the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), an arm of the security apparatus focused on both domestic surveillance of regime opponents and anti-regime activists abroad, according to the Congressional Research Service.

It's the first time the U.S. government has publicly attributed the group to the Iranian government. "There is no specific significance tied to the date of the release," a Cyber Command spokesperson said.

"Iranian MOIS hacker group #MuddyWater is using a suite of malware to conduct espionage and malicious activity," U.S. Cyber Command tweeted shortly after issuing its statement.

MuddyWater is a prolific hacking effort that has targeted multiple countries around the world, typically in the Middle East. It has also targeted European and North American countries, as well as countries in Asia. Hackers associated with the group have reportedly threatened to kill researchers who've come across their assets in the past. cyberscoop.com

Why You Need A 'Zero Trust' Cybersecurity Plan
Zero trust is a security architecture that ensures all users, whether inside or outside the organization's network, are verified, approved and constantly checked for security configuration.

The zero-trust architecture was first introduced by John Kindervag, a research analyst at Forrester. It simply means, "never trust, always verify." Zero trust is one of the favored frameworks for protecting infrastructure and data. It is designed to protect digital environments by using network segmentation and providing threat prevention.

Zero-trust security addresses three principles based on National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines.

1. For repeated verification. For all users, devices and accounts, access privileges are verified constantly and continuously.

2. To limit the "breach scope." This means minimizing the damage if an internal or external loss of data occurs.

3. To automate prevention, detection and response. Using signature-based and behavioral data to perform any incident response and then contain the breach. forbes.com

Cybersecurity conferences 2022: A rundown of online, in person, and 'hybrid' events
With many events choosing to retain virtual elements forced on them by the pandemic, there's now an abundance of online content to choose from

9 ways that cybersecurity may change in 2022

Cutting The Cost And Complexity Of Cybersecurity Compliance




Cannabis Retail Shoplifting
How to Prevent Shoplifting in Cannabis Retail
While all businesses face the risks of theft or diversion of product, retailers face the added risks associated with shoplifting. Additionally,
cannabis retailers could be targeted for their valuable cannabis products and cash on-site if not properly secured. Despite this, there are many ways that cannabis business owners can prevent shoplifting in cannabis retail by utilizing effective security policies and procedures, as well as adhering to state and local regulations.

Shoplifting Risks in Cannabis Retail v. Standard Retail

Although security systems and procedures will likely vary, there are typically stricter state or local regulations to which cannabis businesses must adhere than retailers in other industries.
Cannabis retailers utilize advanced video surveillance, alarms, and access control systems, as well as security personnel, to ensure that cannabis products and currency are not subject to shoplifting tactics. These advanced security measures make it much more difficult to shoplift at a cannabis retailer than a standard retail store.

Though some had feared that the spread of cannabis legalization across the United States would increase crime rates, recent research suggests that this is not the case.
Current data indicates that cannabis legalization does not appear to significantly impact crime rates. Additionally, the Denver Police Department found that cannabis stores were 3% less likely to be robbed or burglarized than liquor stores and 17% less likely than banks. The Denver Police Department concluded that the statistics of cannabis robberies were most similar to rates associated with pharmacies than any other business type.

Secure Displays and Product Security

In addition to advanced security systems and devices,
cannabis businesses also utilize vaults, safes, and secure storage areas to store cannabis products, currency, and other high-value items. When cannabis product is outside of secure storage areas, like when it is out for display on the sales floor, it should always be inside of a locked and secure display cases or tethered sample pods. At the close of business hours, cannabis products should be returned to secure storage areas for overnight storage.

Instead of using authentic cannabis products for retail displays,
some cannabis business owners opt to use sample "dummy" products. These dummy products appear to be real product to give the customer an idea of what they would be purchasing, but the packaging contains rice, cotton, or some other filler instead of cannabis.

Additional Tips for Preventing Shoplifting: sapphirerisk.com

Cannabis Theft Prevention
How to Prevent Cannabis Theft Using Two-Factor Authentication
When it comes to building security,
letting the right people in is equally as important as keeping the wrong people out. Access control systems are often employed by cannabis businesses to easily separate those who have are authorized from those who are not and often employ two-factor authentication.

What is Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is a method by which an access control user's claimed identity is confirmed. This verification process makes use of two distinct authentication factors to determine that a user is who they claim to be. An authentication factor can be what a person knows, what a person has, or who a person is. For example, a password, access card, and a user's fingerprint, respectively. When compared to a single-factor authentication system,
two-factor authentication provides an additional layer of security that makes fooling an access control system even more difficult.

Importance of Two-Factor Authentication

Employing two-factor authentication in access control is important because
only individuals with the proper permissions should be allowed access to highly secure areas. Places within a cannabis facility like cannabis grow rooms, secure storage areas, and vaults all require additional security. There is no better way to ensure that those attempting to access such rooms have been given access than via two-factor authentication. Otherwise, intruders with a stolen access card or someone who saw an authorized user enter a PIN code could gain access to secure areas.

Differences in Access Control Devices

The most basic access control systems will have at least one-factor authentication as a standard, with access cards being among the most common. Many access control systems can be upgraded to include additional authentication factors, offer two-factor authentication as an option, or even come with two-factor authentication as the operating standard. Differences in quality, cost, and functionality all impact the effectiveness of each system. sapphirerisk.com

Cannabis Insurance Lawsuits
Suing Your Cannabis Insurer? Choose Your Battleground Wisely
If you are suing your cannabis insurer, read this first. The venue in which you plan to file is of the utmost importance.

The status of marijuana as a schedule I narcotic has made cannabis insurance litigation a bit of a chess match. Many
cannabis businesses enjoy the benefits of state legalization and the ability to freely insure their operations. However, this does not impact the strictures of federal law.

One underappreciated challenge arising from this conflict in laws is choosing where to sue an insurer that will not honor its obligations under a cannabis insurance policy.
The wrong choice could doom a lawsuit from the start.

In 2012, a Hawaii District Court issued a problematic ruling for the cannabis industry. The Court held that although the cannabis business policyholder had an insurable interest in marijuana, it was precluded from colleting on the policy. The Court reasoned that doing so would violate federal law.

This dichotomy has forced cannabis business policyholders to carefully evaluate where to sue their insurers. Arguably it robs cannabis companies of some of the benefits of being in federal court. Note that even outside of the context of cannabis insurance litigation,
federal court can be dicey for cannabis businesses. cannabisbusinessexecutive.com

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Online Retail Sales Record
Global online sales exceed $1 trillion during the holidays: Salesforce
Holiday shoppers in 2021 spent $1.14 trillion online worldwide and $257 billion in the U.S., allowing retailers to break new sales records, according to Salesforce's 2021 Holiday Shopping Report emailed to Retail Dive.

Salesforce's report, which studied data from more than one billion consumers, credits early November and late December surges for the digital sales growth in 2021. Cyber Week, on the other hand, saw "muted digital growth," accounting for 23% of global sales - a decrease from 24% the year before.

Luxury handbags was the category that had the highest annual online sales growth with an increase of 45%. The result is a reflection of consumers buying more items they want rather than need, the report found. Online sales for home furniture grew 34% while general footwear grew 32%.

The results of the report were driven by several trends, including early holiday shoppers, social commerce and flexible payment options.

Because consumers wanted to avoid supply chain issues and stockouts, 30% of holiday sales worldwide were completed by Nov. 22. Retailers that offered curbside or in-store pickup claimed 62% of final global sales. retaildive.com

Amazon Unionization Efforts Get Second Chance
Amazon Warehouse Workers in Alabama to Hold Second Union Vote

Amazon violated law during first election, a regional National Labor Relations Board director had found

A federal labor board has scheduled a second union election at an Amazon.com Inc. facility in Bessemer, Ala., after a board representative found Amazon violated labor law during last year's vote in which workers sided against unionization.

The National Labor Relations Board said the new election will be held by mail, with ballots being mailed to employees on Feb. 4.

Voters will have almost two months to submit their ballots, with the vote count scheduled to start March 28. While Amazon won the first vote by a large margin, the labor board's decision sets up another battle between Amazon and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which is leading the campaign to organize workers in Bessemer.

An Amazon spokeswoman said employees have always had the choice of whether to join a union. "They overwhelmingly chose not to join the RWDSU last year," she said, adding that Amazon is looking forward to the vote.

A spokeswoman for the RWDSU said worker voices "can and must be heard fairly, unencumbered by Amazon's limitless power to control what must be a fair and free election, and we will continue to hold them accountable for their actions." wsj.com

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$4M Theft Ring Busted - 26 Arrests - 120+ Charges
Tulsa, OK: 26 people arrested in connection to $4M, Multi-State Retail Theft Ring
More than 20 people have been arrested in connection to a multi-state, retail theft ring. According to court documents, Linda Gann has been leading an organized ring of "boosters" since at least January 2018. At least 19 people are being charged for participating as boosters in the ring, and another six, including Gann's son, are being charged for being a part of Gann's logistical team.
According to court documents, Gann would issue lists to boosters of items she wanted from stores like Sam's Club, CVS, Target, Whole Foods, Reasor's, Akins, Sprouts, and Walgreens.

Gann's team would collect the merchandise from the booster after they had stolen it and then bring the stolen merchandise to various storage locations Gann had in Osage, Pawnee, and Tulsa County. Gann would then sell the items for profit.
Court records estimate Gann received more than $4 million in payments for the resale of stolen property. Multiple law enforcement agencies observed Gann and her team for months, collecting evidence. In May 2021, a search warrant was issued for Gann's house, and over-the-counter medication consistent with what the boosters would steal was found. Gann admitted to having a network of boosters she would pay to steal merchandise for her. She said they would travel out of state sometimes to Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Colorado, or even Florida. Gann said she would pay for the trips the boosters would take using the money she gained by selling stolen property. Gann would also try to bail boosters out of jail if they were arrested, or put money in their jail commissary. Together, the group faces over 120 combined charges. ktul.com

Arlington County, VA: Thieves Steal $60K in Eyewear Frames
Security camera video captured the tense moments when a group of thieves robbed an Arlington County store owned by a man known in the community for his charity work. On Tuesday, robbers smashed cases at EyeSee Optique that proudly displayed luxury glasses frames while customers were shopping inside. "It happened so fast, and I'm still shaking from it as I'm talking to you here," owner Waheed Abbasi said. On security footage, a man can be seen walking through the locked front door. Then another man enters and holds the door for three others. The five suspects take hammers to the cases and fill bags with Cartier, Dior and Gucci frames, about $60,000 of merchandise.

Chicago, IL: Burberry Robbed Twice in One Week
The Burberry flagship on Chicago's Michigan Avenue was hit by burglars yesterday for the second time this week, reports ABC 7 Chicago. Early Thursday morning, six men, two armed with guns, reportedly pried open the doors, entered the store and fled with as much merchandise as they were able to carry, said police. On Tuesday morning, police report that five burglars broke in and stole merchandise. In Tuesday's incident, a nearby Moose Knuckles location on East Walton Street was also robbed in a similar fashion. It's unclear if the incidents are related.

Ventura County, CA: Brothers arrested for organized retail theft in Ventura County
Two brothers from Los Angeles County were arrested last week after perpetuating a series of coordinated thefts from retail outlets in Southern California, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday. The brothers, 30-year-old Vardan Gevorgyan of North Hollywood and 37-year-old Raphael Gevorgyan of Van Nuys, "were engaged in an ongoing organized retail theft spree throughout Southern California, over the past several months," the Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Vardan Gevorgyan is accused of stealing an "entire display case" worth about $21,500 out of a jewelry store in the 800 block of Los Angeles Avenue in Moorpark in November, officials said. "
As the investigation unfolded, detectives learned the same suspect was responsible for committing similar thefts at seven different locations of the same department store chain throughout Southern California, with a total loss in excess of $124,000.00," the release added. Another such incident was listed as occurring in the 2900 block of Tapo Canyon Road in Simi Valley, the release stated. ktla.com

Lower Macungie Township, PA: PA State Police Reporting $4K theft from DSW
Two females allegedly removed multiple pairs of shoes, with a total value of $4,544.44, from DSW shoe store, in two separate incidents between 2:30 and 3:18 p.m. Dec. 12, 2021, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The women allegedly entered the store with large bags and took shoes from the shelves and out of boxes, placed the shoes into their bags and left the store before employees discovered the thefts. Store surveillance video revealed the alleged thefts.

Lower Macungie Township, PA: PAState Police reporting $3,600 theft from Dick's
Two females allegedly took merchandise valued at $3,633.98 from Dicks Sporting Goods, 707 N. Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 3:44 p.m. Nov. 15, 2021, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The credit card of one of the suspects was declined at checkout; however, she allegedly left the store with the merchandise and got into a silver sport utility vehicle driven by the second suspect. The vehicle left toward North Krocks Road.

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Shootings & Deaths

Houston, TX: Police chase of Gas Station Armed Robber ends with deadly 7-car crash in Houston
A police chase in Texas ended in a seven-car crash that killed at least one person and injured five others. The suspect involved in the chase got away. Police say a deputy was chasing an armed robbery suspect Wednesday night in Northeast Houston, but as he drove through an intersection, he ended up crashing with another car, killing the woman who was driving and sending two children, about 5 and 2 years old, to the hospital. The oldest is in critical condition. Multiple crashes followed that one, sending three more people to the hospital. The deputy's car caught fire at one point, but people nearby pulled him out and he's doing OK. Police say the deputy had his lights and sirens on as he was going through the intersection, and they're still not sure exactly how the accident played out. The armed robbery suspect involved in the police chase that started the chain of events got away. khou.com

Milwaukee, WI: Workers demand protection after Burger King shooting
Dozens of people gathered at a Burger King restaurant on Milwaukee's north side Wednesday night, calling on corporations to protect their workers from violence. The demonstration followed the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Niesha Harris-Brazell at the restaurant near 51st and Capitol earlier this month. Those who gathered claim that workers face constant fear of violence on the job every day. The event called for employees from other companies to attend - not strictly the Burger King where the shooting took place. "This shouldn't happen in our city. We cannot continue to let this happen in our city," said Sedan Smith with Breaking Barriers Mentoring. "This is not a tragic event you can blame on just one person for. This is a 16-year-old that died at work - that was killed at work." Harris-Brazell was shot and killed during an armed robbery. Investigators said shots were fired after one of her coworkers pulled out his own gun. Police are still looking for that coworker, Derrick Ellis. Police did arrest the man wanted for the armed robbery itself.

Scarborough, ME: Police charge man in shooting in parking lot of Walmart
Scarborough police took a man into custody after a shooting Wednesday night in the parking lot of the Scarborough Walmart. News Center Maine reported that Bryan Johns, 46, was charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and was treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland for "superficial wounds." Police hadn't found a victim in the shooting late Wednesday night, News Center Maine reported.


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

New Anti-Theft Tactic?
Chicago, IL: 2 Vehicles Parked In Front Of High End Retail Store On Magnificent Mile Thought To Be Crime Prevention Tactic
This is not something you normally see on Chicago's famous Magnificent Mile. Two cars parked on the sidewalk in front of a high-end store. In what appears to be a crime prevention tactic, a picture shows two vehicles parked on Burberry's Michigan Avenue sidewalk, blocking the entrance during off hours. While Burberry has not responded to our requests for comment, the Chicago Department of Transportation, the agency responsible for managing city sidewalks, said Wednesday they were not aware of the vehicles parked outside Burberry after hours and would be sending an inspector. A spokesperson said there is not a CDOT permit that would allow for parking on the sidewalk like that. CPD would not confirm or deny whether they were aware, only responding, "for safety reasons, we do not discuss patrol or deployment strategies." CBS 2 reached out to the mayor and alderman's offices and did not hear back. Karr of the retail merchant's association says he will continue to have conversations with city leaders about how to better protect businesses. Because as he says, retail theft is devastating for everyone.

Chicago, IL: Cellphone stores targeted in string of Robberies in Brighton Park
Chicago Police are warning businesses on the Southwest Side about three robberies this month. The robberies all occurred at cellphone stores in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said in a business alert. In each case, the masked offender entered the store and demanded cash from employees, police said.

Orlando, FL: Man Arrested for Haphazard Harry Potter Merchandise Shoplifting Spree at Universal Studios
Florida Ryan Walsh, 31, of Sewell, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with grand theft, a third-degree felony, according to court records. The incident unfolded Dec. 6 as a Universal loss prevention officer watched Walsh approach a Harry Potter Christmas ornament display and take four ornaments, one representing each Hogwarts house, and hide them in his right hand, the Orlando Police Department arrest affidavit said.Walsh left the ornament display and stuck the ornaments in the large Universal Studios merchandise bag he already had, the report said, before returning to the ornaments to steal another set.
Then Walsh headed to the display selling phone cases and put a Death Eaters and a Ravenclaw phone case in his bag. Following that, Walsh went back to the Christmas ornaments and put more in his bag, police said. Next, Walsh moved to the Harry Potter-themed socks and stuck several pairs in his bag. Walsh returned to the Christmas ornaments display for a fourth time and stole more ornaments. before walking to the scrapbook display and concealing a Harry Potter scrapbook under his arm. Lastly, he seized a Harry Potter throw blanket from the shelf and left the Universal Studios Store without paying, the report said. Exiting out the doors which face Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Mayhem, Universal's security quickly stopped him and escorted him back for questioning.
Walsh admitted he stole the Wizarding World of Harry Potter merchandise, which cumulatively cost $827, from the store, the report said. He also admitted he had stolen other items from the park. wdwnt.com

Salina, KS: Tractor Supply Employee busted for theft, 43 occasions

Gulfport, MS: Man pleads guilty to Academy Sports + Outdoors robbery




Auto - Beaumont, TX - Armed Robbery
Auto - Meridian, MS - Armed Robbery
C-Store - San Diego, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - New Orleans, LA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Concord, NC - Robbery
C-Store - Red Springs, NC - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Charlotte, NC - Armed Robbery
Cellphone - Chicago, IL - Robbery
Clothing - Chatham County, GA - Armed Robbery
Clothing - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Meridian, MS - Armed Robbery
Family Dollar - Beaumont, TX - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery / Deadly Crash
Gas Station - Syracuse, NY - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Syracuse, NY - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Seattle, WA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Egg Harbor, NJ - Armed Robbery
Hardware - Bakersfield, CA - Armed Robbery
Hardware - Lavaca County, TX - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Greenwood, SC - Robbery
Marijuana - Seattle, WA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - - Beaumont, TX - Armed Robbery (Dominos)
Restaurant - Cleveland, OH - Armed Robbery (Happy Pizza)
Restaurant - Medford, OR - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Nashville, TN - Robbery
Restaurant - Oakland, CA - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Pottstown, PA - Armed Robbery
Tobacco - Eureka, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - American Canyon, CA- Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - Lubbock, TX - Armed Robbery


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• 30 robberies
• 0 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 1 killed

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