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Pete Tsirakidis CFE promoted to Programs & Project Management Corporate Security for Verizon

Pete has been with Verizon for nearly three years, starting with the company in 2019 as Sr. Investigator, Corporate Security. Before his promotion to Programs & Project Management Corporate Security, he served as East Territory Loss Prevention Manager / Corp. Security. Prior to joining Verizon, he spent nearly four years as Regional LP Manager for CVS Health. Earlier in his career, he held roles with The Home Depot, BJ's Wholesale Club, and Target. Congratulations, Pete!

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Retail Predictions 2022:
The End of Business as Usual

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The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

Federal Hearing on Retail Crime Surge?
Lawmaker demands congressional hearing on spike in retail crime

The Retail Industry Leaders Association called on Congress to act in December

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan has sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, a Democrat, demanding a hearing to address the rise of crime and theft at retail stores across the country.

"Retail stores in major cities are suffering from an unprecedented spike in theft," Jordan, the ranking member on the committee, wrote in the letter. "The criminals carrying out these acts are emboldened by 'soft on crime' policies and progressive prosecutors who refuse to enforce the law. These retail businesses are already suffering due to record inflation, a massive labor shortage, and supply chain issues. Now this surge in theft is forcing some retail stores to close permanently. Given our Committee's jurisdiction and the importance of this issue to American commerce, we urge you to convene a hearing of the Committee soon so that we may examine and begin to address the surge in retail theft in our country."

Jordan outlined his belief that the surge in retail thefts across the country is related to progressive district attorneys in cities like San Francisco and New York City easing sentencing requirements and declining to prosecute criminals.

"San Francisco and New York City are among the U.S. cities suffering from a surge in retail theft," Jordan wrote. "In September 2020, San Francisco law enforcement seized $8 million in goods that a group of criminals had stolen from Walgreens, CVS, and Target stores. In May 2021, Walgreens executives stated that theft at its San Francisco stores was four times the national average, forcing the company to close 17 stores."

Additionally, Jordan said that progressive backed bail reform laws across the country have contributed to the rise in retail thefts.

Jordan's letter comes roughly two months after nearly two dozen CEOs of prominent retailers like Home Depot, Target, Best Buy, and CVS signed on to a letter to Congress, urging them to address the "growing impact of organized retail crime on retail employees and communities" in America.

The letter was sent by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and supported by 20 leading retail chief-executives representing apparel, sporting goods, electronics, home improvement, and health and beauty supplies. foxnews.com

Florida Inches Closer to Enacting Retail Theft Law
(Update) Bill cracking down on retail theft on its way to House vote
The proposal (HB 1511), filed by Newberry Republican Rep. Chuck Clemons, would implement stiffer penalties against thieves who steal from multiple stores within a short period of time. The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill in a 12-5 vote on Monday, sending it to the House floor.

The proposal comes as lawmakers nationwide wrestle with a wave of organized shoplifting rings. The crime - coined "boosting" - involves multiple thieves coordinating to steal multiple items across different retailers. The thieves often return the merchandise later for a store credit or sell the merchandise online. The latter makes it nearly impossible for law enforcement to trace, according to a staff analysis.

The legislation would subject perpetrators to a third-degree felony if they commit five or more retail thefts within a 30-day period and steal 10 or more items from at least two different locations. Those who steal 20 or more items, meanwhile, may face a second-degree felony.

Clemons said it will also strengthen the ability of State Attorney General Ashley Moody's recently established task force, the Florida Organized Retail Crime Exchange (FORCE).

The bill received support from the Attorney General's Office, as well as the International Council of Shopping Centers, Florida Smart Justice Alliance, Home Depot, Florida Sheriffs Association and the Florida Retail Federation.

"Organized retail crime is a real threat," Scott Shalley, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation, said in a statement. "The growth of this criminal activity across the country impacts not only our retail members but our customers. Florida shoppers deserve to be in a safe and enjoyable retail environment."

A Senate version of the legislation was approved by the chamber last Thursday. Bradenton Republican Sen. Jim Boyd sponsored that proposal. bizjournals.com

NY's Crime Surge - Bail Reform - Gun Violence $$
Campaign trails hot on crime issues as elections near
With political activists gearing up for an election season in which statewide offices and state Legislature seats are up for grabs, the debate over criminal justice is taking center stage.

Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-Long Island, called for the enactment of a state "bill of rights" for police officers, saying their "inherent right of self-defense" should be enshrined in law and to prevent them from being "unfairly targeted by investigations."

Gov. Kathy Hochul has also been turning her attention to public safety. Last Friday, she joined New York City Mayor Eric Adams to announce a plan to increase police patrols and use psychiatric outreach services to urge homeless and mentally ill people using the mass transit system to seek help.

Candidates focus on public safety issues because they get the attention of voters, said Tom Doherty, a veteran political strategist who served in the cabinet of former Gov. George Pataki, the last New York Republican to hold statewide office.

While the New York GOP is at a distinct voter enrollment disadvantage to Democrats, "the Republicans see an opening with the crime issue and they think this is the year to talk about it," said Democratic campaign strategist George Arzt.

So far, Democratic legislative leaders in Albany have spurned Adams' request to retool the cashless bail law so that judges are again empowered to remand defendants to jail based on the potential danger they pose to communities.

But Arzt predicted the Legislature could soon face an increased public clamor to address bail if the wave of crimes continues to dominate headlines. The public safety issue also impacts the state's ability to attract tourists, with tourism a major economic driver, Arzt said.

Hochul, in her state budget presentation last month, proposed spending $224 million to address rising gun violence. northcountrypublicradio.org

Crime Becomes Top Issue as Police Reform Fades Into the Background
Nearly two years after George Floyd's murder, rising crime has turned police reform debate upside down

While US Democrats struggle to follow through on promises of police reform, Republicans are trying to keep voters' attention on rising crime rates. Lauren Gambino reports

The May 2020 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of a police officer set off a wave of Black Lives Matter protests across the US and drew impassioned calls to "defund the police" from progressive activists. In the aftermath of Floyd's death, Democrats - including the then presidential candidate Joe Biden - campaigned on promises of police reform. But nearly two years later, with crime rates on the rise across America, Democrats are now revising their message, Lauren Gambino tells Michael Safi.

Gun violence and homicides rose sharply in the US in 2020 and 2021, with Black and Latino communities hit the hardest. Though crime figures are still far lower than they were in the early 1990s, the jump from 2019 to 2020 represented the largest single-year surge in homicides in modern history, according to the CDC. According to a recent Gallup poll, only 24% of Americans said they were satisfied with efforts to reduce or control crime - a new low.

On a recent visit to New York, President Biden tried to strike a balance between competing messages. He forcefully asserted his support for law enforcement, clearly distancing himself from the "defund the police" movement. At the same time, he sought to convey a message that he was listening to - and even learning from - the communities of colour most affected by rising crime. Meanwhile, Republicans are determined to make the issue of crime a focus of the 2022 midterms. theguardian.com

Violent Crime Up 20%, Property Crime Up 9% in Seattle
Seattle police release report showing troubling crime trends
The police department's top officers presented a 12-page report Tuesday morning, showing troubling crime trends in Seattle. Between 2020 and 2021, overall crime is up 10 percent, violent crime has increased 20 percent and property crimes are up nine percent.

The largest increase in property theft is motor vehicle parts and accessories like catalytic converters, up 79 percent. The violent crime rate reached a 14-year high in 2021, shootings and shots fired calls are up 40 percent.

"This year our trends are already not in a good place," Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz said.

For those needing help, response times also hit their highest points in 10 years. Mayor Harrell and city leaders have already said the department is down 350 officers: "I continue to be alarmed by the lower staffing levels at our police department," councilmember Alex Pedersen said.

SPD wants to hire 100 new officers a year for the next five years to build up staffing. The data also reflects community concerns, which said 21 percent say thefts and burglaries are their top concerns.

These are tied with homelessness (21%) and followed by policing issues (20%). komonews.com

Grocery Stores Impacted by Another Type of Theft Wave
Beekeepers turn to anti-theft technology as hive thefts rise

About a thousand beehives worth hundreds of thousands of dollars have been reported stolen across California in the past few weeks

For a few frenzied weeks, beekeepers from around the United States truck billions of honeybees to California to rent them to almond growers who need the insects to pollinate the state's most valuable crop.

But as almond trees start to bloom, blanketing entire valleys in white and pink flowers, so begin beehive thefts that have become so prevalent that beekeepers are now turning to GPS tracking devices, surveillance cameras and other anti-theft technology to protect their precious colonies.

Hive thefts have been reported elsewhere in the country, most recently three hives containing about 60,000 bees taken from a grocery chain's garden in central Pennsylvania. They happen at a larger scale and uniquely in California this time of year because bees are most in demand during the largest pollination event in the world. abcnews.go.com

Retail thieves targeting smaller businesses in metro Atlanta

New push to combat retail crimes in Palm Beach County

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COVID Update

550.9M Vaccinations Given

US: 80.2M Cases - 963.3K Dead - 52.1M Recovered
Worldwide: 428.7M Cases - 5.9M Dead - 356.8M Recovered

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Cases, Hospitalizations & Deaths Plummeting

More Good News: No New COVID Surge Coming
New omicron subvariant not expected to lead to another COVID-19 surge
As omicron cases continue to decline across the region, health departments in the District, Virginia and Maryland have reported new cases of a subvariant strain of the illness, but one expert said it doesn't appear the newest version of COVID-19 will lead to another spike in cases.

The original omicron variant, which sent case numbers soaring over the winter, is known also as the BA.1; the new subvariant is called BA.2.

"I think it's important to note that while case numbers of BA.2 are increasing, they're not increasing anywhere close to the way that the BA.1 cases increased," said Dr. Andy Pekosz, professor and virologist with Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health.

He said that early observations show that the newest edition of the virus may not be as efficient when it comes to how it spreads. wtop.com

Apple Stores Relaxing COVID Restrictions
Apple once again drops the mask mandate in its US retail stores
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple has been requiring all customers to wear a mask in its retail stores, a policy the company unsuccessfully tried to discontinue last year. However, it seems that the company once again wants to drop the mask mandate for Apple Stores in the United States.

As reported by Bloomberg on Tuesday, the company told its employees in a memo that customers will no longer be required to wear a mask in "eligible stores." However, Apple Store employees will still be required to wear masks. At the same time, Apple says it will continue to recommend that everyone should wear masks in its stores.

The new policy applies to Apple Stores located in Ohio, North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, and other states that no longer require people to wear a mask. The report notes that the mask mandate will remain valid in a few states like Hawaii, which have "stricter guidelines" on wearing a mask.

After dropping the mask requirement in November 2021, Apple reinstated the mandate in its retail stores in December as the numbers of COVID-19 cases rose again in the United States due to new variants. The company has also shut down multiple stores across the United States and Canada during the past three months to prevent the spread of COVID. 9to5mac.com

Walmart's COVID-19 Vaccine Report
Walmart: 4 In 5 Covid Vaccines Went To 'Medically Underserved'
Walmart administered 80% of its vaccines against Covid-19 in "medically underserved" areas of the U.S. since the shots became widely available a year ago, the company said.

The disclosure in Walmart's COVID-19 vaccine report released Wednesday is the latest snapshot into the effort by retailers to expand deeper into the business of providing healthcare services, particularly during a time of crisis. In addition to its vaccination and pharmacy effort, Walmart has been expanding outpatient services, opening more "Walmart Health" centers that feature an array of primary medical services, dental care, and behavioral health services as part of a new model.

Already, retail drugstore chains CVS Health and Walgreens have disclosed their vaccination roles in the pandemic. In all of last year, CVS administered more than 59 million Covid-19 vaccinations while Walgreens has administered more than 56 million vaccines including "over 9 million boosters," those companies have said.

For its part, Walmart said it has administered "tens of millions of vaccines" during the pandemic. Walmart wouldn't disclose a specific number of vaccines it has administered.

Walmart said 4,000 of its 5,100 stores are in urban or rural areas of the U.S. considered "medically underserved" by the federal Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), which essentially means they don't have enough access to healthcare services. forbes.com

Retail's 'COVID Grace Period'
Retailers Aren't Getting the Benefit of the Doubt Anymore: Why The 'COVID Grace Period' is Gone and Never Coming Back
Amid unending supply chain issues, e-commerce still booming as a result of the pandemic, and another COVID-19 variant looming, small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and retailers have had a chaotic 2021. This is a trend that will continue into 2022, but we can't expect consumers to give retailers a "grace period." Nearly two years after the coronavirus outbreak, there's a renewed expectation that retailers have figured out the main issues causing shipping delays and are able to provide an unmatched customer experience, even in the face of uncertainty. Here are some of my predictions on how consumer trust, e-commerce platform strategy, and the gig economy will play out in 2022:

Consumer Trust Needs a Paradigm Shift

The pandemic has brought about long-term changes across business operations and consumer expectations, and we'll likely never go back to the old "normal." Amid these changes, we'll see a paradigm shift in 2022 related to the foundation and establishment of consumer trust that adheres to new ways of doing business. For example, retailers will need to embrace an increasingly digital-first style of communication, transactions, and more. This will also need to include a focus on transparency, overcommunication, and the ability to be nimble to provide the best customer experience.

SMBs Will Need to Evaluate Their Platform Approaches to Win on Customer Experience

In 2022, SMBs will need to think hard about how platform partnerships reflect their brand and empower greater levels of connectivity to strengthen customer experience. It will be important to prioritize platforms that prioritize digital innovation, enable businesses to maintain direct connection and communication with customers, and allow embedded integrations with existing technology stacks without separating them with their customers.

Gig Economy Will Open a Market Opportunity for SMBs: mytotalretail.com

Chicago Ends Indoor Mask & Vaccine Mandate
Chicago to lift indoor mask mandate on Feb. 28, Mayor Lightfoot says
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, CDPH Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady announced Tuesday the city will remove the mask and vaccine requirements for certain public spaces on February 28. This is in alignment with the State of Illinois.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the key metrics of cases and hospitalization numbers are putting Chicago in position to no longer require masks in most indoor spaces. She said she is also dropping the proof of vaccination requirement.

At XEX Salon the news that the mask mandate is about to end is providing a sense of relief the owner said he and his staff are ready to be done wearing face coverings Masks will still be required in health care settings, on public transit, and in other congregate settings. The city said business owners may still impose their own mandates if they choose.

The owner of Nuevo Leon in Little Village said she got a lot of push back on the requiring the vaccination cards. She's hoping some of the regulars come back. abc7chicago.com

Luxury retail is still alive despite COVID

San Jose mall preps for new retail and dining, eyes post-COVID upswing


DOJ Coming for Retailers?
Justice Department to probe companies exploiting supply chain issues

The U.S. Department of Justice unveiled an initiative Thursday to identify and prosecute companies that exploit supply chain disruptions for profit.

Companies across industries raised prices to offset higher costs of labor, transportation and raw materials. Federal regulators are looking to root out those that "seek to use supply chain disruptions as a cover for collusive schemes," according to the DOJ statement.

State and federal governments have targeted price gouging during the pandemic before, but they've largely targeted healthcare sectors or industries raising prices on hand sanitizers, personal protective equipment and other products meant to reduce transmission of the coronavirus.

Congress voted to expand the powers of the Federal Trade Commission in 2021 under the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act, granting the agency more authority to target deceptive acts or practices related to the coronavirus pandemic. Some states, including New York, enacted similar laws - in some cases expanding price gouging rules to cover basic essentials such as infant formula and food staples.

Officials have also worked with private companies to identify fraud. Amazon suspended 3,900 accounts in the U.S. for violating its fair pricing policies, and said it has partnered directly with law enforcement agencies to combat price gougers.

Federal regulators are broadening their scope to focus on fraud in sectors beyond healthcare as the Biden administration looks to address high inflation and soaring consumer prices. The Consumer Price Index grew 7.5% for the 12 months ending in January, the largest increase since February 1982, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics last week.

"The lingering challenge of supply chain disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for criminals to fix prices and overcharge customers," said Assistant Director Luis Quesada of the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division in Thursday's announcement. "The FBI and our law enforcement partners will continue to collaborate and investigate schemes that violate our antitrust laws and stifle our economic recovery." retaildive.com

Surge of In-Store Technologies
Increased use of consumer mobile devices in-store drives retail technology

Incisiv study shows only 22% of grocery/general merchandise retailers are satisfied with their digital store experience

Retailers across segments are accelerating technology deployment plans to enhance the customer experience and drive operational efficiencies, but there are significant differences between planned technology rollouts in the grocery/general merchandise and specialty/department Store segments, according to the 2022 Connected Retail Experience Study by Incisiv, sponsored by Verizon.

The study highlights the pressure that store networks will be under as respondents have indicated that customer mobile device usage, the number of technology applications and percentage of technology that will be deployed in the cloud will all increase significantly in the next 12-24 months.

Other key findings of the study include:

93% of retailers expect an increase in the use of consumer mobile devices in stores by 2025 and 83% of retailers anticipate an increased amount of technology deployed in stores

The percentage of associate tasks that are automated is expected to triple by 2025 (19% to 62%) for Grocery/General Merchandise retailers, a far higher percentage increase than for Specialty/Department store retailers, which is expected to double (37% to 72%) supermarketnews.com

Ripple Effect of Macy's Keeping Stores & Online the Same Business
Here's why Macy's isn't splitting its online business from its stores

On Tuesday, Macy's affirmed that it will forge ahead as one retailer, despite pressure from activist Jana Partners to split into two entities.

Macy's isn't breaking up after all. On Tuesday, the department store chain affirmed that it will forge ahead as one retailer, despite pressure from activist Jana Partners to split into two entities.

During a call with analysts, Macy's Chief Executive Jeff Gennette explained that the department store chain had been working closely with advisors to consider a number of scenarios, including Macy's separating its website from its stores. The conclusion of the review process, he said, was that Macy's is already on the right track with its turnaround plans and will accelerate those plans even more so in the coming months.

Importantly, Macy's decision could also have implications for retailers such as Kohl's, Nordstrom and Dillard's, which have all been facing similar pressure to break up. Analysts say the appeal of an e-commerce spinoff, similar to what Saks Fifth Avenue did early last year, is waning fast as shoppers head back to stores and online-only entities incur heftier expenses to acquire customers and to handle shipping and returns. cnbc.com

The Reinvention of Dillard's
Dillard's Embracing New Retail Reality
Dillard's Inc. on Tuesday (Feb. 22) announced it's replacing a pair of retail stores with new ones that are part of its embrace of smaller brick-and-mortar locations and an increasingly omnichannel strategy.

The company is opening a 160,000-square-foot location at University Place in Orem, Utah, in mid-March, replacing a 200,000-square-foot store in Provo Towne Centre. The retailer will also replace a leased building at Westgate Mall in Amarillo, Texas with a remodeled owned facility in the fall.

Those stores are among 250 Dillard's locations and 30 clearance centers across 29 states plus its online store. The company had a total square footage of 47.7 million square feet as of Jan. 29, 2022. pymnts.com

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Retail Sites Under Attack
Retail Breaches: The Everlasting Gobstopper in Cyber?
We couldn't help thinking about Willy Wonka's Everlasting Gobstopper when news broke two weeks ago about the breach of more than 500 e-commerce stores running Magento. After all, client-side attacks by groups like Magecart have been running rampant for years, and for at least a decade, retail breaches seem to be like an everlasting gobstopper - they're always there and never seem to get any smaller.

Vendors like Source Defense have warned and warned about the problem of formjacking, digital skimming and credential harvesting. But while our adversaries won't ever let up, there is a way to make the gobstopper go away - it is called web application client-side protection, and it is easy to implement with virtually zero burden added to your already burdened security teams.

The Latest Evidence that Client-Side Attacks Need to be a Top Priority

There's nothing wrong with running a Magento site for your e-commerce. But there's everything in the world wrong with thinking that vulnerabilities won't emerge, or that server-side protections such as WAF are enough to call your site secure. The Magento 1 platform, which has not been supported since June 2020, was the target of the above-mentioned attack. (We should say "is the target of the attack," because we're confident that the out-of-date Magento 1 is still running on 50-100,000 sites worldwide.)

What is the objective of the attack? To steal credit card information as your customers enter it on the checkout page. How does the attack work? By abusing a known vulnerability in the Quick View plugin.

That kind of retail breach is the Everlasting Gobstopper of cybersecurity. It's an evergreen problem that will never get any smaller - at least not without implementing client-side controls.

Remember the 2013 Target breach, when hackers installed malware on point-of-sale devices and stole track data from as many as 40 million holiday shoppers? In the security industry, we thought, "Finally! A watershed moment! Now retail will wake up and really take action to secure consumers' information." Yeah, no.

Nine years later, we're still seeing retail and ecommerce attacks because there are so many more ways to launch them and so many more transactions. Adobe estimates that e-commerce accounts for $1 of every $5 spent by U.S. consumers - up from $1 of every $6 in 2017 - heading for a trillion dollars in transactions in 2022. securityboulevard.com

BEC Attacks Up 20% in 2021
More Orgs Suffered Successful Phishing Attacks in 2021 Than in 2020

Threat actors maintained their relentless attacks on enterprise end users for yet another year, new study shows.

Enterprise organizations appear to be falling even further behind in their battle against phishing threats despite heightened awareness of the problem and efforts to curb it.

AdvertisementA new study shows that in 2021 more organizations experienced at least one successful email-based phishing attack than the year before. There were also more opportunistic and targeted phishing attacks last year compared with 2020, as well as phishing attacks involving ransomware and business email compromise (BEC).

The study shows that in 2021, 83% of organizations experienced a successful email-based phishing attack in which a user was tricked into risky action, such as clicking a bad link, downloading malware, providing credentials, and executing a wire transfer. That number is a startling 46% increase over 2020.

Seventy-eight percent of organizations experienced a ransomware attack in which a phishing email was the initial infection vector. Seventy-seven percent reported a phishing-related BEC incident - an 18-point increase from 2020. Overall, 12% more organizations reported being victims of an indiscriminate or opportunistic phishing attack, while organizations reporting more targeted spear-phishing and BEC attacks went up 20%.

"Cybercriminals continued to target people, rather than infrastructure, with social engineering efforts," says Gretel Egan, senior cybersecurity awareness training specialist at Proofpoint. "Attackers capitalized on global news cycles and trends to gain traction with those they were targeting."

The accelerated shift to hybrid work environments that the COVID-19 pandemic triggered in 2020 played a big role in the increased phishing activity last year. Eighty-one percent of organizations in Proofpoint's survey had more than half their employees working out of their homes either full-time or on a part-time basis. Many of these workers relied heavily on collaboration and social media tools - including public, consumer-facing ones - to stay connected to and engaged with their co-workers. darkreading.com

New Cybersecurity Response Guide
CISA publishes guide with free cybersecurity tools, resources for incident response

The resources can provide a foundation for dealing with the aftermath of cyberattacks.

CISA has published a guide containing free cybersecurity resources and services that may be valuable in incident response. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is responsible for monitoring, managing, and reducing risk to the country's critical infrastructure. The federal agency is also known for issuing alerts relating to high-profile data breaches and vulnerability disclosures.

Last month, CISA warned organizations to shore up their defenses in light of the cyberattacks endured by Ukraine's government, in which IT systems were disrupted, and government-owned website domains were defaced by suspected Russian cybercriminals.

As part of an ongoing initiative to improve the cybersecurity posture of US infrastructure providers, critical services, and state to local governments, CISA has compiled a guide containing advice, resources, and links to services that can help organizations reduce their risk exposure as well as deal with the aftermath of a security incident.

While CISA is keen to emphasize that the federal agency doesn't endorse the resources for specific use cases, the guide is separated into categories: foundational measures, how to reduce the likelihood of a "damaging" cyberattack; the steps to take to detect an intrusion, incident response, and resources for maximizing resilience to destructive attacks. zdnet.com

NIST proposes model to assess cybersecurity investment strategies in network security
NIST and university researchers have proposed a new computational model for assessing cybersecurity costs in network protection. The larger the network, the more opportunities there may be for threat actors to infiltrate, cause damage, or conduct theft.

Authored by US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers Van Sy Mai, Richard La, and Abdella Battou, a new paper published in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, titled "Optimal Cybersecurity Investments in Large Networks Using SIS Model: Algorithm Design," proposes "a way to determine optimum investments needed to minimize the costs of securing these networks, providing recovery from infections and repairing their damage." zdnet.com

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RCC's Retail Loss Prevention Forum
Protecting People, Property and Assets

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Virtual Format

The Retail Loss Prevention Forum is a must-attend event for retail loss prevention executives, team leaders and junior professionals. Law enforcement, industry suppliers, and experts who work closely with retailers will benefit from attending and participating in collaborative conversations.

The event is Canada's annual gathering of loss prevention, law enforcement and security professionals. Attend and participate in critical conversations about organized retail crime, the rise in violence, changing in-store technologies, risk management, as well as leadership and career development.


COVID Update

'State of Emergency' Still in Effect Over Canadian COVID Protests
Canadian lawmakers extend emergency powers act for truck protests
Canadian lawmakers voted Monday night to extend the emergency powers that police can invoke to quell any potential restart of blockades by those opposed to COVID-19 restrictions. Lawmakers in the House of Commons voted 185 to 151 to affirm the powers.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said earlier that the powers were still needed despite police ending the occupation of the nation's capital by truckers over the weekend and police ending border blockades before that.

Trudeau noted there were some truckers just outside Ottawa who might be planning further blockades or occupations. His public safety minister said there was an attempt to block a border crossing in British Columbia over the weekend.

"The situation is still fragile, the state of emergency is still there," Trudeau said.

The emergencies act allows authorities to declare certain areas as no-go zones. It also allows police to freeze truckers' personal and corporate bank accounts and compel tow truck companies to haul away vehicles.

The trucker protest grew until it closed a handful of Canada-U.S. border posts and shut down key parts of the capital for more than three weeks. But all border blockades have now ended and the streets around the Canadian Parliament are quiet.

Ottawa protesters who vowed never to give up are largely gone, chased away by police in riot gear in what was the biggest police operation in the nation's history. npr.org

Hundreds More Arrested This Past Weekend
Canada looks to end Covid-19 protests with tougher financial measures after another weekend of arrests
Another weekend of protests against Canada's Covid-19 mandates saw around 200 arrests in the nation's capital as authorities moved to end the weekslong demonstration, towing vehicles and going after protesters' pocketbooks with financial penalties.

Police said they employed pepper spray and escalated tactics over the weekend to disperse crowds and make arrests with protesters gathered in front of the Parliament building.

Some of those arrests included protesters who allegedly had smoke grenades and fireworks, and were wearing body armor, police said. Ontario's Special Investigation Unit is also reviewing an incident where a woman was reportedly seriously injured after an interaction with a police officer on a horse, and a second where an officer discharged a less-than-lethal firearm at protesters.

Ottawa Interim Police Chief Steve Bell told a news conference Sunday police operations had seen a dramatic decline in the number of protesters. But he said downtown residents had woken to fencing and a "very heavy police presence" as well as checkpoints throughout the city. cnn.com

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Canada's Fraud Prevention Month
Did you know March is Fraud Prevention Month?
Everyday, thousands of Canadians are victims of fraud. One type of frequently reported fraud that is especially concerning to Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and its retail members is gift card fraud. In 2021, $3.8 million dollars in losses were reported due to gift card fraud. Whether it be through tampered cards or unscrupulous fraudsters trying to convince victims to pay with gift cards, we all need to become more aware of the prevailing tactics to help keep each other safe.

Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and its Loss Prevention Committee has teamed up with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to raise awareness and share resources to mitigate gift card fraud during Fraud Prevention Month this March. We've developed posters, display holder cards, stickers, and social media messages that we encourage you to use in your stores and share with your teams and networks. Working together is our best bet to stop this kind of theft before it can happen.

You can find these resources on RCC's Fraud Awareness Month webpage. Just download and print! You can also add your company's logo at the bottom of these pre-made visuals to show your support for this important initiative.

To also help keep your teams safe, you might want to check out RCC's loss prevention best practices in the areas of retail security strategies, crowd management techniques, and actions to prevent workplace violence.

Thank you in advance for participating in this campaign to help bring awareness to these unfortunately common situations that make gift card fraud possible.

British Columbia Fraud Losses Soar
Fraud losses in Sidney, North Saanich rose by 73 per cent in 2021

Victims lost more than $664,000 in 2021 as number of fraud cases rose by 48%

Last year's spike in scams has cost victims more than $664,000, according to new statistics from Sidney/North Saanich RCMP. According to the detachment's 2021 year-end report, the number of frauds that left victims with a financial loss rose by 48 per cent between 2020 and 2021 to 49, up from 33.

"Victims reported losses of $664,021 resulting in a 73 per cent (loss) increase over 2020," reads the year-end report. Victims average 61 years in age with fraudsters often claiming to be federal agencies such as Revenue Canada and even local RCMP.

Staff-Sgt. Wayne Conley said that many reasons account for these increases. "But as a community, we need greater awareness and to really get smart on scams," he said. "In many cases, fraud-scams are preventable crimes." Within this context, the local detachment will work with North Saanich, Sidney and the community to raise awareness about scams and help residents protect themselves, he said. The campaign will coincide with a campaign designating March as anti-fraud prevention month. vancouverislandfreedaily.com

Higher Prices & Labor Shortage Hitting Canadian Retailers
'Skimpflation' A Trend As Consumers in Canada See Reduction in Customer Service at Retailers with Fewer Employees
A recent consumer survey by Field Agent Canada, a company that leverages crowdsourcing and mobile technology to collect retail audits and conduct mystery shops for retail operations, has found that shoppers are experiencing higher prices as packages are getting smaller and customer service is getting worse.

He said inflation is prevalent but shoppers are also noticing 'skimpflation' which is a reduction in services and 'shrinkflation' which are smaller packages of items but still at the older price.

Doucette said 61 per cent of shoppers had noticed fewer employees in stores these past few months, and 44 per cent said they have experienced worse customer service lately.

"Skimpflation is basically when service levels are pulled back a bit in order to save money. ... In a grocery store retail concept, it's basically when you've got less services or less people on the floor to help you in retail or to maintain the store or to work the cash out," he said. retail-insider.com

Walmart ships fraudulent order to hacker's address, makes customer recoup cost
After hearing from Go Public, Walmart Canada refunded the cost of the Apple TV

Spending Boost to Come as Restrictions Lift in Canada Says Study by Moneris

Canadian Tire orders inventory early, charters cargo ships to keep shelves stocked

Jewelry Heist Suspect Now Wanted for Murder
Kitchener, ON: Man wanted in Lukfook robbery also sought in murder
Police in Kitchener are hoping to have a conversation with one of the men suspected of robbing a high-end jewelry store in York Region with hammers and guns. Devon Victor had been on the wanted list for years in relation to a brazen and daring robbery at Lukfook jewelry shop at Markville mall just before Christmas in 2018. During the robbery the public can be seen in cellphone videos running in all direction as the men in construction uniforms smashed display cases with luxury watches, rings and necklaces.

Although many of the individuals sought were captured, one man named Devon Victor remained on the loose until this past summer. Now, Waterloo Regional Police want to speak to him regarding a murder in Kitchener. At the time, police said the 23-year-old's death was ruled a homicide because of signs of trauma to his body. He was found after a fire was reported at his apartment.

While investigators admitted the attack was targeted, they haven't released or confirmed any other details about what happened. Gavin's mother, Veronica Daley, said her son was shot in the back of the head, and then his apartment was set on fire. yorkregion.com

Langley, BC: Credit card fraudster runs up $20,000 bill at drug store

RCMP are looking for a suspect in a stolen credit card scam

A woman allegedly made $20,000 in purchases with stolen credit cards in a single trip to a Langley drug store, RCMP say. The incident took place on Dec. 22 of last year, when the woman rang up the fraudulent bill at the Willowbrook Shoppers Drug Mart, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP. RCMP have released surveillance images of a suspect in the case, and are asking the public for help locating her. aldergrovestar.com

Thieves injure store workers with bear spray in Grande Prairie robbery: RCMP
Police believe a man and woman attempted to leave the store without paying for two grocery carts full of food. When they were stopped by store staff, police said the man took bear spray out from his pocket and used it on the employees. Three people suffered minor injuries. Police said the thieves then fled the store without the carts. edmonton.ctvnews.ca

RCMP looking for Thompson, Man. robbery suspect who allegedly threatened store employee's life
Police said the unknown man showed up at the business on Cree Road around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, and threatened an employee's life, saying he had a weapon. The employee wasn't hurt, but the man took cash, cigarettes and cellphones that were for sale before fleeing the scene. globalnews.ca

Winnipeg police arrest 2 after armed convenience store heist

Barrie Circle K armed robbery suspect believed to be underage: police

River Heights, MB: Pair face charges for convenience store robbery

Charlottetown, PEI: Man sentenced to five years in prison for armed robbery

Merville general story targeted in early morning robbery

RCMP search for suspect following armed robbery at Truro, N.S., gas station

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Amazon Accused of More Union Election Interference
Union says Amazon continues to interfere with election at Alabama warehouse
A U.S. retail workers' union on Tuesday accused Amazon.com Inc of unlawfully interfering with a union election at an Alabama warehouse where the company had already been found to have engaged in unlawful conduct to deter labor organizing.

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) claiming Amazon removed union literature from employee break rooms, limited workers' access to the warehouse before and after shifts and forced workers to attend anti-union meetings.

Amazon in a statement provided by spokesperson Kelly Nantel said it was confident it had fully complied with the law: "Our focus remains on working directly with our team to make Amazon a great place to work," the company said.

Scrutiny of working conditions at Amazon has intensified in recent months, with some employees seeking to organize at facilities in New York and Canada. A victory at even one warehouse would be a milestone that labor experts say could invigorate the U.S. labor movement.

The NLRB sent unionization ballots to workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, plant earlier this month and will tally the votes at the end of March. reuters.com

NYC Amazon Union Vote Coming Next Month
Amazon workers in NYC set to vote on whether to unionize

The battle to unionize Amazon workers is intensifying after labor officials officially set a date for an election in a New York City facility next month

The battle to unionize Amazon workers is intensifying after labor officials officially set a date for a union election in a New York City facility next month.

The election, which will be held in-person, is slated for between March 25-30, confirmed the National Labor Relations Board Thursday. The ballot count will be conducted on March 31. An independent and fledgling group called the Amazon Labor Union is spearheading the push.

Meanwhile, Amazon workers in a Bessemer, Alabama facility are voting by mail for the second time on whether to form a union. The voting started Feb. 4, and ballots must be returned to the NLRB regional office by March 25. Vote counting starts on March 28. abcnews.go.com

Macy's says it will not spin off its e-commerce biz







Mobile, AL: Police investigating Best Buy roof top break-in
Mobile Police Department confirmed they are investigating a break-in at the Best Buy located on Government Street in McGowin Park. MPD says the thieves entered the Best Buy through the roof. MPD confirms the thieves targeted Apple products only. MPD is actively investigating this robbery and believes this break-in could possibly be connected to the Spanish Fort robbery, in which two individuals broke into the Spanish Fort location through the roof. 300 Apple products were stolen from the Spanish Fort location. At this time it is unclear how many Apple products were stolen from the Mobile Best Buy location. wkrg.com

Fresno, CA: Group steals hundreds of dollars in fragrances during Kohl's robbery
A search is underway for a group of people who stole dozens of fragrances during a robbery at a department store Tuesday afternoon, according to the Fresno Police Department. Around 12:40 p.m., officers say a group made up of four or five men and women walked into a Kohl's, which also has a Sephora in it, in the River Park Shopping Center and started grabbing around 40 bottles of fragrances off the shelves. After stealing the merchandise, officers say the suspects then ran out of the store, jumped into multiple vehicles, and sped away from the shopping center. Officers were able to follow the suspects for a while using trackers on some of the fragrances, but the group managed to escape after the signal was lost. yourcentralvalley.com

Scott County, TN: Woman steals thousands in Walmart shoplifting scheme
A Scott County woman is accused of stealing more than $1,500 in a Walmart shoplifting scheme that took place over a couple of weeks. Sheri L. Wilson, of Pioneer, was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 16, after allegedly visiting the Oneida retailer one too many times. According to police, Wilson entered the store on several occasions, took merchandise off the shelves, and carried the items to the service desk at the front of the store to "return" them in exchange for gift cards. Allegedly, Walmart has surveillance video showing that Wilson first visited the store on Jan. 19, selecting merchandise valued at $105.80 and carrying it to the service desk and claiming she had purchased it and needed to return it.

Walmart policy is that items being returned without a receipt will be accepted in exchange for gift cards.
Wilson is accused of visiting the store again on Jan. 21, twice on Jan. 22, once on Jan. 23, once on Jan. 24, once on Jan. 27, once on Jan. 30 and once on Jan. 31, each time stealing items valued between $83.03 and $175.76. After a brief break, Wilson is accused of visiting the store again on Feb. 11, Feb. 12 and Feb. 16. In all, Wilson took merchandise valued at $1,543.19 and returned it without leaving the store, accepting gift cards in exchange. According to a report filed by Oneida Police Department, the total value of the unpaid merchandise and the amount spent from gift cards was $3,992.86. When confronted by police, Wilson allegedly admitted to the thefts, saying that she took the gift cards and sold them to people she did not know. ihoneida.com

Palm Beach County, FL: 2 men wanted for $1500 theft from Ace Hardware
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is seeking to identify two men wanted for stealing lawn equipment from a hardware store in Greenacres. The robbery happened on Feb. 20 at the Ace Hardware located on the 6700 block of Forest Hill Boulevard. Deputies said two unidentified men stole four Stihl trimmers valued at over $1,500. wptv.com

Rochelle Park, NJ: 3 Women, 1 Juvenile Arrested In $500 Bergen Shoplifting Spree

Lobdell, LA: Police investigating theft of Air Fresheners and Laundry Detergent from Dollar General

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Shootings & Deaths

Las Vegas, NV: Update: Newly Released Video captures robbery, killing
at Fashion Show Mall
Videos obtained by the 8 News Now I-Team show two suspects involved in a New Year's Eve crime spree that left two people dead driving the same car from a traffic stop just a month earlier. Jesani Carter, 20; and Jordan Ruby, 18, are accused in two homicides, an attempted murder and a robbery from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31 at several locations on the Las Vegas Strip. Grand jury evidence, including several videos and photos, shows how prosecutors believe the pair committed the crimes. Four videos seemingly show the same thing: A silver BMW with a California temporary tag rolling through a parking garage. One video shows a man getting out of the car inside a garage at the Fashion Show mall and then attacking Clarice Yamaguchi, 66. The man steals her purse and then shoots her as several other cars move through the structure. Yamaguchi was shot and killed during the attempted robbery in the garage near the Dillard's entrance. She and her husband came to Las Vegas on Christmas Day, and were on their way into the mall when a man confronted her with a pistol. 8newsnow.com

Jackson, MS: Produce delivery driver killed outside Dollar General
A produce company driver from Louisiana was shot to death while making a delivery to a store in Jackson, Mississippi. Tarik Domino, 45, was working for Baton Rouge-based Capitol City Produce when he was killed Saturday. Jackson Police Department Deputy Chief Deric Hearn said Domino was shot at a Dollar General store when two other people got into a fight. One of those people fired a gun at the other, and Domino was shot. Domino was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries. ctinsider.com

Flint, MI: Update: Trial date set for 2 of 4 people accused in Family Dollar Security Guard murder case
Two of the four people charged in connection with the May 2020 shooting death of a Flint Family Dollar store security guard after an argument over face mask requirements are scheduled to stand trial. Larry Teague and Ramonyea Bishop, both of Flint, are slated to appear before Genesee Circuit Court Judge Brian Pickell on March 23 for trial in connection with the shooting death of Calvin Munerlyn. Teague and Bishop are both charged with first-degree premeditated murder and felony firearms. Bishop, Teague's son whom prosecutors believe pulled the trigger during the fatal shooting, is also charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
If convicted on the first-degree murder charges, both Teague and Bishop could face life in prison without the possibility of parole. A third person accused in the case, Larry Teague's wife and Ramonyea Bishop's mother, Sharmel Teague of Flint, also faces first-degree premeditated murder and felony firearms charges. She is scheduled to appear in court again on Monday, Feb. 28, for a pre-trial hearing. mlive.com

Edmonds, WA: Two years after murder of 7-11 clerk, police working on a new lead


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Apple Store Hostage Drama
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Hostage taker in Apple store had explosives, police say
Dutch police have overpowered a hostage-taker by knocking him down with a police vehicle as he ran out of an Apple store in Amsterdam. What began as an armed robbery evolved into a five-hour hostage drama, reportedly involving a 44-year-old British man held at gunpoint. When the gunman asked for water, the hostage seized his chance and escaped. As the hostage was chased out of the shop, the gunman was deliberately run over by a police car. The man, who had a gun, was searched for explosives by a robot as he lay seriously injured on the ground.

A 27-year-old man was arrested and treated by medics, police said. Amsterdam police chief Frank Paauw praised the hostage's "kind of heroic role" in bringing about a breakthrough. "He acted in a split second. Had he not done that, we could have been in for a long, nasty night." He also revealed that four people had stayed hidden throughout the drama in a broom cupboard on the ground floor of the Apple store.

Officers were first called to the Apple store in Amsterdam's Leidseplein area on Tuesday at about 17:40 local time (16:40 GMT). Images circulated on Dutch media appeared to show a man waving a firearm in one hand while holding a person in his other arm. The gunman sent photos to Amsterdam TV channel AT5 appearing to show explosives strapped to his body. As the stand-off unfolded, police asked people in the area to stop sharing images or live streams on social media in order to protect the safety of those still inside the building. Police said the man under arrest was a 27-year-old resident of Amsterdam with a criminal record who had demanded €200m (£165m; $230m)) in crypto currency. washingtonpost.com

Winston-Salem, NC: Gun falls on Walmart floor as man fought with store employee
A gun fell out of a man's waistband Tuesday as he was fighting with an employee at a Walmart store in Winston-Salem, authorities said. The weapon didn't fire, but the incident prompted an evacuation of the store in the city's northern section. Winston-Salem police responded at 3:55 p.m. to a report that someone had a gun at the Walmart Supercenter. Investigators learned that a fight had occurred between Richard Hall, a 24-year-old store employee, and four male suspects, police said. During the fight, a handgun fell out of one suspect's waistband and hit the floor. The man then picked up the handgun and ran out of the store with the other suspects, police said. They got into a vehicle and left the area. Officers then searched the store for victims or suspects, but police didn't find any, police said. Hall told officers that he didn't know the suspects, police said. journalnow.com

Norfolk, VA: Gun stolen from Virginia Beach gun store recovered during attempted robbery investigation
One of the guns stolen during a burglary at DOA Arms in Virginia Beach was recovered during an attempted robbery investigation, according to a search warrant filed in Norfolk Circuit Court. In December, someone broke into the gun shop and stole 22 guns, court documents say. Fast forward about a month later, two men named Javone Hairston and Daquell Post were arrested during an attempted robbery investigation on Majestic Avenue, police said. wtkr.com

Stuart, FL: Woman hits 4 people with her car outside The Fresh Market
Police officers said a woman struck four people with her car outside of Fresh Market on Southeast Ocean Avenue. The people were walking near the supermarket Tuesday afternoon. The woman fled after hitting the people, according to Stuart police. Officers later found the vehicle and the driver and said they had reason to believe the driver intentionally hit the people with her car. The driver could face four counts of attempted murder charges, police said. One person was airlifted to Lawnwood Medical Center and Heart Institute in Fort Pierce and the other three people had minor injuries, police said. tcpalm.com

Tempe, AZ: Man stuffing Markers in pocket sets off pepper spray in Michaels
A man shoplifting inside a craft store accidentally set off pepper spray, exposing other shoppers to the chemical irritant, Arizona police told news outlets. Other shoppers reported the man was stuffing stolen markers in his pockets in a Michaels store at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in Tempe, KSAZ reported. A canister of pepper spray went off in his pocket, apparently by accident, as store employees moved to confront him, The Arizona Republic reported. sacbee.com

Mims, FL: Man caught on camera stealing crossbow, stuffing it down his pants
A man was arrested days after being caught on camera stealing a crossbow and stuffing it down his sweatpants inside a home improvement store in Florida. On Sunday, Feb. 6, after realizing two crossbows had been stolen from the True Value Store, located in Mims, employees checked the store's surveillance video and that's when they saw the crossbow stealing thief in action. According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, in the video, the thief, later identified as Darren Durrant, could be "observed walking into the store, stealing a pair of cutting tools off the shelf, and then cutting the zip ties off of a Ravin Rio Crossbow." Durrant was then seen "walking around the corner from where the crossbows were shelved and then stuffing the crossbow down the front of his pants so he could walk out the store undetected." Durrant, per the sheriff's office, was arrested a few days later in the parking lot of a nearby Walgreens after he tried to run away from a deputy who noticed him. abcactionnews.com

NYC, NY: Shoplifter apprehended with loaded gun at Macy's at Herald Square

Chicago, IL: Man gets 22-year prison term for takeover-style cellphone store robberies



C-Store - Joplin, MO - Armed Robbery
C-Store- Tipton, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Terra Bella, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Saratoga Springs, NY - Robbery
C-Store - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Norfolk, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Anderson, IN - Armed Robbery
CVS - Tulsa, OK - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Lima, OH - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Lobdell, LA - Robbery
Grocery - Greenville, NC - Armed Robbery
Hardware - Palm Beach County, FL - Robbery
Jewelry - Prattville, AL - Robbery
Jewelry - Tinley Park, IL - Robbery
Jewelry - Evergreen Park, IL - Robbery
Kohl's - Fresno, CA - Robbery
Liquor - Saratoga Springs, NY - Robbery
Liquor - Nash County, NC - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - West Carrollton, OH - Armed Robbery (Applebee's)
Restaurant - Saratoga Springs, NY - Robbery
Tobacco - Exton, PA - Burglary
Tobacco - Saratoga Springs, NY - Robbery
Walmart - Temple, TX - Robbery
Walmart - Pueblo, CO - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 24 robberies
• 1 burglary
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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