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Tony Aloisio, CFI promoted to Senior Director Loss Prevention for Floor & Decor
Tony has been with Floor & Decor for more than four years, starting with the company in 2017 as LP Director. Before joining Floor & Decor, he spent nearly four years with Walmart as Sr. Manager - AP. Earlier in his career, he held AP/LP and security roles with The Home Depot, Montgomery Wards, and Federated Department Stores. Congratulations, Tony!

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The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Announces New Board Members

(Mooresville, NC - March 7, 2022) The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) has announced the selection of its newest board members to assist in governing and providing strategic direction for the Foundation.

Cita Doyle, LPQ, VP of Sales and Marketing for InstaKey Security Systems is a long time supporter of the LPF and one of the original members of the LPF Advisory Council. Cita will step down from the LPFAC to join the board.

Kris Vece, LPQ, VP of Strategic Accounts with Protos Security, is a long time supporter of the LPF and one of the original members of the LPF Advisory Council. Kris will step down from the LPFAC to join the board.

Ned McCauley, Director of Sales, IoT, and Smart Sensors will be joining the board. Ned works for Sensormatic Solutions which is a founding partner and amazing supporter of the LPF.

Karen Edwards, Senior Instructor and Interim Associate Dean at the University of South Carolina will also join the board. Karen was instrumental in getting the LPQ course taught at University of South Carolina where over 200 students have been given the opportunity to complete the LPQ course.

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The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

Could Supreme Court Decision Impact Retail Criminals?
High court narrows reach of law targeting career criminals
The Supreme Court on Monday narrowed the reach of a federal law that strengthens penalties for career criminals found to illegally have a gun.

The high court was ruling in the case of a man a lower court classified as a career criminal after counting the man's burglary of 10 different public storage units on a single evening as 10 separate offenses. The high court said unanimously Monday that was an error.

The man's 10 burglary convictions should have been treated as one event rather than separate crimes when considering whether he qualified for a stiffened sentence under the federal Armed Career Criminal Act, the justices concluded.

Without the stronger sentence, the man's recommended sentence would have been approximately two years, but he was instead sentenced to nearly 16.

"Convictions arising from a single criminal episode ... can count only once under ACCA," Justice Elena Kagan wrote.

The decision could result in reduced sentences for other people subject to stronger sentences under the law. According to a U.S. Sentencing Commission report, however, people classified as armed career criminals have recently made up less than one percent of those sentenced every year for federal offenses.

The Armed Career Criminal Act requires a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence for anyone found to have a gun after three or more previous convictions for violent felonies or serious drug offenses. The law says that each of the offenses must have been "committed on occasions different from one another."

Kagan wrote that a single "occasion" can include distinct activities, citing the example of multiple events occurring on a couple's wedding day. apnews.com

NYC's Theft Surge 'Fueled by Recidivism'
Frustrated small business owner talks rise in shoplifting
Locking doors between customers, hiding expensive merchandise in the back, and posting photos of thieves hanging on top of the fridge. That's how Peter Panayiotou says he has to do business now.

Frustrated by all city leaders, past and present, liquor store owner Panayiotou says in the last year and half shoplifting has become rampant and the criminals are more brazen.

According to the NYPD, the city has seen a jump in retail theft complaints; In 2019, there were 37,918 complaints. That number dropped to 32,358 in 2020 and in 2021 police received 43,864 complaints. A 16.5% increase in complaints over 2019 even with all of the store closures throughout NYC.

Petit larceny is generally taking property worth under $1,000. According to NYPD crime statistics, Manhattan south has seen the largest increase in petit larceny so far in 2022 - a 57.8% increase compared with the same time last year.

NYPD Chief of Crime Control Strategies Michael Lipetri says the increase is fueled by recidivism.

"When we came out of the COVID lockdowns we really saw a large increase in shoplifting all across the city. The borough of Manhattan has seen the sharpest increase," said Lipetri. "In the borough of Manhattan last year, we identified over 250 individuals that were arrested three or more times at the same location. If we expand that to not include the same location, we arrested over 500 individuals for shoplifting three or more times."

Panyitou blames state bail reform laws, which in 2019 eliminated cash bail for most misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges and critics of the changes say they have created a revolving door for criminals.

"So anybody can just go into any store and steal and just walk away with it and the police just let them go," said Panayiotou. ny1.com

'New Yorkers deserve better'
NYC crime jumps 58% - with hate crimes leading the uptick

NYC police expert questions Mayor Eric Adams' execution more than two months after Adams takes reigns

New York City Mayor Eric Adams insisted Friday that the Big Apple "would defeat crime" after recent police statistics showed nearly every type of criminal offense - including subway and hate crimes - was up in the month of February.

The New York Police Department released its crime statistics for the month of February late Thursday, showing a 58.7% increase in overall crime compared to February 2021. "Every major index crime category saw an increase for the month of February 2022," the NYPD said.

The NYPD identifies the seven major index crimes as being murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny auto.

"The department has made far too much progress over the decades - and invested far too much in the communities it serves - to fall back by any measure," NYPD Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell said in a prepared statement. "New Yorkers deserve better."

Speaking to reporters at an unrelated press conference on Friday, Adams - who was sworn in as mayor just over two months ago - said city offices were "executing our plan, and we're going to defeat crime." foxnews.com

Allowing Store Owners to Use 'Deadly Force' Against Criminals
Arizona Bill Proposes Businesses Use Deadly Force Against Property Damage
The Arizona state Senate is set to consider a bill on Monday that would allow business owners a wider range of justifications for the use of deadly force against someone with a "deadly weapon" who is damaging their property.

Current state law allows for the use of deadly force when it is used to prevent crimes like murder, rape, child molestation or arson of a building with people inside, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

Michelle Ugenti-Rita, the Republican state senator sponsoring the bill, said it was motivated by the increase of "smash and grab" thefts across the country that led to property damage for business owners.

Critics of the bill, including Senate Democrats and some community activists, said in a committee hearing last week that the bill is too broad and could give business owners the ability to inflict serious violence on someone who might just be spraying graffiti, according to the Associated Press.

The bill passed through a committee last week and is set for a full state Senate vote on Monday afternoon. If it passes, it will go to the state House for more hearings and debate, the Daily Star reported. newsweek.com

Serial Thieves Avoiding Criminal Prosecution
Are clever crooks stealing just enough to avoid felony charges?
Substance abuse is a big driver of property crimes like retail theft, and many businesses around Chittenden County say it's becoming an increasing problem with no easy solution.

These businesses say it's frustrating to see many people skipping the checkout line and stealing items. They say it's not just stolen goods but more about a lack of enforcement and prosecution.

The issue exists outside of Burlington, as well. According to data from the Williston Police Department, in 2018 the department received 94 complaints and that number grew to 149 complaints last year. Lt. Joshua Moore says they've already had 32 complaints so far this year.

Back in the Queen City, the Burlington Business Association says it's time for city and state leaders to step up. In Vermont, if the value of the stolen items is under $900, it's considered a misdemeanor, which rarely results in serious criminal prosecution.

But, S.180, a bill sponsored by Sen. Phil Baruth, aims to add up the amount that was stolen on each occasion so that multiple thefts might result in felony charges. But the bill hasn't gained much traction. wcax.com

The Other Side of the Bail Reform Debate
(Op-Ed) We must follow facts, not fear: Bail reform not the reason for rise in some crimes in NYC
I want to make clear that bail reform is unequivocally not to blame. Attacking this modest, and so-far successful, policy is not only a distraction, but does a disservice to our commitment to true public safety.

Here is the reality: Because of bail reform, nearly 200,000 more innocent-until-proven-guilty people have been free to be with their families, jobs, housing, education and communities without the threat of being detained on Rikers Island and other violent jails across the state. And just as before bail reform, of those who are released pretrial - including people charged with violent felonies, who judges still have power to detain under the law - nearly 95% have not been rearrested for anything, and 99% have not been rearrested for violent felonies.

Let's go through the numbers:

Grand larcenies decreased after bail reform. There were 7,745 fewer grand larcenies in 2020 than 2019, the year before bail reform - an 18% decrease - and 2,380 fewer in 2021 than in 2019 - a 5% decrease.

Burglaries were overall consistent after bail reform. The numbers in 2020 and 2021, while higher than the year before bail reform, were relatively consistent with the years 2015-2017. These are normal fluctuations.

Robberies decreased after bail reform. There were 265 fewer robberies in 2020 than in 2019, the year before bail reform - a 2% decrease.

If we blame bail reform for increases in murders after its implementation, it would only be consistent to credit bail reform with the corresponding decreases in these other major categories of crime. But that, too, would be misguided, as we cannot determine causation based on short-run statistics. nydailynews.com

Op-Ed: NY progressives' weak-on-crime policies hurt women the most


COVID Update

555.3M Vaccinations Given

US: 80.9M Cases - 985.9K Dead - 55M Recovered
Worldwide: 448.4M Cases - 6M Dead - 382.6M Recovered

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Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 353   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 694
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U.S. Inches Toward 1 Million COVID Deaths
Global death toll surpasses 6 million for the pandemic now in its 3rd year
The official global death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 6 million on Monday - underscoring that the pandemic, now entering its third year, is far from over.

The milestone, recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is the latest tragic reminder of the unrelenting nature of the pandemic even as people are shedding masks, travel is resuming and businesses are reopening around the globe.

As death rates remain high in Poland, Hungary, Romania and other Eastern European countries, the region has seen more than 1 million refugees arrive from war-torn Ukraine, a country with poor vaccination coverage and high rates of cases and deaths.

And despite its wealth and vaccine availability, the United States is nearing 1 million reported deaths on its own. npr.org

The Mask Debate Continues To Rage
Restaurants Debate Masks as Covid-19 Rules Rapidly Disappear

Shake Shack keeps facial coverings, Texas Roadhouse drops them as Americans are divided on the issue

Covid-19 restrictions are easing. Restaurants are deciding whether to keep masks on the menu. California, New York, Connecticut, Illinois and other local governments in recent weeks have ended mask requirements for dining inside and working at restaurants.

Some businesses, including Texas Roadhouse Inc., the Cheesecake Factory Inc. and Applebee's, believe that there is a benefit for business and their workers when mask mandates are removed. The facial coverings are hot and uncomfortable to work in, and not having to put them on between bites and sips makes customers more motivated to dine out, Applebee's President John Cywinski said Wednesday.

Other restaurant operators said they feared alienating workers and diners by eliminating mask and vaccination requirement rules when allowed to do so. Some restaurant owners are still struggling to recruit enough staff to fully run their operations and worry that relaxing rules could scare off employees fearful about their health. wsj.com

Retail Trade Shows Pick Up Steam - Again
How To Attend Grocery Trade Shows In The Covid-19 Era
Grocery industry trade shows are picking up steam again as Covid-19 restrictions ease. These huge events, such as the upcoming Natural Products Expo West, are opportunities for brands, investors and retailers to network, negotiate, and check out the latest trends.

There are over 280,000 food retail doors in the U.S. But around half of that sales volume is monopolized by the top four grocery chains. Walmart alone captures more than 50 percent of grocery share in over 200 markets. And despite the business models and formats that distinguish these channels, there is now less difference in their product assortment than ever due to the increased consolidation in wholesale, CPG, co-manufacturing and processing. For a brand that is exhibiting at a trade show, it is important to distinguish themselves and know which channels matter most to their business.

While attending trade shows can feel like being at the center of the universe, it's really just the tip of the iceberg. The real work of the food industry happens in stores, at wholesalers and manufacturers, at co-packers, over the road with truckers and behind the farmgate.

And despite the return of trade shows, the pandemic is still raging. While we are told that 1500 deaths a day is an acceptable level of carnage for a return to normalcy, many food industry workers lost colleagues and loved ones to Covid-19. And many are immune-suppressed or have high risk factors. Trade show attendees can prevent turning these shows into super-spreader events by exercising some caution and consideration for their colleagues, including masking up indoors. Be safe out there. forbes.com

With COVID Fading, Demand for Retail Space Could Surge
How Office, Retail and Hospitality Can Reposition As COVID Wanes

If COVID is less deadly and less restrictions need to be in place, that is an important shift in thinking.

As COVID cases ramp down, the outlooks for office, hotel, and retail are on the rise. And if COVID is in fact less deadly and less restrictions need to be in place, "that is an important shift in thinking, a trigger point," Chang says. "If COVID is considered endemic, that implies government restrictions will be reduced and people will finally begin to get back to normal."

Chang also predicts the demand for retail space could accelerate, especially for experiential concepts and gyms, restaurants, and movie theaters.

"Hope springs eternal," Chang says. "And I'm pretty optimistic about the possibility of getting through this pandemic and getting back to business. That will bring a lot of properties that investors have been cautious about, like offices and retail centers, back into the mainstream. It's simply a matter of time." globest.com

'Seismic shifts accelerated by Covid will redefine retail in years to come'

People in the U.S. can now order 4 more free Covid tests online

Study links even mild Covid-19 to changes in the brain


Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: The Ongoing Retail Impact

Store Closures - Boycotts - Product Recalls
War in Ukraine Brings Challenges for C-Store Retailers

Couche-Tard suspends operations in Russia stores, Lukoil in the crosshairs, and more

As the war in Ukraine nears its third week, U.S. convenience-store chains, including Circle K parent Alimentation Couche-Tard, Lukoil North America and Yesway, are reacting by distancing themselves from any Russian ties or links.

Couche-Tard Suspends Operations

On March 7, Laval, Quebec-based Couche-Tard announced it is suspending operations in its 38 c-stores in Russia and implementing plans to take care of its employees in a responsible and safe manner. "We condemn Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the huge human impact it is having for both Ukrainians and Russians," said Brian Hannasch, president and CEO of Couche-Tard. In Russia, Couche-Tard has operated under its primary brand Circle K, including more than 320 employees and 38 stores located in St. Petersburg, Murmansk and Pskov.

Lukoil in Crosshairs

Elsewhere, lawmakers in New Jersey's largest city have voted to suspend the licenses of gas stations branded with the Lukoil name, a major oil company based in Moscow. The Newark City Council passed a resolution 8-0 on March 2 urging the city to suspend all licenses of two local Lukoil gasoline stations to show support for Ukraine, according to a Reuters report. According to other new reports, Lukoil franchisees across the East Coast have been subject to ridicule and boycotts, seeing sales decline since Russian forces first attacked Ukraine on Feb. 24.

Removing Russian Spirits

Meanwhile, the governors of a several U.S. states, including New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah, have ordered government-run liquor stores to stop selling Russian-made vodka and distilled spirits in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. cspdailynews.com

Just What Retailers Need: More Uncertainty
Retailers start to warn of business impact from Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Analysts say the biggest concern for retailers is how long the conflict and the surrounding uncertainty drag on.

Rising inflation and global supply chain strains remain top of mind for retailers as they navigate the post-holiday earnings season. But also making its way into conversations with analysts and investors is Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which entered its second week on Thursday.

A number of retailers have temporarily halted operations in Russia, either as a signal of corporate condemnation of the war or because these companies are unable to carry on business in the country due to imposed sanctions impacting logistics.

Some, such as Victoria's Secret, are warning that uncertainty created by the war could weigh on business in the first quarter and potentially beyond. The biggest concern for many retailers will likely be the duration of the crisis, said Chuck Grom, an analyst with Gordon Haskett.

Retailers are already trying to gauge future demand in still unpredictable times and keep shelves stocked without ordering too much merchandise. Businesses are trying to lure consumers back into their stores as Covid cases wane and immunity increases. Yet it could prove to be trickier than this time a year ago, when President Joe Biden and Congress signed off on stimulus payments to families.

All of this could weigh heavily on the American consumer. Companies, from food producers to auto makers, will likely bear greater burdens from skyrocketing oil prices and ongoing supply chain headaches. Price increases are often passed on to the customer. cnbc.com

   More Coverage of Russia's Retail Impact

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   ● Uniqlo CEO goes against grain, vows to keep selling clothes in Russia
   ● Russians pack Ikea stores after furniture retailer announces closures
   ● Fast-food chains and food producers stay open in Russia

Seeking a Proactive Approach to Security

New technology, advanced training efforts and community engagement can assist in security measures.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought an increase in crime alongside economic uncertainty, and retailers are still grappling with the effects today.

These days more than ever, establishing proactive measures is key, from new technology to advanced training efforts and community engagement.

Training Is Key

Larry Carroll, vice president of asset protection for Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey's, which operates 2,400-plus stores in 17 states, has been working in loss prevention for more than 30 years. When he joined Casey's a year and a half ago, he was tasked with implementing the retailer's first formalized asset protection program.

It all starts with employee training, he said. And it leads to the guest experience.

"You not only have to have a good training program," Carroll explained, "but it has to be one that's engaging. ... We're doing on-site training with team members, and that's happening every day in our organization. It has quite a good effect upon team members when they can see something in action."

Casey's is also making sure that team members understand the 'why' behind the chain's actions. cstoredecisions.com

March 8: International Women's Day
Recognizing Women in the Workplace

Women in Safety Leadership
The Power of Opportunity in a More Diverse Workplace

Women should be recognized for their safety accomplishments, and not for their gender.

Today is International Women's Day, a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As such, EHS Today is shining a spotlight on women's unique contributions to workplace safety and taking a closer look at the challenges that may hamper them from reaching their full potential. Great progress has been made over the decades, but gaps persist-and there is always room for improvement. Because, at the end of the day, the goal is for every person-regardless of gender-to have equal access to a safe workplace.

The natural order is for things to change. What was once novel should become commonplace. In that vein, it's time that women in EHS professions need no longer be differentiated for their gender. They should be recognized for their accomplishments in the field. The fact that they are women ought to be a side note, if that.

To move more quickly Gutierrez feels the profession needs to concentrate on building awareness that safety is a good career for women. "The expression that 'you can't be what you can't see' applies here. We need to show more women in these jobs and explain that women don't need to give up their own personalities in order to be successful in this field. They just need to have a passion for the job." ehstoday.com

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6% Increase in Overall Workforce
Dollar General plans to add 10K jobs in 2022
Dollar General intends to add about 10,000 net new positions to its payroll during fiscal year 2022, the fast-growing discount retailer announced Friday. The new jobs represent an estimated 6% overall increase in the size of Dollar General's workforce, according to the company.

Dollar General is looking to expand the number of people it employs at a time when businesses across the board are jostling for prospective workers against a backdrop of low unemployment.

The new jobs Dollar General is creating reflect hiring needs generated by its planned addition of new stores and distribution centers over the coming months, along with anticipated growth in its trucking division, the retailer said.

Dollar General, which opened its 18,000th store in November and debuted its first location in Idaho on Saturday, has about 1,100 new stores in the pipeline. But the company faces strong competition from other employers as it looks to bring on the staff it needs to support that growth. retaildive.com

Be Aware of Potential Hot Spots
Are banned books a sales opportunity or political risk for Barnes & Noble?
Barnes & Noble has added a page on its website and small sections to some stores featuring "Banned And Challenged Books," or books that have faced censorship.

On its banned books page, Barnes & Noble noted that "Maus," a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, as well as world-wide bestsellers like Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" and the "Harry Potter" series, have recently been challenged and restricted.

The retailer explains that literary works are usually banned on "moral, religious or political grounds."

The nearly 200 books featured also include classics, such as "1984" by George Orwell, "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee and "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury.

Holly Noble, a manager at the Barnes & Noble in Erie, PA, said her store's banned books tables have been well received.

"We have all walks of life in our country, and we have all walks of life in our store," she told YourErie.com. "This starts conversations as to why things have been banned in the past, and it gets people thinking about why these books are being banned now." retailwire.com

Surging Gas Prices Hit Retailers
Retailers Face Brand New Competitor: Gas Prices
Having endured two years of COVID, waves of lockdowns, a mash-up of mask mandates, sporadic business restrictions, extensive wage and labor challenges and more, the nation's beleaguered retail industry is now facing a brand new competitor that could prove to be its most challenging headwind yet: gasoline prices.

With average pump prices now above $4 per gallon nationally - and substantially higher in many places - the sudden surge in the cost of gasoline is not only regressive in its disproportionate impact on lower-income individuals, but is also largely non-transferable, meaning the normal short-term responses to price increases are not available.

To paraphrase Costco CFO Richard Galanti's thoughts about dealing with inflation, "suppliers eat a little of it, retailers eat a little of it," and consumers will eat the rest of it. pymnts.com

LPF Announces LPC & LPQ Professionals for February
The Loss Prevention Foundation would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC). View Full List Here

Kohl's on track to open 850 Sephora shop-in-shops with $2B in sales

UK retail sales up 6.7% in February

Quarterly Results

Petco Q4 comp's up 14%, net sales up 13%, FY 21 comp's up 19%, net sales up 18% (Best year in history)

Publix Q4 comp's up 10.5%, net sales up 12.4%, FY 21 comp's up 5.4%, net sales up 7%

BJ's Wholesale Q4 comp's up 8.8%, net sales up 10.4%, FY 21 comp's up 6.5%, net sales up 8% (Best year in history)

Dick's Sporting Goods Q4 comp's up 5.9%, net sales up 7.3%, FY 21 consolidated comp's up 26.5%, net sales up 28.3% (Largest sales quarter in company history)

Kroger Q4 comp's up 4%, net sales up 7.5%, FY 21 comp's up 0.2%, net sales up 4.1%

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Auror and partners celebrated at Australian
Retail Risk Fraud Awards

Retail crime intelligence provider Auror, and its retail partners, have swept the board at the Australian Retail Risk Fraud Awards, held in Sydney on February 24.

The highly anticipated awards saw Australian hardware chain Bunnings win the Retail Risk Management Team of the Year category and the brand's Head Of Loss Debbie Perano win Group Risk Manager of the Year. The Rising Star of the Year Runner Up went to Danny El Helou from supermarket brand Woolworths, while the Group Risk Manager of the Year Runner Up Award went to another major Australian supermarket retailer Coles and its National Security Manager Austin Craddock.

Auror's VP of Partnerships and Innovation Andrew Kouimanis was inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Auror itself won the Vendor of the Year Award.

Kouimanis says he is humbled by the Hall of Fame Award, but the most rewarding part of the event was seeing so many retail partners receive well-deserved recognition.

"It was inspiring to see the collaboration and dedication of our partners recognized, and we certainly couldn't have achieved everything we have so far without our community of retail and law enforcement partners putting in the hard work to protect their stores and communities."






Ransomware: Top Business Threat in 2022
Accelerated Ransomware Attacks Pressure Targeted Companies to Speed Response

Threat actors have focused on two ends of the spectrum making strong prevention and faster response more important for enterprises.

The threat landscape is going to be extremely treacherous in coming months, especially as cyber operations escalate because of Russia's war on Ukraine, making defensive agility very important, says Shimon Oren, vice president of threat research and AI intelligence for Deep Instinct.

"This means that prevention is more important than ever before," he says. "For certain types of attacks, if you do not have the right posture in place, and be able to detect and remediate very quickly, you will be vulnerable and the damage will already have been done."

Ransomware Rules

Cyberattacks and incidents are now the top concern for businesses in 2022, and ransomware is the top threat, with 57% of business professionals rating the surge in ransomware as their top concern, according to the recently released Allianz Risk Barometer 2022. Seven out of 10 financial firms had suffered a ransomware attack, with the average ransom topping $91,000, although 70% of firms would or have refused to pay the ransom, according to Egress, a cybersecurity firm focused on insider threats.

Ransomware has become an endemic threat for most companies. To mitigate the risk, companies need to harden their network, processes, and people, says Tony Pepper, the firm's CEO and co-founder.

Return on Investment

For attackers, it's all about return on investment, hitting organizations that can afford to pay with multiple attacks. The defensive focus should be on hardening the information-technology environment, preventing the attack, and automating the initial response, because otherwise the attacker will either quickly infect other systems or execute the payload, says Deep Instinct's Oren. The more companies can slow down the attacker, the better, he says. darkreading.com

Women in Cybersecurity
SANS Institute Celebrates Women in Cybersecurity on International Women's Day 2022 with a Livestream Event to #BreakTheBias
BETHESDA, Md., March 7, 2022 -- In celebration of International Women's Day and to salute women in cybersecurity, SANS Institute (SANS), the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, will host an international livestream event tomorrow at 11am EST (4pm GMT). "Women Lifting Women" will feature an amazing panel of leading female experts as they share their stories, challenges, and successes in cybersecurity to #BreaktheBias.
Applications now open for SANS Women's Immersion Academy, a scholarship-based program in its 10th year, for women to learn cybersecurity. The SANS Women's Immersion Academy is a scholarship-based program for women who have a passion and aptitude for cybersecurity, providing an opportunity to break into the cybersecurity workforce through a fast-track, intensive training program built around SANS courses and GIAC certifications.

The SANS Women's Immersion Academy currently has 150 alumnae, with a success rate of 90 percent of students securing a job in the cybersecurity industry. Within the first six months of completing the program, graduates have earned an average annual salary of $90,000.

Change in the industry is happening; research from Frost and Sullivan in 2013 observed that women made up 11 percent of the global cybersecurity workforce, and then just eight years later, that number more than doubled to 24 percent, according to 2021 Research from the Aspen Institute. By working hard to increase the number of women in the field, the industry is evolving and making major progress. SANS is gratified to be a driver of that change with the SANS Women's Immersion Academy.

To learn more about the SANS Women's Immersion Academy, click here.

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Today, SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cybersecurity training and certification to professionals in government and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach more than 60 courses at in-person and virtual cybersecurity events and on demand. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates practitioner skills through more than 35 hands-on, technical certifications in cybersecurity. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's and bachelor's degrees, graduate certificates, and an undergraduate certificate in cybersecurity. sans.org

COVID Created More Cyber Attack 'Doors'
Digital Danger And Cybersecurity Safeguards
The growing prevalence of digital tools and technologies has introduced new and expanded capabilities, efficiencies and insights into a diverse range of industries. It isn't just "tech companies" that rely on digital infrastructure and AI-powered solutions. Brands and businesses in everything from manufacturing and medicine to retail, banking and education have embraced the power and possibility of an increasingly digital future.

However, that power comes at a cost: increased vulnerability to a rapidly evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats. As digital assets become more valuable, the motivation for bad actors to find new ways to exploit those assets grows accordingly. From data breaches and sophisticated phishing efforts to crippling ransomware attacks, cyber crimes are on the rise.

More Doors

Every connection is a vulnerability. The Covid-19 pandemic and the spike in remote work and work-from-home models has accelerated that process. The health care industry and an increasingly vulnerable supply chain are also particularly ripe targets for hackers. In 2016, one of my colleagues told NBC News that the biggest cyber threat to watch for over the next few years would be ransomware. Unfortunately, that has turned out to be exactly right.

Cost-Benefit Equation

As hackers become more adept at exploiting vulnerabilities to hack into IT systems and execute ransomware attacks, the stakes are rising. The damage caused by cyberattacks could cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars on average per year. The potential losses from a cyber breach are so significant - and the level of risk in the current environment so notably increased - that a strong cybersecurity posture should now be considered a foundational cornerstone of business success.

Vulnerability And Blind Spots -The Human Element -The Best Defense - Trust, Experience And Expertise - Moving Forward: forbes.com
White House to Order Broad Review of Cryptocurrencies

Federal agencies to study the creation of U.S. digital currency and the risks of digital assets

The executive order, which the White House is expected to reveal in the coming days, will task the Treasury, Commerce, State and Justice departments, among other agencies, with studying elements of the fast-growing cryptocurrency market, the person said. The agencies will have roughly three or six months to conduct a review and prepare a public report with recommendations for the federal government's approach to digital tokens. wsj.com

CISA Adds Another 95 Flaws to its Actively Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog
IT leaders confident in their ability to manage a ransomware attack







The Russia-Ukraine Monitor Map

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Amazon vs. Union Organizers
Amazon's Brutal Crackdown at Staten Island Warehouse Ahead of Union Vote

Workers at Amazon's Staten Island warehouse could become the first in the country to vote yes to a union this month-and employees say the company's now putting the screws on.

The battle between labor organizers and an Amazon warehouse on Staten Island is turning ugly ahead of a union vote this month-one that could make the New York package hub the company's first facility with a unionized workforce.

Last week, the NYPD arrested three union activists at the warehouse after a manager complained that one of them was trespassing. Chris Smalls, a former employee and thorn in the side of billionaire founder Jeff Bezos, was delivering catered chicken and pasta for a union luncheon when at least five cops confronted him in the facility's visitor parking lot and demanded he leave.

The episode marked another clash between the ALU-a crowdfunded and worker-led effort-and the $1.6-trillion multinational corporation that is America's second-largest private employer behind Walmart. The e-commerce behemoth is simultaneously battling two historic union votes: at JFK8 and at a Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse known as BHM1. (Bessemer voted against unionization last spring, but federal labor officials ordered a do-over after finding Amazon had illegally pressured employees to reject it.)

Now Amazon will likely contend with a third election. On Wednesday, the ALU announced the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) approved a second Staten Island warehouse for a union vote, though a date hasn't yet been scheduled.

The Bessemer employees in Alabama, who will decide on joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, received their ballots in the mail in early February and have until March 25 to return them. Votes will be counted on March 28. On Staten Island, workers will vote in person at the warehouse from March 25 to March 30.

"They know the momentum is building by these luncheons we're doing," Smalls told The Daily Beast of his former employer. "They try to intimidate us, intimidate organizers. They're fearful of the possibility that this would be the first building to ever be unionized." thedailybeast.com

Kroger's E-Commerce Expansion
Kroger plans another three Ocado e-commerce 'spokes'

Austin, San Antonio and Birmingham facilities extend grocer's reach into new markets

The Kroger Co. again is leveraging e-commerce to delve into new geographies without adding stores.

At its 2022 Business Update investor event on Friday in Orlando, Fla., Kroger unveiled plans to build three more Ocado-automated "spoke" e-commerce fulfillment facilities to help process online orders. The new spoke sites - in Austin and San Antonio, Texas, and Birmingham, Ala. - are expected to go into operation later this year and support much bigger Ocado customer fulfillment centers (CFCs), including one that's live in the Atlanta area and another planned for Dallas. supermarketnews.com

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California Woman Admits Selling over 100,000 Counterfeit Retail Store Coupons Worth over $9.9 Million
NEWARK, N.J. - A Modesto, California, woman admitted today that she fraudulently created and sold over $9.9 million worth of counterfeit Catalina coupons used at various retail stores across the United States for the purchase of household items. Tong Lor, aka "Mandy Carr," 34, pleaded to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

From 2017 through May 2021, Lor was involved in a large-scale operation to produce and sell fraudulent Catalina Coupons using the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail system. A Catalina Coupon was a full-color, rectangular paper coupon that was part of a program created by numerous manufacturers of household products and honored by hundreds of participating retail stores located throughout the United States. Lor sold the counterfeit coupons via invitation-only internet groups associated with her businesses, which were accessible via the Internet site, Telegram Messenger Inc. (Telegram), a cloud-based, mobile instant communications service.

Lor printed coupons using fake bar codes and then mailed these counterfeit coupons in over 13,000 USPS parcels to purchasers in New Jersey and throughout the United States. Over 100,000 counterfeit coupons - with a value of over $9.9 million - were sold by Lor for use at retail stores across the country for discounts on household items such as diapers, laundry detergent, and toiletries.

The charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or twice the gain or loss from the offense. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 16, 2022. justice.gov

San Francisco, CA: Bizarre theft turned food fight at California Walgreens captured on video
In the cell phone video recorded by professional photographer Nicholas Stennet, you can see two Walgreens employees behind the counter, trying to signal for help as a man dressed in black fills up a large bag with items. "We have this person that is... taking everything from the counter," said one employee into the phone. Stennet has witnessed these crimes before, but never anticipated jumping in to record, especially after he says the suspect knocked a man's phone out of his hand who was trying to record moments earlier. "He goes behind the counter taking stuff, maybe some COVID tests, a tray of batteries, some electronics." Several employees at the store looked on, waiting for help to arrive. Meanwhile, the suspect, with stunning calmness, cherry-picks items to place into his bag. "I feel bad for the workers," said Stennet. At one point another customer tried to intervene, challenging the suspect with, "What, you want to go?" The suspect then grabbed bunches of bananas and hurled them at the customer. "There's bananas blazing everywhere!" exclaims Stennet. When the customer tried to fight back, reaching for more bananas, you can hear a store employee say "no, no, no, no!" in an effort to try to deescalate the situation. The customer ignored the request and threw bananas back. "[The suspect] then comes back with some Chips Ahoy to throw back at him!" exclaimed Stennet. bc7.com

Rockford, IL: Employees charged with stealing roughly $100K worth of merchandise from Meijer
Three women are charged with stealing roughly $100,000 worth of merchandise from the Rockford Meijer. Rockford Police were called to the Meijer located at 2013 McFarland Road for employees stealing from the store. Loss prevention workers discovered that three employees worked together to steal merchandise from the business. Poluice say they took the merchandise between Novemer 2018 and January 2019. Lindsey Smallwood, Helena Washington and Vanessa Horvath are all charged. Smallwood and Washington face one count of retail theft. Horvath faces one count of theft and one count of retail theft. wrex.com

Rehoboth Beach, DE: Four arrested in nearly $12,000 felony shoplifting charges at Tanger Outlets
Four Maryland women have been arrested in connection to multiple shoplifting incidents at the Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth Beach. On Saturday, troopers were conducting proactive patrols in the Tanger Outlets Midway, Seaside, and Bayside locations during the afternoon hours. Over the past three months, police say numerous outlet stores have experienced shoplifting where three or four female suspects have stolen thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. At approximately 2:40 p.m., a trooper in the eastside parking lot of the Bayside Outlets saw a black Infinity sedan traveling in the parking lot with the rear license plate covered with paper. Troopers stopped the vehicle as it backed into a parking spot, and as troopers were approaching, one of the backseat passengers got out of the car quickly and removed the paper from the license plate. A criminal investigation was launched as a result. Through the investigation, troopers determined that the four occupants went to the Tanger Outlets with the intent to shoplift. A search revealed that the four women were in possession of shoplifting tools, and numerous empty shopping bags from various stores were found inside the car. Further investigation linked 26-year-old Antonia Risby to three other shoplifting at the Gap Outlet Store, Victoria's Secret Outlet Store, and Under Armour Factory Store in the Tanger Outlets. $11,357.01 was the total amount of merchandise stolen during these three incidents.  wmdt.com

Washington DC: Vehicle overturns on GW Parkway, linked to Georgetown Optical store robbery
A vehicle possibly involved in a robbery in Georgetown has overturned on the GW Parkway. The wreck happened around 3:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the Parkway, near Spout Run, leaving the vehicle on its roof. Two occupants are out and said to be in police custody. An Arlington police K-9 unit was dispatched to the scene, initially to search for a person still believed to be on the run, though it's unclear whether that is still the case. Public safety watcher Alan Henney reports that the people in custody are suspects in a robbery of an optical store in D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood. There have been a number of such robberies across the region in recent months, including at least two in Arlington. arlnow.com

Memphis, TN: Man disguised as Walmart employee steals TVs
Police are looking for a man who they say disguised himself as a Walmart employee and stole several TVs. The burglary happened at the Walmart on Elvis Presley in Whitehaven on Feb. 28. According to Memphis Police, a man wearing a blue Walmart smock walked into the stock area of the store and took multiple large TVs out of the business through the rear dock door. Surveillance video released by Memphis Police shows the man dragging a TV out of the store along with him and a female driver loading the merchandise in a blue mid-2000 model Jeep Grand Cherokee. The suspects left and came back shortly after to load more TVs into the car. Police say the suspects fled eastbound on Elvis Presley. No arrest has been made. This is an ongoing investigation. wreg.com

Polk County, FL: Man used fake law enforcement badge in theft spree
A 52-year-old Sebring man is in custody after the Polk County Sheriff's office said he used several props, including a fake police-style badge while attempting to steal over $2,000 worth of merchandise from retail stores. William Ira Tillman III, who was arrested on Mar. 5, faces five charges in Polk County including impersonating a law enforcement officer in commission of felony, impersonating a law enforcement officer and grand theft, all felonies, as well as two counts of two counts of misdemeanor petit theft. He faces additional charges in Seminole and Alachua counties. wfla.com

Watchung, NJ: Organized groups, 'fences' contribute to Route 22 shoplifting

Summit County, UT: Repeat Offenders try to make a clean get-away with $999 Roomba Vacuum at Best Buy

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Shootings & Deaths

Williamston, NC: Police say husband killed wife in tire store parking lot
Police say Heather Boyce, 29, was found lying in the parking lot with apparent gunshot wounds. Martin County Sheriff Tim Manning said his deputies stopped a Chevy Tahoe on Prison Camp Road near the bridge shortly after the shooting. They detained Melvin Boyce, 61, for Williamston police. They have since charged the man with murder. Boyce was jailed without bond and has a first court appearance later today. witn.com

Hayward, CA: Young man fatally shot several times outside liquor store
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office said they are investigating a deadly shooting that happened near a Hayward liquor store on Saturday night. It happened on the 200 block of A Street at approximately 10:40 p.m., a few blocks away from Cherryland Elementary School. Deputies said the young man had been shot several times and died at the scene. Two suspects fled the scene, and are currently on the loose, according to authorities. It is unclear whether the suspects knew the victim. The victim's name has not been released. ktvu.com

Bellevue, NE: Man pleads guilty to killing 2 at Sonic restaurant
A man pleaded guilty Monday to killing two workers and injuring two others at a Nebraska fast-food restaurant last fall. Roberto Silva Jr. pleaded guilty to all charges related to the Nov. 21, 2021, shooting at a Sonic Drive-in restaurant in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue, the Sarpy County attorney said in a news release. The plea means Silva's case won't go to trial but Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov said he still plans to seek the death penalty. Silva faced numerous charges, including two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder and arson. He was accused of setting fire to a U-Haul truck that he had driven to the Sonic Drive-in and then shooting into the restaurant. When officers arrived at the restaurant, they found the U-Haul ablaze and four victims in the business. Silva was unarmed when he was arrested nearby a short time later and cooperated with officers. The shooting came days after police arrested Silva outside the restaurant on charges he had used another person's Sonic app account to buy $57 worth of hamburgers and corn dogs in four separate purchases at the location. Silva paid 10% of his $1,500 bail and was released from jail. inquirer.com

Nassau County, NY: Man Shot Inside Green Acres Mall on Long Island
A mall on Long Island was put on lockdown Monday afternoon following a shooting inside one of its stores. Police rushed to the Green Acres Mall around 4:30 p.m. to find a man shot in the back of the leg, the Nassau County Police Department said. The shooting occurred inside the Famous Footwear. Officials said the gunman and victim were known to each other and the shooting took place after an altercation between the two. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, but his condition was not immediately known. No other injuries were reported. Police are still searching for a suspect. nbcnewyork.com

Louisville, KY: 4 wounded in apparent drive-by shooting at eatery
Louisville Metro police officers are investigating after several people were shot at The Seafood Lady restaurant Sunday afternoon, WAVE reported. It happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 600 block of East Jefferson Street, police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said. Early investigation determined a car pulled up to the intersection of Hancock and Jefferson Street, and someone in the car fired several shots, hitting four people inside the restaurant. No description of the four people shot were provided. Two of the people shot were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital and the other two were taken by private means to a hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Smiley said. live5news.com

Oceanside, NY: Smoke Shop Clerk Shot In Nassau County
A smoke shop employee is in stable condition after a man confronted and shot him in the store Sunday afternoon. According to the Nassau County police, an unidentified male walked into Da Smoke Spot, at 230 Merrick Road, and confronted a male clerk at 3:19 p.m. The two had an argument, after which the man took out a handgun and discharged two rounds, striking the 26-year-old employee in the chest once, police said. After the man fled the scene, the clerk was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition, according to police. patch.com

Danbury, CT: Police Investigating Shooting At Chili's Restaurant
The incident took place around 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 when officers responded to the Chili's Restaurant at 81 Newtown Road inn Danbury for the report of a disturbance with shots fired. A preliminary investigation found that two groups of people had a dispute inside the restaurant that then moved outside, said Capt. Bryan Bishop, of the Danbury Police. Once outside, someone fired a couple of shots from a handgun, Bishop said. Several people fled before police arrived on the scene, police added. No one was injured. dailyvoice.com

Columbus, OH: Polaris Fashion Place mall shooter sentenced
One of the men who pled guilty to his involvement in a shooting inside Polaris Fashion Place in March of last year is headed to prison. Arshad J. Lawson was sentenced Monday to between 11 and 15 years in prison for his role in the March 15 shooting inside the mall, which was the second shooting at Polaris that month. Lawson pled guilty to one count of felonious assault with a three-year firearm specification and possessing weapons while under disability. Police said a confrontation broke out among at least three people on the lower level of the mall in the main concourse. According to court documents, one of the bullets fired by Lawson struck a man's arm, but it only went through his jacket and did not penetrate the man's skin. The first shooting took place March 3, 2021, with Levon Lewis Sommerville and Anthony Deshawn Truss Jr. identified as suspects. Truss was sentenced to a minimum of 11 years in prison. Sommerville was sentenced to 13 and 17 years in prison for his role in the shooting. nbc4i.com

Martinsville, VA: 2 men plead guilty in shooting at Martinsville restaurant

Arvada, CO: Suspect in DoorDash shooting in custody


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Cumberland County, PA: Woman accused of attacking patrons, family member, security officer at Capital City Mall
Police have arrested a woman who they say attacked multiple people, including a family member and a security guard, at the Capital City Mall. The assault happened on Mar. 5 at around 11:30 a.m. in the L.A. Nails, located inside the mall. Authorities say when officers arrived they saw Dasha Rivers assaulting a mall security officer. Police say they later found out that Rivers had assaulted four people; including a family member, two patrons and an employee, who had to be taken to the hospital. As Rivers was being taken into custody, she kicked a police officer and even tried to bite multiple officers, according to authorities. Police say Rivers was found to be under the influence of alcohol. She was taken to a nearby hospital to be medically evaluated. At the hospital, she assaulted a hospital security guard, according to authorities. local21news.com

Los Angeles County, CA: SoCal men who attacked Turkish restaurant in Beverly Hills get federal prison sentences

Las Vegas, NV: Las Vegas Strip restaurant manager accused of stealing about $100K

Little Canada, MN: Sneaker Store Closing After 5 Burglaries in 6 Months



C-Store - Brownsville, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Magnolia, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Elington, CT - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Colorado Springs, CO - Robbery
Cellphone - Clovis, CA - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Charleston, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Charleston, SC - Armed Robbery
Dollar General - Grandville, MI - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Shell Beach, CA - Armed Robbery
Gas Station - Dripping Springs, TX - Robbery
Jewelry - San Antonio, TX - Robbery
Jewelry - Santa Clara, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - Northridge, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - Friendswood, TX - Robbery
Jewelry - Pembroke Pines, FL - Robbery
Jewelry - Chattanooga, TN - Robbery
Jewelry - Canutillo, TX - Robbery
Optical - Washington, DC - Robbery
Pawn - El Paso County, CO - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Pittsburgh, PA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Spokane, WA - Burglary
Restaurant - New Orleans, LA - Burglary
Restaurant - Memphis, TN - Burglary (Popeyes)
Tobacco - Oceanside, NY - Armed Robbery
Walgreens - San Francisco, CA - Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 22 robberies
• 3 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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Protecting of Company property against theft. Detection, apprehension, detention and/or arrest of shoplifters. Internal investigations and investigations of crimes against the Company. Detect and apprehend shoplifters. Conduct internal theft, ORC and Corporate investigations. Prepare thorough and concise investigative reports...

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Dallas, TX - posted March 8
Regional Fraud Investigation Managers are responsible for in total, the receipt of reports of losses of assets, consisting of money and or merchandise causing losses to Signet Jewelers Inc. The position further entails the investigation, determinations of loss causes, individuals responsible for such losses if warranted...

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The position will be responsible for: -Internal theft investigations -External theft investigations -Major cash shortage investigations -Fraudulent transaction investigations -Missing inventory investigations -Reviewing stores for physical security improvements -Liaison with local Police Depts. and make court appearances...

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Provides leadership to the LP staff which includes but not limited to performance development, direction on daily duties, and meeting department goals. Supervises Loss Prevention programs and process in the Distribution Center (DC) and partners with DC Management team to ensure physical security, product, equipment and employees meet LP requirements...

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The Asset Protection Greeter role is responsible for greeting all customers as they enter the store, ensuring that customers see the Company's commitment to provide a safe and secure shopping environment, as well as deterring theft, shoplifting, or other dishonest activities...

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Detect and respond to external theft and fraud by working undercover within the store(s) you are assigned to. Working as a team with store management and associates in combating loss in the store(s). Developing and analyzing external theft trends, utilizing information in company reports and information gathered from store management and associates... 

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You are charged with identification and mitigation of external theft and fraud trends within a specific market and group of stores. This role will conduct investigations focusing on Habitual Offenders, high impact external theft/fraud incidents through the use of company technology (CCTV, Incident Reporting, Data Analysis)...

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Chicago, IL - posted February 23
Responsible for ensuring application of EHS, occupational safety, and loss prevention programs and policies at the store, region, and cross-regional levels. Works to ensure education, communication, and understanding of safety and loss prevention policies, including how safety and asset protection contributes to profitability and business success...

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This role is to lead the Asset Protection business partner model for the two regions of retail stores and serves as a strategic partner to regional operations leadership. The role is responsible for leading a team of market and store asset protection personnel responsible for ensuring the safety of people, the security of assets, compliance with internal and regulatory standards and the prevention of shrink...

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The Loss Prevention and Safety Business Partner (LPSBP) is responsible for effectively delivering on operational objectives and KPI performance across Assets Protection, Associate Safety, Physical Security, and Investigations, in an assigned DC of responsibility, in partnership with the facility leadership and home office team...

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The Loss Prevention Manager is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of our retail locations. This role is responsible for the implementation and coordination of all Loss Prevention best practices. This includes training for store teams to ensure understanding and compliance of physical security, inventory and loss control...

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As the District Asset Protection Manager you will lead administration of Asset Protection programs and training for an assigned district in order to drive sales, profits, and a customer service culture; Oversees AP Programs by providing leadership and guidance to Asset Protection teams and General Managers on methods to successfully execute programs in stores...

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