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Retail & Hospitality ISAC Announces New VP of Intelligence Operations

The Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) announced today that Bryon Hundley will join the organization as Vice President of Intelligence Operations. In this role, he will oversee intel activities and the alignment of strategic objectives.

Hundley has more than two decades of experience, including roles at top companies in the retail, hospitality, and travel sectors. Most recently, he served as Director of Cyber Threat Intelligence, Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Management for
United Airlines, where he worked closely with the CISO and other executives on threat operations strategy. Hundley also has extensive experience in the retail sector following his tenure as Global Director of Information Security, Threat Operations, and Incident Response for Qurate Retail Group, which holds brands including QVC, HSNi, and Zulily. In this role, his accomplishments include creating the Global QRG Cyber Threat Operations Center and leading the redesign of QVC's information security organization. Hundley's hospitality sector experience includes work with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, where he served as Director and Principal of Infrastructure Security Architecture.

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The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

Law Enforcement Partners with Amazon to Fight Crime
Critics say the partnerships can fuel facial profiling and excessive police surveillance

How Amazon Ring uses domestic violence to market doorbell cameras

Partnerships with law enforcement give smart cameras to the survivors of domestic violence. But who does it really help?

As a result of these partnerships, police forces around the country are awash in Ring cameras. Ring gave free devices to individual officers as well as entire departments from 2016 to January 2020, often in exchange for promoting the cameras and their accompanying social network and app, Neighbors by Ring. Until June 2021, the company also provided a special Neighbors portal that let law enforcement request access to footage from Ring owners, even if they had not posted it publicly.

Today, more than 1,800 law enforcement agencies across the US use the Neighbors app, along with more than 360 fire departments. Ring's partnerships with many police forces give the participating departments a "much wider system of surveillance than police legally could build themselves," as Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, the chair of the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, wrote in a June 2020 letter to Amazon.

Despite the company's focus on police partnerships, it's unclear how much the cameras actually help in deterring or solving crimes. After its first pilot project in an upscale neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2015, Ring said the presence of its cameras had reduced burglaries in the neighborhood by 55% from the previous year, but the figure could not be replicated by independent analysis.

Meanwhile, civil liberties groups have raised concerns about how Ring's cameras and app may lead to racial profiling, excessive surveillance by police, and a loss of privacy-not just for the consumers who purchased the cameras and opted in to Ring's privacy policies, but also for every passerby caught on a camera.

As these doorbell cameras have become more widespread, law enforcement agencies have experimented with using them in more targeted ways, including to address one of the most intimate and complicated of crimes: domestic violence.  technologyreview.com

'Three-Strikes' Retail Theft Law Makes National News
A homeless man was arrested for a 43-cent 'theft' of a Mountain Dew.
He could face 7 years in prison.
Joseph Sobolewski, 38, had miscalculated the price of a single Mountain Dew and wound up underpaying the store for the soft drink by 43 cents. The gas station in Duncannon called the State Police over the theft, and the man was later arrested on a felony charge under the state's "three strikes" law for retail theft, according to court records.

Now, Sobolewski, who has two nonviolent theft convictions from many years earlier, is being held on a $50,000 bond. He faces up to seven years in prison.

Trooper Megan Ammerman, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania State Police, told The Washington Post that for someone previously convicted of retail theft two times, an additional offense is automatically a felony, regardless of the dollar amount. She emphasized that authorities were following the state law.

It remains unclear as to why the gas station pressed charges against Sobolewski over less than 50 cents.

The charge was denounced by Brandon J. Flood, secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, who called the situation "a complete and utter waste of resources." He joined critics who have pointed out how the state law does not offer discretion to the value of the item in the third arrest.

"This is literally a matter of cents, resulting in not only criminalizing an individual but costing taxpayers money to house him," Flood told The Post. "We're still grappling with a global pandemic and we have to be better fiscal stewards across the board, and this is the complete antithesis of that. We shouldn't be seeing these kinds of cases."

He said he is hopeful that Sobolewski's arrest over a Mountain Dew theft can be a "flagship case" that eventually leads to changes in the three-strikes law.

"This law is crafted because it's meant to serve as a deterrent, and I don't think it has served its purpose," Flood said. "This is low-hanging fruit." washingtonpost.com

A Case Study of Police Reform
What the Rest of America Can Learn From Colorado's 'First-in-the-Nation' Police Reform Legislation

One year after widespread protests, state reforms have brought accountability to policing, if not an end to brutality.

The Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity Act, which moved rapidly through Colorado's Democratic-led legislature while protesters marched outside the state capitol in Denver during a wave of nationwide demonstrations, touches nearly every aspect of policing. It requires officers to wear body cameras at all times and for departments to promptly release footage of incidents. It redefines the use of force by police, stiffens penalties for misconduct, and exposes officers to personal liability if they violate a person's constitutional rights.

Many of the law's provisions have yet to fully take effect. But signs of its early impact are everywhere, and nowhere more so than in Aurora, the city of 385,000 residents just east of Denver where 23-year-old Elijah McClain died two summers ago after police forced him to the ground and paramedics injected him with ketamine. The protests that swept the nation after George Floyd's murder in Minneapolis brought renewed attention to McClain's death nearly a year earlier, prompting Colorado lawmakers to act.

Aurora is also the site of the first test of the new law's provision allowing victims of police violence to sue officers for damages.

If the immediate goal of Colorado's law is to bring more transparency and accountability to law enforcement, then the state's experience, particularly in Aurora, offers hope to reformers across the country. But on the broader aim of the legislation-to permanently change the culture of policing-the initial impact is hazier. "The honest answer is there's still a lot to be played out," Weiser told me. Gilliam may see faster justice in court because of the new law, and the officers who mistreated Vinson are facing consequences they might not have otherwise. Yet the mere fact that these disturbing incidents occurred at all, and that they both involved the troubled police force that inspired the law, is a testament to the limits of its reach.

For Kyle Vinson and Brittany Gilliam, each recovering from the physical and emotional trauma of their encounter with Aurora police, the law has helped bring the promise of justice that could be fulfilled in criminal and civil trials. The true test of Colorado's reform and of the many other states that have acted to improve policing, however, won't be determined by courtroom verdicts. Their success or failure will depend on whether, over time, those kinds of charges and lawsuits against badly behaving cops are rendered unnecessary altogether. theatlantic.com

Pushing Back Against Aggressive Protesters
L.A. cracks down on 'out of control' protests. Some call it overreach
Members of the Los Angeles City Council largely stood back last year as protesters angry over mask mandates and police budgets regularly held noisy demonstrations outside politicians' homes. On Tuesday, members of the City Council sent a message of their own: They've had enough.

The City Council gave final approval to a law that requires a 300-foot buffer around a private residence targeted for demonstration and imposes fines for violators. The council also passed new laws intended to crack down on disruptive behavior at City Hall and forbid visitors from carrying Mace, knives and similar items into city facilities.

The council votes signaled City Hall's pushback to the in-your-face tactics of activists on both the left and the right, protests that used bullhorns, marches and moving cars, as well as more aggressive tactics. The demonstrations, part of nationwide trend of activists targeting the private residences of officials, started when many government buildings closed because of the pandemic.

"This is about protecting our family members, our children, and our neighbors from aggressive, targeted protests at all hours of the day and night," Martinez said. "When you come onto my street to yell on bullhorns outside of my home, you're not only disrespecting my family, but you're also disrespecting the community and neighbors who live there."

Attorneys who focus on 1st Amendment rights questioned why the council isn't using existing laws to address trespassing or targeted threats. latimes.com

More children in Chicago have been shot than died from COVID


COVID Update

386.7M Vaccinations Given

US: 43.2M Cases - 696.8K Dead - 32.8M Recovered
Worldwide: 230.3M Cases - 4.7M Dead - 207.1M Recovered

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Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 315   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 414
*Red indicates change in total deaths

'Nowhere Near the End of the Pandemic'
COVID-19 Is Here for the Long Haul Despite the Slide
Despite the continued decline of COVID-19 cases, we're nowhere near the end of a pandemic that has upended our lives for a year and a half, experts say. Peaks and valleys like the one we're seeing now are to be expected, and the holidays - when the virus tends to spike - are not far off.

Without more people vaccinated, the coronavirus will remain a part of life for the long haul, doctors say. On Monday, Florida reported 9,022 new cases from the weekend, bringing the daily average below 10,000 for the first time since July 21. COVID-related hospitalizations have dropped by more than 60% since Nov. 2, according to data from the Florida Hospital Association.

But while the numbers are trending in the right direction, it's too early to declare victory, public health experts say.

"What we now know is we should anticipate waxing and waning with peaks lower over time assuming we don't have variants that become even more transmissible than the delta variant," said Dr. Bernard Ashby, an internist/cardiologist with offices in Miami and Port St. Lucie. "Coronavirus is here to stay. It's not going to go anywhere." govtech.com

NRF & RILA Respond to Biden's Vaccine Mandate
U.S. retail industry seeks 90-day lead time on COVID-19 rules
Two major U.S. retail industry groups on Tuesday asked the Biden administration for at least 90 days before imposing new rules that will require employees at larger firms to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to regular testing.

On Sept. 9, the White House said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing an emergency temporary standard that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated, or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative COVID-19 test once a week.

The White House has said those rules will apply to more than 80 million private sector employees.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association and the National Retail Federation strongly encouraged OSHA "to provide a 90-day implementation timeline to allow retailers and other employers to create the systems necessary."

The retail groups, which represent companies including Walmart, CVS, Best Buy, Target, Kroger and Home Depot, asked how the administration will ensure adequate COVID-19 testing capacity to satisfy the "significant increase in demand."

The groups said "there could be as many as 4 million retail workers who may need to be tested on a weekly basis." They also asked other detailed questions like "what remedial actions can be taken in situations in which employees refuse vaccinations and testing?"

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told travel executives last week that the OSHA order is expected in "a matter of weeks. ... We have been told in October." reuters.com

Security Industry Boosted by the Pandemic
Pandemic leads to increase in home surveillance, security systems
Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic and a perceived increase in crime since the coronavirus spread around the country has affected the security industry. In the home security sector, the pandemic accelerated a shift toward surveillance that was already underway, said Bruce Marcus, owner of Marcus Communications in Manchester.

Home surveillance used to be a niche business. Camera systems had to be professionally installed and wired, and they weren't cheap, Marcus said. Now, anyone can order cameras online at a reasonable price with options for high definition and night vision that put the cameras of yesterday to shame, he said.

When the pandemic kept most people stuck at home in the spring and summer of 2020, bored homeowners saw an opportunity to take on long-delayed renovation projects. While restaurants sat empty, customers lined up at hardware paint counters.

It's not hard to imagine those same people, with extra money to spend, installing a few cameras at their house, Marcus said. These days, homeowners install cameras for numerous reasons. Some want to see what's going on outside their front door, or who's walking up their driveway, and others want to see what their dog is doing while they're at work, said Marcus.

"Surveillance is the biggest thing," Sean Henry, a project manager at Associated Security in East Hartford, said. For Associated, though, the past year and a half has exerted conflicting pressures, Henry said. Business slumped for a while because homeowners didn't want workers coming into their house.

At the same time, there seemed to be more incidents of car thefts and burglaries that customers heard about on the news or from neighbors. "People don't want security when they feel safe," Henry said.

At Rob Lewis's store, Extreme Audio in Manchester, employees have gone from installing one car alarm a week to two or three. journalinquirer.com

Stress - Kids - Lonely - Isolated - Anxiety - Job Security?
So, You Think You've Tried Remote Work? You Probably Haven't.

If it was during the pandemic, you don't really know what it's like. You might want to try again.

As offices reopen and companies move toward a hybrid workplace, about half of today's remote workers (and most of their bosses) are eager to return to the office, at least most of the time. I've done the remote thing, they say, and it doesn't work for me.

To those workers I say: You only think you know what it's like to work remotely. But remote work in normal times (remember those?) is completely different than working at home under pandemic conditions.

How different will it be once the pandemic is behind us? As somebody who has worked remotely for 18 years-and found the past 18 months more than challenging-let me count the many ways.

Less stress - You love your kids, but... - People need people - People also need structure - A balanced life - Fewer meetings - The best of both worlds | Continue Reading

Loophole for Vaccine Mandates?
Religious exemptions may circumvent vaccine requirements
Religious objections to vaccines, once used sparingly around the country to be exempted from various required immunizations, are becoming a more widely used loophole against the COVID-19 shot.

And its use is likely to grow with President Joe Biden's sweeping new vaccine strategy aimed at more than 100 million Americans, including executive branch employees and workers at businesses with more than 100 people on the payroll.

In the St. Louis region, an increasing number of municipalities, schools, hospitals and businesses are requiring workers to get the shot. But many also allow employees to abstain for religious reasons and get tested regularly instead.

Across the country, workers have pushed back against vaccine requirements. About 3,000 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, hundreds of state workers are seeking similar exemptions. And an Arkansas hospital has been swamped with so many such requests from employees that it is apparently calling their bluff. stltoday.com

Lockdown Violence Across the Globe
Australia: Melbourne erupts in violent anti-lockdown protests for second day
Violent scenes are unfolding in Melbourne for the second consecutive day as thousands of enraged protesters march through the city's CBD. They were met by a heavy police presence.

The crowd swelled to be thousands strong as it proceeded to march through the CBD, passing the state Parliament and Flinders St Station before turning back towards the CFMEU building. Some members of the crowd could be heard shouting "freedom" and "f*** the jab".

As the situation grew more chaotic around 1pm, footage emerged of protesters pelting police with projectiles, including glass bottles and flares. Some members of the crowd approached with their hands up, chanting: "You serve us." Riot police responded by deploying tear gas and firing rubber bullets. nzherald.co.nz

Apple Will Soon Let You Store Your Covid-19 Vaccine Card in Your iPhone Wallet


EU Illegal Factories of Organized Crime Groups Producing UK's Supply

Phillip Morris Offers Bounties in the EU - PMI Impact Fund
PMI IMPACT's 3rd Funding Round Now Open

KPMG Report Commissioned by Phillip Morris on Illegal Cigarettes

It rose 17.1% to 5.2bn ($7.09B U.S.) with £2.2bn ($3B U.S.) lost tax revenue in 2020

Europol working with various law enforcement groups around the EU are consistently busting these factories. And as soon as one is identified another pops up to fill the increasing demand. With the Convenience store operators being the primary sellers and have regularly been prosecuted, with some going to jail.

EN: The Daily post at least three a year of Europol's press releases covering the apprehensions from across the EU. Huge business! Much more so than in the states, big time!

As lockdown restrictions have eased over the past few months, Philip Morris has resumed sending teams across the UK to gather intelligence that assist local authorities and law enforcement with their efforts to clamp down on illegal trade.

Philip Morris is offering millions of pounds to back schemes which fight this illegal trade, including illicit tobacco products. Since its launch in 2016, PMI Impact has given £34m to 60 projects worldwide.

The fund asks for applications for funding from both public and private or non-profit organizations, including government bodies, international groups and academic institutions. talkingretail.com

Keeping Clothing Concept Secret - Giving it a Code Name - Good Luck With That
First stores opening in San Francisco and Columbus

Inside Amazon's Department Store Plans: High-Tech Dressing Rooms, Its Own Apparel Brands

Company's outlets could feature QR codes, touch screens and a nontraditional shopping experience

Offering shoppers a chance to try on clothes from its own private-label brands in technology-fueled dressing rooms.

Will primarily function as a place for Amazon to sell T-shirts, jeans and other items from its own labels, as well as a mix of outside brands that sell clothing on its website, the people said. Amazon wants to see if the potential department stores can improve the brand recognition of its apparel while addressing some of the irritants of both online and bricks-and-mortar clothes shopping, they said.

One idea that has been tested is for customers to scan QR codes of items they want to try on by using a smartphone app and for associates in the store to gather the items and place them in fitting rooms, the people said. Once there, customers could ask for more items using a touch screen, which might be capable of recommending additional clothing based on the pieces shoppers liked. The rooms could use sliding doors for associates to bring more clothes without seeing shoppers, the people said. Robots or other forms of automation could eventually be deployed in the stores, one of the people said.

The use of new tech by Amazon in physical outlets largely came with the opening of its Amazon Go cashierless convenience stores, which arrived in 2018. The plans aren't completed and could change, they said.

Amazon has for years focused on building its apparel sales. This year it surpassed Walmart Inc. as the country's largest seller of clothing, according to a report from Wells Fargo, which predicted earlier this year that Amazon's total sales of clothing and shoes, including those made by others, will surpass $45 billion in 2021. Amazon doesn't disclose the financial figures of its apparel sales wsj.com

Record-Breaking Bottleneck of Cargo Ships Continues
Why Container Ships Can't Sail Around the California Ports Bottleneck

The armada of vessels waiting offshore keeps growing, and experts say there are few viable alternatives to the country's main gateway for Asian imports

Newly arriving vessels are adding to a record-breaking flotilla waiting to unload cargo that on Sunday reached 73 ships, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California, nearly double the number a month ago and expanding a fleet that has become a stark sign of the disruptions and delays roiling global supply chains.

Before the pandemic, it was unusual for more than one ship to wait for a berth.

Big vessels are continuing to join the bottleneck, experts say, because shipping lines and their cargo customers have few options for resetting countless supply chains moving goods into the U.S. that have been constructed over decades around the critical San Pedro Bay gateway now staggered by the overflowing demand for imports.

Although some ships have headed to other import gateways, and a handful of shippers have chartered smaller vessels to move goods through other ports, the diversion is minor compared with the hundreds of thousands of containers idled in the waters off Southern California. wsj.com

Wage Theft, Harassment & Hostility
Restaurant workers seeing uptick in wage theft, harassment & hostility in 2021
For restaurant workers, 2021 has been even worse than 2020, according to a new report released Monday from labor advocacy group One Fair Wage.

More than 34% of workers responding to a survey in early September reported more violations of their rights in 2021 compared with last year, the report said. Nearly 35% said their tips and additional wages did not bring them up to their state's minimum wage; and nearly half (47%) said they were not compensated for overtime.

Overall, workers said tips have declined and sexual harassment and customer hostility has gotten worse in 2021, according to the survey.

Three quarters (75%) of tipped workers said gratuities have decreased and more than half (54%) reported an increase in hostility and harassment related to enforcing COVID protocols. And more than half of respondents (54%) say they have considered leaving the industry, and most (76%) blamed low wages and tips. But concern about COVID safety was also a factor (58%) as was customer hostility (41%). restaurant-hospitality.com

Mental Health Epidemic
New Hires Can Spread Mental-Health Problems to Their Co-Workers

A study found that when troubled workers go to new firms, they often raise the company's level of anxiety, depression and stress

Can people spread mental-health problems from one company to another like an infectious disease? Recent research suggests it is possible. New hires diagnosed with anxiety, depression or high levels of stress are likely to transmit these feelings to their new co-workers, according to a study published online in May in the Administrative Science Quarterly.

Specifically, the paper finds that hiring a professional who was previously diagnosed with at least one of these ailments increases the incidence rate-the number of co-workers at the new organization who develop similar diagnoses-by about 6.32%.

A new hire's mental health was the most significant variable when it came to transmitting mental-health maladies between firms. But the authors identified other salient factors-notably, the situation at a new hire's previous workplace. wsj.com

Macy's to hire 76,000 for Holiday's - 21,200 for fulfillment centers

FedEx to hire 90,000 for holidays

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Upcoming RH-ISAC Events

Sept. 28-29 - 2021 RH-ISAC Cyber Intelligence Summit

Sept. 28 - 2021 RH-ISAC Virtual Wine Tasting (EAST COAST)

Sept. 28 - 2021 RH-ISAC Virtual Wine Tasting (WEST COAST)

Sept. 39-30 - RH-ISAC CISO In-Person Meeting & VIP Dinner

Inviting LP & AP to attend or get a member of their team involved,
especially if their retailer is a member of RH-ISAC.


Register Now for the 2021 RH-ISAC Summit - September 28-29

Hey LP/AP senior: If your retailer is a member you might want to consider attending yourself or sending one of your team members who works with cybersecurity on investigations or e-commerce fraud.

Especially now with the increased ransomware attacks and data beaches and the corresponding increased attention from law enforcement. Cross pollinating and building those relationships could pay off long term. 
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Cybersecurity Front & Center at Biden's U.N. Speech
Biden Calls for 'United Response' to Emerging Tech, Cyber Warfare in U.N. Speech
President Joe Biden used portions of his 30-minute speech before the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday to
call for partnerships among Democratic allies to address challenges posed by emerging technologies and the evolution of cyber warfare in what he hopes will be an era of "relentless diplomacy."

Biden called the present moment an inflection point, and listed several challenges that necessitate a united response, including "ending this pandemic, addressing the climate crisis, managing shifts in global power dynamics, shaping the role of the world on vital issues like
trade, cyber and emerging technologies and facing the threat of terrorism as it stands today."

"As we deal with these crises, we're also encountering a new era, an era of new technologies and possibilities that have potential to release and reshape every aspect of human existence," Biden said. "It's up to all of us to determine whether these technologies are a force to empower people or to deepen repression."

The federal government, he said, is
"hardening critical infrastructure against cyberattacks, disrupting ransomware networks and working to establish clear rules of the road for all nations as it relates to cyber space."

We reserve the right to respond decisively to cyberattacks that threaten our people, allies or interests," Biden added. "We will pursue new rules for global trade and economic growth."

Biden also pushed his plan to increase funding for research and development in emerging technologies. His fiscal 2022 budget request calls for
a 9% increase in non-defense R&D spending and more than $171 billion in total R&D spending. Biden made clear he's interested in addressing technology challenges globally with Democratic allies and not with countries working against American interests. nextgov.com

Building a Resilient Tech Architecture is a Team Effort
Includes CISO's- Security Staff - Risk Officers

CIOs Team Up With Other Executives to Counter Cyber Threats

Government regulations & mounting attacks are forcing collaboration between senior staff, says Google security specialist

The rapid pace of cyberattacks and shifting government rules around how companies must respond to hacks mean chief information officers must work with other executives to effectively respond, according to one of Google's most senior security specialists.

Heather Adkins, senior director of information security at the Alphabet said that CIOs must work closely with other executives such as chief risk and chief information security officers
in order to build lasting and resilient technology architecture. Ms. Adkins was speaking at The Wall Street Journal CIO Network summit, held online Tuesday.

At Google, she said, the CIO considers the company's
CISOs and security staff as subject-matter experts, and all of them work together to fulfill their responsibilities for delivering technology to the business. Having collaborative relationships, including with risk officers, allows CIOs to draw on that expertise to inform technology decisions, she added.

"It's not a science-if it were then we would know exactly how every company should do it. You have
culture in there as well, what the business objectives are, and what these leaders are trying to drive in terms of their business, so I think all of these things have to work in lockstep," she said. (EN: Great statement - Right on the spot)

need to have such relationships in place also comes as the frequency and speed of attacks is increasing, even if the nature of cyber threats is broadly similar to previous years, Ms. Adkins said. CIOs must also contend with increased governmental scrutiny of cybersecurity preparedness, after a series of attacks on oil pipelines, food suppliers and other critical infrastructure operators. wsj.com

Remote Work Driving Cyberattacks
Seventy-Four Percent of Organizations Attribute Damaging Cyberattacks to Vulnerabilities in Technology Put in Place During the Pandemic
Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, published a global industry study that revealed
74% of organizations attribute recent business-impacting* cyberattacks to vulnerabilities in technology put in place during the pandemic. The data is drawn from 'Beyond Boundaries: The Future of Cybersecurity in the New World of Work,' a commissioned study of more than 1,300 security leaders, business executives and remote employees conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Tenable.

From cloud services and applications to personal devices and remote access tools,
the corporate attack surface exploded in record time. Difficulty managing the plethora of technologies has made enterprises more vulnerable and propelled cyberattacks. Moreover, 80% of security and business leaders said their organizations are more exposed to risk as a result of remote work. This exposure was largely driven by three factors:

Enabling a workforce without boundaries: Over half of remote workers access customer data using a personal device, yet 71% of security leaders lack high or complete visibility into remote employee home networks. This gap is well understood by bad actors, as reflected in the fact that 67% percent of business-impacting cyberattacks targeted remote employees.

Expanding the software supply chain: 65% of security and business leaders attribute recent cyberattacks to a third-party software compromise; 61% report increased risk due to their expanded software supply chain.

Migrating to the cloud: 80% of security and business leaders believe moving business-critical functions to the cloud elevated their risk; 62% of organizations suffered business-impacting attacks involving cloud assets. finance.yahoo.com

US Treasury Blacklists Russia-Based Crypto Exchange

'Suex' Accused of Laundering Tens of Millions of Dollars for Cybercriminals

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has blacklisted Russia-based cryptocurrency exchange Suex for allegedly laundering tens of millions of dollars for ransomware operators, scammers and darknet markets. It is the first such designation for a virtual currency exchange and part of the Biden administration's efforts to undermine ransomware's financial infrastructure. govinfosecurity.com

Why Cryptomining Malware Is a Harbinger of Future Attacks





2021 Excellence in Retailing Award Winners
Retail's top achievers recognized at Retail Council of Canada's 2021 Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala

During one of the most challenging years ever for retailers, excellence prevailed.

Sixteen of Canada's most innovative retailers took home top accolades today at the 2021 Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala (ERA) which is widely regarded in the retail industry as the pinnacle of achievement and recognition.

Excellence in Retailing Awards Winners

E-commerce Experience (two winners tied for first place): London Drugs / Save-On-Foods
Environmental Leadership: Federated Co-operatives Limited
Health, Safety and Wellness (two winners tied for first place): Ardene / Longo's
In-Store Experience & Design: Canada Goose
Loss Prevention: Best Buy Canada
Omni-Channel (two winners tied for first place): Lowe's Canada / Mastermind Toys
Philanthropic Leadership (two winners tied for first place): Aritzia / Sobeys Inc.
Pop-Up Experience and Design: Canadian Tire Corporation
Retail Marketing (two winners tied for first place): Lee Valley Tools Ltd. / Sephora Canada
Talent Development (two winners tied for first place): The Home Depot Canada / Michael Hill Jeweller

To view the complete list of this year's winners, click here

COVID Update

'No Vax, No Service' in Ontario
Ontario releases new guidelines for how vaccine passports will work
With just over a week to go before Ontario residents are mandated to
show proof-of-vaccination documents at bars, restaurants, gyms, cinemas, nightclubs, and other "high-risk" indoor settings, the province has released guidelines for business owners to follow.

Beginning Sept. 22, patrons
will need to show proof of full vaccination and a piece of ID to enter settings that include restaurants, theatres and gyms. This means patrons will need to carry with them either a printed or digital PDF copy of the receipt for their second shot of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Those who can't provide this specific document from the provincial booking portal will, under the new rules, be refused entry unless they are under 12, have a valid medical exemption, or they're only coming inside for a few minutes.

Patrons are also exempt from the vaccine passport if they are entering an indoor area solely for the following reasons: to use a washroom, to access an outdoor area that can only be accessed through an indoor route, to make a retail purchase, placing or picking up an order, placing a bet or picking up winnings in the case of a horse racing track, paying for an order, to purchase admission, as may be necessary for the purposes of health and safety. canadiansecuritymag.com

Mask Mandates & Vaccine Requirements
New Brunswick: Mask mandate returns as N.B. sets new COVID 19 records
During a press conference Monday afternoon, New Brunswick Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell and Premier Blaine Higgs said
a new mask mandate would be included when stricter measures announced last week go into effect at the end of the day Tuesday.

new cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, they said, New Brunswickers must don the mask in indoor public spaces. Higgs said people refusing to wear a mask would face fines.

Public Health said
the mask mandate would include retailers, malls, service centres, churches, restaurants, bars, organized indoor gatherings, public transportation, sporting and entertainment venues or anywhere the public gathers together indoors.

Last week,
the New Brunswick government announced the requirement of proof of complete vaccination to enter most of these same public places. Russell said the latest steps are part of the province's efforts to adjust to changing circumstances. canadiansecuritymag.com

Employer Vaccine Mandates in Canada
Half of Canadians support employers mandating COVID-19 booster shots, poll finds
Around half of surveyed Canadians say they support employers mandating COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for their employees, a new poll finds, with Canadians 55 and older being the most in favour.

The Harris Poll, commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, asked respondents: "Should employers require their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot?"

About a third (34 per cent) of respondents said "no" to that same question, but did want employers to recommend that workers get a booster shot. Only 18 per cent of Canadians polled said employers should neither ask for workers to get the COVID-19 booster shot nor take a stand on whether employees receive it.

The poll offers some early insight into what is
expected to be another contentious issue on the horizon for Canadian businesses, many of which are looking to have more workers in the office again as vaccination rates continue to rise. Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization is currently weighing the benefits of booster shots, but some provincial governments are already rolling out booster shots for seniors and other high-risk groups, such as immunocompromised people. ctvnews.ca

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The Mental Impact of Data Breaches
Kaspersky survey: data breaches are stressful
According to a new survey report,
"Dealing with a new normal in our digital reality," released by cybersecurity and digital privacy company Kaspersky, roughly seven out of 10 people (69 per cent) find the news of a data breach stressful.

Ransomware in particular is a source of stress, especially given the number of major public ransomware breaches that have been reported recently - 64 per cent of respondents said it was their top concern.

The survey included results from 2,500 consumers,
including 1,200 Canadians and 1,200 Americans. Kaspersky conducted "stress" surveys in 2018 ("The State of Cyber-Stress") and 2019 ("Cyber-Stress, Refreshed") in addition to this most recent one. Breach-related stress levels, based on survey data, have not changed significantly over those three surveys, however the amount of time respondents are spending online has. During the pandemic months, time online has gone up, with 57 per cent reporting an increase in their use of online services - and 27 per cent of respondents said their usage has "significantly increased."

That overall trend is modified by age group:
64 per cent of Millennials increased use of online services compared to 45 per cent of Baby Boomers. (In all age groups, only seven per cent said their use of online services has decreased.) canadiansecuritymag.com

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Amazon faces Teamsters union drive at 9 Canadian sites
The Teamsters Union has launched campaigns to organize employees in at least nine Canadian facilities of Amazon, according to Reuters interviews with union officials.

The influential union took the first step earlier this week to organize employees at one of Amazon's Canadian facilities, and the interviews reveal it is widening such efforts across the country, where the e-commerce company employs about 25,000 workers and plans to add 15,000 more.

The campaigns could be seen as a bet by the Teamsters that early success unionizing employees in a more labor-friendly market such as Canada will inspire similar results south of the border, where Amazon has so far fended off unionization attempts. nypost.com

Retail Job Fair in Toronto
Retail Insider Partners with City of Toronto for September 30th Retail Job Fair
The online Retail Job Fair takes place from 9:00am-4:00pm on Thursday, September 30. Past events have been successful, including 2020-21 Retail Job Fairs where over 1,500 youth attended virtually due to the pandemic. The City of Toronto has hosted in-person Retail Job Fairs since 2004 with
over 15,000 job seekers in attendance, over 200 retail employers participating and over 8,000 job seekers hired for various positions.  retail-insider.com

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Hamilton, ON: Man, 19, shot dead in Hamilton Tim Hortons parking lot
Hamilton police are searching for a suspect after a 19-year-old man was shot and killed outside a Tim Hortons on Tuesday afternoon, in what
investigators believe was a targeted incident. Emergency crews were called to the scene on King Street West shortly before 3 p.m.

When they arrived,
they found the man dead in the parking lot. Police have identified him as Sabir Hassen Omer from Hamilton. Police said the victim and another person were approached by the male suspect in the parking lot and a short verbal exchange took place prior to the shooting.

Police said the second person was able to flee the area but was not injured.
The suspect fled on foot. Police describe him as being between five feet six inches and five feet eight inches tall, with a medium build, and at the time, was wearing dark clothing and and dark shoes. toronto.citynews.ca

Barrie, ON: Hardware store worker nearly hit by car as theft suspects flee
South Simcoe Police are searching for two men believed to
have stolen tools from a Cookstown hardware store. Police say the men walked out of the Cookstown Home Hardware with tools at around 4:30 p.m. without paying.

As the suspects attempted to drive off, police said they headed towards an employee in the parking lot, narrowly missing them in the process. One of the suspects, who was driving at the time, is described as a white man, roughly 30 years old, five feet 10 inches tall with brown hair, and weighing 180 pounds. The other suspect is described as a black man, five feet 10 inches tall, with black hair and a beard and is likely the same age as the other suspect. barrie.ctvnews.ca

Kamloops, BC: Man who broke into Canadian Tire and stole $3,600 gun could face lengthy prison sentence
A Kamloops man who broke into Canadian Tire on New Year's Day and
stole a $3,600 gun could spend more than three years in prison. Daniel John McClintock, 34, pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court to one count each of break and enter to steal a firearm and possessing a firearm while prohibited. Court heard McClintock broke a window to get into the Canadian Tire store in Aberdeen on Jan. 1. A witness told police he saw a man coming and going through the broken window. At the time of the burglary, McClintock was bound by a probation order with a term prohibiting him from possessing weapons. castanet.net

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Amazon's Mandatory Security Screening Taken to Court
Connecticut Amazon workers sue over unpaid screenings, searches; two of the three plaintiffs worked in Windsor
Amazon employees in Connecticut have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company, arguing
they are entitled to compensation when they undergo mandatory screenings and searches inside facilities that are considered off-the-clock and therefore unpaid.

The plaintiffs - Javier Del Rio, Colin Meunier, and Aaron Delaroche - are suing Amazon on behalf of themselves and other employees, arguing
they are forced to stay on the premises after clocking out so they can go through mandatory security screening processes within the facility.

Meunier and Delaroche both worked at the Amazon warehouse in Windsor at various times between May 2018 and April 2021.

They argue that Connecticut law requires employers to compensate their workers for all time they are "required by the employer to be on the employer's premises."

The screening, which requires all employees' bags and personal items to be searched by security guards, is also required when employees are on unpaid breaks, the suit says. Employees are required to pass through a metal detector and if the alarm goes off, they are individually searched by a security guard.

Workers are prohibited from leaving the facility until the security process is complete, the suit adds.

Amazon also automatically deducts 30 minutes from workers' pay each shift for a meal break, the suit says, but employees are required to stay within the facility during that unpaid break.

In order to exit the facility or access break rooms during their meal break, Amazon requires employees to go through the same mandatory screening process. journalinquirer.com

Facebook Oversight Board Launches Review of Company's XCheck System

Inquiry prompted by Wall Street Journal investigation into social-media giant's treatment of high-profile users

Facebook Oversight Board said it is reviewing the company's practice of holding high-profile users to separate sets of rules, citing apparent inconsistencies in the way the social-media giant makes decisions.

The inquiry follows an investigation by The Wall Street Journal into the system, known internally as "cross-check" or "XCheck." The Oversight Board, an outside body that Facebook created to ensure the accountability of the company's enforcement systems, said it has reached out to the company and expects a briefing in coming days.

In a separate post on Tuesday, the company highlighted that it now has
40,000 employees working on safety and security, and that it invested more than $13 billion in these areas since 2016. wsj.com

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DOJ: Two Chick-fil-A Managers Plead Guilty for Scheme to Steal $492,000 in Funds
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Larry James Black, Jr., 37, of Center Point, the former Director of Hospitality at Chick-fil-A Five Points, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud before U.S. District. Black's sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 20, 2022. Black's co-defendant, Joshua Daniel Powell, 40, of Moody, a former manager at the same location, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in June and is scheduled for October 20, 2021.

Between April 2018 and January 2018, Black and Powell devised and implemented a scheme to divert $492,000 in customer payments to bank accounts under their control. Black and Powell used these accounts to receive customer credit card payments intended for Chick-fil-A Five Points. Many of these payments were for catering orders from large customers. To effectuate the scheme, Black and Powell used fraudulent email and digital payment accounts that imitated the look of official Chick-fil-A accounts.

Black and Powell face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Black also faces a maximum of 30 years in prison for bank fraud. justice.gov

Peachtree City, GA: 3 men lead deputies on chase to escape Ulta Beauty store shoplifting charges
A shoplifting incident in Peachtree City on Sept. 20 came to an end after Fayette County deputies and Tyrone police conducted a traffic stop along Ga. Highway 74 north of Tyrone Road and took three Jonesboro men into custody. The shoplifting incident in Peachtree City occurred at the Ulta Beauty store. Deputies subsequently received a BOLO. Twenty-two-year-old Tirrell A. Turner, the driver of the vehicle, did not comply with an attempted traffic stop, fleeing the area, said Babb.

The vehicle fled up Tyrone Road and turned north on Ga. Highway 74, where deputies and Tyrone police quickly initiated a traffic stop and took the three men into custody, Babb added. Along with two counts of felony shoplifting, Turner was charged with multiple traffic violations, such as fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving, passing in a no passing zone, stolen tag, failure to maintain lane and no insurance. Also arrested were 25-year-old Donell Raibon and 25-year-old Marvielle Smith, on two counts each of felony shoplifting, according to Fayette County records. thecitizen.com

Davenport, IA: Police arrest 3 women involved in Organized Theft Ring
Davenport police have arrested three women described in court documents as being part of an organized theft ring that steals merchandise and then resells it for personal profit. The women also are accused of using a 13-year-old to help engage in thefts. Dorothy Shannae Ann Rogers, 28, of Davenport, who is on probation until March 3, 2023, for a conviction for assault with a weapon, was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Scott County Jail. She was released after posting a $3,500 cash-only bond. Daminica Docenda Shamone Bragg, 23, and Ronde Micholete Rogers, 47, both of Davenport, were arrested Aug. 31 and booked into the Scott County Jail. They were released after posting 10% of a $10,000 bond through a bonding company.

According to the arrest affidavits filed by Davenport Police Officer Jennifer Brewer, at 7:05 p.m. on Feb. 24, a theft occurred at T J Maxx, 4026 E. 53rd St. Brewer said there were eight other reports associated with the group and seven other incidents that had not been caught on video. In developing the case, Brewer said, the women and accomplices went to T J Maxx 17 times between July 2, 2020, and July 19, 2021. The women are seen on video taking items and hiding them in their purses or on their persons. They then left the store without paying for any of the merchandise. The 13-year-old was used to commit thefts on Oct. 13, 2020; Nov. 20, 2020; and Feb. 24, 2021. The total amount of the property taken was in excess of $1,500, but less than the $10,000 limit that would be needed to charge each with a higher felony. qctimes.com

Carson City, NV: 3 suspects arrested minutes after Best Buy Armed Robbery
State troopers have arrested three suspects in an armed robbery at a Best Buy in Carson City. The troopers stopped the suspects' car in Reno near U.S. Interstate 580 on Monday just eight minutes after the robbery was reported in Carson City, the Nevada Highway Patrol said Tuesday. They took the three Nevada men into custody and recovered a black-handled revolver and two laptop computers, the patrol said Tuesday. Roderick Soriano, 36, Fracisse Tiongco, 40, both of Reno, and Benjamin Calderon, 46, whose hometown was not released, were being held Tuesday in the Washoe County Jail in Reno without bail. All three were charged with possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit burglary. Calderon, a backseat passenger in the vehicle, also was charged with two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and failure to obey a court order. Soriano also was charged with driving under the influence. Tiongco also was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to obey a court order.

Calvert County, MD: 3 Suspects wanted in $2500 Tractor Supply theft
On September 15, 2021, Deputy Mason responded to the Tractor Supply located at 3150 N. Solomons Island Road in Huntingtown, MD for report of a theft. The complainant advised three unknown suspects
were observed loading several items to include 8000 Watt Dual Fuel Generator; a 2000 Watt Inverter Generator; a 3600 PSI - 2.5 GPM Gas Pressure Washer; and a HD 2000A Lithium Jump Starter into a shopping cart. The same individuals bypassed the checkout line and exited the store without making payment. The estimated value of stolen property is $2,570.00. thebaynet.com

Los Angeles, CA: Burglars Ram U-Haul Into Tarzana Cell Phone Repair Shop
Burglars rammed a U-Haul truck into a cell phone repair shop in Tarzana early Wednesday morning and then ransacked the store. The burglary occurred just after 3:20 a.m. at A2Z Wireless in the 19300 block of Ventura Boulevard, according to Los Angeles police. The suspects backed the U-Haul through the front of the store, destroying the folding security gate and shattering the glass entrance, police said. After ransacking the store, they sped away. There was no word on how many suspects were involved and whether they were armed. It's unclear if there is any surveillance video of the burglary.

Cleveland, OH: Man arrested after $550 Shoplifting spree at Giant Eagle; outstanding warrants in 4 other cities

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Update: Dekalb County, AL: Man accused of Killing Grocery store Cashier in dispute over face mask indicted
The man accused in a DeKalb County grocery store shooting where a cashier was killed has been indicted on multiple charges, including murder. The deadly shooting happened a few months ago at the Big Bear grocery store in south DeKalb County. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation told 11Alive in June that Victor Lee Tucker Jr. "
got into an argument with a cashier about his facemask," when he was asked to pull up his mask. "Tucker left the store without making his purchase, but immediately returned inside," said a spokesperson. "Tucker walked directly back to the cashier, pulled out a handgun, and shot her." Authorities later identified the victim who died as Laquitta Willis. Another employee and a reserve deputy who was off-duty working as a security officer at the supermarket were also injured in the shooting. Tucker has now been indicted on charges including malice murder, felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and aggravated assault upon a public safety officer. 11alive.com

Denver, CO: Man convicted of killing tow truck driver over $300 fee
A Denver jury on Friday convicted a man of first-degree murder for killing a man to avoid paying a $300 fee after his car was impounded, the Denver District Attorney's office announced. The verdict came down late Friday after about eight hours of deliberations and also included a guilty verdict on an additional charge of second-degree murder against Victor Arenas-Foote. Arenas-Foote was accused of shooting Dakan in the head and leaving with his car that had been impounded. Dakan was taken to the hospital but ultimately died from his injuries that same day. About 20 minutes after the shooting, deputies in Adams County located Arenas-Foote's vehicle near Northglenn Drive and Grant Street. They also recovered a .38 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

Washington, DC: Five injured, including teen, after gunman 'shot into crowd' outside a C-Store
According to police, the victims were two men, two women, and a 13-year-old boy. Officials said all the victims are conscious and breathing. DC Police Chief Robert Contee III was also at the scene alongside detectives investigating the scene.Chief Contee said a lone gunman fired into the group outside the store "It's unacceptable for someone to shoot into a crowd of people at 8:38 in the morning, that's unacceptable. Whoever did this has terrified this community," Chief Contee said on the scene.


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Sandy, UT: Police searching for alleged rifle thief from Scheels
Police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who allegedly stole a rifle from a Scheels in Sandy. A photo taken by the store's security camera shows the man, who made no effort to conceal his face, strolling out of the store, rifle in hand. abc4.com

DOJ: Dallas, TX: Men Who Fenced Stolen Diamonds Sentenced to 15+ Years
Five men who purchased jewelry stolen from traveling diamond salesman have been sentenced to a combined 190 months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $7 million in restitution, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah. The men "fenced" jewels obtained in robberies committed by a so-called "South American Theft and Robbery Group (SATG)" - a violent criminal enterprise that targeted traveling jewelry salesman nationwide. Romelio Rivieron, 51, who pled guilty in March 2020 to engaging in a conspiracy to launder money, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $2,321,491.61 in restitution. He has already paid back approximately $230,000 towards victims of his crime. Co-conspirators Elkin Acosta Lopez, 46, and Harrinson Corredor, 29, who both pled guilty in 2019 to the same charge as Mr. Riveron, were previously sentenced to 68 months and 63 months, respectively. Mr. Corredor was ordered to pay $1,753,089 in restitution while Mr. Lopez was ordered to pay $1,368,088.68. Rubenhay Pinkhasov, 60, who pled guilty to engaging in 2019 to conspiracy to transport stolen goods in interstate commerce, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $1,007,823 in restitution. Yuri Alishaev, 49, who conspired with Mr. Pinkhasov, pled guilty to misprision (concealment) of a felony and was sentenced to probation; he has already paid the entirety of the $1,009,689 he owes in restitution.

Delaware County, PA: Norristown man convicted in pair of 2019 robberies in Haverford
A Norristown man was convicted last week on two counts of robbery and two counts of reckless endangerment for a pair of Haverford robberies in April 2019. Sharif Jomal Givens II, 30, is facing a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence due to a prior felony conviction, according to Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer. "The defendant in this case was brazen in his actions," Stollsteimer said in a release. "He clearly threatened the employees of these business establishments, and he presented a clear danger to our community. I want to commend the excellent work of the Haverford Police Department and to congratulate Assistant District Attorney Gina Gorbey on her excellent work in achieving this verdict."

Miami, FL: South Florida Felon Indicted on Robbery and Firearms Offenses After a One-Night Crime Spree

Camden, NJ: Two Camden Men Charged with Armed Robbery of Gas Station




Best Buy - Carson City, NV - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Rockford, IL - Burglary
C-Store - O'Fallon, MO - Robbery
C-Store - Waikiki, HI - Armed Robbery
Cellphone - Los Angeles, CA - Burglary
Gas Station - Spanish Fort, AL - Burglary
Gas Station Rockford, IL - Burglary
Gas Station - Rockford, IL - Burglary
Gun - Sandy, UT - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Greenville, SC - Robbery
Jewelry - Rochester, NY - Robbery
Jewelry - Fargo, ND - Robbery
Jewelry - Concord, NC - Robbery
Jewelry - Lakewood, CA - Robbery
Liquor - Bloomfield, NJ - Burglary
Restaurant - Omaha, NE - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Rockford, IL - Armed Robbery (Subway)
Restaurant - Kerrville, TX - Armed Robbery (IHOP)


Daily Totals:
• 12 robberies
• 6 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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