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FaceFirst hires LP veteran Mike Wiley as Vice President, Product

FaceFirst, Inc, a global leader in face matching technology, today announced the appointment of Mike Wiley to Vice President, Product. Wiley was most recently Everseen Ltd.'s vice president of customer insights, analysis, and ROI. At FaceFirst, Wiley will be responsible for the end-to-end product life cycle, including market analysis, product vision and strategy, UX designs for client needs, roadmap creation, release planning, and requirements gathering.

Wiley brings more than 25 years of AP and life safety experience. He led asset protection teams, investigation teams, operations projects, and reporting and analytics while with The Home Depot. Wiley also served as a director in asset protection and front-end operations at Walmart, where he led complex point-of-sale and returns enterprise-level technology initiatives.

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In Case You Missed It: FaceFirst welcomes former NYPD Real Time Crime Center leader Edwin Coello as Dir. of Public Safety & Data Governance

As commanding officer of the NYPD Facial Recognition Unit, Sgt. Edwin Coello developed, trained, and led one of the first law enforcement units dedicated to identifying unknown individuals using facial recognition technology. Coello joins FaceFirst as a facial recognition expert, and he leads FaceFirst's public safety and data governance operations.

Coello, a 21-year NYPD veteran, supervised the NYPD Real Time Crime Center from 2010 until his June 30, 2022, retirement. He led the development and implementation of the NYPD's facial recognition program, including system design, policy, and procedures for investigative deployment. Coello and his team positively identified thousands of unknown individuals during criminal investigations.  Read more here

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RILA Urges Congress to Pass INFORM Act
Congress Has Opportunity to Protect U.S. Consumers, Businesses with NDAA

RILA Urges Lawmakers to Include INFORM Act in 2023 Defense Bill

Washington, DC - This week Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the INFORM Consumers Act (originally introduced as Senate bill 936 by Sen. Durbin in March 2021) as amendment number 5511 to the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Senior Executive Vice President, Public Affairs Michael Hanson issued the following statement in response.

"The INFORM Consumers Act is a bipartisan, common-sense solution to a growing problem impacting consumers, businesses, and communities across the U.S. The flood of stolen and counterfeit goods being sold anonymously on third-party marketplaces harms American consumers, hinders economic growth, and hurts U.S. businesses large and small.

"Including this legislation within the 2023 NDAA is a win for transparency and accountability and is a crucial step in curbing the growth of organized retail crime. We appreciate Senators Dick Durbin and Bill Cassidy for their bipartisan commitment to tackling this problem and we encourage lawmakers to use this opportunity to make INFORM a reality."

ORC Ignites Dawn of New Surveillance Era in America's Most Liberal City

SF Allows Live Police Access to Private Security Cameras to Fight Retail Theft
Despite Privacy Concerns, San Francisco Supervisors Expand Police Access to Live Camera Feeds
San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday for a trial run allowing police to monitor, in real time, private surveillance cameras in certain circumstances, despite strong objections from civil liberties groups alarmed by the potential impact on privacy.

Mayor London Breed requested the ability to monitor in real time and was supported by merchants and residents who say police officers need more tools to combat drug dealing and retail theft they say have marred the city's quality of life. It is temporary and will sunset in 15 months.

The vote was 7-4, with some supervisors astonished that the governing board of politically liberal San Francisco would consider granting more powers to law enforcement in a city that celebrates its activism. Others pushed back, saying they were tired of sophisticated criminal networks taking advantage of San Francisco's lax attitude toward retail theft such as the organized retail theft that struck Union Square last year and other property crimes. While other cities have already responded to brazen property crime.

Supervisor Aaron Peskin, a privacy advocate who successfully passed legislation in 2019 to ban the use of facial recognition software by San Francisco police and other city departments, voted for the expansion. He said his team worked hard with the mayor and other members of the board to negotiate safeguards, including strict reporting requirements on when live monitoring was used and whether it improved safety.

Police use of private surveillance equipment has ramped up across the country as a way to deter and investigate crime. Most use is voluntary, as it is in San Francisco, although a new ordinance in Houston, Texas, mandates certain businesses - bars, nightclubs and convenience stores - to record outside their premises at all times and share footage with police when requested.

Under the new rules, police can monitor live for up to 24 hours, but only in emergencies where lives are at stake or in criminal investigations with a captain's written approval. They can also monitor high-profile events to decide where to deploy officers. Permission must be received from the individual, business or community district for access to their cameras. Only outdoor areas can be monitored. kqed.org wsj.com

Crime & Safety Closures Continue for Starbucks
Starbucks closing flagship Canal Street location, citing security concerns
Starbucks is closing its New Orleans flagship coffee shop on the corner of Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue, citing concerns over security and the safety of its employees.

The Seattle-based chain said Thursday that the store, which was opened with great fanfare just nine years ago, would close permanently on Oct. 2. It is located on the ground floor of the historic building at 700 Canal Street owned by The Pickwick Club.

Starbucks spokesman Sam Jefferies said the closure comes as part of a national review the chain announced in July in the form of a letter from its joint heads of operations, Debbie Stroud and Denise Nelsen. They said then that they recognized a rising level of threat their employees felt in some of their outlets and promised to either fix the issues or close them down.

Davon Barbour, who took over as the CEO of the Downtown Development District of New Orleans in December, said the closure of a national outlet like Starbucks at such a high-profile location is unfortunate, especially at a time when New Orleans is making headlines for surging crime and a staffing crisis in its police department.

New Orleans is not the first nor the only city to see Starbucks closures because of security concerns. Shortly after the letter to staff was written in July, the company said it would be closing 16 stores for security reasons: a half-dozen each in the greater Los Angeles and Seattle areas; two in Portland, Oregon; and one in both Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

At the time of those closures, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he had personally witnessed incidents at some of the closing locations and promised to bolster police resources. nola.com

Bail Reform's Impact on NYC Crime
Bail under $1K nearly eliminated in NYC under controversial reforms
New York City has nearly eliminated cash bail below $1,000 as part of the controversial reform laws - with judges in the Big Apple setting the low amounts in only about 300 cases last year.

The measly bail amounts accounted for just over 2% of 13,942 cases where bail was set in 2021 on charges such as drug possession and petit larceny - and were a massive divergence from the years before the 2019 reform enacted by the state. In 2019, judges set bail at $1,000 or below 4,247 times in 22,332 cases, according to the court data, released by the New York Division of Criminal Justice System on Wednesday.

A key takeaway revealed in the three years of data was that the reforms had little effect on crime in the Big Apple.

The rate of recidivism for those out on bail within 180 days in New York City dropped slightly each year, with 1,680 people out of 6,911 (24.3%) who had been bailed out getting arrested again in 2019. For the first nine months of 2021, that number was 465 out of 2,397 (19.4%).

Meanwhile, out of those statistics, re-arrests for violent offenses also dropped from 335 in 2019 to 198 in 2020 and 147 in the nine-month span of 2021, the data show. In 2019, prior to bail reform, 18% of arrestees who were released without bail were busted again, while just 16% were rearrested over the first nine months of 2021 - the most complete data available for that year.

Of those who were out awaiting trial and reoffended, the total that committed a violent offense was similar in 2019 and 2020 - 2,384 and 2,432, respectively. That number dipped to 1,517 in the first nine months of 2021. nypost.com

Former Employee Sues Kroger Over Mass Shooting
Kroger employee sues company for $10M following Collierville mass shooting
A Kroger employee who was shot the day a gunman opened fire inside of a Collierville grocery store is suing the company for a total of $10 million. According to a lawsuit, Mariko Jenkins worked at the Collierville Kroger when a recently fired employee of a contracted sushi company inside of the store began shooting, injuring 15 people and killing Olivia King. Authorities said the shooter then shot and killed himself.

The lawsuit claims that Kroger and Snowfox, the contracted sushi company inside of Kroger, "knew or should have known that (the shooter) presented a danger" after he was fired. The court documents claim that the shooter had a history of being confrontational towards employees and shoppers, one such incident resulting in his firing that fateful day on September 23, 2021. fox13memphis.com

Unsung hero of the Buffalo mass shooting describes why he didn't want to leave people behind in the store

At Pittsburgh shooting summit, survivors stress education as key


COVID Update

612.7M Vaccinations Given

US: 97.7M Cases - 1M Dead - 94.2M Recovered
Worldwide: 618.7M Cases - 6.5M Dead - 598.7M Recovered

Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 362   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 798

The COVID Tech Graveyard
New York spent $250M on tech to fight Covid that no one uses

National Guard personnel are managing New York's ventilator stockpile, one example of the equipment left behind after governments went on pandemic-fueled spending sprees.

Forced into a hectic international competition for goods like many states during the early months of the pandemic, New York never procured anywhere close to what it supposedly needed. But the collection it did manage to build hasn't done much more than gather dust.

The state acquired 8,555 ventilators at a cost of $166 million and 1,179 X-ray machines for $86.4 million, state officials told POLITICO this month. And now they're stacked in warehouses across New York with no plans to distribute them or put them to any immediate use; Covid treatments have largely moved away from ventilators, and hospitals say they have plenty available to deal with their immediate needs.

New York is already starting to dispose of 700,000 gallons of expired hand sanitizer made in 2020 by people serving time at New York prisons in 2020 - a process that will take 44 weeks to complete by shipping a whopping 168 trailer loads 130 miles from Utica to Rochester at a cost of $2.3 million. politico.com

COVID Still Officially a 'Public Health Emergency'
Is the Covid-19 pandemic really 'over'?
The US government still designates Covid-19 a Public Health Emergency, although the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) loosened its guidance last month to allow people to get back to most forms of normalcy.

But older people, the immunocompromised, people with certain disabilities or underlying health conditions remain at higher risk for serious illness and may still need to take more precautions.

Biden's remarks have already received some political blowback. They come just two weeks after his administration launched a campaign urging Americans to get booster shots and renewed efforts to convince Congress to spend another $22.4 billion on Covid mitigation efforts. However, Republican leaders told CNN they would be less willing to provide funds toward a pandemic that is now "over." cnn.com

'Very Harmful' Lack of Data Blunts U.S. Response to Outbreaks
Major data gaps, the result of decades of underinvestment in public health, have undercut the government response to the coronavirus and now to monkeypox.
Goldman Sachs Will End Covid Vaccination Requirements in Its New York Office

COVID relief funds still available for small businesses

October the best time to get COVID boosters, flu shots, experts say



Following U.S. Deputy AG Lisa Monaco's Speech at NYU Sept. 15 on DOJ's New Corp. Crime Policies
New Policies Are Now Official - The 'Crackdown' Begins

The DOJ's Corporate Crime Advisory Group Has Spoken:
DOJ Revises Corporate Criminal Enforcement Policies
On September 15, 2022, the Department of Justice released a memorandum revising several key aspects of its corporate criminal enforcement policies. The new policy, titled Further Revisions to Corporate Criminal Enforcement Policies Following Discussions With Corporate Crime Advisory Group (the September 2022 Revised Policy) prioritizes four areas: (1) individual accountability, (2) corporate accountability, (3) independent compliance monitors and (4) a commitment to transparency.

The September 2022 Revised Policy, developed in consultation with this diverse set of stakeholders, is intended to provide general counsels and chief compliance officers the tools needed to make the business case for compliance, to further incentivize robust self-disclosure, and to provide prosecutors additional guidance and resources to pursue Department priorities in the four key areas noted above.  mondaq.com

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RFID Could Save the Day for Kohl's
Kohl's Has an Inventory-Management Problem

RFID could help the retail chain meet its current challenges, yet the company has not followed its competitors' example in embracing the technology.

With so many stores under its operation, and with such a wide array of goods for sale-clothing, footwear, jewelry, bedding and beauty products, as well as furniture, appliances, electronics, housewares and toys-Kohl's has a lot of inventory to keep track of. As CNN reports, that effort has not been entirely successful.

A February 2022 article from Forbes explains that the inventory problems Kohl's has faced in recent years likely stem from its past decision to abandon the use of RFID-based smart labels. That decision, Forbes notes, has prevented the company from successfully undergoing a digital transformation, and the retail chain is now suffering for its lack of technological foresight (see The Curious Case Of Kohl's: Why The Retailer Has Struggled To Embrace Smart Labeling).

Macy's, Target, Walmart and other large retailers have achieved great success with RFID, so why hasn't Kohl's embraced the technology, despite its ability to address the chain's inventory-management dilemma? That's the real question. Instead, Kohl's pulled the plug on its RFID efforts back in 2015-and here we are, seven years later, with the retailer facing the financial consequences. Had the department store chain deployed RFID like its competitors have, this situation might have been avoided.

As Kay puts it, "To call this a head-scratcher is an understatement, leading many outsiders to question the rigor of the company's analysis." RFID technology can be an enormously useful resource for retailers, as it enables them to improve their stock accuracy, product availability and employee efficiency, and thus their bottom line. Perhaps it's not too late to course-correct. Perhaps Kohl's, too, will see the light. rfidjournal.com

Resolving 75% of Customer Errors With a Gentle Nudge
Kroger rolls out visual AI-based self-checkout
America's largest grocery retailer has been steadily expanding use of self-service checkouts at locations across the country, and is now implementing a solution it developed using Everseen's Visual AI.

Following a successful pilot implementation of the Lenovo Edge AI servers and Everseen solutions, Kroger has rolled out the AI-based self-checkout platform at 1,700 grocery stores, with plans to have the new solution up and running at all locations in the near future.

According to Kroger, it is reporting fewer errors at self-checkout, with over 75% of self-checkout errors corrected without employee intervention. The company says this also translates into reduced retail shrink and a more accurate view of what stock is going out of the store, which in turn boosts inventory replenishment and on-shelf availability for customers, ultimately increasing sales.

The Lenovo Edge AI servers and Everseen's Visual AI platform fit in seamlessly with our existing self-checkout systems, and make the checkout process more robust, in a way that's non-disruptive for our customers," said Chris McCarrick, senior manager of asset protection solutions and technology, Kroger. "Now, if customers make an error when scanning, the system will give them a gentle nudge to get things back on track. In fact, over 75% of the time, customers are able to resolve scanning errors themselves, with no intervention from our associates, which makes their job a little easier. It really is a win-win situation." chainstoreage.com

In Case You're Traveling - Hertz Might Have You Arrested
Hertz Customers Allege False-Arrest Problem Continues After Bankruptcy

New lawsuit accuses the rental-car company of continuing to falsely report vehicles as stolen due to faulty inventory tracking

A lawsuit by five Hertz customers has accused the rental giant of faulty inventory tracking that caused the drivers to face wrongful arrest for car theft

The lawsuit, filed in the Delaware Superior Court on Tuesday, said the five named customers were stopped in the past year by police and held at gunpoint for renting and driving vehicles that Hertz incorrectly reported as stolen.

With at least 320 individuals from around the country have sought damages against Hertz since 2015 related to false-theft claims.

A Hertz spokeswoman said Tuesday that the company has already sent almost 60 confidential settlement offers to individuals "who had a negative experience with our company." She added that Hertz is processing individual claims as fast as possible and plans to make progress in reaching resolutions over the coming months.

Hertz said earlier this year that it files at least 3,365 theft reports against customers each year. wsj.com

Justice Department Secures Settlements with CarMax, Axis Analytics, Capital One Bank and Walmart for Posting Discriminatory Job Advertisements on College Recruiting Platforms
The Department of Justice today announced that it entered into another four settlements to resolve claims that companies discriminated against non-U.S. citizens by posting job opportunities with unlawful citizenship status restrictions on college job recruiting platforms. These four agreements add to the department's recent settlements with 16 other companies to resolve similar claims in June 2022, bringing the total civil penalty amount for all 20 employers to over $1.1 million. justice.gov

Target to Hire 100,000 for Holidays

Walmart to recruit 40,000 for the holidays

Senior LP & AP Jobs Market

Director-Cybersecurity job posted for AT&T in the United States
The Director-Cybersecurity is responsible for directing cyber security areas across products, services, infrastructure, networks, and/or applications while providing protection for AT&T, our customers and our vendors/partners. Works on various projects relating to the protection of devices, customers, assets, data, information technology, and networks. Supports innovation, strategic planning, technical proof of concepts, testing, lab work, and various other technical program management related tasks associated with the cyber security programs both internal and external. att.jobs

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Retail & Hospitality ISAC Announces Award Winners

Hyatt Hotels, Lowe's, and Palo Alto Networks earn top honors in the Peer Choice awards category.

Vienna, VA (September 21, 2022) - The Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) announced its 2022 award winners during the annual membership meeting held on September 20 in Frisco, Texas. The awards recognize outstanding companies and individuals who have displayed extraordinary dedication to RH-ISAC's mission to build a collaborative sharing community that enables consumer-facing organizations to defend against cyber threats.

CISO of the Year: Ben Vaughn, Hyatt Hotels

Ben Vaughn, senior vice president and the chief information security officer (CISO) at Hyatt Hotels, won the 2022 Peer Choice Award for CISO of the Year. This award honors exceptional leadership and recognizes a recipient that is a thought leader whose experiences add strategic value and whose engagements are an asset to the larger community.

Cybersecurity Practitioner of the Year: Seth Monteleone

Seth Monteleone, cybersecurity analyst at Lowe's Companies Inc., earned the 2022 Peer Choice Award for Cybersecurity Practitioner of the Year, which honors a cyber intelligence practitioner who has demonstrated significant time, energy, and involvement to add value to the RH-ISAC by sharing threat intelligence and contributing content to events.

Associate Member of the Year: Palo Alto

The Peer Choice Award for Associate Member of the Year honors a company that has displayed valuable support to RH-ISAC members by offering thought leadership, actionable intelligence, and other resources. The 2022 recipient of this award is Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity solutions provider that regularly publishes content in its Unit 42 CTI Blog, providing members with valuable insight into intel threat trends.

Additional Awards

In addition to the Peer Choice Awards, the RH-ISAC recognized the following individuals and companies for outstanding contributions to the RH-ISAC community.

Sharing & Collaboration Challenge - Teams: The recipients of this award are based on cumulative points earned over the past 12 months in the Sharing & Collaboration Challenge, which tracks team participation in various RH-ISAC channels. Winners are awarded in four categories based on the number of employees on the team. The first-place winners in each category for 2022 are Crutchfield Corporation, Gap Inc., Marriott International, and Lowe's Companies Inc.

Sharing & Collaboration Challenge - Individual: This award is given to the individual who earned the most points in the Sharing & Collaboration Challenge over the past 12 months. The 2022 winner is Seth Monteleone, cybersecurity analyst at Lowe's Companies Inc.

Click here to see the full list of award winners

Uber's ex-security chief on data breach disclosure to FTC: 'It's legal's job to decide'

Uber's former security chief told investigators he was more concerned with protecting stolen user data than reporting a serious 2016 security breach to the Federal Trade Commission.

A jury finally got some insight Tuesday into ex-Uber security chief Joe Sullivan's state of mind as he grappled with a serious data breach in 2016.

Randall Lee, a former partner at law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, and his colleagues were brought in by a special matters committee of Uber's board of directors to scrutinize how Sullivan and his security team dealt with two hackers who infiltrated one of the company's Amazon-hosted web servers.

Lee said Sullivan made it known that he didn't think it was his duty to report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission, a regulatory agency that was investigating Uber's security practices following a similar data breach in 2014.

"My focus was we had to get to bottom of this and contain it very fast," Sullivan reportedly told Lee.

Prosecutors have raised Sullivan's past career as a former U.S. attorney in the government's computer hacking and IP unit, as well as his stints as in-house counsel at Facebook and PayPal, to suggest that Sullivan should have known better regarding the breach disclosure.

Sullivan's interview with Lee indicates Sullivan saw it differently. "I do not make disclosure decisions. My team always trained to bring in legal," he told Lee.

Sullivan also told Lee he frequently communicated with then-CEO Travis Kalanick, calling him immediately to inform him of the 2016 breach. "From day one, we had discussions on a regular basis," Sullivan had said. courthousenews.com

Former Uber security engineer details hunt for hackers behind 2016 data breach
On the stand Wednesday in the criminal trial of his former boss, former Uber security chief Mat Henley described how his team found the two hackers who stole private user data in 2016.

After toiling for weeks to identify the two hackers who had breached Uber's Amazon web server, finding out that one was Brandon Glover from Winter Springs, Florida, marked a triumphant moment for security engineer Mat Henley.

The email Henley sent Glover on Jan. 2, 2017 felt especially satisfying.

"Hey Brandon," he wrote. "I wanted to reach out now that the holidays are over to circle back on your bounty. I definitely appreciated the help from you guys. It was a great catch, and it's a perfect example of the value that the program brings to both us and the security community. I'm sure it was a great way to kick off your Christmas:0"

"I wanted him to know he was no longer anonymous. I knew who he was,"

Henley worked directly under Sullivan as an attribution researcher, a job he described as "going after the bad guys and convincing them to stop doing whatever the threat is."

The data breach ordeal began when Glover's partner, Vasile Mereacre, reached out to Uber under the pseudonym "John Doughs" and demanded a six-figure payment.

Henley and his security team emailed back and forth with John Doughs throughout November 2016 , trying to stall him while they worked to flush out his real identity and location.

"[h]ow much are you guys willing to pay for this?" Doughs, who was really Mereacre, had asked in an email to Fletcher.

The company usually paid a maximum bounty of $10,000, but they made an exception in this case and paid out $100,000 in two installments.

Sullivan was fired in November 2017 by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who had just taken over from Travis Kalanick, and while the initial breach response investigation was ongoing.

Khosrowshahi testified last week that he fired Sullivan because he did not think he could trust him, since Sullivan had omitted certain facts from an email summary he'd sent Khosrowshahi about the incident, including how many riders and drivers it affected, the type of information that was taken, and that data had been downloaded by the hackers. courthousenews.com

Security Executive Facing Jail Time - Precedent Setting Fears
Cybersecurity Officials on Edge Amid Trial of Former Uber Executive
The trial of Uber's former head of security is being closely watched by cybersecurity professionals, who worry it could set a precedent for who is liable when a company is hacked.

Companies are hit with hacks and ransomware attacks pretty often these days. So what makes prosecutors allege that, in this case, a crime was committed?

In this case, there was an FTC investigation going on. So companies aren't necessarily always under the scrutiny of the federal government when they get hacked, and the Feds want everybody to know, to be on notice that they're taking this stuff seriously. So the allegations here are that Mr. Sullivan basically engaged in a series of behaviors that ultimately misled the FTC about what was going on with cybersecurity at Uber. And specifically, they're saying he paid some hackers $100,000 to make a data breach go away, which is definitely a no-no.

There's no question that in this case paying out that large sum was an unusual decision. So the biggest bug bounty Uber had paid out previous to this incident was $10,000. And suddenly they're paying out $100,000, 10 times what they've paid before. So this decision, we know from court records that it went up to the CEO level. Sullivan and the CEO discussed it. It doesn't have to be discussed at that level. But this case was a little unusual. And so that's actually one of the things that the prosecutors are pointing out and drawing attention to.

The Sullivan case is really being watched very carefully by a lot of security executives because he's facing jail time for making a decision that, I think they have a lot of sympathy with this. You have got a lot of pressure when you're in that position, and the calls that get made, they involve a lot of people. We're talking about the CEO, the legal team, and the security team, all in concert, making the decisions on what to say to the FTC and how to respond to this breach, and the security guy's the one facing jail time. So there definitely is a contingent of people who work in this business who really think that Mr. Sullivan should not have been charged because he had a hard job, he had to make a call, and they really have sympathy for the pressure that he was under. Now there's another group of people who say like, "Look, it's obviously a data breach when somebody gets the data and downloads it from your company. You got to disclose that, and why didn't that happen?" wsj.com

Gray Areas Exist in Managing & Paying Ransomware - CISO's Vulnerable?
D&O insurance not yet a priority despite criminal trial of Uber's former CISO

The cost is too high and the risk too low to offer CISOs directors-and-officers insurance at many companies. Protective governance policies might make more sense.

The trial of former Uber CISO Joe Sullivan marks the first time a cybersecurity chief has faced potential criminal liability. The two charges against Sullivan, obstruction of justice and failure to report a crime, carry potential jail time of five and three years, respectively, in a watershed case that has drawn the attention of security professionals.
Although the issue of some form of personal liability insurance, or directors-and-officers (D&O) insurance, for CISOs has been raised in the context of Sullivan's woes, experts say they aren't seeing demand for it yet.

This past summer, Uber entered a non-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors to resolve a criminal investigation into the cover-up of the 2016 breach, given that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had a pending investigation into the company's data security practices at the time.

Andrew Dawson, an assistant US attorney, said, "This is a case about a cover-up, about payoffs and about lies. The evidence will show that Mr. Sullivan paid for the hackers' silence because Uber was being investigated by the FTC."

Gray areas such as ransomware could leave CISOs responsible

Given the rapid spike in ransomware attacks over the past three years, many organizations have chosen to pay the ransom to attackers in a manner not dissimilar to what Sullivan did. And gray areas could conceivably emerge, depending on the circumstances, that could leave CISOs vulnerable to subsequent legal actions, and potentially costly legal bills, if they participated in a decision to pay a ransom or deal with a cybersecurity incident in an unconventional way.

The best bet for CISOs is to ensure that corporate governance policies provide them with protection. csoonline.com

Investments in Cybersecurity are Essential
Cybersecurity Investments Are No Longer Optional, Officials Warn

Shareholder pressure, insurance requirements and thinning patience should prompt better defenses, senior officials say

A mix of regulation, investor demands and insurance requirements is pushing companies to elevate the oversight of cybersecurity, officials from the U.S. and other countries say.

While some companies in specific critical infrastructure sectors, such as energy and banking, must already comply with certain cybersecurity requirements, greater investment in digital defenses is needed across the board, said Brandon Wales, executive director at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

A string of attacks on companies of all sizes and across all sectors in recent years has prompted governments to increase pressure on the private sector to increase its resilience to cyber threats. Ransomware, in which hackers demand payment to unlock data and systems, is a national security threat, officials have said, for its potential to disrupt infrastructure and supply chains.

Since the beginning of the year, CISA has promoted a "Shields Up" campaign designed to raise cybersecurity awareness in the face of what it says are mounting threats from Russia's war in Ukraine. This includes ensuring basic protections such as multifactor authentication are in place to thwart opportunistic attacks that don't require much sophistication.

Cyber officials are signaling a growing impatience with companies that fail to use adequate defenses and are later hacked. In ransomware attacks, in particular, said Lindy Cameron, chief executive of the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre, some companies are all too ready to pay to restore their data, which in turn feeds the issue.

"It starts with the boards and with the C-suite to push this, and make it part of the culture in the same way that other risks are now fully addressed," Mr. Wales said. wsj.com

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Legal Pot Triggered 'Wave of Corruption'
How legal weed unleashed corruption in California
In the San Gabriel Valley, a city councilman demanded bribes from businesses seeking cannabis licenses, according to a source cooperating with the FBI.

In another small L.A. County city, a cannabis industry group offered $15,000 to council candidates who would pledge to support changes to city regulations that weed businesses wanted - an exchange one legal expert said "flirted at the edges" of the law.

And in rural Northern California, an elected official pushed to expand the amount of weed that farms could legally grow, a proposal sought by a cannabis business that was paying her and her husband hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy their ranch.

California's decision to legalize recreational cannabis in 2016 ushered in a multibillion-dollar commercial pot market that officials in many small, struggling communities hoped would bring new jobs and an infusion of tax revenue to spend on police, parks and roads. But for some cities, the riches never materialized.

Instead, the advent of commercial cannabis unleashed a wave of corruption, prosecutions and accusations that has rocked local governments across the state and left them with few effective tools to combat the problem.

From the rugged mountains near Oregon to the desert along the Mexican border, a Times investigation found corruption or other questionable conduct covering a vast area of activities: public officials demanding cash from cannabis business owners to approve licenses; government officials threatened with physical violence over pot regulations; and elected officials accepting money from cannabis businesses even as they regulated them. In addition, the industry has donated a torrent of campaign cash to local government officials as cannabis became a new and powerful special interest.

Lobbyists, pot entrepreneurs and public officials say bribery and shakedowns have become so commonplace in cannabis licensing that it feels like a normal part of doing business. latimes.com

Another Attempt as Passing the SAFE Banking Act for Cannabis Businesses
Congress could again try to allow weed businesses to get banking services

Two key measures that federal lawmakers are expected to take up this month present two more chances to enact legislation that would allow federally chartered banks to offer checking accounts, credit cards and other financial services to legal cannabis businesses
The provisions of the Secure and Fair Enforcement, or SAFE, Banking Act, which passed the House on several occasions, were added to legislation setting defense policy for the 12 months beginning Oct. 1.

And when the House in July approved a package of six spending bills to fund the federal government beginning next month, lawmakers included a provision in the Financial Services and General Government appropriations measure to prevent the government from spending any money to penalize banks providing services to legal cannabis businesses.

Previous attempts to pass SAFE Banking were stymied in the U.S. Senate under both Republican and Democratic control, and there is no indication that the senators have changed their minds, even as negotiations continue.

The House passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act in July. The proposed Senate version does not include SAFE Banking, and in previous years, the provision has not survived negotiations between the two chambers.

With Republicans favored to win back the House and possibly the Senate in the midterms, next year's Congress may be far less cannabis-friendly than the current one. securityinfowatch.com

Using Cannabis Outside Work
California Law Will Protect Employees' Use of Marijuana Outside Work
The California Legislature recently passed a bill prohibiting employers from penalizing workers for using marijuana during their off-work hours. Recreational use of marijuana has been legal in California since 2016. While off-duty use would be legally protected, the new bill does allow employers to fire or suspend workers for possessing, using or being impaired by marijuana while at work. The law will take effect in January 2024. shrm.org

Report: Over 27M Lbs Of U.S. Legal Marijuana Industry Will Be Cultivated By 2030

Legalizing weed is a major midterms issue. It's about time.




Amazon Illegally Targeting Union Supporters?
Regulators Accuse Amazon of Singling Out Union Organizers for Discipline

National Labor Relations Board officials said the company had applied its workplace rules unfairly, and asked it to change or scrap the regulations.

Federal labor regulators have moved to force Amazon to scrap a rule that governs employees' use of nonwork areas, accusing the company of illegally singling out union supporters in enforcing the policy.

A complaint issued on Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board's Brooklyn office said Amazon "selectively and disparately enforced the rule," which applied to distributing materials and to solicitation activities, "by discriminatorily applying it against employees who engaged in union activity."

The complaint amounted to a finding of merit in a charge brought by the Amazon Labor Union, which mounted organizing efforts - one successful, one not - at two warehouses on Staten Island this year. The case will be litigated before an administrative law judge unless it is settled beforehand, and Amazon could appeal an adverse ruling to the national labor board in Washington.

The complaint said the company applied the solicitation policy unlawfully when it prohibited workers from posting a pro-union sign in a nonwork area at one of the Staten Island warehouses, known as LDJ5. The company threatened discipline if the workers posted the sign or did not remove the sign, according to the complaint, which also said at least one worker was disciplined under the solicitation policy.

The complaint also accuses the company of disciplining two workers to discourage them from engaging in union activity.

Under Amazon's stated policy, employees are prohibited from soliciting co-workers for, say, financial contributions on company grounds during work time, or from distributing nonwork-related material in work areas. The policy also prevents nonemployees from conducting any kind of solicitation on company grounds. nytimes.com

Amazon's Trucking Companies Have Killed More Than 75 Since 2015
Amazon Routinely Hired Dangerous Trucking Companies, With Deadly Consequences

Its regular contractors were more than twice as likely to receive unsafe driving scores compared with similar outfits; Amazon says its network is safe

Amazon has rapidly built a sprawling network to move merchandise around the nation's highways. Many of the trucking companies it hired for all that driving are more dangerous than their peers, sometimes fatally so.

Between February 2020 and early August 2022, more than 1,300 Amazon trucking contractors received scores worse than the level at which DOT officials typically take action. DOT scores are a widely used industry standard for assessing trucker safety.

Trucking contractors that worked frequently for Amazon were more than twice as likely as all other similar companies to receive bad unsafe driving scores, the Journal analysis found. About 39% of the frequent Amazon contractors in the Journal's analysis received scores at that level. wsj.com

Amazon dials back air cargo expansion as e-commerce sales slow

2022's holiday delivery challenge: softening e-commerce demand







Beverly Hills. CA: Update: Smash-and-grab suspects who allegedly stole millions from jewelry store Arrested
Three suspects were arrested in Long Beach, California, on Wednesday in connection to a jewelry store robbery that took place earlier this year, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. The suspects - Deshon Bell of Long Beach, Jimmy Lee Vernon of Gardena, and a third unidentified juvenile - were arrested as Beverly Hills police and FBI tactical teams conducted simultaneous arrest warrants at three different locations across Long Beach. Bell was arrested and booked for Commercial Burglary and Conspiracy. Vernon was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers in Barstow and was charged with robbery. The unidentified juvenile was arrested and booked by the BHPD for Commercial Burglary. foxnews.com

Lewes, DE: Lowes Shoplifters Arrested After Delaware State Police Chase
An 18-, 19-, and 20-year old, all from New York, have been arrested after stealing from the Lowes in Lewes Sunday, says Delaware State Police (DSP). Troopers say that on September 18th around 11:40 a.m., troopers were sent to Lowes to investigate a reported shoplifting. They say two of the alleged shoplifters were seen stealing a large amount of copper wire, then getting in to a Chrysler 300 with Florida plates, driven by the third. According to troopers, the Chrysler left the Lowes and headed north on Route 1.

DSP says that a trooper saw the Chrysler and tried to pull them over, but they did not. After, DSP says the Chrysler made a U-turn and started speeding south. DSP says that the trooper chased, until the chase was called off for the safety of both the Trooper and the public. Later, Troopers say they found the Chrysler had hit a guardrail on Route 1. They say the crash set the car on fire, with all three alleged shoplifters running away. DSP says they were able to catch them quickly after that.

DSP says that after an investigation, they found out that that the Chrysler had rear-ended a Honda Accord from Frederica traveling in the same direction. According to DSP, this caused the Chrysler to lose control and hit the guardrail. Immediately after, a piece of the guardrail burst through the windshield of a Ford Explorer from Wilmington, says DSP. They say neither the driver of the Honda Accord or the driver of the Ford Explorer were hurt. According to DSP, the three alleged shoplifters were hurt from their crash, so they were taken to the hospital to be treated. wrde.com

Manteca, CA: Four arrested minutes after robbing CVS
The Manteca Police Department arrested four people on Monday - three of which were juveniles - for robbing The CVS Pharmacy on North Main Street. More than a dozen bottles of liquid medication - much of it controlled substances - were recovered, along with three semi-automatic handguns, magazines, and a clown mask. The agency was contacted by onlookers that informed them about four individuals that looked like they were getting ready to rob the pharmacy. Manteca Police officers that were in the area responded to the scene and spotted the vehicle as it pulled away from the curb - initiating a short pursuit. mantecabulletin.com

Murfreesboro, TN: Alleged Shoplifting Suspect at Lowe's in Murfreesboro was Reportedly Armed
Detectives in Murfreesboro have located a person of interest in a theft case that was opened after a shoplifting incident was reported at a local store. The theft was reported at Lowe's Home Improvement on Old Fort Parkway, September 17, 2022. According to authorities, the suspect made his way to the lawn equipment aisle and selected a Husqvarna Backpack Blower. He allegedly took all the packing materials out of the box and employees believe the man placed additional items in the box. However, the actions were not within view of the store cameras. A store employee approached the man, at which time he reportedly pointed to his firearm that he was openly carrying. Per store policy, the employee walked away from the subject. Workers say the unknown and evidently armed man went to the customer service desk, asked a question and allegedly left the store without paying for the merchandise. The man was parked in the back parking lot and left the scene in a white work truck that was pulling a trailer. wgnsradio.com

Warsaw, NY: Repeat Offender: Parolee accused of filling tote with electronics, trying to steal from Warsaw Walmart
An 11-time convicted felon is accused of filling up a tote with electronics at a Walmart in Wyoming County and trying to steal it. Adrian Taylor, 44, of Rochester, allegedly tried to steal $3,739.88 worth of merchandise from the store in Warsaw Aug. 23. According to police, store employees stopped the theft, and Taylor fled the scene in a vehicle used in multiple other thefts and attempted thefts across the state. Taylor had previously been banned from entering Walmart properties due to past thefts, according to police. At the time of last month's incident, Taylor was on parole for a 2018 grand larceny. Taylor was arrested Monday and charged with burglary, attempted grand larceny, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation and unlicensed operation. 13wham.com

Walmart shoplifter who offered to fight security faces prison
A man with a history of grand larceny is facing five years in prison for shoplifting at the Grant Avenue Walmart. Michael Ashton McPhail, 30, admitted to burglary of a business Monday. According to Prosecutor Patrick Ferguson, McPhail has at least 11 years of similar offences, including misdemeanor charges and one prison sentence. McPhail is accused of ringing up $808 in merchandise at $1 an item. When security took notice, he left most of the goods, except a $329 vacuum. When confronted, he reportedly put up his fists before running with the cart out of the store. Deputies arrested him while he was northbound on Highway 395. recordcourier.com

Brookfield, WI: Police seek help in finding suspect involved in retail theft at DSW

Omaha, NE: Vape store burglarized, over $2000 of merchandise stolen

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Shootings & Deaths

Cumberland, IN: 3 shot outside Cumberland gas station, 1 victim dead
Police are investigating after three people were shot outside a gas station in Cumberland. One victim later died at the hospital. According to the Cumberland Police Department, the shooting occurred around 7:10 p.m. Wednesday outside of the Speedway gas station located at 10th Street and German Church Road. As shots were fired, police said innocent bystanders ducked for cover inside the gas station and even hid in drink refrigerators. Outside of the gas station, police said three people were shot during the gunfire. Two of them were transported to the hospital in critical condition, and one later died. The third was taken to the hospital in a dark colored vehicle. Authorities said Wednesday night that one of the victims had died, but did not specify if it was the one in critical condition. The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the deceased as Daeshua Lamont Reese, 29. A fourth person involved in the shooting has been detained by police at the scene. fox59.com

Columbia, SC: Female Employee found dead in Belk department store Monday evening, last seen on Thursday
A 63-year-old woman named Bessie Durham, who worked as a janitor at the Belk department store was found dead inside the department store's public bathroom. Police say Durham was last seen on Thursday by another employee but her body had not been discovered until Monday night. For four days, Durham's body went unnoticed inside a public restroom during a busy shopping weekend. WIS spoke to a few people in the area today, and they're asking the same questions we are asking...which is how. Deputy Chief Melron Kelly with the Columbia Police Department says the family of Durham had not spoken to her for four days and actually went to the station to file a missing person's report. "We were with the family taking a missing person's report, and once we were on scene and did a little investigating, we did discover the person deceased at the Belk," said Deputy Chief Melron Kelly, Columbia Police Department. "We're still working with the store to find out what their process is to closing down the store, inspecting the store and things of that nature," said Deputy Chief Kelly. wbtv.com

Brooklyn, NY: Man, 37, stabbed to death after argument at Brooklyn smoke shop
A man was killed inside a Brooklyn bodega on Tuesday night after a fright broke out, apparently over one man not saying "thank you" to the other. That's according to a man who witnessed it all, the worker behind the counter, CBS2's Dave Carlin reported Wednesday. The deadly argument was caught on video inside and outside a store on 4th Avenue in Park Slope. Witnesses said the violence started over, of all things, an unlikely dustup over good manners. The footage shows the beginning of the confrontation between a man in a white t-shirt, who wound up stabbed to death, and a man wearing a backpack, possibly for a job delivering food. cbsnews.com

Columbus, OH: Police looking to identify suspects in shooting that left woman clinging to life
Columbus police homicide detectives are asking for help identifying several young people believed to be involved in a robbery-turned-shooting that left a 33-year-old woman fighting for her life. The shooting took place around 2 a.m. Wednesday at the Sunoco gas station at 1905 Cleveland Ave. in South Linden. Police said the 33-year-old woman, whose name had not been released as of mid-afternoon Wednesday, and a 51-year-old man were using the gas station when they were approached by at least two young people that were part of a group that was also at the gas station. The young people drew firearms and attempted to rob the man and woman. dispatch.com

Los Angeles, CA: Armed Robber Opens Fire in 7-Eleven Heist in Westlake area
An armed robber who fired two shots inside a 7-Eleven near downtown Los Angeles during a heist earlier this month is sought by police. In security camera video from the Westlake area store, a man in a blue and gray Dodgers hooded sweatshirt can be seen struggling with a plastic shield in front of the store counter as he waved the handgun around during the Sept. 13 robbery. The man entered the store just after 1 a.m. in the 1800 black of West Olympic Boulevard west of downtown Los Angeles. He stood behind a customer at the counter before taking out a hand gun, firing one shot over the counter and telling employees to fill a bag with money. He fired another shot over the counter and ran from the store with the bag of money. No injuries were reported. nbclosangeles.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Kalispell, MT: Man who spat at police, bit Loss Prevention agent enters guilty plea
The man accused of biting a supermarket employee while stealing bottles of wine and spitting on Kalispell Police officers following his subsequent arrest pleaded guilty to amended charges in Flathead County District Court this week. Robert McCarty, 35, acknowledged Sept. 20 fighting with store loss prevention personnel during the July 13 theft from a Kalispell grocer. He admitted to biting the employee, hard enough to draw blood. Asked if he spat at responding police officers by defense attorney Nick Aemisegger, McCarty answered: "Correct." McCarty, who has remained in county jail with bail set at $75,000, was on the docket for a bail modification hearing. Instead, Aemisegger told Judge Amy Eddy that McCarty had reached a deal with prosecutors. Authorities initially charged McCarty with felony robbery and misdemeanor assault with a bodily fluid. In exchange for guilty pleas, prosecutors amended the former charge to criminal endangerment. As per the agreement, they will recommend he serve a five year suspended sentence with the state Department of Corrections for criminal endangerment and a suspended one year sentence in the county jail for misdemeanor assault with a bodily fluid. The sentences will run concurrent and McCarty will receive credit for time served. dailyinterlake.com

Indianapolis, IN: 'No dye packs. No GPS.': Man on supervised release sentenced to 9.5 years in Indianapolis robbery spree
The suspect in a series of robberies and attempted robberies around Indianapolis was a familiar face to federal prosecutors. Marvin Smith, 37, was on supervised release after being previously arrested and prosecuted in 2016 for a pair of pharmacy robberies. He got out of prison in January 2021 and stayed out of trouble for about a year and three months. Smith's multi-day crime spree started on April 2, 2022, when he attempted to rob a CVS on East Washington Street around 10 a.m. He approached an employee and handed over a note demanding Oxycodone. The employee entered a code into the locked safe and told Smith he'd have to wait for it to open because it was on a timer. Smith didn't stick around. Around 12:05 p.m. on the same day, he went to a Walgreens on East Epler Avenue, where he again approached an employee, handed over a note demanding Oxycodone and told her to "hurry up." He ran into the same issue: the safe was on a timer and wouldn't open immediately. Smith also robbed a bank that day, prosecutors said. He entered the PNC on South East Street around 1:30 p.m., handed over a plastic grocery bag and told the teller to "hurry up" and fill it. The teller complied; Smith left with more than $500. fox59.com

Bellevue, WA: Bellevue Police combatting trend of local shoplifting
Surveillance video from Nordstorm Rack shows a man in a backpack taking off with what Bellevue Police say is more than $325 worth of men's clothing. A loss prevention officer and employee attempted to catch him but couldn't. Bellevue Police say afterward in the parking lot, the suspect punched the prevention officer, ran away, and then hid under a truck before being arrested. "We had a couple of officers doing emphasis patrol around Factoria mall that heard the call that responded," said Capt. Landon Barnwell, Bellevue PD. The emphasis patrol is part of the department's anti-crime initiative to fight problems like property crime and theft. "We accomplish that by doing emphasis patrols, maybe it's under-cover sting operations. It could be simple as having an officer on foot inside of a retail establishment," said Barnwell. This year police have arrested more than 50 people connected to crimes such as robbery and shoplifting at Home Depot. Four suspects were arrested in an organized retail theft ring where more than $93,000 worth of bags were stolen from Louis Vuitton.  komonews.com

Gastonia, NC: Update: Police release surveillance footage of Armed Robbery at Gastonia Bojangles' restaurant
Police in Gastonia are investigating an armed robbery at a Bojangles that was caught on camera. According to the Gastonia Police Department, the robbery happened at the fast-food restaurant on South New Hope Road back on Aug. 26. On Tuesday, investigators released surveillance footage of the robbery in the hopes someone might recognize the perpetrator. Someone who was armed and had their face covered is seen moving employees from the kitchen to what appears to be an office. That person demanded employees open a safe and then took off with cash, according to authorities. They were seen leaving in a light-colored minivan. wbtv.com

Mill Valley, CA: TikToker Finds Credit Card Skimmer At 7-Eleven
After realizing that the payment terminal had a skimmer, Will refused to pay with his card. He also removed the device and walked out with it in his hand. "I'm going to take it. Thanks, though," he says to the cashier, who responded, "You can't do that." The attendant's demeanor and guilt-stricken face had viewers thinking that he was involved in the scam. "The fact the guy said you can't do that when you said you're gonna take it, shows it's his," a TikToker commented. "Call the cops."  inquisitr.com

DOJ: Two New York Men Charged With 3 Check Cashing Gunpoint Robberies And With Conspiracy To Commit Robberies In New Jersey, New York And Pennsylvania

DOJ: Indianapolis Woman Sentenced to Over Seven Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery and Carjacking of a Lyft Driver



Beauty - Cleveland, OH - Burglary
C-Store - Augusta, GA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - North Platte, NE - Burglary
C-Store - Los Angeles, CA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Prescott, AZ - Burglary
C-Store - Panama City, FL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Swatara Township, PA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Harrisburg, PA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Westminster, CA - Burglary
CBD - Mobile, AL - Burglary (2nd time in a day)
CVS - Manteca, CA - Armed Robbery
CVS - New London, CT - Robbery
CVS - Abington, PA - Robbery
Collectable - Franklin, TN - Robbery
Dollar - Dothan, AL - Burglary
Dollar - Dallas, TX - Armed Robbery
Dollar - Rockingham, NC - Robbery
Dollar - Bay Shore, NY - Robbery
Gas Station - Madison, WI - Burglary
Gas Station - Gates, NY - Robbery
Jewelry - Lithonia, GA - Robbery
Jewelry - Joliet, IL - Robbery
Jewelry - Canoga Park, CA - Burglary
Jewelry - Arcadia, CA -Burglary
Jewelry - Newburgh NY - Burglary
Laundry - Oakland, CA - Burglar
Restaurant - Philadelphia, PA - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Thousand Oaks, CA - Burglary
Restaurant - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery
Salon - Oakland, CA - Burglary
Salon - Westfield, IN - Burglary
Sport - Colorado Springs, CO - Robbery
Vape - Omaha, NE - Burglary


Daily Totals:
• 20 robberies
• 15 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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Mira Loma, CA - posted September 8
The primary purpose of this role is to oversee asset protection functions, performing AP and Safety-related activities to support Home Depot's business objectives, such as, but not limited to minimizing shrink, risk and safety incidents, providing on boarding to AP programs, OSHA standards and investigations, training, coaching and response to potentially volatile situations...

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Blue Bell, PA - posted August 31
The principle purpose of the Regional AP and Safety Director is to provide leadership and oversight of the development, administration and maintenance of Lowe's loss prevention, safety and operations programs. This includes directing the day-to-day functions of the District AP and Safety Manager and working closely with Regional, District and Store leaders to establish and achieve safety, shrink, training, and operational objectives...

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Pacific Northwest or California - posted August 29
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Region AP Manager (Florida - Treasure Coast Market)
Jacksonville, FL - posted June 17
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Regional Safety Manager - South Florida Region
Jacksonville, FL - posted June 17
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Asset Protection Lead (Regional), Atlanta/Carolinas
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