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Amanda Pritters named Head of Retail Security for Apple
Chris Kelly named Senior Manager, Risk - Supply Chain for Aritzia
Kevin J. Thomas named Sr. Dir., Head of Global Physical Security & AP for Sysco

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Chicago Crime Closures
We must rein in violent crime to help those who need economic opportunity

This fear is driving businesses large and small out of cities and neighborhoods with rising crime rates.  Read more


Why We're Seeing So Many Aggressive Consumers
It's official: The pandemic turned us all into jerks

People get into fights on airplanes, drive wildly. We all have a little less time for one another's nonsense.  Read more

eBay's Former Global Security Team Gets Fed. Prison
Two Former eBay Employees Sentenced for Aggressive Cyberstalking Campaign

Two former employees of eBay, Inc. were sentenced today for their roles in a cyberstalking campaign.  Read more

INFORM Consumers Act Making the News
Senate mulls bill targeting online sales of counterfeits and stolen goods

Major retailers have gotten their wish with a bill meant to curb counterfeit and stolen productions added to the Senate's defense spending authorization.  Read more

FaceFirst Battles Violence & ORC
Augment your CCTV with face matching technology

Retailers using facial recognition software have matched active-shooter threats, disgruntled ex-employees, violent ex-spouses, members of ORC syndicates, murder suspects, arsonists, and sex offenders.  Read more

Prop 47 Driving Up CA Retail Crime & Violence?
California Dream Dwindles as Crime Rises

Passed by voters in 2014, Proposition 47 reduced the sentencing for theft from a felony to a misdemeanor if the amount stolen doesn't exceed $950.  Read more

NYC Sending Cops to Retail Crime Hot Spots
NYPD to deploy rookie cops to NYC crime hot spots in renewed focus on thefts, robbery, and more

Rookie cops due to hit the streets later this month will jump right in to the fight against theft, robbery and violence that has plagued much of the city.  Read more

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NYC's Theft Surge Impact
Rite Aid may place all store items in showcases due to theft in New York City

Rite Aid is contemplating placing all merchandise in showcases in New York City in an effort to curb retail theft.  Read more

Gun Homicides & Suicides Surged by 8.3% in 2021
Gun-Related Suicides and Killings Continued to Rise in 2021, C.D.C. Reports

Homicides and suicides involving guns, which soared in 2020, continued rising in 2021, reaching the highest rates in three decades.  Read more

Don't Be Fooled By The Numbers 
FBI's national crime data for 2021 incomplete, lacks data from nearly 40% of police nationwide

Only 52% of law enforcement departments nationwide sent full, 12-month reports of crime data to the FBI for last year.  Read more

The Security Implications of Ex-Uber Exec's Conviction
The Uber Data Breach Conviction Shows Security Execs What Not to Do

Former Uber security chief Joe Sullivan's conviction is a rare criminal consequence for an executive's handling of a hack.  Read more


Cities Shift from 'Soft on Crime' to 'Surveillance States'
Surveillance shift: San Francisco pilots program allowing police to live monitor private security cameras

The trial would give law enforcement access to live footage by consenting residents, a departure from the city's previous stance.  Read more

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Cyber-Related Complaints Up 180%
Is the cyber insurance industry on the brink of collapse?

An industry that is too important to fail suffered claims of almost $7 billion in 2021 and now looks to take the lead in reducing client riskRead more

The Feds Sound the Alarm Over Chinese Hackers
Chinese hackers have become more brazen, prompting an NSA advisory

Increasingly bold Chinese state-sponsored hackers are actively using known vulnerabilities to gain access to sensitive networks.  Read more


New White House Data Surveillance Guidelines
White House announces new surveillance guardrails to meet EU Privacy Shield expectations

The framework strengthens existing privacy and civil liberties safeguards around U.S. intelligence collection activities.  Read more

A Retail Cybersecurity Case Study
Getting active on the cybersecurity frontlines

Lorna Jane is one of a growing number of retailers recognizing the need to better understand & protect against cybersecurity threats.  Read more

Board Members & Security Execs Not Seeing Eye to Eye
Survey: Boards, security executives mismatched on cyber threats

Company boards are struggling to get on the same page with lead security executives on how susceptible their organizations are to cyberattacks, according to a new survey.  Read more

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Monthly Robberies & Violence November 2022

  • Week 1 - 83 robberies, 43 burglaries, 4 shootings, 1 killed

  • Week 2 - 97 robberies, 38 burglaries, 3 shootings, 1 killed

  • Week 3 -115 robberies, 24 burglaries, 6 shootings, 4 killed

  • Week 4 - 40 robberies, 19 burglaries, 2 shootings, 0 killed

  • Week 5 - 71 robberies, 24 burglaries, 2 shootings, 0 killed


$7.5M ORC Fencing Ring Busted
Wilmette, IL: $7.5M In Stolen Items Found In Bust Of Interstate Fencing Ring

They discovered $7.5 million worth of stolen items as well as other evidence of a "sophisticated criminal enterprise."  Read more


Los Angeles, CA: Chronic Shoplifter arrested after string of 50 LA thefts

The Los Angeles Police Department arrested a chronic shoplifting suspect who allegedly has been linked to 50 thefts totaling approximately $15,000.  Read more


New York, NY: Shoplifter with 153 arrests booked again after fleecing 3 Rite Aids

A prolific Big Apple shoplifter with over 150 arrests dating back to his teens was busted again in Queens this week.  Read more

Petaluma, CA: Police arrest 'theft crew,' recover $10,000 in Dick's Sporting Goods items

Three members of what police described as an "organized theft crew," believed responsible for a spree of merchandise heists totaling more than $10,000.  Read more

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