|February 24, 2015|
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"In light of the Joint Intelligence Bulletin security alert for U.S. malls,
retailers are moving quickly to implement their top-level emergency plans," -
U.S. Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson cautioned visitors to the Mall of
America outside Minneapolis to be "particularly careful" After the
al-Shabab terror group called for attacks against the center and a Canadian
mall. Johnson made the comments during a Feb. 22 interview on CNN's "State
of the Union" program. He said later on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he wasn't
telling people to avoid the mall. "We are not aware of any specific, credible
plot against the Mall of America or any other domestic commercial shopping
center," Marsha Catron, a spokeswoman for the Homeland Security department, said
in an e-mail. Still, U.S. merchants are increasing their vigilance, NRF
senior vice president Bill Thorne said in a statement.
The link to Somali terrorists is of special concern in the Twin Cities, which
has the nation's largest Somali population. Between 2007 and 2009, at least 22
young Somali-Americans left the Twin Cities after being recruited to join Al-Shabab.
Officials say another 15 have left Minnesota in recent months to join Islamic
State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Malls prep for attacks after jihadi call to arms
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Communications has been a driving force behind the shift from analog to
digital video surveillance. Hedgie Bartol, Retail Business Development
Manager - North America, Axis Communications, tells us how the conversion from
analog to IP video is going here in the States and what we expect to see
entering the mainstream this year. Hear Hedgie's advice for the retail LP
executive looking to evaluate and sell this technology to their management team,
and the importance of having a cyber strategy when embarking on a migration
MCs Joe and Amber talk about finding the right balance between work and
life on social media in this fun, honest LPNN Quick Take. Amber puts Joe on the
"hot seat," asking about his social media policy - Would Joe accept a Friend
Request on Facebook from a work colleague? His answer may surprise you.
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Smart Card Technology Will Affect Your Fraud Prevention Strategy
With large retail chains like Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels experiencing
massive data breaches, U.S. banks and brick-and-mortar merchants face serious
pressure to increase credit card security measures by implementing smart card
technology. This shift to more secure card-present transactions at physical,
smart-card ready terminals will impact ecommerce sites as fraudsters are stymied
at brick-and-mortar stores and turn their attentions to card-not-present (CNP)
transactions online. As smart cards become standard in the U.S., forward
thinking ecommerce merchants must prepare for the coming increase in online
fraud. Now is the time for software companies to ensure that their fraud
prevention system is ready. The biggest benefit of EMV is the reduction in card
fraud resulting from counterfeit, lost and stolen cards for the card-present
environment. When EMV is implemented, card-present chargebacks for fraud and
unauthorized transactions will decrease drastically. For instance, card skimming
in Canada declined by almost 40 percent in 2011 after a 2010 roll out of EMV. So
what does this mean for online merchants? Well, if fraud from card-present
situations is harder to commit, we can safely assume that fraudsters will move
to the online and mobile payment space and try to figure out where there are
holes to exploit. Online merchants with exploitable vulnerabilities will see an
increase in fraud attacks and chargebacks. An increase in chargebacks can lead
to more penalties from the card schemes (VISA, MasterCard, etc.). For example,
after a certain threshold of chargebacks is reached, a merchant may no longer be
allowed to accept payments online through their webstore. During the first 10
years of its transition to EMV technology, the UK saw card-not-present (online)
fraud increase almost 40 percentage points - from 23 percent to 62 percent.
Online merchants need to be as prepared as possible for this change. And the
time is now.
& daughter ORC Duo to stand trial who stole over $120,000 in Green Bay
Gutierrez Carranza faces two retail theft counts, while Morales Bolanos faces
two retail theft counts plus a receiving stolen property charge. According to
police and the criminal complaint, the pair stole from multiple stores during a
period of several years but only were arrested after a Cabela's employee noticed
the two women walked into the fitting room with two jackets and walked out with
only one. The criminal complaint says the stolen Cabela's merchandise totaled
almost $3,000. The complaint also shows the two women allegedly stole clothing
from multiple stores in the Fox River Mall in Grand Chute and Bay Park Square in
Ashwaubenon. The largest amount totaled more than $25,000 from Abercrombie &
Fitch in the Fox River Mall. Police say majority of the items that were stolen
have been returned to the stores. A third suspect, Armando Martinez-Osorio,
returns to court March 13 on a receiving stolen property count.
Police hunt for ORC male suspect hitting Walmart store multiple times in Marble
Falls, TX "He is targeting electronics, car stereos and computers.
It's not a terribly sophisticated method. He goes into the store and goes
directly to the product he's after," Marble Falls Police Sgt. Tom Dillard said.
"He removes the security devices, conceals the device in another stolen item - a
bag of some kind - and heads out the door." The loss prevention department of
the store compiled surveillance video, which apparently identified the suspect,
on Jan. 26, 29, Feb. 6 and Feb. 22. He appears to be a white male, in his 20s or
30s, average height, trim build, short brown hair with heavy eyebrows. Contact
the Marble Falls Police Department with tips about the crime. Call the Hill
Country Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-TIPS to leave an anonymous tip and be
eligible for a $2,000 reward.
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Anne Arundel County police say they're
investigating a shooting outside of a PetSmart before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning
Investigation of a $34,000 ring stolen in Santa Fe, NM, end with arrest in Boca
Raton, FL A Florida man suspected of stealing a $34,195 ring from a
downtown shop in November has been indicted on charges of larceny and
conspiracy, and has been extradited from Boca Raton, Fla., where he was arrested
on an unrelated charge. Santa Fe Police Department spokeswoman Lt. Andrea Dobyns
said Boca-Negra had the turquoise, gold and diamond ring on him when he was
arrested in Florida. A diamond is missing from the setting. Dobyns said the
store where the ring was reported stolen, Santa Fe Goldworks caught the theft on
its video surveillance system. Police received a tip that helped them identify
Boca-Negra after posting footage from the surveillance camera on social media
and releasing it to other media outlets.
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When we experience setbacks, it's easy to blame external factors or circumstances like competition or economy. However, internal communication is key in influencing our success. Here are some ideas to get your team to become an efficient unit so setbacks don't happen as much. Remove obstacles
How to Communicate Visually with Your Team Visuals are the most powerful form of communication. Using images or planning maps allows you to see your ideas before you and visualize how it could play out. Here are some ideas on how you can incorporate visuals in your work. Keep everyone on the same page
The No. 1 Thing Holding You Back as a Leader The key difference between effective leaders and good leaders can be found in their willingness to do what doesn't come naturally. Leadership begins when you realize that it has little to do with yourself, but has everything to do with those you serve. Master the art of surrendering
6 Ways Vision will Inspire Your Employees and Culture Effective leadership requires more than just a charismatic personality. It requires a vision so that you can stay on the pace with the future of your work. It outlines your strategy and decision making process. Here's how a vision can help you as a leader. Have faith
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The drive home can be the longest drive of the day when looking
into the rear-view mirror and seeing nothing but the day's events. It is a great
time for reflection and evaluation of all that transpired over the last 12
hours, often times allowing you to realize that the briefest interaction with
someone may have been the most important event of the day. Those one line
snip-its often times are where the true feelings and intentions are expressed.
Piecing them together can mean the difference between success and failure of a
project, a program, and even an executive. It is only in reflection that we see
the truth and give ourselves the ability to react to it the right way the next
day. Take the time and look in the rear-view mirror. You may see something you
had not seen.
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