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    NEW LINES OF DEFENCE


This year’s annual Retail Technology loss prevention and security feature explores how the latest technologies revolutionising retail are creating new challenges as well as opportunities


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obile devices are already being used in retail for


 whether for inventory and  markdowns or stocktakes.   marketing director for secure   much of this though is done securely? and is there a more effective way for head  information securely and more directly?” 


have not only had to secure corporate devices. The advent of the ability for staff  device” (BYoD) to work has further security     be met with full auditing of what is done    enterprise works.”  secure network management company mako  ‘online’ nature of face-to-face retail has its challenges in terms of maintaining front-  environment is seeing more business-essential computer devices connected via a wireless   


 will no doubt add to this. retailers need


RETAIL TECHNOLOGY march/april 2013 But Yehiav also said another


emerging iT trend around ‘big  retailers analyse their business  the lower level detailed information that impacts their    lowest level will help retailers     glitch or process failure.” m-commerce may still  director of products and services at electronic payment and risk management services  urged retailers consider that


to look for security solutions that protect and wherever possible segregate payment and personal data as it passes through a    monitoring capabilities were essential. 


offer retailers process advantages and   redouble security efforts to manage the       sale] has made retail investment in ccTV obsolete by moving out of camera focus or range. retailers should consider the ability of shoppers and employees to circumvent their camera investments.”


 more opportunities for fraudsters. 


view of how fraud rates around these new technologies differ from traditional   accurate fraud reporting can often be an afterthought.one of the ways that retailers   manage fraud is through the implementation of a single management platform.” 


check a buyer’s internet protocol (ip) address as part of the fraud screening  they live in london but are buying via their  where the single platform approach could  


principles retailers can make the transition


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