What attendees say about NRF PROTECT

Each year NRF PROTECT convenes the industry to unite a variety of roles dedicated to one mission: protecting your people, organization, assets and customers from security threats. 

Hear firsthand why leaders in loss prevention, asset protection, cybersecurity, digital fraud and enterprise risk management attend the event, with a goal of strengthening their organization's offense and defense against multifaceted retail threats.

NRF PROTECT is a great place for us to network. You get to see everyone from the industry and we all cross paths. We learn a lot from one another and we're able to support each other so that we can be better as a whole.
Laura Morris, Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Chico’s FAS Inc.
I think it's one of those conferences you must attend where you could interact with other security professionals and share knowledge about what's going on with additional firepower from other companies that really make your job a little bit easier.
Tae Kim, Senior Manager, Threat Management, Albertsons Companies
You’ve got workplace violence, you've got ORC, cybersecurity fraud, and I think there's a lot of commonalities between the retailers here. NRF PROTECT is a good opportunity for everyone to have a platform and have those discussions.
Ed Turner, Senior Manager, Protection, Workplace Violence & Fraud, Staples Stores
By fostering a comprehensive approach to loss prevention, asset protection and enterprise security risk management, we're not only reshaping our strategies domestically but are also astutely navigating the precarious waters of global conflict and its ramifications on retail. NRF PROTECT is indispensable as a collaborative and professional gathering that elevates knowledge, enhances skill and builds credibility for the attendees and the industry. Together, we advance the resilience and sustainability of domestic retail.
Scott McBride, Chief Global Asset Protection Officer, American Eagle Outfitters and NRF LP Advisory Council Chair
The one thing that I really get out of NRF PROTECT is the ability to ask people questions about what they've done, and the experiences they've had, and what's worked and what hasn't worked.
Diane Brown, VP, IT Risk Management, Ulta Beauty
What you need to do is build a collaborative environment within your company to get things prioritized properly in order to get solutions deployed.
Scott Draher, Vice President, Asset Protection & Safety, Lowe's Companies Inc.
The value of NRF PROTECT for us is to be able to benchmark with peers and understand some of the challenges that we're having out there in asset protection. We're really excited this year to expand our conversation into government affairs.
Liz Burkholder, Director, Investigations, AP Operations & Global Security, J.C. Penney
10, 15, 20 years ago we treated physical and cybersecurity very differently and as two separate entities. As we look over the last 10 years, the overlapping in that Venn diagram is getting higher and higher.
Nitin Natarajan, Deputy Director, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), US DHS
I think a key part of our job is to stay relevant and NRF PROTECT is the place to do that.
Malcom Gaspard, Territory Vice President, Loss Prevention Northeast/Southeast, Kohl’s
I always look forward to attending NRF PROTECT as it brings together talented individuals from both the retail and solution provider contingents. It’s the perfect combination of education, new solutions and networking. I highly recommend it for both industry veterans and new LP/AP professionals. I’m particularly excited this year as NRF continues to integrate cybersecurity and risk management into the conference.
Tim Lapinski LPC, CFI, Divisional Vice President – Enterprise Risk Management, Helzberg Diamonds