Featured Session

Wednesday
June 5
9:00 am9:45 am
Metro One Stage, 104B, Level 1
Organized retail crime and theft is not limited to brick-and-mortar locations. Cargo and transit losses are on the rise, with vectors involving traditional and cyber-crime related methods. From retailer, cargo and transit and law enforcement perspectives, learn how these losses are increasing, creating challenges across the supply chain and impacting your organization more than possibly realized.
Wednesday
June 5
9:00 am9:45 am
Zellman Group Stage, 104C, Level 1
New policy, regulatory and technology developments, including the SEC’s recent cybersecurity rule for public companies, increase the imperative for retail leaders to have effective governance of cybersecurity activities within their companies, with the need for full alignment between information security teams, other business leaders, and boards of directors.
Wednesday
June 5
9:00 am9:45 am
103, Level 1
In this talk we will discuss how all kinds of data can be combined to provide a more complete picture of potential fraud and abuse.  This talk will discuss metrics and analytics, additional techniques to extract structured data from unstructured data, and how being able to use all the various data and signals can guide where to expend resources to disrupt crime.
Wednesday
June 5
9:00 am9:45 am
Blue Dot Stage, 104A, Level 1
In a world where daily crises exist, how do you manage the resources and priorities that provide a proactive plan to mitigate against what comes tomorrow? Risk leaders provide insight into how asset protection plays into the larger role involving Enterprise Security Risk Management.
Wednesday
June 5
10:00 am10:45 am
Zellman Group Stage, 104C, Level 1

Mitigating relative risk and vulnerability by creating a unique risk model can yield benefits ranging from reduced losses to better informed investment decisions. In this session we will hear from two very different retail businesses that have built risk models by identifying the metrics that matter most for their objectives and using cross-functional tools and data elements to capture and analyze information. 

This session is closed to press.

Wednesday
June 5
10:00 am10:45 am
Blue Dot Stage, 104A, Level 1

Security Operations Centers (SOC) bring together information and intelligence from across the organization. For many, the challenge is determining the “what” and “how” to bring into a SOC. Learn from those who have answered these questions, bringing together physical, digital and even cyber to best serve their needs.

This session is closed to press.

Wednesday
June 5
10:00 am10:45 am
Metro One Stage, 104B, Level 1
How can retailers play a role in thwarting gift card scams? An executive from AARP will share how broad partnerships, the education of frontline workers and other key initiatives can be pivotal in the quest to protect the elderly and others from falling prey to fraudsters. Find out how Walmart is working to stem the growth of this insidious crime. 
Wednesday
June 5
10:00 am10:45 am
103, Level 1
Online fraud and in-store theft are persistent threats for retail and hospitality companies. Learn how fraud prevention and cybersecurity – typically two distinct operational capabilities - are working together to better detect the many forms fraud can take (e.g., gift card, payment, loyalty and reward programs) and protect brands from customer and financial loss.
Wednesday
June 5
2:45 pm3:30 pm
Zellman Group Stage, 104C, Level 1
This session will feature a presentation and discussion with Cassandra Butler, Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) of Intelligence in the Criminal Investigative Division at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), that provides context on how transnational organized crime groups are engaging in activities that harm and disrupt the private sector and the American public.
Wednesday
June 5
2:45 pm3:30 pm
Metro One Stage, 104B, Level 1

The NRF Mall / Retailer Partnership Working Group has been engaging in building stronger relationships to keep our shopping environments safer and more secure. Learn some of the practices over the past year that have helped build stronger relationships and support anchor and in-line retail locations.

This session is closed to press.

Wednesday
June 5
2:45 pm3:30 pm
103, Level 1

In this session, you will hear from Industry Experts at Palo Alto Networks, and Cyber and Physical Security leaders from Public Storage, and  In-N-Out Burger. You will learn first hand what some of the challenges retail organizations face today around cyber and physical security, why it's important to have an integrated approach, and lessons learned from how Public Storage, and In-N-Out Burger leverage an integrated approach between these two disciplines of security to drive transformations for their customers and partners worldwide.

Wednesday
June 5
2:45 pm3:30 pm
Blue Dot Stage, 104A, Level 1

Burlington has re-envisioned processes beginning with the ground-up establishment of its SOC, automating once-manual tools, visualizing data and taking investigations to the next level. Join two of the key players at Burlington’s who built and integrated this series of new services and partnerships, as they share how they’re bringing together the SOC and thier internal investigations team to yield standout results.  

This session is closed to press.

Wednesday
June 5
3:45 pm4:30 pm
Blue Dot Stage, 104A, Level 1
The issues of organized retail crime, increased theft and e-commerce loss are borderless. Listen to this panel of experts from different countries to hear whether we share the same concerns, or are there nuisances that may make each country unique?
Wednesday
June 5
3:45 pm4:30 pm
103, Level 1
Ecommerce and delivery fraud has many faces. Merchants battle friendly fraud and card testing schemes alongside refund abuse and porch piracy. With stats showing that 23 percent of total retail sales will be conducted online by 2027, companies are committed to exploring new technologies and new authentication processes that will tackle fraud from multiple angles.
Wednesday
June 5
3:45 pm4:30 pm
Metro One Stage, 104B, Level 1

Learnings from the GAP on how to redefine and evolve your workplace violence prevention program to meet today’s needs. Understand how program design, implementation and monitoring needs to fit in your diverse environment of corporate, retail and remote business locations. 

This session is closed to press.

Wednesday
June 5
3:45 pm4:30 pm
Zellman Group Stage, 104C, Level 1
New cybersecurity threats, legal and compliance requirements, technology developments, and business imperatives are changing the roles of Chief Information Security Officers and their relationships with other business leaders. This panel session of retail sector CISOs will discuss these changes and how leaders are working with their teams and other partners to adapt to them.
Thursday
June 6
9:00 am9:45 am
Blue Dot Stage, 104A, Level 1

Global threats and events can disrupt a retail business, even if you don’t have assets outside the U.S. Retailers with large global footprints will share experiences where they proactively prepared for events or reacted to imminent threats based on preventative planning. Topics will range from global conflicts to domestic protests and elections.

This session is closed to press.

Thursday
June 6
9:00 am9:45 am
Metro One Stage, 104B, Level 1

There is theft, then there is theft. Listen to a panel of experts on how they approach locations that have the highest level of theft, crime or potential violence. Learn about adjustments in practices, maintaining a safe environment, and how to work with law enforcement to keep the store open to support troubled communities.

This session is closed to press.

Thursday
June 6
9:00 am9:45 am
Zellman Group Stage, 104 C, Level 1
In 2014, in the wake of high-profile retail cybersecurity incidents, the National Retail Federation established the IT Security Council as its key forum for cybersecurity leaders from retail companies to work together and learn from each other, in support of efforts to enhance their capabilities to combat cyber threats.
Thursday
June 6
10:00 am10:45 am
Zellman Group Stage, 104C, Level 1
For the past several years, IBM’s Chief People Hacker Stephanie “Snow” Carruthers has “robbed” companies of some of their most sensitive data. Through email, over the phone, and by physically breaking in, she has gathered large amounts of proprietary information. Yet, she has never set foot in jail. This is because companies engage her and her team at X-Force to find their security weaknesses before the bad guys do. In this presentation, Snow will recount tales of her past exploits, breaking down how these attacks are perpetrated and what makes them successful.
Thursday
June 6
10:00 am10:45 am
Metro One Stage, 104B, Level 1
Homelessness and vulnerable populations are a growing challenge across the nation. How we handle these individuals can make a difference. It can also impact how your brand is viewed by your customers. Learn how empathy and compassion for vulnerable populations can meet the needs for safety and security of your customers and employees.    
Thursday
June 6
10:00 am10:45 am
Blue Dot Stage, 104A, Level 1

Discuss the current and future challenges impacting the retail industry at both the federal and state levels. How might the upcoming presidential and congressional elections alter key legislative efforts to support the retail industry. As an increase in state legislation against national issues appear to be the “next norm,” how do asset protection and security professionals prepare themselves for legislation and laws that may demand more individual state-based programs, impact use of technologies, workplace violence prevention and labor/workforce issues and of course, theft and ORC.

Thursday
June 6
2:45 pm3:30 pm
Zellman Group Stage, 104 C, Level 1
The rapid maturation of new artificial intelligence technologies is changing the landscape of cybersecurity and fraud threats and defenses. Cyber adversaries are using AI to carry out targeted phishing and social engineering attacks and facilitate scams. Retailers can also use AI tools to improve their defenses against cyber threats and fraud. And retail cyber leaders also face new responsibilities to ensure the security of AI systems and tools that their companies are using for marketing and other business purposes.
Thursday
June 6
2:45 pm3:30 pm
Blue Dot Stage, 104A, Level 1

Coordinating internal and external resources to handle the detection, investigation, and disruption of large ORC networks is a challenge. Learn from some retailers how they seek intelligence, coordinate investigations, and work to bring these bad actors/criminal rings to justice.

This session is closed to press.

Thursday
June 6
2:45 pm3:30 pm
Metro One Stage, 104B, Level 1
A.I., face matching, RFID and other technological advances create benefits and challenges to data and personal privacy. Our panel of experts will explore how LP/AP leaders can better educate themselves about these technologies, how they can leverage their knowledge with c-suite executives, and how to remain ever-vigilant about the dark side of these tools, including things such as deep fakes and AI generated business schemes.