Brian Tuskan, Sr. Director, Chief Security Officer for Microsoft, joins us this week to discuss how the virtualization of Microsoft’s Security Operations has benefited his team and Microsoft during this pandemic, and the inspiration behind Cop to Corporate.  Our co-hosts also delve into civil unrest preparations, changes in payment trends, Amazon’s micro-fulfillment centers, Walmart’s trial drone delivery, and more.

Brian Tuskan has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and the private security sector.  He is the Sr. Director, Chief Security Officer for Microsoft’s Global Security Operations in the Real Estate & Security Organization.  Brian’s team is responsible for the physical security of all of Microsoft’s global corporate footprint: Security Operations, Investigations, Threat Management, High-Value Assets, Intelligence, Virtual Security Operations Centers, Executive Protection, Risk & Enterprise Resiliency, Event Risk Management, & Background Screening.

As a public servant, Brian spent over 12 years in law enforcement with the City of Redmond Police (Washington) and the Honolulu Police Department.

How is live-streaming driving e-commerce sales during the pandemic? Learn about this approach & much more including information on antivirals, LPRC’s STRATEGY@, the global economic forecast, sales data, contactless payment & associated scams, Portland’s facial recognition ban, and the VA data breach on our newest episode of LPRC CrimeScience: The Weekly Review, hosted by Dr. Read Hayes, Tony D’Onofrio, & Tom Meehan.

Joe Skorupa, Editorial Director for RIS News, joins us this week to provide insight into what retailers are thinking and doing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and how the upcoming holiday season could play out in this unprecedented time, including his suggestions on how to succeed. Our co-hosts also touch on COVID-19 infection rates, LPRC initiatives, Salesforce’s global digital and mobile sales data, parcel volume increases, video conferencing platform issues, The Beagle Boys (the North Korean hacker group), charge-back increases, open-source intelligence gathering during the civil unrest and much more.

Joe is the Editorial Director and featured blogger for RIS News, an EnsembleIQ media portfolio. Joe is frequently named as one of the top Influencers in retail and technology. He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the SXSW Interactive, Oracle OpenWorld and the NRF Big Show. His blog was named the top B2B retail blog by Folio Magazine in 2019. The RIS News website was named the best B2B retail website by Folio Magazine in 2018 and 2019.

In this episode of LPRC CrimeScience, Dr. Rylan Simpson, Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University, joins Dr. Read Hayes to discuss his criminological background, how people receive, process, and interpret visual information about police officers, how these visible cues set expectations, research methods, his police ride-along experience, and much more.

Dr. Rylan Simpson received his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he received his B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from the University of British Columbia and his M.A. in Social Ecology from UCI. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his policing scholarship and engagement with policing officials. He is also an executive counselor for the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Experimental Criminology, a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police’s Research Advisory Committee, and a mentor for the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing’s Virtual Scholar Program.

COVID-19 accounts for most 2020 cyberattacks. Amazon Fresh, Amazon’s grocery delivery service, opens in California. Apparel sees an increase in sales. This, & more, including information on positive COVID-19 test rates, therapies & vaccine trials, new data from Retail Dive, brand intimacy, school shopping, curbside retail, online forums & violence, and cyber-security advice in this LPRC Crimescience: The Weekly Review episode co-hosted by Dr. Read Hayes, Tom Meehan, and Tony D’Onofrio.

In this special LPRC Crimescience: The Weekly Review episode, Peter Trepp, CEO & President of FaceFirst, joins us to give his take on the future of privacy, delving into expectations of privacy, legislation, security, technologies, and more. In addition, co-hosts Dr. Read Hayes, Tom Meehan, and Tony D’Onofrio discuss upcoming LPRC collaborative initiatives, the recent Jacob Blake incident, digital risk protection, Microsoft’s Zero Trust security, ransomware, D&D’s crime report, and the global retail data.

Peter Trepp is a technology executive, investor, advisor, and thought leader.  He is currently the CEO of FaceFirst, a recognized leader in the facial recognition market that provides AI-enabled identity solutions to commercial and government organizations around the world. Peter has nearly $1B of exits in his career having helped numerous software companies achieve successful exits as a co-founder, executive and board member including CSC’s acquisition of ServiceMesh, BlackLine’s sale to Silver Lake Sumeru, and RedHat’s acquisition of Inktank. Peter’s thought leadership on AI, technology, and matters of privacy have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, WIRED Magazine, CNBC, New York Times, Forbes and elsewhere.  He is working with Senators on Capitol Hill to help craft upcoming legislation on facial recognition and works closely with numerous Fortune 100 companies to develop corporate privacy policies.  Peter is widely regarded as an expert on privacy and is the author of the book, “The New Rules of Consumer Privacy”. Peter earned his MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and BS degree in Economics from UC Irvine.

In this episode of LPRC CrimeScience, Dr. Laura Huey, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario and the Director of the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing (CAN-SEBP), joins Dr. Read Hayes to discuss her background, victimization of marginalized groups, data analysis, implicit and explicit bias, the importance of evidence-based practice, the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing, CrimComm, and much more.

253 deaths took place in retail locations – an increase of 45% from this second quarter. Why is the total revolving credit card debt down 10%? Dr. Read Hayes, Tom Meehan, and Tony D’Onofrio discuss this and more, including COVID-19 vaccine testing, LPRC initiatives, virtual SOC,  increased online sales, fraud risks, & chargebacks, puppy scams in the age of COVID-19, BOPIS,  technologies in retail, sustainability, recent crime data, and the fastest-growing retailers in this episode of LPRC CrimeScience: The Weekly Review.

In this episode of LPRC CrimeScience, Debbie Perano, Loss Prevention Manager at Bunnings, joins Dr. Read Hayes to discuss how her team dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, including team safety & training, strategies, priorities, and interdepartmental collaboration.

In this episode of LPRC CrimeScience: The Weekly Review, Dr. Read Hayes, Tom Meehan, and Tony D’Onofrio are joined by Greg Buzek, Founder and President of the IHL Group, to delve into COVID-19’s impact on retail, inventory distortion, emerging technologies (artificial intelligence & computer vision), the millennial unemployment rate, global retail sales, virtual SOC, cybersecurity training, and much more.

Greg Buzek is the Founder and President of IHL Group and one of the Founders of the Retail Orphan Initiative (, a charitable foundation that seeks to help the 400 million orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. In 10 years, RetailROI has been involved in over 200 projects in 24 countries helping an estimated 226,000 children through clean water, education, computers, language training and care.