A New HOPE (2022): "Shoplifting on a Budget: Exploring Bypasses for Retail Security Tags" (Download)
Sunday, July 24, 2022: 11:00 am (Little Theatre): Shoplifters vs. security. In this talk, you will learn how to think like a criminal... and about retail loss prevention. Stores deter theft using Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) devices, which include clothing ink tags, security boxes/wraps, and labels. This talk will cover EAS basics, demonstrate functionality, and bypasses of several device types.
Audience members may volunteer to participate in the "Catching a Shoplifter" challenge to see if they can bypass EAS devices without tripping the alarms. Hackers will enjoy EAS bypasses due to the similarities between wireless hacking, lock-picking, and lock-bypassing. This also provides security awareness for loss prevention and C-level decision makers when selecting theft deterrents of this nature.