Barry Brandman to Address 2016 National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Conference on the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program

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Security expert will discuss Best Practices for protecting corporate supply chains from terrorism and theft.

Barry Brandman

The ultimate nightmare scenario for any security executive responsible for the integrity of their supply chain would be having their safeguards circumvented and unknowingly smuggling a weapon of mass destruction into the country.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) will hold its annual loss prevention conference in Philadelphia June 14-16, 2016, which will be attended by senior security executives representing the biggest names in the industry such as Target, The Home Depot, Microsoft Store, Nordstrom and J. Crew.

Conceived in response to the events of 9/11, the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) has become the largest initiative of its type in history. Designed to prevent the commercial supply chain from being victimized by terrorists, it has been replicated by other countries around the globe since it came into existence in 2001.

Internationally recognized as one of the top supply chain security professionals in the industry, Barry Brandman, CEO of Danbee Investigations, will speak about the C-TPAT program, as well as the security risks that exist today with corporate supply chains.

“The ultimate nightmare scenario for any security executive responsible for the integrity of their supply chain would be having their safeguards circumvented and unknowingly smuggling a weapon of mass destruction into the country,” explains Barry Brandman. “The consequences would be catastrophic in many respects.”

As CEO of Danbee Investigations, Brandman has overseen investigations and consulting projects domestically and internationally for major corporations. Companies that have been victimized have called in Danbee Investigations to conduct forensic investigations to determine exactly how the breaches took place.

“Many supply chain security programs look much better on paper. If a company’s safeguards are more cosmetic than meaningful, they have a significantly higher risk of having their controls compromised. At the NRF conference, I’ll be explaining how to mitigate these risks.

ABOUT BARRY BRANDMAN:
Barry Brandman is the CEO of Danbee Investigations (http://www.danbeeinvestigations.com), an organization that works with hundreds of domestic and international firms, including many global manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Danbee Investigations specializes in security problems that directly threaten profitability and sustainability, such as inventory theft, fraud, terrorism, smuggling, sabotage, cybercrime, counterfeiting and diversion.

Barry is the author of two security manuals, has appeared on network televisions and been interviewed by publications such as USA Today, Forbes, Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, and the Journal of Commerce.

Barry has been a speaker for organizations such as U.S. Customs & Border Protection, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Supply Chain Integrity & Risk Forum, the Foreign Trade Association, and the FDA Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Conference.

ABOUT DANBEE INVESTIGATIONS:
Danbee Investigations, headquartered in Fair Lawn, NJ, is one of the most respected names in corporate security, providing investigative and consulting services, including C-TPAT certification services, undercover operations, vulnerability assessments, an employee Hotline program, security auditing and training. Danbee Investigations’ clients include Fortune 100 corporations as well as privately held companies domestically and internationally.

ABOUT THE NRF:
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries.

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