Daily Report – 5/11/16

Top Stories
Government to Cell Phone Makers: Up Your Security Game – Fox40.com
The Obama administration is looking to crack down on glaring holes in the security of cell phones. (read more)
New York, New Jersey Airports Threaten To Ditch TSA, Hire Own Security Screeners – Consumerist
The fight over long lines at security checkpoints got a bit more intense late Monday, as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey threatened to hire its own security staff to replace Transportation Security Administration screeners unless something is done to combat excessive wait times. (read more)
Global Security
United Parcel Service, Inc. Starts Drone Delivery Service In Rwanda – Market Exclusive
United Parcel Service, Inc. has partnered a startup in Rwanda as it continues to test the ability of unmanned aircraft to deliver packages safely. The initiative will test how effective drones can be, in delivering lifesaving blood supplies and vaccines across the country. Through its UPS Foundation, the delivery network says it will donate a grant of $800,000 and provide logistical support for the same. (read more)
Major cuts to security budget put Olympics at risk, official says (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – ESPN
Rio de Janeiro’s state security secretary acknowledges that cuts of $550 million to his budget pose a risk to the Olympics when they open in three months. (read more)
Cannes: Headquarters evacuated twice pre-festival (Cannes, France) – USA Today
The famed Palais des Festivals of Cannes International Film Festival was evacuated twice Tuesday, in what festival organizers are calling a security drill. (read more)
 
 
 
Federal, State and Municipal Security
 
Georgia State Capitol Gets Outdoor Security Cameras On the QT (Atlanta) – Security Sales & Integration
The state Capitol building here recently underwent a security upgrade, but apparently some politicians are not too enamored with the project. (read more)
 
National Park Uses Security System to Identify Vandals – Security Today
Death Valley National Park is investigating an incident that left the park vandalized and an endangered animal dead. (read more)
 
OC Sheriff’s budget asks for jail camera upgrades, cyber crime unit and extra patrols (Orange County, Calif.) –SCPR.org
This week, Orange County CEO Frank Kim released his recommended budget of $6.1 billion for the next fiscal year. About $744 million of the county’s money is general-purpose revenue, meaning county supervisors can decide to use that money for anything. (read more)
 
Greenfield cemetery installs surveillance cameras following urn thefts (Greenfield, Ind.) – WISHTV.com
A cemetery in Greenfield is now taking extra security measures after reported thefts in recent months. The thieves got away with more than 20 large urns from Park Cemetery. (read more)
 
National Park Uses Security System to Identify Vandals – Security Today
Death Valley National Park is investigating an incident that left the park vandalized and an endangered animal dead. (read more)


 
 
Campus Security
Security measures in place to prevent drug robberies (Buffalo, N.Y.) – WGRZ.com
Saturday’s robbery in Lockport, along with the recent arrest of a local pain management provider who thousands depended on, Doctor Eugene Gosy, has both hospitals and pharmacies taking a closer look at their security measures. (read more)
 
Security expert questions playground layout at school stabbing scene (Dayton, Ohio) – SecurityInfoWatch
An Ohio school security consultant called the layout of Dayton’s World of Wonder school playground “not ideal” because the parking lot and playground touch one another, with no fence in between. (read more)
 
Miss. State Stadium Security Questioned After Student’s Deadly Fall (Oktibbeha County, Miss.) – Campus Safety
Mississippi State University is investigating a student’s death that occurred when he fell from the football stadium’s Jumbotron on May 7. (read more)
 
School district to consider placing armed guards in schools (Monroeville, Pa.) – The Washington Times
A western Pennsylvania school district is poised to vote on a proposal that would place armed security guards in all of its schools. (read more)
Adult care facilities reviewing security after ENH scare (Lockport, N.Y.) – Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
After the armed robbery at the Eastern Niagara Hospital over the weekend, local health care facilities including adult care centers and nursing homes are looking at their security measures. (read more)
 
 
 
Transportation Security
 
TSA plans hiring spree to speed up airport wait times – KRMG.com
The Transportation Security Administration wants to immediately deploy 768 new officers to the nation’s airports to help relieve security checkpoint bottlenecks before they worsen as the busy summer travel season approaches. (read more)
 
TSA’s RNC security plans: More officers, more dogs, more rules at Burke Lakefront Airport (Cleveland, Ohio) –Cleveland.com
When visitors pour into Cleveland in July for the Republican National Convention, it will be met by a security plan nearly a year in the works. (read more)
Grant To Fund Surveillance Cameras On Most Resort Buses (Ocean City, Md.) – The Dispatch
With the help of a major federal grant, all of the municipal buses in Ocean City’s fleet could be outfitted with surveillance cameras inside and out. (read more)
 
 
Cyber Security
 
The end of an era for sharing privileged account passwords – SecurityInfoWatch
In the first article of this series, we discussed what a proactive PAM strategy should look like. We noted that it should start with a strategic plan and include three steps for securely managing privileged accounts. In this second part of the series, we’ll take a deeper look at each one of those steps. (read more)
 
The rise of ransomware 2.0 – how to fend off the new school of ransomware – Information Age
The recent spate of ransomware attacks, has sparked fresh concerns for European and US organisations as attacks have become more widespread and damaging. Ransomware is the name of a type of malware that encrypts a computer and/or its files, rendering it unusable to the victims until they pay the attacker’s requested ransom to get the decryption key. (read more)
Pornhub is offering you up to $25K to hack its site and find flaws – CNBC
Finding security flaws probably isn’t the first thing you go to Pornhub for, but the adult video site is offering up to $25,000 for you to do just that. (read more)


 
 
 
Biometrics
 
Lego robot outfitted with Play-Doh finger hacks swipe-screen security – Naked Security
Lately, the authentication wizards have been focusing on gesture recognition: the interpretation of gestures – typically from the face or hand – that can be turned into algorithms to identify people by how they do things like make a face (that would be gurning to you Brits!) or swipe. (read more)
 
 
 
Utility Security
 
Energy panel says sharing information is critical to energy security (Virginia) – Virginia Business
Safeguarding data is a challenge for businesses today as hacks and breaches dominate the headlines. Yet the energy industry has been somewhat gun-shy in terms of revealing what it’s doing to protect energy and data assets because of the critical importance of the country’s electric grid. (read more)


 
 
 
Security Industry
 
Robolliance Initiative Unveiled by Sharp Electronics Corp. at PSA-TEC 2016 – Security Sales & Integration
Sharp Electronics Corp. (SEC) announced on Tuesday night the launch of the Robolliance program, which is focused on ground-based security robotics. (read more)
 
Rise of Surveillance Camera Installed Base Slows – SDM
In a report showing the worldwide installed base of video surveillance cameras, the numbers continue to rise, but the rate of increase slows year after year. Percentage-wise, the highest increase from 2015 was in HD CCTV, while the lowest increase was in analog cameras at 2 percent. The study found there was an installed base of 245 million security cameras in 2014, and 65 percent of cameras were installed in Asia. Among the leading vendors were Hikvision and Hanwha Techwin (formerly Samsung Techwin), while Axis Communications was the leading network camera vendor by installed base. (read more)

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