Daily Report – 6/10/16

Top Stories

Replacing Guards And Gates With Biometrics And Big Data – Newsweek
On the morning of August 10, 1999, Buford Oneal Furrow Jr. walked into the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills, a suburb of Los Angeles, and opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon. The 37-year-old white supremacist wounded a receptionist, a camp counselor and three boys before fatally gunning down a mailman he encountered nearby. (read more)
France will party under the watchful eyes of 90,000 security guards (France) – PRI
A lot is going on in France this summer. With the Euro 2016 soccer tournament and the Tour de France happening back-to-back, millions of visitors are expected to pour into the country. (read more)
Global Security
The Future Of Delivery Drones Isn’t In The Sky; It’s On The Sidewalk – Digital Trends
From Amazon to DHL, everyone wants to deliver packages with drones. But Starship Technologies – a startup founded by former Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis – is taking a slightly different approach. Instead of using drones that fly in the sky, the company is bringing drone delivery back down to earth with a fleet of six-wheeled robots that deliver goods on the ground. (read more)
In China, Disney Aims to Keep Security Behind the Scenes (Shanghai, China) – The Wall Street Journal
Chinese law enforcement often relies on in-your-face muscle-flexing, but Shanghai appears to be giving unusual leeway to Walt Disney Co. to police its new theme park there nearly as inconspicuously as in other Magic Kingdoms. (read more)
France Launches a Terrorism App (France) – Security Magazine
The French government launched a smartphone to alert Euro 2016 fans of a terrorist attack and how to stay safe. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
US Intelligence To Develop Real-Time Behavior Monitoring Software – Ubergizmo
Security cameras are useful if you have someone trained to study them and be able to pick out actions and movements that might be suspicious. Of course this isn’t efficient as people do get tired and lazy and might sometimes miss crucial moments, so obviously getting a piece of software to pick up the slack makes sense. (read more)
Security cameras being installed at Montclair’s public pools (Montclair, N.J.) – NorthJersey.com
Get your swimsuit body ready, because if you go to one of the township pools this summer, you’ll be on camera. (read more)
New barrier, security cameras inside Cincinnati Zoo gorilla exhibit (Cincinnati) – SecurityInfoWatch
The Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla exhibit re-opened today with several changes, including… (read more)
New Huntington Beach Security System Is ‘Difference Between a Smart Phone and Flip Phone’ (Huntington Beach, Calif.) – Security Sales & Integration
The San Bernardino shootings back in December struck a chord with the Huntington Beach Police Department. They knew there were flaws with their security system around the city, and after a catastrophic incident that left 14 dead and 22 injured, it was time to start looking for an upgrade. (read more)
D.C. proposes stronger training, hiring standards for private security guards (Washington, D.C.) – The Washington Post
The District’s mayor and police chief on Thursday proposed toughening hiring standards and training for the thousands of private security guards working in Washington, many of whom carry weapons and have limited arrest powers. (read more)
Campus Security
University of Calgary Systems Still Down After Paying Ransomware Fee (Calgary, Canada) – NewsBTC.com
The University of Calgary is the most recent victim of ransomware attacks, and the school paid CND$20,000 in Bitcoin to get rid of the malware. Despite paying the fee, not all systems are back online, as the provided decryption keys do not restore all systems automatically. (read more)
Ohio Stadium changes: ‘No bag’ policy, extends alcohol sales (Columbus, Ohio) – WKYC.com
Buckeyes, you can expect two big changes for the upcoming football season — increasing its security on bag policies and extending alcohol sales to the entire Ohio Stadium. (read more)
Student Dead, 3 Injured After Shooting Outside of Mass. School (Boston) – Campus Safety
A shooting that took place after a fire alarm was pulled outside of a Boston high school left one student dead June 8. (read more)
Fort Mill to add resource officer, private guards to schools (Fort Mill, S.C.) – The Herald
Starting this fall, all Fort Mill schools will have their own or a shared resource officer or private security guard on campus. (read more)
Transportation Security
MTA Opens State-Of-The-Art K-9 Training Center (New York) – CBS New York
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has opened the largest K-9 training facility in the country. (read more)
More Money Headed to Address Airport Security Wait Times – NBCDFW.com
More relief from long wait times at security check points could be coming to airports across the country. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Nest is reportedly working on an outdoor security camera – Engadget
In a letter to employees posted by The Verge yesterday, new Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz reassured employees that the company wasn’t for sale and stated that the focus should be on delivering new products currently in the works. Although a specific reference to a new gadget was redacted in the letter, Tech Insider reports that one of the new items mentioned is an outdoor version of the Nest Cam. (read more)
Wireless Home Security Systems on the Rise, Parks Associates Says – Security Sales & Integration
Parks Associates released a study on Wednesday that found almost half of home security owners in the United States have a security system that connects wirelessly to sensors. (read more)

Retail Security

Retail Security: Industry Provides Rich Pickings for Cybercriminals – Security Intelligence
Retail security has made many news headlines over the past couple of years. Many dubbed 2014 the year of the megabreach, but the number of high-profile data leaks continues to grow. According to recent research by NTT Group, the retail industry is a particularly popular target, experiencing 2.7 times the number of attacks of the financial services sector. (read more)

Cargo Security
Report: Goods tracking market to swell to $5.6B in 2021 – SecurityInfoWatch
As incidents of cargo theft continue to rise in the U.S. and around the globe, an increasing number of companies are turning to goods tracking technologies as way to clamp down on the crime. In fact, a new report from ABI Research estimates that the market for goods tracking products, which was worth $3.6 billion in 2016, will swell to $5.6 billion by 2021. (read more)
Security Industry
What lies for the future of tracking technology? – ARN
New tracking technologies are set to be released in the next ten years that will revolutionise our everyday lives, according to technology and security expert and founder of Calamity, Daniel Lewkovitz. Lewkovitz shared his predictions for the biggest developments in tracking technology and if they pose any cyber security risks. (read more)
FLIR acquires Innovative Security Designs – SecurityInfoWatch
Just six months after buying Israeli-based video surveillance firm DVTEL for $92 million in cash, FLIR Systems announced this week that it has acquired Innovative Security Designs (ISD) from rival Digital Watchdog for an undisclosed amount. (read more)
Dahua Technology Provides Hsi Lai Temple With End-To-End Video Surveillance System – SourceSecurity.com
Dahua Technology USA, provider of video surveillance solutions, has announced that its products are now protecting people and property at Hsi Lai Temple. Located in the Hacienda Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, it is the largest Chinese temple in the United States. (read more)
Smartphone surveillance on the rise for SMBs – ZDNet
The market for internet-connected IP surveillance cameras is fast outpacing the market for traditional analogue closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV), a trend resulting from a combination of growing affordability, capability and, in part, today’s smartphone culture. (read more)

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