Daily Report – 6/17/16

Top Stories
Security ramped up for upcoming US gay pride events (Chicago) – The San Diego Union-Tribune
The huge crowds expected to attend gay pride parades around the United States in the coming weeks will be greeted by more police officers and ramped-up security measures as a means to protect them in the wake of the mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Florida. (read more)
 
Killing of U.K. Lawmaker Shines Light on Security Measures (London) – The Wall Street Journal
The killing of a U.K. parliamentarian Thursday has shone a light on the security arrangements for British lawmakers whose profession requires them to meet and help constituents with their problems and occasionally take positions on issues that anger people. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Increased security for nightclubs, pride events this weekend (Syracuse, N.Y.) – CNYCentral.com
Trexx nightclub is meant to be a place to have fun without fear. After the shooting at an Orlando gay bar, Trexx has beefed up its security. Two additional security cameras have been added and normally Trexx only has private security inside this club, but this weekend it’ll have two people watch from the outside also. (read more)
 
Psychologist who tested Mateen for security job did same for another killer (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – Honolulu Star Advertiser
The psychologist who administered the test that established Orlando killer Omar Mateen as mentally fit to carry concealed weapons as a private security guard did the same for another South Florida killer who worked for the same company. (read more)
 
How CSOs can reduce security alert fatigue – CSO
Security detection systems now provide so many alerts for security operations centers that it’s very easy for staffers to fall into the “Boy Who Cried Wolf” reaction pattern. With some estimates of false positives (alerts that aren’t really that critical) between 60% to 80% of a company’s alerts, it’s easy to see why so many people get “alert fatigue”, and why true critical situations can be missed or ignored. Another example – when was the last time you heard a car alarm go off and look outside the window to see if the car was actually being stolen?(read more)
 
Disney Springs adding more security cameras (Orlando) – SecurityInfoWatch
Disney Springs is adding more security cameras, a measure the company said has been planned for months and is not in response to Sunday’s mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. (read more)
 
Conn. governor wants to use terror watch list to restrict gun sales (Connecticut) – SecurityInfoWatch
More than six months after he told reporters he would act where Congress had failed to do so, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is still waiting on approval from the White House for access to federal terror watch lists so the state can ban people on those lists from buying guns. (read more)
 
Orlando business leaders evaluate security protocols in wake of nightclub shooting (Orlando) –SecurityInfoWatch
Central Florida tourists will see an increased presence of Orange County Sheriff’s deputies on International Drive after a mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub Sunday.
 
Grant money to fund more cameras at police headquarters (Temple, Texas) – Temple Daily Telegram
The City Council approved a motion to receive funding dedicated to criminal justice programs in Temple at Thursday’s meeting. (read more)
 
Antioch Hopes To Reduce Crime With More (Antioch, Calif.) – CBS SF Bay Area
It’s got a reputation as one of the Bay Area’s crime hot spots. Now an East Bay city is going on the offense, putting extra eyes on the street. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
Violence prevention efforts look to be paying off for hospitals – SecurityInfoWatch
While violent crime rates at the nation’s hospitals have climbed steadily over the last few years, the 2016 Healthcare Crime Survey conducted by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Foundation revealed that violent crime actually decreased substantially last year. In fact, the study, which analyzed the responses of security professionals at 263 U.S. hospitals, found that violent crime, which includes murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, declined by more than 67 percent between 2014 and 2015.(read more)
 
Schools invest $36,400 in security systems (Peabody, Kan.) – Peabody Gazette-Bulletin
More security cameras in the high school gym and shop classroom, cameras at the elementary school, and a wireless keycard system are among $36,400 in security improvements approved Monday by the Peabody-Burns school board. (read more)
Man Arrested for Terrorist Threats at Denton Hospital (Denton, Texas) – MyFoxZone.com
A man who allegedly made “terroristic threats” at a hospital in Denton was arrested at the county courthouse there Wednesday morning. (read more)
 
New Technology Enhances Campus Security (Storrs, Conn.) – UConn Today
UConn has installed a new technology that can detect gunshots and explosions, notify campus police, map a shooter’s location, and send a live video feed to officers’ cellphones or handheld computers in less than two seconds. (read more)
 
Pitt State recognized for stadium safety and security efforts (Pittsburg, Kan.) – Fox14TV.com
With an average attendance somewhere between 9,000 and 10,000 fans, Pittsburg State University’s Carnie Smith Stadium is one of the top three Division II football venues in the nation. PSU officials are equally proud that the facility has also been honored for the university’s leadership in addressing safety and security issues at the stadium. (read more)
 
 
 
Cyber Security
 
Data Breaches Cost $4 Million Per Incident  – Security Magazine
The average cost of a data breach for companies surveyed has grown to $4 million, a 29-percent increase since 2013. (read more)
 
 
 
Worship Security
 
In SC, armed guards, armed parishioners part of response to mass shootings (Columbia, S.C.) – The Herald
Houses of worship, feeling unsafe in the midst of mass shootings, have trained their parishioners to be more alert to newcomers amongst them and to weigh the consequences of arming themselves, law enforcement authorities are saying. (read more)
 
A year later, Charleston families still reeling from church shooting (Charleston, S.C.) – Reuters
Many were surprised when Nadine Collier stood in a South Carolina courtroom a year ago and said she forgave the young white man who had just killed her mother and eight other black churchgoers in a racially motivated attack. (read more)


 
 
Retail Security
 
NRF Data Shows Retail Inventory Shrink Increased to $45.2 Billion in 2015 – IDEX
The 2016 National Retail Security Survey, a collaboration between the National Retail Federation and the University of Florida showed that retailers’ inventory shrink was $45.2 billion, up by $1.2 billion on 2014. (read more)


 
Security Industry
 
The robo-security guard that hunts intruders using LASERS: Droid can spot suspicious behaviour and call for back up – DailyMail.com
Even the smartest of intruders would struggle to slip past this security guard. (read more)
 
Comcast, Alarm.com Reportedly Discussing Purchase of Icontrol – Security Sales & Integration
Comcast and Alarm.com are reportedly in talks to buy Icontrol, a provider of back-end software behind many home security offerings. (read more)

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