Daily Report – 6/20/16

Top Stories
Here are some of the massive security measures Cleveland is taking for the GOP convention (Cleveland) – The Washington Post
The LRAD – that’s a Long Range Acoustical Device – is a tool for ships trying to ward off pirate attacks and for settings where the precise location of law enforcement can be a matter of potential international conflict. It gives people the opportunity to speak loudly and clearly and convey critical information or warnings across large distances. (read more)
 
Gay bars see increased security, customers across USA one week after Orlando – USA Today
Gay bars and nightclubs across the USA increased security over the weekend, one week after the horrific shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, but attendance remained high in solidarity. (read more)
Global Security
 
Security services accused of ignoring warnings that MPs needed more safety protection (London) – The Telegraph
Security chiefs were last night accused of ignoring warnings that MPs needed more security protection, after deeming them “busy people” who shouldn’t be “bothered” with extra advice or training. (read more)
Brazil’s Rio state seeks emergency funding ahead of Olympics (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – CNN
Just under 50 days before the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro’s state governor has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency that authorizes additional funding to fulfill obligations during the games. (read more)

 

 
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Orlando Attacks Renew Focus on Security at Smaller U.S. Businesses – Fortune
While mass shooting attacks are on the rise, smaller U.S. businesses remain reluctant to invest in more physical security measures such as metal detectors or extra guards even though events like the Orlando massacre prompt a surge in interest, industry executives said. (read more)
 
Delray Beach, Fla. to install cameras throughout city as part of crime-fighting program (Delray Beach, Fla.) –SecurityInfoWatch
Atlantic Avenue revelers, take note: Delray Beach has begun installing security cameras throughout the city as part of a crime-prevention program pinpointing key sites often connected with illegal activities. (read more)
 
Meet the Robot That Could Soon Be Your Building’s Overnight Security Guard – Security Sales & Integration
Don’t be alarmed if you see a robot patrolling the halls of your building; that’s just the security guard. (read more)
What is a “Lone Wolf” Situation in the Workplace – Corrections.com
You read about it every day in the newspaper or it is talked about in length on the television news and inserted in TV criminal justice series shows. Everybody talks about a ‘lone wolf’ situation or scenario in the work place and it is often misunderstood because it has certain features or traits that must be identified before it is called an act of violence in the workplace by someone related to an employee or someone hired there and who commits a crime. (read more)
 
Sacramento police building ‘real time crime center’ to monitor footage across city (Sacramento) – The Sacramento Bee
By the time more than 15,500 ticket holders stream downtown to watch Paul McCartney at the new Golden 1 Center in October, Sacramento police plan to electronically eyeball the crowd from a new “real time crime center.” (read more)
 
Keeping the drugs out: Jails, prisons find a steep challenge (Concord, N.H.) – Gillette News Record
As the nation stares down a heroin and opioid crisis, corrections officials and lawmakers are seeking new ways to keep drugs out of jail cells as visitors and inmates continually find ways to smuggle them in. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
UConn Alumnus Donates Gunshot-Detecting Security System to Improve Campus Safety (Storrs, Conn.) –Security Sales & Integration
The University of Connecticut has installed a new security system revolving around technology that can detect gunshots or explosions. (read more)
TJC beefs up security; students feel safer (Tyler, Texas) – Tyler Morning Telegraph
The majority of students haven’t always felt safe on campus at Tyler Junior College, according to student surveys, but that perception seems to have changed. (read more)
 
Transportation Security
 
Orlando airport hikes security operations budget (Orlando) – SecurityInfoWatch
Orlando International Airport’s governing board increased the funds for security operations and screening by roughly one-third Wednesday. (read more)
 
 
Cyber Security
 
Hackers find security gaps in Pentagon websites – IndiaToday In Tech
High-tech hackers brought in by the Pentagon to breach Defense Department websites were able to burrow in and find 138 different security gaps, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday. (read more)
 
Biometrics
 
Study Says Mobile Payments Need Biometrics – Security Magazine
Mobile payment systems have been touted as the future of financial transactions, but current systems will need to add biometrics for adoption, according to Lux Research. (read more)

Worship Security

 
Orlando mosques beef up security, fearing retaliation in wake of massacre (Orlando) – Fox News
Muslims showed up warily and in reduced numbers for the first Friday prayers since the nightclub massacre here, as some mosques stepped up security and hired armed guards. (read more)
 
Valley churches examining security, risk of shooters (Harrisonburg, Va.) – WHSV.com
This week, one year ago, a shooter gunned down nine people inside a Charleston, S.C. church. (read more)
 
 
Security Industry
 
Security Firm That Employed Orlando Killer Says It Made ‘Clerical Error’ in Evaluation Documents – The Wall Street Journal
The security company that employed Omar Mateen said it made a “clerical error” in documents submitted to the state of Florida in 2007 regarding the mental health of Mateen, the gunman whom authorities have named as the person who killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub last week. (read more)
 
Cisco Forecasts Massive Growth in IP Traffic Over Next Five Years – Campus Safety
Global IP traffic will almost triple at a compound annual growth rate of 22 percent over the next five years, according to Cisco’s annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast. (read more)

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