Daily Report – 6/22/16

Top Stories
How Washington, D.C., is Preparing for the Next Terrorist Attack (Washington, D.C.) – Newsweek
The cellphones of dead people were still ringing inside the Pulse nightclub on June 12 when Cathy Lanier, chief of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., got a message from her counterparts in Orlando, Florida. First reports were that a terrorist had carried out “the worst mass murder in American history” there. (read more)
How technology could help predict terrorist attacks – Phys.org
The internet has become a weapon for terrorists, who use social media and other technologies to organise, recruit and spread propaganda. So is it possible to turn technology around and use it to not only catch terrorists but predict and potentially stop terror attacks before they happen? (read more)
Global Security
Euro 2016 violence is a warning for 2018 World Cup – SecurityInfoWatch
Terrorism was the big fear facing the European Championships. Which is why the governments of the U.S., England and Germany, among others, warned its citizens about traveling to France for the monthlong soccer tournament. (read more)
Private security firms are on the rise in Europe – The Economist
Refugees arriving on Aegean islands are whisked to “hotspots”-registration centres run by the European Asylum Support Office. It is often a traumatic moment. Those who fear being sent back to Turkey can turn angry or violent. “We have had a number of riots, staff have had to be evacuated quickly”, says an EASO spokesman, Jean-Pierre Schembri. So, for the first time, a private-security firm, G4S, has been contracted to guard the hotspots, bolstering the efforts of Greek police. “We felt we needed additional security”, he adds. (read more)
Gold medalist robbed in Rio as athletes demand more security (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – Fox News
After two members of the Australian Paralympic sailing squad including a gold medalist were robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro, Australia’s Olympic team leader is urging Brazilian authorities to implement Olympic-scale security now “before an athlete gets hurt.” (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Security beefed up at Conn. courthouse following aborted hit (Bridgeport, Conn.) – SecurityInfoWatch
Two state troopers were assigned to provide extra security to the Golden Hill Street courthouse in the wake of Thursday’s aborted gang hit outside the court. (read more)
White House Releases Rules for Low-Flying Drone Operation – Security Sales & Integration
New rules have been established for drone operation. The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that small drones for educational and research purposes will have open access to the skies, while commercial drones will have separate regulations that will be written at a later date. (read more)
Report Highlights Growth of Mass Notification Systems – Security Magazine
A new report shows how mass notification technology has become mission-critical for a broad array of businesses, agencies and institutions. (read more)
There won’t be a stampede of Reading residents buying video surveillance systems (Reading, Pa.) – BCTV.org
As you may have heard, cities often have more crime than flowers. (read more)
Utility-pole surveillance: Public needs assurance from the FBI (Seattle) – The Seattle Times
Perhaps it has come to this: Americans must live – habitually, instinctively – with the assumption that every sound they make is overheard, every movement scrutinized. (read more)
Sacramento Weighs Expanding Surveillance Cameras In City (Sacramento) – CBS Sacramento
Sacramento city leaders will decide whether to place more surveillance cameras throughout the city. (read more)
Downtown safe cameras assisting police (La Crosse, Wis.) – WXOW.com
A scary car accident at the intersection of 3rd and Jay Streets in downtown La Crosse was captured on one of the city’s Safe Cams. (read more)
Campus Security
Cherokee County schools to get security foyers (Canton, Ga.) – AJC.com
To add another layer of security to eight elementary schools, the Cherokee County School Board has approved a $235,000 low bid for the construction of security foyers at the schools. (read more)
Champaign considers UI request for more surveillance cameras (Champaign, Ill.) – The News-Gazette
From catching sex offenders in the act to tracking down the people who pepper-sprayed a random student inside the Illini Union, University of Illinois police have used on-campus security cameras to help crack a slew of cases. (read more)
Attacks on Ottawa Hospital staff trigger provincial investigation (Ottawa) – CBC News
Violent patients at the Ottawa Hospital this year have used furniture as weapons, repeatedly punched nurses and seriously injured a security guard – incidents that have triggered changes at the Civic campus and an ongoing Ministry of Labour investigation. (read more)
Can more surveillance cameras help curb bullying? (Sonora, Calif.) – KCRA.com
It’s been more than a year since the investigation into who attacked a student inside a Sonora High School girls’ locker room turned up empty. (read more)
Transportation Security
Are U.S. Airport Security Line Troubles Under Control? – SourceSecurity.com
The reason for long lines at U.S. airports is that the airlines now charge fees for checked bags. (read more)
NJ Transit keeps recordings of your conversations for a month, it says (New Jersey) -NJ.com
NJ Transit officials have broken their silence over what happens to surveillance recordings it makes of passenger conversations on light rail trains. (read more)
Preventing, Preparing for Mass Transit Terrorist Attack – NJTV News
Members of Congress – including Donald Payne Jr. and Bonnie Watson Coleman – held a field hearing at New Jersey City University on protecting passengers and preventing and preparing for terrorism at rail and bus stations in New Jersey and New York. (read more)
Goodbye, Password. Banks Opt to Scan Fingers and Faces Instead. – The New York Times
The banking password may be about to expire – forever. (read more)

Retail Security
Layer Of Protection: Installing Security Cameras Is Smart Business – Information Security Buzz
Installing security cameras is a great tool for managing your business. Not only are they inexpensive to purchase, easy to install and easy to maintain, but security cameras also provide business owners plenty of convenience to see all areas of their business in real time without sacrificing time or efficiency. Here are a few highlights of installing security cameras in your business. (read more)

Security Industry
Global Video Surveillance Equipment Market Slowed Significantly in 2015, Report Says – Security Sales & Integration
The global market for professional video surveillance equipment increased by 1.9% in 2015, far below the rate of growth in 2014 (14.2%) and 2013 (6.8%), according to estimates by IHS (NYSE: IHS). (read more)
State probes security firm that submitted Mateen gun application (Florida) – SunSentinel
The state is investigating a false statement by a security company that allowed Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen to get a state license to carry firearms as a security guard. (read more)

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