Daily Report – 7/6/16

Top Stories
Can CT scanners reduce airport security lines by a third? (+video) – The Christian Science Monitor
The Transportation Security Administration and American Airlines announced Tuesday that select airports will be testing out new screening technology that should reduce wait lines by approximately 30 percent. (read more)
Global Security
 
Calls for better security at Rio go unanswered (Rio de Janeiro) – ESPN
Australia’s team boss is disappointed Rio Olympics organisers have ignored her request to heighten security in the host city ahead of the Games. (read more)
 
 
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Even As They Lament The Horrific Reality Of Mass Violence, Employers Must Consider How To Prevent It In Their Workplaces – The National Law Review
After last week’s horrific mass shooting in Orlando, which targeted the LGBT community, most of us have spent days lost in thought, in sadness, and in concern about how such tragedies continue to occur. As people return their immediate focus to work after one of the largest and most violent shooting incidents in American history, we can do our best to suspend momentarily our thoughts about social tensions, politics and political rhetoric, and other such things as we try to focus on our job responsibilities. But events such as what occurred in Orlando on June 12 create painful but unavoidable reminders that employers must deal with the realities of gun violence, and demand that managers and business owners ask what they can and should be doing to prevent such an event from occurring in their workplace. (read more)
 
Knightscope Security Robots Spotted On Uber Parking Lot And Mall Patrol (San Francisco) – Forbes
It was only a matter of time before the robots really dug in and started policing the populace. They are already delivering pizza and replacing fast-food cashiers so robots replacing security guards was a natural next step. Enter Silicon Valley based Knightscope, the maker of the 300 pound K5 security robot. (read more)
 
Hot Climate Regions Have Higher Violent Crime Rates – Security Magazine
New research suggests hot temperatures make people uncomfortable and irritated, which makes them more aggressive. (read more)
 
Buffalo City Hall Security Upgrades Include Response Plans (Buffalo, N.Y.) – WGRZ.com
City officials remind us that Buffalo City Hall is the people’s building for the people’s business. (read more)
 
Officials say jail security improved (Pembroke, Ga.) – Durant Daily Democrat
The Bryan County Jail is no stranger to controversy. Past jail escapes had put a blemish on the jail but two officials say they are putting in massive effort and have all but eliminated that blemish. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
Wethersfield Spending Nearly $200,000 To Install School Security Cameras (Wethersfield, Conn.) – Hartford Courant
The town council has voted to spend nearly $200,000 to install security cameras at all schools, an action officials say will make the district’s students and employees safer. (read more)
Study: Students Often Don’t Report Suspicious or Threatening Behaviors – Campus Safety
A new study found that the vast majority of college students don’t report suspicious behaviors and other warning signs like stalking, making threats or acquiring weapons. (read more)
TPSD makes major security upgrades (Tupelo, Miss.) – DJournal.com
Along with a slew of construction projects on Tupelo Public School District campuses, this summer marks the completion of some major security updates for the district and its schools. (read more)
Covenant Children’s Hospital implementing new security measures (Lubbock, Texas) – Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Visitors to Covenant Children’s Hospital will be required to show photo identification any time they enter the hospital starting Wednesday. (read more)
Schools turn to high-tech security to block sex offenders from campuses (Orange County, Calif.) – The Orange County Register
Parents now go through an extra step on some Orange County campuses that are on the lookout for sex offenders. (read more)
Covenant Children’s Hospital implementing new security measures (Lubbock, Texas) – Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Visitors to Covenant Children’s Hospital will be required to show photo identification any time they enter the hospital starting Wednesday. (read more)
 
 
 
Transportation Security
 
MBTA audit finds ‘severe’ security lapses at T’s ‘money room’ (Boston) – Fox25Boston.com
The building where the MBTA counts nearly $200 million a year in cash is full of “severe” security lapses, according to a new audit report. (read more)
 
How Smart Airport Design Can Make Spaces More Secure – Skift
Gresham, Smith and Partners recently designed a screening area at Norfolk International Airport in Virginia with one major concern in mind: flexibility, so it can adapt to changing security threats. (read more)
Biometrics
 
Why passthoughts could make passwords a thing of the past – CBC News
It’s no secret that passwords aren’t impenetrable. Even outside of major incidents like the celebrity nude photo hack, or when millions of passwords get released online, like what happened to Twitter recently, many of us may still be at risk of having our data compromised due to password-related security flaws. (read more)


 
 
Worship Security
 
N.J. gets $4M to beef up security at houses of worship, nonprofits (New Jersey) – NJ.com
New Jersey religious institutions and nonprofits located in areas considered at high risk for terror attacks and other threats will receive $4.26 million in federal funding to beef up security, the state homeland security office announced on Friday. (read more)
 
 
Security Industry
 
Electronic Access Control Systems Market to Exceed $31B by 2019, Report Forecasts – Security Sales & Integration
The global electronic access control systems (EACS) market is projected to be valued at $31.2 billion by 2019, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 12.6%, according to a new market forecast. (read more)

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