Daily Report – 8/10/16

Top Stories
Throwing money at the problem? Security tech spending reaches $82bn a year – ZDNet
The threat posed by hackers and cybercriminals is proving to be a great financial opportunity for IT security companies: according to analysts Gartner, worldwide spending on information security is set to hit $81.6bn (£62.8bn) this year. (read more)
 
Is the Presidential Election Really Hackable? – Investopedia
Following the release by Wikileaks of confidential internal communications of the Democratic National Committee, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is weighing measures to enhance the security of the U.S. voting process against possible cyber intrusions ahead of the November 2016 Presidential election. (read more)
 

2016 Olympic Security

Expert: Lack of ISIS capability in Brazil the only barrier to Olympic attack (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) –SecurityInfoWatch
The only obstacle preventing Islamic State terrorists from pulling off a highly prized attack on the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro would be the group’s inability to do so in Brazil, even as frequent attacks in Europe continue, experts say. (read more)
 
Security stepped up after attack on media bus travelling between Rio 2016 venues (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) –Express & Star
Two windows were smashed as the bus travelled between the Deodoro zone and the main transport mall in Rio’s Olympic Park at around 1930 local time (2330BST), with about a dozen media on board. (read more)
 
How hackers steal personal data from Rio Olympics visitors (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – CBC
Rio de Janeiro is hosting more than the Olympics this summer. According to cybersecurity researchers, Rio is also hosting a large number of malicious Wi-Fi hotspots designed to steal personal information from travellers.(read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Billboard Touring Conference 2016 to Examine Security Issues Following Year of Violence – Billboard
In light of the violence at live music events over the past year, the 13th annual Billboard Touring Conference, set for Nov. 9-10 at the SLS Beverly Hills Hotel, will for the first time feature a panel aimed at discussing safety and security issues. (read more)
 
Hidden Security Cam Found in Oakland Athletics’ Weight Room (Oakland, Calif.) – Security Sales & Integration
A hidden security camera was found in the weight room of the Oakland Athletics’ stadium, prompting the team to suspend its strength and conditioning coach. (read more)
New device can instantly ‘fingerprint’ unknown liquids – Business Standard
Harvard scientists have created a new pocket-sized device that can instantly identify unknown liquids and may be used by first responders to characterise chemical spills, or by officials to verify the fuel grade right at the pump. (read more)
 
Mass shooting sparks debate over safety at Eureka Gardens (Jacksonville, Fla.) – News4Jax.com
After seven people were injured, two critically, when three gunmen opened fire on a group of people at Eureka Gardens early Monday, city leaders and national lawmakers demanded more needs to be done to protect residents at the federally subsidized housing complex. (read more)
 
Dayton Public Schools amp up security efforts (Dayton, Ohio) – WDTN.com
The Dayton Public Schools district is increasing security measures after several incidents last school year. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
The School-Security Industry Is Cashing In Big on Public Fears of Mass Shootings – The Nation.
“Security was the number-one factor for me in choosing a school,” explained one of the mothers I met late last winter at a Montessori preschool in an affluent suburb of Salt Lake City. A quality-control expert at a dietary-supplement company, the woman said she vividly remembers the jolt of horror she felt when she first learned of the Columbine massacre in 1999. So when the time came to send her child to preschool, she selected one that markets itself not only as creative, caring, and nurturing, but also as particularly security-conscious. (read more)
UMMS study examines use of drones to aid emergency responders in mass casualty events – University of Massachusetts Medical School
In the wake of a disaster, a difficult challenge for emergency response crews is to quickly assess damage and identify victims. Researchers at UMass Medical School are conducting a study to determine how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, could play a key role in such mass casualty incidents. (read more)
New security at Charles City Middle School (Charles City, Iowa) – KIMT.com
The new Charles City Middle School is almost complete and set to open this fall. One thing that will be different this year is security. (read more)
Twin Falls schools ramp us security (Twin Falls, Idaho) – KTVB.com
The Twin Falls School District is installing new security equipment and making other changes to increase safety at all of its 13 schools. (read more)
Dodge City school district looks to implement new security measures (Dodge City, Kan.) – KWCH.com
Walk up to any school in Dodge City, and you’ll find getting inside the building is not easy. (read more)
 
 
Transportation Security
 
School district looking to add more security cameras on buses (Broseley, Mo.) – KFVS12.com
In today’s world, having video evidence could mean all the difference in cases like bullying. (read more)
 
U.S. air marshals will be aboard Cuba flights – Miami Herald
A sticking point in resumption of commercial airline service to Cuba has been resolved: U.S. air marshals will travel on certain flights to Cuba. (read more)


 
Cyber Security
 
Credit card security chip vulnerability discovered – NBC-2.com
Cyber security professionals have recently conducted a series of tests on credit cards with security chips. The result has many card issuers and consumers feeling less confident in the new security measure, designed to prevent hackers from stealing credit card information. (read more)


 
 
Home Security/Automation
 
IHS: Smart home growth hindered by lack of awareness, fragmentation – SecurityInfoWatch
While the advent of smart home solutions has created new revenue streams for residential security companies and subsequently increased the value that an alarm system provides to consumers, the technology still faces several challenges that could hinder its growth moving forward. (read more)
 
Worship Security
 
Churches take new security measures in face of terror threats (Watauga, Texas) – Fox News
As Father Josiah Trenham prepared to read the Gospel, several parishioners discreetly scooped up their babies, retreated up the aisles of St. Andrew Orthodox Church and out into the spring air, so as not to allow the crying of little ones to disturb the divine liturgy. (read more)


 
 
Security Industry
 
ScanSource Acquires Intelisys Communications for $83.6M – Security Sales & Integration
ScanSource, a global provider of technology products and solutions, announced on Monday that is has acquired Intelisys Communications, a technology services distributor of business telecommunications and cloud services. (read more)
ASIS 2016 Show News – SDM
The ASIS International 62nd annual Seminar and Exhibits takes place September 12-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and will feature many new events. (read more)

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