Daily Report – 8/15/16

Top Stories
Ryan Lochte and the Extent of Rio’s Security Technology (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – Inverse
As Brazil was readying their preparations for a successful Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the country’s economic, social, and political troubles began spilling over into the country’s global spotlight. Crime was just one of the many problems the country faced leading-up to the games, and it seems that preventative measures didn’t stop one of the top athletes from being robbed at gunpoint. (read more)
Global Security
Cannes, Citing Security Risks, Bans Full-Body ‘Burkinis’ From Its Beaches (Cannes, France) – The New York Times
The mayor of the French resort city of Cannes has barred women from bathing on public beaches in swimsuits that reveal too little skin. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Canada security questioned after FBI tip thwarts attack (Canada) – Reuters
Aaron Driver first came to the attention of Canadian officials in late 2014 after he voiced support for Islamic State on social media. In 2015, the Muslim convert was arrested for communicating with militants involved with attack plots in Texas and Australia. Early this year, he agreed to a court order known as a peace bond that restricted his online and cell phone use. (read more)
NYPD body camera program delayed by several months, court document shows (New York) –SecurityInfoWatch
The NYPD is taking longer than expected to get its body camera pilot program going, according to a court document filed Tuesday, because the department has yet to pick a contractor for the equipment, which could mean another six months before officers are outfitted. (read more)
Security Systems Move From Protection To Decision Making (Boston) – Forbes
Boston’s current municipal fire alarm system is older than its famed Fenway Park (built in 1912) … by 60 years.   Twenty years before Alexander Graham Bell would get his patent for the telephone, two part-time inventors in Boston developed a way for citizens to notify fire stations that there was a fire.  The technology would spread across the country.  I know this because I toured a small, private museum dedicated to alarms and security systems in Lynn, MA.  It is located inside of Wayne Alarm Systems, an alarm and monitoring company that primarily serves the Boston area.  Its President and founder, Ralph Sevinor started the company in 1972 after a traumatizing, childhood experience of his home being burglarized. (read more)
Campus Security
Reynoldsburg adds security measures that make it more difficult for sex offenders to enter schools (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) – NBC4I.com
School is back in session for Reynoldsburg students, and visitors will face an increased level of security. (read more)
The Red Zone: Bringing awareness to sexual assault on campus (Statesboro, Ga.) –The George-Anne
As an influx of enthusiastic first year students arrives on campus, many are unaware that sexual assault happens the most during the “red zone.” (read more)
UMBC under federal investigation for allegedly mishandling sexual assault cases (Baltimore) – Baltimore Post-Examiner
University of Maryland Baltimore County is under a federal investigation concerning allegations the school failed to comply with federal guidelines mandating prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging sex discrimination in cases involving sexual assault claims, according to documents obtained by the Baltimore Post-Examiner. (read more)
Schools are keeping students safe via technology (Ohio) – Ohio.com
Some local schools are ditching pen and paper visitor logs and replacing them with technology that can keep unwanted visitors, like sex offenders, out of their buildings. (read more)
Tips on how college students can protect themselves from fraud (Cromwell, Conn.) – Fox61.com
While adults have been learning about the workings of criminal scams and fraud, many college-aged students get failing grades in terms of protecting their personal and financial information, according to Connecticut Better Business Bureau. (read more)
Transportation Security
Keyless car entry systems could be a huge security risk – ITPro
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found keyless car entry systems could be putting millions of vehicles at risk of being stolen. (read more)
Reports of Shots Fired at JFK Prove False (New York) – ABC News
JFK International Airport in New York City has reopened two terminals that were evacuated after a false alarm of shots fired caused a panic among passengers. (read more)
Utility Security
DOE Announces $15M to Protect Critical Infrastructure – AchrNews.com
As part of the Obama administration’s commitment to protecting America’s critical infrastructure, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Deputy Energy Secretary, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, recently announced new funding to strengthen and protect the nation’s electric grid from cyber and physical attacks. The DOE will provide up to $15 million, subject to congressional appropriations, to support efforts by the American Public Power Association (APPA) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) to further enhance the culture of security within their utility members’ organizations. (read more)
Security Industry
ASIS looks to give back to the community with ‘Security Week’ – SecurityInfoWatch
Late last month, ASIS International announced that it would be hosting the first ever Security Week in conjunction with its 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits scheduled to take place Sept. 12-15 in Orlando. The event, which is being supported by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection, will feature a series of community preparedness and educational sessions designed to help small business owners and community leaders gain a better understanding of today’s threat landscape. (read more)
Bill Zalud, Security Magazine Editor Emeritus, Passes – SDM
It is with deep regret we announce that Bill Zalud, Editor Emeritus of Security magazine, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016. The entire SDM and Security magazine family greatly mourns his loss. (read more)

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