Daily Report – 9/16/16

Top Stories
Military Leaders Warn That Climate Poses Security Threats – Scientific American
A bipartisan group of defense experts and former military leaders are calling on the next administration to consider climate change as a grave threat to national security. (read more)
ASIS 2016
ASIS 2016 Accolades winners named – SecurityInfoWatch
ASIS International, the leading organization for security professionals worldwide, has selected its ASIS 2016 Accolades Award winners. ASIS Accolades recognizes the security industry’s most innovative new products, services, and/or solutions featured at the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2016), taking place Sept 12-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. (read more)
 
‘New Johnson Controls’ unveiled at ASIS – SecurityInfoWatch
The newly merged Johnson Controls and Tyco began operations last week, and today unveiled its new branding and message to the security industry at ASIS. (read more)
 
Allied Universal helps secure ASIS conference – Security Systems News
Attendees at ASIS International’s 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits here, Sept. 12-15, were able to see first-hand Allied Universal’s new robots in action, as they were part of the overall physical security provided for the conference by the facility services and security company. (read more)
Global Security
French teachers given ‘alarm bracelets’ over terror fears – The Local
Teachers in southern France’s Aix-en-Provence have been given emergency alarm bracelets through which they can alert police in a bid to improve security. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Arlington National Cemetery to Add Security Measures (Arlington, Va.) – Security Magazine
Visitors to Arlington National Cemetery will soon be required to undergo additional screening and other security measures. (read more)
 
Newburgh dilemma: Skateboard park or street security cameras (Newburgh, N.Y.) – MidHudsonNews.com
The Newburgh City Council has taken a step back from building a skateboard park with $560,000 in federal community development block grant money. That is because residents are furious over the most recent murder of an 18-year-old man on a darkened street. (read more)
 
Allen Park launches ‘Extra Eyes’ program to help catch criminals (Allen Park, Mich.) – ClickOnDetroit.com
A serial rape suspect was caught Wednesday thanks in part to an alert homeowner with a surveillance camera. The woman saw a suspicious man, checked the tape, gave it to police and it led to an arrest. (read more)
 
Buckhead neighborhoods to get more cameras (Buckhead, Ga.) – Northside Neighbor
Some Buckhead neighborhoods will be getting added security with surveillance cameras and license plate readers totaling $300,000. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
Report Ranks the 30 Safest College Towns in America – Security Magazine
SafeWise security experts have examined the most recent FBI crime statistics and identified safety-related programs and initiatives in college cities across the country to come up with the 2016 list of the 30 Safest College Towns in America. (read more)
New Minnesota Law Mandates Sexual Assault Training for Students (Minnesota) – Campus Safety
A new law requires all University of Minnesota students to complete sexual assault awareness training within their first 10 days of their first semester on campus. (read more)
Officials Recommend Arming Officers in N.Y. University Medical Center (Rochester, N.Y.) – Campus Safety
A commission of officials at the University of Rochester in New York has recommended arming public safety officers at the university medical center. (read more)
Feds to Schools: Kids Don’t Need More Cops on Campus – TakePart
If unequal application of discipline in schools is a conduit in the school-to-prison pipeline, then police officers in schools are typically the pump. By some estimates, up to half the nation’s public schools have at least a part-time officer patrolling the hallways-and some struggling districts are far more likely to employ a cop than a guidance counselor. (read more)
Safely at school (Ontario) – TheStar.com
Tracy Walter hadn’t given much thought to on-campus security. Then she and her daughter, Sidney, 18, started visiting Ontario universities and tour leaders raised the subject. “You think about how it’s all of these young people, living in residence near a city,” said the Holland Landing mom, “and then suddenly, you do start thinking about security.” (read more)
New security measures for WP R-7 (West Plains, Mo.) – West Plains Daily Quill
The entrances of the West Plains Middle and Elementary Schools have both been updated with new security measures with bulletproof glass entries and locking doors. (read more)
Lax security at Western State Hospital led murder suspect to escape to Spokane (Lakewood, Wash.) – The Spokesman-Review
Corrections officials who investigated the April escape of two violent patients from Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital say they discovered a list of mistakes, blunders and deceptions at what should be a secure facility. (read more)
 
 
 
Transportation Security
 
Bomb Dogs Failed Dozens of Tests at 10 Large U.S. Airports – NBC News
Bomb-sniffing K-9 teams at 10 major U.S. airports have failed tests that check how accurately they can detect explosives, according to an NBC News investigation. (read more)
 
Sources: Misdirected surveillance cameras likely didn’t capture shooting near T station (Pittsburgh) –WPXI.com
Surveillance cameras near the Wood Street T Station were out of position and likely didn’t capture this week’s shooting of a 17-year-old in downtown Pittsburgh, sources told Channel 11 News on Thursday. (read more)
Glen Ridge wants to install cameras at station (Glen Ridge, N.J.) – NorthJersey.com
Glen Ridge is planning to install security cameras at the Ridgewood Avenue train station. (read more)
Security changes for King County Metro to keep drivers, commuters safe (Seattle) – KIRO7.com
A new King County plan to make bus drivers and riders safer on Metro buses calls for millions to accelerate getting cameras on board and adding Metro Police staffing. (read more)


Cyber Security

 
Volkswagen launches new cybersecurity firm to tackle car security – ZDNet
Volkswagen has teamed up with cybersecurity experts to establish a new company dedicated to automotive security. (read more)
Why the director of the FBI says you should cover up your webcam – TechRadar
You have a webcam on your laptop, don’t you? According to the head of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), you should cover it up. (read more)
Is Your Printer About To Launch A Cyber Attack? – Minute Hack
Businesses across the UK are beginning to make significant investments in their security efforts following recent high profile data breaches that have hit businesses at a global level. (read more)
 
 
 
Security Industry
 
The impact of the ADT-Protection 1 merger on the commercial security market – SecurityInfoWatch
Earlier this year, the security industry was once again rocked by major M&A news when it was announced that an affiliate of private equity firm Apollo Global Management would be acquiring ADT and merging it with Protection 1, which the company acquired along with Maryland-based ASG Security in 2015. (read more)

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