Daily Report – 9/30/16

Top Stories
The future of security: A combination of cyber and physical defense – Network World
Our increasingly connected world gives hackers even more ways to exploit technology for malicious purposes. We’re now entering a period when cyber attacks could cause major physical damage. To protect people from these combined cyber and physical threats, information security experts and law enforcement, which traditionally handles physical security, will have to share strategies. (read more)
Global Security
Peres’ Funeral Presents Huge Challenge for Security Conscious Israel (Jerusalem) – NBC News
Security officials will face one of the most challenging events of recent years when a host of world leaders descend on Jerusalem for the funeral of Shimon Peres on Friday. (read more)
 
Belgium to expand targeted security measures in Brussels (Brussels, Belgium) – Fox News
Belgian authorities plan to expand their intensified law-enforcement efforts beyond Molenbeek, the Brussels neighborhood that was home to several suicide bombers, said officials, who also publicly detailed steps taken in recent months to curb terror threats.  (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
U.S. to open new vetting agency for ‘secret’ security clearances – Reuters
The U.S. government will open the doors next week to a new agency, with stronger data protections, meant to shorten by many weeks the time it takes to vet government workers seeking “secret” and “top secret” security clearances. (read more)
 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. mayor: Camera network has limited vision of city (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) – SecurityInfoWatch
The city’s multi-million dollar camera surveillance system works — barely — and whether it can be put to good use again depends upon the cost. (read more)
 
Casino crimes vary from sophisticated to slapstick – SecurityInfoWatch
They are the types of criminal activities usually seen only in movies about Las Vegas: stacks of $100 bills hidden in walls, special contact lenses used to see invisibly marked cards, hacked casino computer systems and outright grab-and-run thefts. (read more)
 
Pentagon worried about drone threat to nuclear sites – SecurityInfoWatch
Throughout the agricultural fields that dominate North Dakota,150 Minuteman III nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles are encased in silos in the ground. (read more)
 
Santa Anita installs surveillance system with more than 1,000 cameras (Arcadia, Calif.) – Daily Racing Form
Step into the Santa Anita stable area, and you will be watched. (read more)
 
Myrtle Beach city leaders to consider adding cameras to business parking lots (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) –WBTW.com
The City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Police Department are in the early discussions to add surveillance cameras to business parking lots. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
Townville shooting puts spotlight on school security once again (Townville, S.C.) – SecurityInfoWatch
This week’s shooting at Townville Elementary School in South Carolina that left two students and a teacher wounded hearkened back memories of that fateful December day in 2012 when 20 children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook. Thankfully, the quick actions of first responders in this case likely mitigated any further casualties from being inflicted by the teen gunman who was taken into custody. However, the shooting does once again raise concerns about the state of security in the nation’s schools, particularly elementary schools which tend to be the most vulnerable. (read more)
2 Students, 1 Teacher Injured in South Carolina School Shooting (Townville, S.C.) – Security Sales & Integration
Police responded to a school shooting at Townville Elementary School, located in an incorporated community in northwest South Carolina, on Wednesday afternoon. (read more)
School District Taps into Drone Technology for Security (McAllen, Texas) – KRGV.com
One Rio Grande Valley school district is the first in the area to tap into drone technology to keep students and staff safe. (read more)
No active-shooter drills for students in metro school district (Urbandale, Iowa) – KCRG.com
A metro school district said it will not have students participate in active-shooter drills. (read more)
Bond Commission expected to approve last of school security funding in Connecticut (Connecticut) – New Haven Register
The state Bond Commission is poised to approve about $185.2 million in general obligation bonds Friday, including the last $10 million for school safety and security improvements. (read more)
Proposed $387 million bond would include funding for more security in Alpine School District (Utah County, Utah) – Fox13Now.com
If voters in Utah county say ‘yes’ this November, security upgrades could be coming to many schools in the Alpine School District. (read more)
 
 
Transportation Security
 
Atlanta Airport to Participate in ACI-IATA Smart Security Program – Security Magazine
A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at the Airports Council International (ACI) North America/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition by and between ACI World, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the City of Atlanta, the owner and operator of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The MoU will see ATL as the first airport in the United States to participate in the Smart Security project. (read more)
Rutherford Institute Challenges TSA’s Airport Whole Body Scanners – NJToday.net
Challenging the Transportations Security Administration’s (TSA) airport screening protocols as ineffective, invasive, unlawful and unhealthy, The Rutherford Institute has asked a federal court to strike down the agency’s use of whole body scanners, which have been likened to virtual strip searches. (read more)
CT: Blumenthal Calls For Stepped-Up Security At Rail, Bus Stations – Mass Transit
Days after five pipe bombs were found in a backpack near a New Jersey train station, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has introduced a bill calling for stepped-up security for rail and bus passengers. (read more)


 
 
Cyber Security
 
After $81 million hacking theft, banks step up online security worldwide – Global News
Banks are tightening the security of their SWIFT messaging networks – used by the industry to shift trillions of dollars each day – following revelations that hackers are increasingly able to get into this system to steal money. (read more)
Body Cameras
 
SF College police get grant for body-camera program (Gainesville, Fla.) – Gainesville.com
The Santa Fe College Police Department has gotten a federal grant as part of a pilot project to develop a program for the use of body cameras by officers, Chief Ed Book said. (read more)
Baltimore Police Department behind on rollout of body cameras (Baltimore) – FoxBaltimore.com
An investigation by FOX45 of the Baltimore Police Department’s body-worn camera program reveals the department is still behind schedule on its initial rollout. (read more)
More body-worn cameras for cops (Riverside, Calif.) – KESQ.com
The Riverside County Sheriffs Department announced Thursday a federal grant that will help pay for a two-year expansion of its existing Body-Worn Camera program. (read more)


 
 
Security Industry
 
SIA selects Fredrik Nilsson of Axis as Lippert Award winner – Security Systems News
The Security Industry Association has selected Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, as the recipient of the 2016 George R. Lippert Memorial Award. (read more)
New Johnson Controls unveiled at ASIS – SecurityInfoWatch
The newly merged Johnson Controls and Tyco began operations the week before the ASIS show, which gave the new company a chance to officially unveil its new branding and message to the security industry in Orlando. (read more)
 
 

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