Daily Report – 10/12/16

Top Stories
Single EU certification proposed for aviation security screening equipment – SecurityInfoWatch
As part of an effort to improve security throughout its 28-member bloc and to also enhance the competitiveness of the European security industry, the European Commission recently proposed establishing a single EU certification for aviation security screening equipment. According to a statement issued by the Commission, an EU certificate would allow security equipment approved in one member state to be put on the market in others. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Security convergence in a utility environment – CSO
Whatever you call it, IT/OT/Physical convergence, a holistic security approach, or the integration of all security disciplines, the benefits far outweigh the negatives. Arguably, convergence can be defined as the integration of logical security, information security, operational security, physical security, and business continuity. (read more)
 
Council increases court security fee (Newark, Del.) – Newark Post
Defendants found guilty in Alderman’s Court will soon have to fork over more money on top of their fines. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
S.F. schools move to increase early morning safety (Sioux Falls, S.D.) – Argus Leader
Sioux Falls schools are re-evaluating building access policies to make sure students are safe at all hours of the day. (read more)
 
Three Junior High Schools in Chico get state of the art safety fences, security cameras (Chico, Calif.) – Action News Now
Final touches were made today to new security gates that now surround each junior high school in Chico. (read more)
Survey asks students their opinion on installing cameras (Greencastle, Ind.) – The DePauw
Students living in residence halls at DePauw University were sent a survey asking their opinion about the installation of security cameras in their dorms on Sept. 30. (read more)
Stadium Security Enhanced for Football Season, Continues to Evolve (Fayetteville, Ark.) – The Arkansas Traveler
Fridays before every home football game, police officers secure the gates to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Before the tailgating, hog-calling and banner dropping, officers sweep the stadium with dogs alert for explosive devices and other harmful items. Four hours before kick-off, surrounding streets are blocked off for additional security. (read more)
Vandals use school bus to damage football field at Maplewood HS (Nashville) – KITV.com
Metro police are investigating after someone stole a school bus from Maplewood High School on Tuesday morning in Madison. (read more)
Nova Scotia Nurses Union angry after gun incident not reported to them (Nova Scotia, Canada) – CBC News
The president of the Nova Scotia Nurses Union was reeling when she learned from the media that an armed man had walked into the emergency room at Middleton’s Soldiers Memorial Hospital one week ago, putting staff and patients at risk. (read more)
 
 
Cyber Security
 
How Texas voter security stacks up to Russian hackers (Texas) – KXAN.com
Tuesday was the last night you can register to vote for the Presidential Election and there have been questions about protecting your vote. (read more)
Penn is about to implement a campus-wide firewall to protect against cyberattacks (Philadelphia) – The Daily Pennsylvanian
In an effort to protect PennNet users from cyberattacks, Penn’s Office of Information Security is implementing a campus-wide firewall service. (read more)


 
 
 
Home Security/Automation
 
A Glance at Top Trends in Smart Home Technology – Security Sales & Integration
Home technology is always moving, always improving, always promising to provide ease and convenience to our lives. So what sort of innovations stand to make a big impact? We caught a glimpse of the very near future at the CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) Expo held recently in Dallas. Here are 10 developments you’ll want to keep an eye on. (read more)
 
Body Worn Cameras
 
Irving, Texas, police are getting body cameras for school resource officers (Irving, Texas) – American School & University
The Irving, Texas, Police Department is planning to buy body cameras for its school resource officers. (read more)


 
 
Security Industry
 
ADT, MetLife Auto & Home to Offer Discounted Insurance Premiums to Small Business Owners – Security Sales & Integration
ADT is partnering with MetLife Auto & Home to offer small business customers in New Jersey and California an additional 10% discount throughout the entire term of their insurance policy. (read more)
Magazine Names ISC East Best Turnaround Event of 2015 – SDM
ISC East 2015, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), was honored on Friday night by Trade Show Executive magazine at the annual Gold 100 Gala. ISC East took home the Grand Award for the Best Turnaround in 2015. This is the second award for ISC East this year; the show was also named as one of the Fastest 50 growing tradeshows. (read more)

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