Daily Report – 10/14/16

Top Stories
Businesses urged to create a culture of cybersecurity – SecurityInfoWatch
As the world becomes more connected, all organizations face growing risks for cybersecurity attacks: the number of breaches exposing more than 10 million identities went up 125 percent from 2014 to 2015, and 429 million identities were exposed in breaches in 2015. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and industry partners, and the nonprofit sector and government are leveraging the second week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to emphasize the importance of creating a culture of cybersecurity across every business, from the break room to the boardroom. (read more)
Global Security
 
France Creates National Guard Following Terrorist Attacks – Security Today
France’s government has approved a decree to create a National Guard following terrorist attacks across the country. (read more)
 
 
Federal, State and Municipal Security
NH farmers dealing with growing problem of produce theft (New Hampshire) – WMUR.com
Apple picking, tasting is a critical part of the experience. But there is a dark side to this picturesque perfection.(watch video)
 
They’re watching you: Intersection cameras up, running in Monroeville (Monroeville, Pa.) – WTAE.com
If you’re driving into Monroeville and it feels like someone is watching you, you might be right. (read more)
 
New Cañon City surveillance program helping police solve crimes (Canon City, Colo.) – KRDO.com
The Cañon City police Department is stepping up security in the city through a new, voluntary program. (read more)
 
About 225 guns stolen from Longs store during hurricane (Longs, S.C.) – MyrtleBeachOnline.com
Thieves hit a Longs-area gun store after Hurricane Matthew knocked out its power, resulting in about 225 guns being stolen. (read more)
 
Counter-terrorism funding allocation to be audited after Orlando attack – SecurityInfoWatch
The federal government’s accountability arm said this week that it will examine FEMA’s funding formula for counter-terrorism efforts after the attack in Orlando. This comes after Senators Marco Rubio, R-Fla. and Ron Johnson, R-Wis. wrote a three-page letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office requesting an audit after Orlando was not awarded a federal grant. The Federal Emergency Management Agency awards the money to areas at a higher risk of terrorism attacks. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
Students question security of campus libraries (Bethlehem, Pa.) – The Brown and White
It was an ordinary Tuesday afternoon and Mark Schatzman, ’17, was following his typical weekday routine.(read more)
 
District to increase security at school polling places (Iowa City, Iowa) – Iowa City Press-Citizen
The Iowa City Community School District plans to use additional security measures on Election Day at schools were voters cast ballots. (read more)
 

Coral Springs High incident shows schools can’t stop all security risks (Broward County, Fla.) – Sun Sentinel
Parents at Coral Springs High are outraged that an armed former student got on campus this week with a loaded gun, but district officials and school experts say there’s no way to guarantee it won’t happen again. (read more)
Cyber Security
 
Non-existent IoT security is a menace for everyone – Diginomica
It’s always been true that when it comes to digital devices and software, convenience trumps security every time. But a lackadaisical attitude towards security invariably comes back to bite product developers, businesses and users, just ask anyone associated with Ashley Madison. (read more)
Survey: Growing Interest in Cyber Security Careers Among Millennials – Campus Technology
An increasing number of millennials are considering careers in cyber security, primarily because of increased awareness of cyber security issues, according to a new report from Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance. But even this increased level of interest is not enough to close the cyber security gap, and the industry must make a sustained effort to attract new talent, especially women, who are underrepresented in the field. (read more)
69% of Organizations Will Do Away with Passwords within 5 Years – Security Magazine
A new survey says that 69 percent of organizations are likely to do away with passwords within the next 5 years. (read more)


 
 
Biometrics
 
Losing Face: How a Facial Recognition Mismatch Can Ruin Your Life – The Intercept
It was just after sundown when a man knocked on Steve Talley’s door in south Denver. The man claimed to have hit Talley’s silver Jeep Cherokee and asked him to assess the damage. So Talley, wearing boxers and a tank top, went outside to take a look. (read more)


 
 
Home Security/Automation
 
Latest Trend in Insurance? Subsidizing Your Smart Home – Security Sales & Integration
Multiple insurance companies have begun enticing customers with discounts in return for wiring their homes with Internet-connected devices. (read more)
 
Worship Security
 
Vandals Target Churches In Hendersonville (Hendersonville, Tenn.) – NewsChannel5.com
Two Hendersonville churches were targeted by vandals, having their property damaged. (read more)


 
 
Body Worn Cameras
 
University Police to begin using body-worn cameras (Evanston, Ill.) – The Daily Northwestern
University Police will begin using body-worn cameras to increase transparency and accountability, Chief of Police Bruce Lewis announced via email Wednesday. (read more)
Charleston Officers to Have Body Cameras Soon (Charleston, W.V.) – WVPublic.org
All police officers in Charleston will soon be outfitted with body cameras. (read more)


 
 
Security Industry
 
ONVIF Looks Ahead Following A Year Of Growing Impact For The Open Industry Forum – SourceSecurity.com
ONVIF will be eight years old in the next several weeks. It has been interesting to watch the open industry forum’s impact on physical security since it began in 2008 with a goal to develop a global standard for the interface of IP-based physical security products. (read more)

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