Daily Report – 10/17/16

Top Stories
Stepping Up Security for an Internet-of-Things World – The New York Times
The vision of the so-called internet of things – giving all sorts of physical things a digital makeover – has been years ahead of reality. But that gap is closing fast. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Coast Guard leading security training on Delaware Bay (New Hampshire) – NJ.com
The U.S. Coast Guard, FBI and state police from New Jersey and Delaware will take part in maritime security training exercises at the mouth of the Delaware Bay this week. (read more)
Canada energy companies, police scramble to protect pipelines (Ottawa, Canada) – The Jamestown Sun
Canadian energy companies and officials share intelligence, scour social media and send up surveillance drones but even so they say preventing a disruption to the country’s vast pipeline network is near impossible and each side wants the other to do more. (read more)
KDKA Investigates: 28 Percent Of Pittsburgh Surveillance Cameras Not Working (Pittsburgh) – CBS Pittsburgh
Surveillance cameras have proved invaluable to law enforcement across the country. Just recently images helped identify and quickly capture Ahmad Khan Rahami: the suspected New York and New Jersey terrorist bomber. (read more)
Downtown Community Improvement District donates money to replace downtown security cameras (Columbia, Mo.) – ABC17.com
The Downtown Community Improvement District is donating $23,140 to help cover the cost of replacing two non-working security cameras in downtown Columbia. (read more)
Campus Security
New Haven school security officers keep peace in mission for student success (New Haven, Conn.) – New Haven Register
Derrick Powell said having a loaded pistol pointed to his forehead by a student was one of the most frightening moments he’s had as a school security officer. (read more)
Shootings lead to more security at Linden McKinley High School (Columbus, Ohio) – NBC4i.com
More security personnel is being added to Linden McKinley High School after two students were shot in front of the school. (read more)
Security Officer Struck By Bullet During Lincoln University Homecoming Weekend (Lower Oxford Township, Pa.) – 6ABC.com
A security officer was shot while on duty during homecoming weekend at Lincoln University in Chester County, school officials say. (read more)
Transportation Security
More transit security vital, but addicts will shift to the shadows (commentary) (Staten Island, N.Y.) –SILive.com
The images were beyond disturbing. Sent by stunned commuters, one showed what appeared to be a drug deal being made on an early morning Staten Island Railway train. (read more)

Cyber Security
Hackers showed us how easy it is to secretly clone a security badge – Business Insider
Almost everyone uses an RFID badge to get into their office or apartment, and it’s a lot easier than you might think for someone to steal the data on your card to gain access. A group of white hat hackers called RedTeam Security cloned one of our work IDs to show us just how quickly they can do it from as far as 3-6 feet away. (read more)
Report: Selfies Could Replace Password Identification – Android Headlines
Technology is always evolving and so ways in which we use it are always evolving, as well. Not that long ago, PIN codes and passwords were pretty much the only two options when it came to identity verification. Today, we have things like security line patterns, tapping patterns, fingerprint readers, and iris scanners. In addition to that, numerous companies are already testing another solution for user identification – selfies. Well, facial recognition to be more precise, but basically selfies. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Police body cameras are not a public safety panacea – SecurityInfoWatch
The rash of high-profile police shootings that have grabbed headlines and spurred vocal community protests in recent years has also accelerated law enforcement’s acquisition of body-worn cameras. Public safety officials are hoping that this approach will help increase transparency between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. (read more)
New Haven to seek grants to implement body cameras for police officers (New Haven, Conn.) – New Haven Register
City police officers will get body cameras eventually, but a year after various styles of devices were tested, it remains unclear when the technology will be deployed. (read more)
New policy enforced for body cameras (Lincoln, Neb.) – KETV.com
Nebraska is rolling out a new policy when it comes to law enforcement body cameras. (read more)

Security Industry
Security Summit Addresses Building Security, Automation – Campus Safety
BCM Controls Corporation held its annual security conference for end users at the University of Massachusetts Boston Oct. 12. (read more)

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