Daily Report – 10/31/16

Top Stories
Top School Security Concerns During Election Day – Security Magazine
With Election Day just days away, schools across the country are preparing to open their doors to the public to operate as polling locations. While many schools regularly cancel classes for elections, there are also many schools that remain open for students and faculty. Any time the school is open to the public during school hours, extra precautions/preparations should be taken. However, given the high emotion around this particular election, school administrators, as well as school facility and security staff, county election officials, law enforcement and school resource officers need to be in sync and well prepared in the event of an unplanned event. (read more)
141 Arrests as Police Clear Protesters from Dakota Access Pipeline – Security Today
The standoff over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is heating up as protesters say they are far from letting a $3.7 billion construction project that would bring oil across four states continue on. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Increased security tonight to ensure treats, not tricks (Greenville, N.C.) – Reflector.com
Greenville police tonight will continue its increased staffing and security to ensure goblins and ghouls heading downtown for Halloween festivities are in for a treat, not a trick. (read more)
Campus Security
School and Campus Security Market is Expected to Register Healthy CAGR By 2021 – open PR
The global school and campus security market is expected to show a remarkable growth rate by coming years. One of the major factors contributing the growth of the global school and campus security market are the increasing criminal cases and the increasing security concerns. Monitoring activities to detect intrusion, theft or vandalism and traffic surveillance and the government regulations demanding increased security levels are also driving the demand for the global school and campus security market. (read more)
Up to 13 staff members injured in NC high school brawl (Hertford, N.C.) – WNCN.com
A student at Perquimans High School was arrested Thursday following a large fight at the school. The Sheriff’s Office said they expect other students will also be charged. (read more)
University of Maryland dorms now feature security cameras to deter tailgating and theft (College Park, Md.) –The Diamondback
Many dorms on the University of Maryland’s HENampus now feature security cameras on their entrances and exits, said Residential Facilities Director Jon Dooley. (read more)
Colorado schools ban clowns, other costumes, but there’s still some fun to be had (Colorado) – The Denver Post
Worries over safety and security have prompted some Colorado school districts to issue bans on all clown outfits on campuses while restrictions on full face masks and makeup are being re-enforced this Halloween. (read more)
Ring Of Thieves Is Targeting Patients At Upper East Side Hospital, Man Claims (New York) – CBS New York
There was a warning Friday, to hospital patients – your belongings may not be as secure as you think – according to one Upper East Side man. (read more)
Transportation Security
CATSA Plus: new high-performance checkpoint ready for passengers at YYC Calgary International Airport (Calgary, Canada) – CNW
Today, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) welcomed travellers to its first ever high-performance CATSA Plus checkpoint located in the new International Terminal at YYC Calgary International Airport. (read more)
The Future of Airport Security Is CT Scans and Smarter Lines – Skift
The plastic explosive was molded into a thin sheet and hidden inside a laptop, the kind of hard-to-detect bomb that keeps airport security chiefs awake at night. (read more)

Cyber Security

Detroit FBI Agent Talks About the Growing Menace of Hackers Demanding a Ransom – Deadline Detroit
Someone hacked into the computer system at the city-run Lansing Board of Water & Light last  April 25,, froze certain files and demanded that the utility pay a ransom to regain access. (read more)
Utility Security
Defending the grid – CSO
The month’s final theme for National Cyber Security Awareness, building resilience in critical infrastructure, should resonate as a priority for all. If you look at what happened with the Mirai and Dyn attacks, they present the harsh reality that most IoT developers hoped they could avoid. (read more)

Body Worn Cameras
No clear answer on body cam question (Huntington, W.V.) – The Herald-Dispatch
There is no clear picture whether the Huntington Police Department can, or even should, invest in body-worn cameras for its officers as circumstances now stand, Chief Joe Ciccarelli said. (read more)

Security Industry
AMAG Symmetry Homeland Access Control System Secures Federal Trade Commission Headquarters –SourceSecurity.com
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has selected AMAG Technology and its Symmetry Homeland Access Control System to secure its headquarter building, Office of the Executive Director.  AMAG Technology is a security solution provider specializing in access control, intrusion detection, video management, policy-based identity solutions and visitor management. (read more)
American Integrated Security Group acquires Raving Fan Technologies – SecurityInfoWatch
American Integrated Security Group (AISG), North America’s fastest growing full service security systems integrator headquartered in College Point, NY, is proud to announce the successful acquisition of Raving Fan Technologies of Tyler, TX. (read more)

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