Daily Report – 11/9/16

Top Stories
Fears of hacked election ebb in quiet, watchful night – USA Today
Despite concerns about possible attempts to hack or otherwise tamper with the U.S. election, voting appears to have gone smoothly, with no attacks or intrusions. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
County lawyer association calls for more court security (Ontario, Canada) – Inside Ottawa Valley
Lawyer Craig T. Rogers was shot at the Brampton court house late last week – and lived to tell the tale. (read more)
 
Senator wants FTC to more heavily scrutinize the security of IoT devices – SecurityInfoWatch
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to take action to ensure that “botnet” attacks, such as a recent one that took down websites operated by Amazon, the New York Times and Twitter, don’t happen again. (read more)
 
Texas among 3 targets in alleged al-Qaida election-eve plot (Texas) – SecurityInfoWatch
Law enforcement officials said they are remaining vigilant in the wake of a report that Texas is a possible target for a pre-election terror attack on Monday, but would neither confirm nor deny reported warnings of an al-Qaida plot to shed blood on U.S. soil. (read more)
 
Police in Georgia Ask Businesses to Participate in Voluntary Surveillance Program (Brookhaven, Ga.) – Security Sales & Integration
The Brookhaven Police Department has launched a new voluntary program called “Operation Plugged In” to more efficiently solve crimes and arrest suspects. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
Hospitals Look to Prevention for Better Security – Hospitals & Health Networks
Amid increasing security risks and growing pressure from regulatory agencies – including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration – a vast majority of hospitals have adopted training programs on managing aggressive behavior in order to de-escalate security situations before they erupt. (read more)
 
UConn Confronts Sexual Assault: Dismantling the status quo one report at a time (Storrs, Conn.) – The Daily Campus
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few days, you’ve probably heard about the Public Safety crime alert from last Thursday, which reported that a male University of Connecticut student went up to a woman, touched her behind and ran away. (read more)
 
Camera found in girl’s restroom at SW Side high school: Officials (Chicago) – Chicago Tribune
Chicago police were investigating after a student at a West Eldson neighborhood high school found a camera device in a girls’ restroom, officials said. (read more)
 
Letters in TSU lawsuits show dueling security priorities (Houston) – SecurityInfoWatch
A year before a string of campus shootings killed two men and injured several others in 2015, Texas Southern University police pleaded with then-President John Rudley for more resources to handle increasing violence and active shooters. (read more)
 
Transportation Security
 
Police Proactive on Bus Terminal Security (Fayetteville, N.C.) – Up & Coming Weekly
The City of Fayetteville has a new tool it can use to rein in loitering. City Police Attorney Michael Parker came across a state statute that’s been on the books for more than 30 years. G.S.14-275.1 governs disorderly conduct at bus or railroad stations and airports. (read more)


 
Cyber Security
 
30K affected in Texas Hospital breach (Denton, Texas) – SC Media
Denton, Texas-based Integrity Transitional Hospital, a facility that receives laboratory specimens from companies that work with various healthcare providers, and then submits these specimens to laboratories for testing, announced a breach that may have compromised patient data. (read more)
Lansing Utility Pays $25,000 in ‘Ransomware’ Extortion (Lansing, Mich.) – Deadline Detroit
Back on April 25, someone hacked the  Lansing Board of Water & Light computers, froze files and demanded that the utility pay ransom to regain access in what is commonly known as  “ransomware.” (read more)


 
 
Biometrics
 
Mastercard using selfies to prove cardholder identity – SecurityInfoWatch
It sounds like a security policy concocted by a seventh-grader: Take a selfie to confirm who you are, instead of a password. (read more)


 
 
Worship Security
 
Church security relied on training during tense situation (Post Falls, Idaho) – MyFoxSpokane.com
A church service at Real Life Ministries quickly turned into a tense situation when an Idaho veteran shot and killed himself Sunday. (read more)


 

Body Worn Cameras

 
Juneau gives police funding for body cameras (Juneau, Alaska) – West Plains Daily
The Juneau Assembly has agreed to give the city police department more than $19,000 to help fund the purchase of body cameras. (read more)


 
 
Security Industry
 
Drone-security company wins $50K venture showcase prize – SecurityInfoWatch
A Boca Raton company that’s developing technology to make drones more useful to rescuers and police has been named one of the winners in Florida Venture Forum’s 2016 VentureTech Showcase. (read more)
 
 

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