Daily Report – 11/30/16

Top Stories
Trump’s overseas properties spark security fears – Politico
Even as the Secret Service takes unprecedented steps to protect Donald Trump’s midtown Manhattan tower from terrorist attacks, security experts warn that numerous other Trump-branded properties offer prime targets that will be difficult and expensive to secure. (read more)
 
How universities train students, faculty for ‘active shooters’ – USA Today
One of the first things James Whalen did after being named University of Cincinnati Public Safety Director last year was establish training for an “active shooter” scenario like the one that unfolded Monday morning at The Ohio State University. (read more)

Global Security

UK security services get broad online surveillance powers – USA Today
The Snowden Effect continues with a new law in the United Kingdom requiring all web and phone companies in the United Kingdom to store users’ web browsing histories for 12 months and give police, security services and government agencies access to the data. (read more)
 
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Tiffany & Co. Says Increased Security Around Trump Tower Is Hurting Business At Its Flagship Store (New York) – Forbes
As the story goes, Donald Trump was so enamored of the deal that gave him the air rights over Tiffany & Co.’s Fifth Avenue flagship store (and the ability to build Trump Tower) that when his fourth child, a girl, was born in 1993, he named her after the famous jeweler. Twenty-three years and one presidential victory later, that jeweler might be wishing for a bit more distance from the Trump name and headquarters: in its third quarter earnings release, Tiffany reported that the wave of protests and security measures that have swept across Fifth Avenue following the election have negatively impacted its flagship store. (read more)
 
Borough mayor demands Montreal police install security cameras after east-end businesses vandalized (Montreal, Canada) – CBC News
The mayor of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, which has been struck by at least six waves of vandalism targeting local businesses in the last year, says it’s time for police to install security cameras to catch perpetrators in the act. (read more)
 
Officials review security of Willmar power plant after intruder incident (Willmar, Minn.) – West Central Tribune
A recent intruder at the Willmar Power Plant has utilities staff and commissioners looking closely at plant security. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
Ohio State: Campus pulls together, attacker’s neighbors shocked (Columbus, Ohio) – SecurityInfoWatch
The alarm rang, sending the students and staff members of the engineering buildings and labs streaming into the courtyard and onto the sidewalks of Ohio State University’s north campus to what was supposed to be their safe place. (read more)
ATM Skimming Attacks Hit NY Hospitals (New York) – Bank Info Security
Local police are investigating ATM skimming attacks at four New York hospitals. Security experts warn that fraudsters will likely continue to target locations, including hospitals, where ATMs are not closely monitored and around-the-clock access to the terminals is available. (read more)
Police recommend crime prevention steps over holiday break (Eugene, Ore.) – Around the O
Over the holidays, criminals target residences near the university that may be vacant, which is why campus and area police are reminding traveling students and staff to take steps to keep their homes safe. (read more)
New federal initiative to train non-emergency workers to respond to school attacks (Stony Brook, N.Y.) – 10tv.com
It’s become a hallmark of terror attacks and school shootings: the fateful minutes or hours when the wounded are hunkered down, waiting for the violence to play out and for help to arrive. (read more)
 
Transportation Security
 
TSA Annual Test for Screeners Leads to Firings, Stress, Turnover – SecurityInfoWatch
An annual test required of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners has contributed to low morale and high turnover at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, longtime employees say. (read more)


 
Cyber Security
 
Authorities fear ‘drone-jacking’ with cyber crime on rise – Daily Times
A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of “dronejackings” by cyber criminals, security experts warned Tuesday. (read more)
Security Analysts: Muni Hack Should Be Wake-Up Call to Other Agencies (San Francisco) – CIO Today
Long the scourge of personal computers and small businesses, ransomware — like the virus that struck San Francisco Muni’s computer systems over the weekend — is becoming increasingly common among large corporations and public agencies are no exception, digital security analysts said. (read more)
 
Home Security/Automation
 
Smart Home Security Demand to Rise This Holiday Season – Security Sales & Integration
When it comes to buying smart home devices this holiday season, which IoT categories will win? The answer is security, according to research from Argus Insights. Standard surveillance cameras, smart doorbell cameras, security systems and smart “detectors” will be way up this season compared to last. Video doorbells will dominate, with adoption rates potentially growing 211% compared to last year. (read more)


Body Worn Cameras

 
Police body cam footage no longer free in Texas (Texas) – SecurityInfoWatch
Law enforcement agencies in Texas will no longer release footage from the body cameras officers wear during their shifts for free, a result of a new rule that went into effect Thursday. (read more)
Police department on track to get body cameras (Pine Bluffs, Ark.) – The Pine Bluff Commercial
The Pine Bluff Police Department may soon be getting body cameras. (read more)
County Sheriff’s Office To Buy Body Cameras (Windham, Vt.) – WAMC.org
A Vermont county sheriff’s office is planning to start using body cameras soon. (read more)
NHPD aims to add body cameras (New Haven, Conn.) – Yale Daily News
Under pressure from a state deadline to qualify for funding, the New Haven Police Department and City Hall aim to outfit all police officers with body cameras by the middle of next year. (read more)
 
 
Security Industry
 
Global Door Phone Market to Witness Growth Through 2020, Due to Increasing Safety and Security Concerns, Says Technavio – Business Wire
The global door phone market is expected grow at a CAGR of close to 3% during the period 2016-2020, according to Technavio’s latest report. (read more)
Survey: Video surveillance tech to have the biggest impact on security businesses in 2017 – SecurityInfoWatch
According to a recent survey conducted by Capital One, more than half (52 percent) of security industry professionals see video surveillance as the technology trend that will have the biggest impact on their businesses in the coming years. That’s a significant increase from 2015 when only 23 percent of respondents answered similarly. (read more)

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