Daily Report – 12/2/16

Top Stories
‘Attack Emergency’: France adds new highest level of warning to security alert system – RT
Ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays, France has upgraded its national security alert system – known as Plan Vigipirate – to introduce a new highest level of warning. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
 
Security cameras to be installed in downtown Carbondale (Carbondale, Ill.) – Daily Egyptian
Security cameras are coming to downtown Carbondale as part of an effort to revitalize the Strip, a city official said Wednesday. (read more)
 
Courthouse to receive $40K in security upgrades (Sunbury, Pa.) – NewsItem.com
The Northumberland County Courthouse will see major security upgrades thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC). (read more)
 
Watch this ‘gun’ take down a flying drone – The Washington Post
Government agencies, airport operators and law enforcement agencies looking to ground drones can now put the flying devices in their crosshairs. (read more)
 
Bill Backed by Maine Senators Aims to Strengthen Northern Border Security (Maine) – Maine Public
A bill supported by Maine’s U.S. senators that aims to strengthen security at the country’s northern border has unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives. (read more)
 
Bridgeport upgrades security at city halls (Bridgeport, Conn.) – CTPost.com
Last winter, an angry city resident entered the Margaret E. Morton Government Center and threatened to shoot Mayor Joe Ganim, whose office is on the second floor. (read more)
 
A year after the San Bernardino terror attack, the FBI is still struggling to answer key questions (San Bernardino, Calif.) – SecurityInfoWatch
In the year since Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, authorities have conducted more than 600 interviews, gathered more than 500 pieces of evidence and served dozens of search warrants. (read more)
 
AEP wants $31M for new security at substations to fight copper thieves (Ohio) – Columbus Business First
AEP Ohio customers have experienced 17 million minutes of power outages in the last decade because of vandalism and theft at electrical distribution substations. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
Local campus security chiefs feel prepared for attacks like the one in Ohio (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) – Times Leader
While any campus security incident that grabs national news is reason to evaluate current practices, local college and university security directors interviewed felt they were already as prepared as they could be for anything similar to the Ohio State University attack that left 11 students injured Monday. (read more)
Lakehead University president promises increased security after 2nd report of unwanted filming (Ontario, Canada) – CBC News
The president of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., has promised increased security on campus after another student reported being filmed, without consent, at the Paterson Library. (read more)
Governor Christie Signs Measure Creating New Security for Schools (Trenton, N.J.) – SNJ Today
A bill signed into law on Wednesday will provide schools with more experienced and qualified officers in hopes of improving security. (read more)
MTSU enhances campus security (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) – Daily News Journal
MTSU wants to distribute pocket-sized active shooter guide cards to students, employees and visitors at a time many worry about campus threats. (read more)
 
Transportation Security
 
Ferries carry the biggest risk of terrorism, state report says – NJ.com
Ferries are at the biggest risk for a terror attack out of the state’s transportation network because they transport large volumes of people, and have limited security and limited means of escape, according to reports from the state Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. (read more)
Metro board puts off decision on policing contracts after oversight questions arise (Los Angeles) – SCPR.org
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board delayed a decision Thursday on a plan to hire multiple police departments aimed at making the system’s trains and buses safer for riders. (read more)


 
 
Cyber Security
 
How Internet of Things Companies Can Fix Their Security Mess – Consumer Reports
They were supposed to be smart. But it turns out that smart devices-the web-connected gadgets that can monitor and control our lights, our locks, our boilers, and even our cars-have a lot to learn. (read more)


Implantable medical devices can be hacked to harm patients – CSO
It’s possible to transmit life-threatening signals to implanted medical devices with no prior knowledge of how the devices work, researchers in Belgium and the U.K. have demonstrated. (read more)


 
 
Biometrics
 
Report: Voice, facial recognition to be used in over 600M mobile devices by 2021 – SecurityInfoWatch
According to a new study conducted by Juniper Research, biometric authentication is poised to move beyond fingerprints and leverage a number of different identifiers in the coming years. The research firm said that facial and voice recognition, in particular, will increasingly become part of many more consumers’ lives as they are expected to be installed on an estimated 190 million mobile devices, including smartphones and wearables, in 2016, before exceeding 600 million devices by 2021. (read more)


 
Body Worn Cameras
 
Lake Ozark Police raising funds for body cameras (Lake Ozark, Mo.) – Kirksville Daily Express
Following in the tracks of many larger law enforcement agencies, the Lake Ozark Police Department will be adding body cameras for its officers. (read more)


 
 
Security Industry
 
Arecont Vision Launches 3rd Generation Expansion for MegaLab – Security Sale & Integration
Arecont Vision announced it has launched a third generation expansion of its MegaLab facility. (read more)

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