Daily Report – 12/16/16

Top Stories
Yahoo hack: The ‘Exxon Valdez of security breaches’ – Fox News
Yahoo is coming under fire from security experts after the tech giant confirmed that more than one billion customer accounts have been compromised in a massive data breach. (read more)

Global Security

Lapse security at Europe’s biggest hospital risks mothers leaving with wrong baby – report (London) – NewsTalk.com
Some infants born at the Royal London Hospital had no name tags, a report by the British Care Quality Commission (CQC) said. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
RFP for maintenance of Pa. city’s surveillance camera network to be reissued (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) – SecurityInfoWatch
The city was after a better deal when it put out a Request for Proposals for a maintenance contract of its camera surveillance system and two months later it’s still looking. (read more)
 
Lawsuit challenges New York’s rare ban on Tasers, other stun guns, by civilians (New York) – SecurityInfoWatch
A federal lawsuit is challenging New York’s ban on Tasers and other stun guns, one of the few such remaining laws nationwide. (read more)
 
Remote-control skillful rescue robot demonstrated – Homeland Security News Wire
Researchers have developed a prototype construction robot for disaster relief situations. This prototype has drastically improved operability and mobility compared to conventional construction machines. (read more)
 
How license plate recognition cameras help police solve crimes (St. Louis) – Homeland Security News Wire
St. Louis police say a suspect rammed their car at a police officer. That’s after Real-Time Crime Center cameras tracked the car when the license plates came up as stolen. (read more)
 
St. Louis surveillance camera network leads to over 200 arrests (St. Louis) – KPLR11.com
A St. Louis city police officer shot at a suspect Wednesday morning after the officer was nearly hit by a stolen car. New technology is helping police fight crime. That includes a network of public and private surveillance cameras like the one on Olive street near 20th. License plate readers are helping police both fight and prevent crime. (read more)
 
Is Trump spending Christmas in Palm Beach? Coast Guard issues advisory (Palm Beach, Fla.) – PalmBeachPost.com
Donald Trump could be spending his Christmas in Palm Beach. (read more)
 
Daytona Beach looks to ramp up City Hall security (Daytona Beach, Fla.) – The Dayton Beach News-Journal
After a year of angry people shouting at city commissioners about their decisions on the homeless, and one resident yelling that the mayor is a con man and a city commissioner is a crook who steals money from the city, security at City Hall may be ratcheting up. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
Hanover School District 28 board votes to allow trained teachers, other staff to be armed (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The Gazette
Some teachers and other staff in Hanover School District 28 soon will be packing heat. (read more)
ASU Hostage Incident Shows Deficiencies of Video Surveillance System (Tempe, Ariz.) – Campus Safety
Questions about Arizona State University’s (ASU)video surveillance system have emerged as police look for the knife-wielding man responsible for a brief hostage incident on campus Dec. 7. (read more)
Sandy Hook incident still impacting security measures at local schools (State College, Pa.) – Centre Daily Times
It was four years, Wednesday, since the Sandy Hook massacre. (read more)
Shelby County sets pace in school security (Sidney, Ohio) – Sidney Daily News
In many of today’s social circles, being a “rural community” conjures up stereotypical images, at times, that folks may take a less active approach to the life around them. An image revered as a compliment by most folks who have lived in that environment. (read more)
Haledon education officials don’t want voting in schools (Haledon, N.J.) – NorthJersey.com
The superintendent says he doesn’t want the township’s two school buildings – as well as Manchester Regional High School, which is in Haledon – to be used as voting sites because of concerns about security. (read more)
 
 
Transportation Security
 
Under proposal, standard driver’s license won’t be good at airport security in 2018 (Washington) – The News Tribune
Two legislative leaders, one Democrat and one Republican, have proposed a bill to bring Washington into compliance with a federal law that requires changes to how driver’s licenses are issued. (read more)
 
 
Home Security/Automation
 
Study: Parks examines approaches to the smart home – Security Systems News
Parks Associates took a look at the smart home’s competitive landscape-and how providers should prepare for the market’s future-in its new report, “Smart Home: A Roadmap for Strategic Planning.” (read more)


 

Retail Security

 
Could Amazon Go Eliminate Shoplifters? Customers ‘Just Walk Out’ – SourceSecurity.com
Amazon Go is a new idea in retailing, now being tested at a store in Seattle, that eliminates the need for customers to go through a checkout line. The so-called “just walk out” experience depends on “the world’s most advanced shopping technology.” Customers simply enter a retail store, choose the goods they want, and leave. The checkout process is automated: The selected goods are charged to the customer’s account automatically. (read more)
 
 
Security Industry
 
First Alert and Google Form Partnership to Advance Connected Home Platform – Security Sales & Integration
First Alert and Google have partnered to develop schemas to enable Onelink by First Alert products to work with the Google Home device and its hands-free, voice-controlled Google Assistant technology. (read more)
Cybersecurity Market to Be Worth $202B by 2021, Report Says – Security Sales & Integration
The cybersecurity market is forecast to grow from $122.5 billion in 2016 to $202.4 billion by 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6%, according to a new report published by research firm MarketsandMarkets. (read more)

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