Daily Report – 12/19/16

Top Stories
TSA proposes security training for rail, bus workers – USA Today
The Transportation Security Administration proposed Friday to require security training for railroad and bus workers, to protect against terrorism like the commuter-train bombings in Spain that killed nearly 200 people in 2004. (read more)
9/11 Named Most Significant Event for Most Americans – Security Today
The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were such a unifying event for modern Americans, and nothing else has come close to being as important or as memorable, according to a new survey conducted by Pew Research Center. (read more)

Global Security

Boy Tried to Detonate Nail-Bomb at German Christmas Market (Ludwigshafen, Germany) – Security Today
A 12-year-old boy failed, twice, to denote explosives in the southern German city of Ludwigshafen, local media reported. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Protesters’ Plans Present Challenges for Inauguration Security (Washington, D.C.) – VOA
Preparations and security operations are well underway a month before Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States, which is expected to draw an unprecedented number of protesters. (read more)
Duke Energy may take handguns from security at nuclear plants (Charlotte, N.C.) – WSOCTV.com
Two Duke Energy insiders said they’re risking their jobs to speak out about a proposal aimed at taking handguns away from nuclear security officers. (read more)
Jersey City (N.J.) Officials Want to Purchase Dozens of New Security Cameras (Jersey City, N.J.) – Security Sales & Integration
City officials here are prepared to spend more than $608,000 to purchase more than five dozen new security cameras that would be placed in six city parks and in nine high-crime locations. (read more)
Campus Security
At many fraternity and sorority houses, the hallways have eyes (Lawrence, Kan.) – The Kansas City Star.
Ubiquitous as video surveillance is, it may not come as a surprise that a camera at a fraternity house near the University of Kansas cleared basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. of a battery charge and allegedly showed his girlfriend doing the smacking. (read more)
Polk County sheriff training school faculty to carry firearms on campus (Polk County, Fla.) – WESH.com
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office plans to train faculty at a local private university in law enforcement tactics and will consider them “special deputies” with the goal of stopping an active shooter. (read more)
Threat prompts heightened security at Fort Cherry school Monday (McDonald, Pa.) – WPXI.com
Security will be tight at Fort Cherry Junior-Senior High School on Monday because of a threat. (read more)
Transportation Security
Lawsuit alleges ogling with NCTD security cameras (Oceanside, Calif.) – The San Diego Union-Tribune
A workplace lawsuit against the North County Transit District alleges that male security officers at the Oceanside rail station routinely used security cameras’ zoom functions to ogle unsuspecting female passengers’ bodies and to read peoples’ text messages over their shoulders. (read more)
Dodge the TSA in a Concept Van That’s Also a Security Checkpoint – Wired
I was waiting in line at the airport recently, thinking about my Escatak concept-an idea to combine check-in, security, and customs in one escalator ride. And I figured: Why wait until you reach the airport to get that process started? (read more)

Cyber Security
Frederick Co. Public Schools: Student data may have been stolen from state agency (Frederick County, Md.) – WTOP.com
After announcing Dec. 13 that a data breach had affected 1,000 former students, Frederick County Public Schools officials on Sunday shared more about what the investigation into the breach had revealed. (read more)
Cargo Security
Cargo thefts in state jump 300%; loss in ’15 tops $7M (Arkansas) – Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
When cargo theft is reported in Arkansas, whichever agency, city, county or state police with jurisdiction handles it. However, many experts believe this is not the best way to approach investigating a lucrative, often organized and growing crime. (read more)


Body Worn Cameras

Critics blast Boston police body cams on the blink (Boston) – New Hampshire Union Leader
Police have reported 72 body camera recording failures in the first half of Boston’s six-month pilot program that has strapped cameras to 100 officers throughout the city. (read more)
Butte jail staff learn to use body cameras (Butte, Mont.) – Independent Record
Lt. Jeff Williams of the Butte-Silver Bow sheriff’s department instructed half a dozen of the county jail’s detention officers this week in the use of body cameras, an innovation seen more and more in departments across the state and nation. (read more)

Security Industry
Arkansas AG files lawsuit against NorthStar Alarm Services – SecurityInfoWatch
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Friday filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Utah-based NorthStar Alarm Services for alleged violations of the state’s deceptive trade practices and home solicitation sales laws. (read more)
Arteco to Integrate Video Event Management Solutions With Razberi Appliances – Security Sales & Integration
Arteco, a provider of intelligent video event management solutions, announces its integration with Razberi Technologies’ suite of video surveillance appliances. (read more)

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