Daily Report — 12/23/16

Top Stories
FBI Enlists Public’s Help with Corruption on the Border – FBI News
During his trial on public corruption charges in 2013, former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer Hector Rodriguez admitted that he had been receiving bribes of cash and luxury items for two years in return for admitting illegal aliens into the U.S. through his inspection lane at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, California. (read more)
 
How some drone companies are creating virtual fences for security markets – CBS News
Drone sales are soaring this holiday season, but safety concerns are rising as well.
One consumer group says shoppers will buy more than one million drones leading up to the holidays. That is half of all drones sales expected this year. (read more)
 
ISIS sympathizers publish target list of churches in all 50 states: Reports – AL.com
An online site frequented by ISIS supporters has reportedly published a list of churches in all 50 states for its followers to attack during the Christmas and New Year holidays. (read more)
 
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Is Continuous Background Screening the Future Normal? – SHRM.com
President-elect Donald Trump is breaking with tradition yet again, this time by retaining his own private security force. (read more)
 
Albuquerque plans to add security cameras, better lighting for Central safety (Albuquerque, NM) – KRQE News
Another big project could soon be coming to Central Avenue and it has nothing to do with the Albuquerque Rapid Transit. (read more)
 
Real ID requirements will go into effect in January 2018 – MINNPOST
So we’ve got a year. KSTP’s Josh Rosenthal reports: “You may have noticed new signs at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, saying ‘ID requirements are changing.’ … Here’s the deal: the Real ID Act passed in 2005. It established minimum security standards for state issued driver’s licenses. At this point, only nine states don’t have licenses that meet those standards, and Minnesota is one of them. Now, as the signs say, the Transportation Security Administration will start enforcing the regulations at airports come January of 2018.” (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
New Jersey to loan cameras to prevent home health care abuse (Trenton, NJ) – News 12
New Jersey is going to loan tiny surveillance cameras to families who suspect a home health aide is abusing a loved one. (read more)
After stabbing, fire and fight, East Aurora looks at security measures for high school (East Aurora, Ill.) – The Beacon News
East Aurora School District 131 officials are looking to add new security cameras and upgrade existing devices at East Aurora High School.(read more)
Record number of campus assaults reported as more victims come forward – The Boston, Globe
Reports of sex assaults at area colleges rose last year, continuing a dramatic multiyear climb that experts say is because of increased reporting of a historically underreported crime. (read more)
 
Transportation Security
 
Security risk on in-flight entertainment systems, say researchers – BBC News
Air passengers could be subjected to a series of “shocking” incidents if security flaws in cabin entertainment systems were abused, say researchers. (read more)
 
Trucking security: It can’t be an afterthought – FleetOwner.com
The truck-based terrorist attack that occurred in Berlin, Germany, this week – an attack that claimed 12 lives and injured 49 others – is yet another stark reminder that weaponizing everyday transportation modes remains a key terrorist tactic. (read more)
 
Security Industry
 
IESA votes to become independent from ESA – SecurityInfoWatch
Members of the Illinois Electronic Security Association on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of ending their chartered chapter relationship with the Electronic Security Association. (read more)
SSI Extends SAMMYs Entry Deadline to Jan. 20- Security Sales & Integration
Security Sales & Integration has extended the call for entries to the 22nd annual SAMMY Awards. As the security industry’s original sales, marketing and installation awards program, dealers and integrators are urged to show off their marketplace successes and accomplishments. (read more)

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