Daily Report – 1/27/17

Top Stories
Donald Trump to Move on Border Security, Immigration Enforcement, and Building the Wall – Time
President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to tighten border security – including his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border – and other domestic immigration enforcement measures, according to two administration officials. (read more)
 
FTC puts security industry on notice with lawsuit against D-Link – SecurityInfoWatch
While lawmakers on Capitol Hill have hemmed and hawed for years about what can be done to improve the nation’s cybersecurity posture, the Federal Trade Commission has decided it will hold the U.S. business community responsible for failing to implement good cybersecurity practices. Two years ago a federal appeals court paved the way for the FTC to become the arbiter of what constitutes good cybersecurity hygiene when it ruled in favor of the agency’s lawsuit against hotel chain operator Wyndham Worldwide for failing to protect consumers’ information. (read more)
Global Security
As Mexico security spending slows, some fear ever-worsening murder tally (Mexico) – Reuters
Mexico’s murder tally rose last year to its highest level since President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in December 2012, and with security budgets stretched by a weak economy and low oil prices, some fear more violence this year. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Houston steps up security measures ahead of Super Bowl LI (Houston) – Fox News
As football fans from around the country load up on team gear and party snacks to celebrate Super Bowl LI, Houston is preparing the city to make sure fans have a great time– and that includes keeping everyone safe. (read more)
 
Tight Security Surrounding GOP Retreat in Philly (Philadelphia) – Security Today
Philadelphia is beefing up security for President Trump’s arrival at the GOP Retreat, the Republican’s annual policy event. (read more)
 
50 new security cameras and plate-readers coming to Buckhead (Buckhead, Ga.) – Reporter Newspapers
Automated police surveillance of central Buckhead will get a big increase this year, with an installation of 20 cameras and 30 license-plate readers. (read more)
 
Columbus taking measures to stop ‘roof hoppers’ (Columbus, Ind.) – Fox59.com
Columbus officials are less than a month away from a safety measure they hope will prevent some teenagers from taking a big risk. (read more)
 
Gas stations push back against security guard mandate to tackle crimes (Fulton County, Ga.) – Fox5Atlanta.com
Gas station owners, worried that a mandate to hire around-the-clock security to tackle “slider” criminals would hurt their bottom line, met with local leaders to encourage them to repeal the mandate. (read more)
 
Explosive detection K9 teams brought in for Super Bowl (Houston) – KHOU.com
Law enforcement officers from across the country were sworn in Wednesday to help with security for the Super Bowl. (read more)
Campus Security
Ark. Thieves Impersonate Hospital Employees, Steal Credit Cards (Fayetteville, Ark.) – Campus Safety
Arkansas police are looking for multiple suspects after people dressed in scrubs stole the credit cards of hospital employees Jan. 13. (read more)
Campus Safety & Security promotes stalking awareness (Auburn, Ala.) – ThePlainsman.com
As January is National Stalking Awareness Month, the University Department of Campus Safety and Security has developed a list of tools they believe students should be equipped with in the event they find themselves in a stalking situation where they’ve become fearful. (read more)
Lee Health hospitals need more security guards (Lee County, Fla.) – NBC-2.com
Lee Health is in need of more security guards. (read more)
Transportation Security
New Technology To End Random Security Searches Of Cabin Baggage At Airports? – Airport World
Smiths Detection today unveiled a new X-ray machine it claims will mean the end to random searches of travellers’ cabin luggage at airports. (read more)
Cyber Security
How Automation Technology is Solving the Security Staffing Shortage Issue – Security Magazine
As cybersecurity incidents continue to increase in both complexity and frequency, businesses of every size in every industry and in just about every country across the globe are recognizing the glaring need for stronger defense strategies. The problem is, there simply aren’t enough talented IT security professionals to fulfill this growing need. In fact, a recent study by Intel Security and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) revealed that 82 percent of IT decision makers report a shortage of cybersecurity skills. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
 
Strategy Analytics: More Households With Interactive Security Than Traditional Security By 2020 – Yahoo! Finance
Leading research firm Strategy Analytics announces the availability of a new report detailing the effect of “smart home” capabilities on the traditional security industry. (read more)
Video Doorbell Sales Forecast to Grow 28% Annually, IHS Markit Says – Security Sales & Integration
IHS Markit forecasts the global market for video doorbells will experience a 28% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years. As the market continues its rapid ascension, partnering with video doorbell providers could prove lucrative for home alarm manufacturers and service providers, according to the research firm. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Santa Clara Co.: Body cams approved for deputies, jail officers (Santa Clara, Calif.) – The Mercury News
After years of debate and study spurred by controversial police shootings around the country and the in-custody death of a local jail inmate, Santa Clara County officials have approved equipping deputy sheriffs on patrol and guarding the jails with body cameras. (read more)
Security Industry
Behind CSAA’s Decision to Become ‘The Monitoring Association’- SDM
In June 2016, the Central Station Alarm Association voted to change its name to reflect changes in the industry it serves. This March, CSAA plans to officially change its name to The Monitoring Association. SDM recently spoke with CSAA’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Elizabeth Lasko, about what the change means and how the association arrived at this juncture. (read more)

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