Daily Report – 2/1/17

Top Stories
First on CNN: Report finds national security agencies at risk in foreign-owned buildings – CNN
US law-enforcement agencies are at risk of being spied on and hacked because some of their field offices are located in foreign-owned buildings without even knowing it, according to a new government report. (read more)
 
Security execs voice concern over Trump travel ban – CSO
Senior security industry professionals weighed in about the travel ban imposed this weekend by President Trump, and worried that the repercussions could go far beyond the handful of countries singled out so far. (read more)
 
Travelers could see longer wait times at the Canadian border – WHEC.com
If you’re planning to head to Canada anytime soon, you might be facing a longer wait at the border. As a part of his executive order on immigration, President Trump wants to enhance the biometric screening system. (read more)
Global Security
U.S. Embassy In Mexico Urgently Needs Security To Protect from Possible Terrorism (Mexico) – TMZ
There is “unusual and compelling urgency” for the United States government to hire security companies to protect U.S. personnel working at our embassy in Mexico City. (read more)
 
Federal, State and Municipal Security
More security cameras put in place around Capitol (Lincoln, Neb.) – Lincoln Journal Star
More protection for Nebraska’s Capitol and its occupants was the goal of work Tuesday to install four new security cameras on the exterior of the building. (read more)
Campus Security
DePaul Univ. Orders Door Barricades for Classroom Security (Chicago) – Campus Safety
DePaul University in Chicago announced a $35,195 investment in door barricades Jan. 11. (read more)
School shootings in U.S. linked to increased unemployment – Homeland Security News Wire
A rigorous Northwestern University study of a quarter-century of data has found that economic insecurity is related to the rate of gun violence at K-12 and postsecondary schools in the United States. When it becomes more difficult for people coming out of school to find jobs, the rate of gun violence at schools increases. (read more)
Red River College increasing security after attacks on students (Winnipeg, Canada) – Global News
Red River College is increasing security following two attacks on students. (read more)
 
After shooting threats, School Board to consider more security at schools (Tavares, Fla.) – Daily Commercial
Lake County School Board member Stephanie Luke suggested Monday that the district review its security measures in light of two threats of violence at local schools in the past week. (read more)
Transportation Security
American Airlines flight from Charlotte to Indy diverted to Knoxville due to security threat (Knoxville, Tenn.) – WTHR.com
An American Airlines flight heading from Charlotte, N.C., to Indianapolis was diverted late Tuesday to Knoxville because of a “non-credible security threat,” an airline spokesman said. (read more)
Cyber Security
Dayton wants $125 million for cybersecurity upgrades (Minnesota) – Star Tribune
Aging technology and a growing threat of cyberattacks on Minnesotans’ private data are reasons the state should spend another $125 million to update and protect its IT systems, according to Gov. Mark Dayton and his administration. (read more)
Biometrics
Making fingerprints more reliable biometrics – GCN
In the next few weeks, the intelligence community’s research arm will launch two programs aimed at detecting fake fingerprints and developing devices to collect fingerprint data without a human operator. (read more)
Executive order requires DHS to expedite implementation of biometric entry-exit tracking system – SecurityInfoWatch
President Donald J. Trump’s plan to use biometric checks — such as fingerprints or iris scans — for everyone entering or leaving the United States would cause massive backups at the Canadian border, according to the general manager of the Peace Bridge Authority. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
 
IHS: Video doorbells could be gateway for greater adoption of video verification – SecurityInfoWatch
As municipalities and law enforcement agencies have looked to clamp down on false alarms in recent years, some have adopted policies that prioritize calls based on whether or not there is video evidence that a crime is actually occurring on the premises. But while many homeowners have been reluctant to install cameras in their residences due to privacy concerns, a new report from IHS Markit says that the recent introduction of video doorbells in the marketplace may pave the way for greater adoption of video verification in home alarm systems. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
L.A. Police Commission unveils process that could lead to public release of LAPD video (Los Angeles) – Los Angeles Times
In the months since the Los Angeles Police Department began rolling out thousands of body cameras to officers, during a time when video has prompted new scrutiny of policing across the country, a key question persists. (read more)
 
All New York City police will have to wear body cameras by end of 2019 (New York) – The Verge
New York City plans to invest heavily in body cameras over the next two years. Today, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with Commissioner James O’Neill, announced that the city’s entire police force will wear body cameras by the end of 2019. De Blasio tweeted that the city reached an agreement with the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association that ultimately pushed this initiative forward. He says both taxpayers and officers are “making contributions,” but it’s unclear exactly what he means. (read more)
Security Industry
PSA announces education lineup and schedule for TEC 2017 – SecurityInfoWatch
PSA Security Network (www.psasecurity.com) the world’s largest electronic security cooperative today announced the education conference agenda for TEC 2017 (www.psatec.com). The annual security conference will be held in Westminster, CO on May 7-11, 2017. (read more)

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