Daily Report – 2/3/17

Top Stories
Homeland Security chief wants border wall built in two years – CBS News
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is setting a timeline for completing construction of President Trump’s southern border wall: 2019. (read more)

Super Bowl LI Security
Behind-the-scenes look at security for Super Bowl LI (Houston) – KHOU.com
With the countdown the Super Sunday now less than a week away, efforts to keep players and fans safe inside NRG Stadium are hitting full stride. (read more)
 
Houston Prepares for Super Bowl With Mass Surveillance Initiatives (Houston) – Security Sales & Integration
Super Bowl Sunday is a hectic day. Whether it’s the one million people who flock to the host city, or the hundreds of millions of people watching around the world, it is integral that all operations run smoothly. (read more)
 
SB51 security cameras detect unusual noises, behavior, heat signatures (Houston) – KHOU.com
The Super Bowl security plan includes new cameras keeping watch over various venues. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
New System Allows Investigators to Access Security Camera Video (Ramsey County, Minn.) – KSTP.com
There’s a new system used in Ramsey County that’s allowing law enforcement and the community to work together to fight crime. (read more)
 
U.S. Seeks To Double Video Surveillance Towers Along Mexican Border – The Intercept_
On January 18, a week before Donald Trump issued Wednesday’s executive order decreeing the immediate construction of a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency posted a “Request for Information” to a federal database of government contract opportunities for private businesses. Although released without fanfare, the solicitation appears to be one of the earliest operational glimpses into the federal government’s plans for heightened security along U.S. land borders under the Trump administration. (read more)
 
Burlington upgrades security cameras (Burlington, Vt.) – Burlington Free Press
Burlington’s security camera system has reached its end of life, and the city is moving forward with a plan to install upgrades. (read more)
 
How many surveillance cameras do you pass walking a city block? (Houston) – CW39.com
There’s never a moment in your life when you could escape the possibility of being recorded. Your phone, computer, laptop, tablet, ATMs, storefronts, dash cams, street corners: it’s exhausting to think about.  And yet, 93 percent of us drastically underestimate how many times a day we’re caught on camera. (read more)
 
Hundreds of cameras to be installed, replaced in Chippewa County buildings (Chippewa County, Wis.) – WEAU.com
Out with the old and in with the new. Nearly 200 cameras are set to be installed or replaced within Chippewa County buildings throughout 2017. (read more)
Campus Security
Beloit College investigates anti-Semitic note, Muslim threat on campus (Beloit, Wis.) – Channel3000.com
Beloit College students were the target of hate crimes this weekend, the college said Monday. (read more)
Guns, drugs and assaults on staff rise again at Charlotte schools (Charlotte, N.C.) – SecurityInfoWatch
The number of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students caught with drugs and guns at school rose in 2015-16, as did the number of assaults on school staff, a new state tally of school crime and violence shows. (read more)
Undercover checks at Chicago school district reveal security breaches, firm says (Chicago) – SecurityInfoWatch
A security firm’s recent evaluation of Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 schools revealed visitors were allowed to enter buildings without permission, walk around unattended and even take photographs, the board of education was told recently. (read more)
 
Calif. High School Students Arrested for School Shooting Plot (Fullerton, Calif.) – Campus Safety
Two teenagers in California were arrested after a school resource officer heard rumors of a school shooting plot Wednesday. (read more)
Card readers add extra security to BC campus (Bakersfield, Calif.) – The Renegade Rip
Bakersfield College’s 2017 Spring semester is slated to see many small-scale maintenance projects, but one of the most significant projects is already in progress: the campus-wide door replacement. (read more)
Security for Yiannopoulos event cost Cal Poly & CSU more than $55,000 (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) – KSBY.com
The Cal Poly University Police Department spent approximately $15,800 on safety and security measures the evening controversial speaker Milo Yiannopoulos appeared at an on-campus event. The California State University system paid an additional $39,600, according to university officials. (read more)
Transportation Security
UK airport ends security checks for passengers (Scotland) – Aol.
An airport in Scotland has abolished its security screening in an attempt to improve the passenger experience, but a union has warned of the risks of a terror attack. (read more)
Denver transit security officer killed by suspect on terror watch list (Denver) – PoliceOne.com
A contract transit security officer is dead after a suspect approached him from behind and shot him in the neck. (read more)
Cyber Security
How Cyberattacks Affect the Physical World, Too – Security Today
Remember Stuxnet? In 2010, an ambitious covert operation was discovered and exposed: in Iran, a computer virus was causing hardware used to enrich uranium gas to fail. This was wreaking havoc on Iran’s nuclear program. Built as a joint American-Israeli operation, the virus succeeded at destroying one-fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges by making them spin out of control. (read more)
University warns students of phishing scams (Storrs, Conn.) – The Daily Campus
Students at the University of Connecticut should be on the lookout for phishing scams and spam emails and should avoid logging into unsecured websites or opening unknown file attachments, according to UConn’s Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Michael Mundrane. (read more)
Biometrics
Big year ahead for biometrics – Security Systems News
Biometrics are coming of age, and 2017 has the potential to be a big year for the continued adoption of biometric technologies, according to Acuity Market Intelligence, which released its “Ten Top Trends for Biometrics and Digital Identity” for 2017 this week. (read more)


Worship Security
 
Sacramento Mosques Step Up Security As Threats Grow (Sacramento, Calif.) – CBS Sacramento
Najib Ziar moved to Sacramento from Afghanistan to seek protection. He’s one of thousands of refugees who’ve been welcomed into Northern California over the years. (read more)
 
Bomb threats again rattle Jewish centers – USA Today
Another wave of bomb threats swept through Jewish community centers across the nation Tuesday. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon – SI News
The use of body cameras by front line police and other uniformed enforcement agencies is increasing at an unstoppable rate both in the U.S. and UK. (read more)
Security Industry
Convergint Technologies Acquires Retail Banking Integrator Post Browning – Security Sales & Integration
Convergint Technologies has acquired Post Browning, a full-service systems integrator providing consultation, installation and maintenance for the retail banking industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (read more)

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