Daily Report – 2/6/17

Top Stories
Not ‘Lone Wolves’ After All: How ISIS Guides World’s Terror Plots From Afar – The New York Times
When the Islamic State identified a promising young recruit willing to carry out an attack in one of India’s major tech hubs, the group made sure to arrange everything down to the bullets he needed to kill victims. (read more)
Shootings at school follow trends in the unemployment rate – ARS Technica
Part of why we struggle to understand school shootings is because there isn’t enough data available about these extremely rare events. A recent study published in Nature Human Behavior describes a carefully curated dataset for US school shootings between 1990-2013, created from existing data and original data sources. (read more)
Global Security
Paris attack raises security concerns for 2024 Olympic bid (Paris) – NY Daily News
On a day Paris Olympic bid leaders wanted to show off the French capital, a knife attack on a soldier raised more security questions about the city’s ability to stage the 2024 Games in a safe atmosphere. (read more)
US and Mexican officials reportedly met in Mexico to discuss migrants and security – Business Insider
US military officials met with a Mexican delegation in the southern Mexican border city of Tapachula on Tuesday to discuss security initiatives, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. (read more)
Paris Guard Fires on Man with Machete at Louvre (Paris) – Security Today
French police have arrested a man they say attacked a soldier near the Louvre museum on Friday. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
South Dallas security team hopes presence makes positive impact (Dallas) – WFAA.com
There’s a new layer of security on the streets in South Dallas. (read more)
Assassination attempt against judge inspires call for better security from Texas chief justice (Texas) – SecurityInfoWatch
Retelling the harrowing tale of the 2015 assassination attempt against state District Judge Julie Kocurek at her West Austin home, the head of the Texas Supreme Court asked lawmakers Wednesday to improve security for judges and courthouses across the state. (read more)
Florida businesses that ban guns could be held liable for leaving patrons defenseless under new proposal (Florida) – SecurityInfoWatch
Say a movie theater in Florida banned its patrons from carrying concealed handguns, but a mass shooter came in anyway and attacked — not unlike what happened in Aurora, Colorado, almost five years ago. (read more)
Anti-Regulatory Push by Trump Threatens Commercial Drone Industry, Advocates Fear – Security Sales & Integration
An order this week by President Trump to reduce regulations on small businesses could quash the application of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for commercial use, drone industry advocates say. (read more)
Dr. Max The Mind Doctor: We need cameras in every care home – The Missouri Injury Blog
When Betty Boylan’s family placed her in a Bupa care home, they must have thought they were doing their best for her. (read more)
Campus Security
UC Berkeley Protests Cause $100K in Damage on Campus (Berkeley, Calif.) – Campus Safety
People protesting a University of California Berkeley event by the controversial right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos caused more than $100,000 in damage to the campus Feb. 1. (read more)
Lebanon To Review School Security (Lebanon, N.H.) – VN Valley News
School officials are calling for a discussion on security measures at Lebanon High School, after an incident last month led to a woman being escorted off school property. (read more)
Utility Security
Senators want to go low-tech to improve electrical grid security – Washington Examiner
The growing threat of cyberattacks is prompting a group of senators to try to quickly close holes in the systems that protect the energy grid, including one decidedly low-tech approach. (read more)

Worship Security
Springfield church vandalized, third time this year (Springfield, Ore.) – KVAL.com
Police are searching for the person responsible for vandalizing windows at a Springfield church over the weekend. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Police to wear body cameras by July (Evanston, Ill.) – Evanston Now
Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington says the city’s police officers will start wearing body cameras by July 1. (read more)
Classroom cameras: Coming to a school near you? – Wakefield Express
The number of teachers wearing body cameras in UK classrooms is expected to increase. (read more)
Security Industry
Red Hawk Fire & Security Acquires Integrated Systems of Florida – SDM
Red Hawk Fire & Security LLC, a provider of fire, life safety and electronic security services, purchased Integrated Systems of Florida, expanding its geographic footprint and strengthening its existing fire, life safety and integrated security services operations in central and north Florida. (read more)
American Alarm Acquires Atlas Alarm – SDM
American Alarm and Communications acquired Atlas Alarm Corp. of Weymouth, Mass., a fire alarm and life-safety systems company in the greater Boston area. The combined company will operate as American Alarm with $40 million in annual revenue projected for 2017. (read more)

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