Daily Report – 2/10/17

Top Stories
2017 terror forecast for US, Europe ‘alarming,’ says House report – Fox News
The U.S. and European terror forecast for 2017 ‘looks alarming,’ in part because of increased pressure on ISIS and other terror groups on their home turf, according to a monthly assessment by House lawmakers. (read more)
 
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to visit San Ysidro Friday (San Diego, Calif.) – San Diego Union Tribune
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is visiting the U.S. border with Mexico this week, including a stop Friday in San Diego. (read more)
 
US may soon demand visitors to surrender social media passwords – Inquirer.net
Personal passwords are considered sacred and should pretty much remain as private as can be, especially in this age of digital technology. (read more)
 
Attack on an airline or airport could cost the economy billions in losses – Phys Org
The potential economic losses of the recent deadly attack in the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport could top billions of dollars over the next two years, according to USC terrorism experts. (read more)
 
Global Security
Paris to Increase Security Around Eiffel Tower (Paris) – The New York Times
The iron lady, as the French affectionately call the Eiffel Tower, is getting a security upgrade. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Postal Service wants to boost security of U.S.-bound packages – Trib Live
The Postal Service said Thursday it is committed to strengthening the security of mail from foreign countries. (read more)
 
Use of video surveillance across Nova Scotia troubles privacy commissioner (Nova Scotia, Canada) – CBC News
If you feel like you’re being watched as you exit your local library or grocery store, there’s a good chance you are. (read more)
Campus Security
Arkansas panel OKs measure on security at school (Arkansas) – Arkansas Online
The Senate Education Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would make the identities of schools’ security personnel a secret. (read more)
MCISD to begin installing surveillance cameras in some classrooms (Mission, Texas) – Progress Times
Mission Consolidated Independent School District board of trustee members are being asked to consider spending approximately  $600,000 to place video and audio recording devices in some classrooms where students receive special education instruction with about a third of that amount already approved. In addition, board members are considering a proposal to put live video streaming on some district school buses. (read more)
Transportation Security
TSA Behavior Screening Program Leads to Racial Profiling, ACLU Says – Security Sales & Integration
The Transportation Security Administration program to detect suspected terrorists based on their behavior lacks scientific validation and has led to racial profiling, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a report released Wednesday. (read more)
City Commission looks to increase Manhattan Regional Airport security, size (Manhattan, Kan.) – The Collegian
Manhattan City Commissioners, Manhattan Regional Airport staff and the public engaged in a lengthy discussion on increasing airport security at the Manhattan Regional Airport to accommodate larger planes at the City Commission legislative meeting Tuesday evening. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Artificial Intelligence Is Coming To Police Bodycams, Raising Privacy Concerns – Forbes
Business is booming in the bodycam industry. Police forces across the United States are equipping more of their officers with cameras to gather more information out in the field. But with all that footage comes a tsunami of data that’s becoming increasingly difficult to sift through. Taser International, one of the largest manufacturers of police bodycams, wants to bring some of the latest artificial intelligence techniques to make sense of all that footage. (read more)
 
Miramar Marines first to use body cameras (San Diego, Calif.) – Fox5SanDiego.com
Marines in San Diego have a new high-tech tool to help improve security. (read more)
Security Industry
Paladin Security Merges With Two Security Integrators – Security Sales & Integration
Paladin Security, a full-service guarding company and systems integrator, has completed agreements to merge with integrators Marcomm Systems Group (MSGI) and CONTAVA, creating one of the largest security providers in Canada. (read more)

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