Daily Report – 2/17/17

Top Stories
The 7 security threats to technology that scare experts the most – PC World
What happens if a bad actor turns off your heat in the middle of winter, then demands $1,000 to turn it back on? Or even holds a small city’s power for ransom? Those kinds of attacks to personal, corporate, and infrastructure technology were among the top concerns for security experts from the SANS Institute, who spoke Wednesday during the RSA conference in San Francisco. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Mall security under review after shooting (Braintree, Mass.) – WCVB.com
Town officials are looking for ways to improve security at South Shore Plaza following a shooting inside a store this month. (read more)
 
Gartner: Demand for drones to take off in 2017 – SecurityInfoWatch
Almost 3 million drones will be shipped worldwide in 2017, an increase of 39 percent over the 2016 total, according to a new forecast by IT consulting and research firm Gartner. (read more)
 
Secret Service Director to Retire – Security Magazine
Joseph P. Clancy, the director of the Secret Service, is retiring after 29 years at the agency. (read more)
 
Naked intruder scaled fence at US Homeland Security campus (Washington, D.C.) – WDBJ7.com
A naked man who police say punched one employee and bit another at NBC’s Washington bureau also breached security at the nearby Department of Homeland Security headquarters. (read more)
Campus Security
Miss. Junior College Invests in Electronic Locks (Ellisville, Miss.) – Campus Safety
Jones County Junior College (JCJC), an accredited two-year college located in Ellisville, Miss., houses about 850 students per year in seven different residence halls. (read more)
100-plus security cameras installed at East High School (Youngstown, Ohio) – Vindy.com
Southeast Security of Sharon Center, Ohio, is installing $168,300 worth of cameras – more than 100 – in East High School. (read more)
 
Hospitals expect a high cost for allowing concealed guns (Lyons, Kan.) – KSN.com
Rice County District Hospital has “No guns allowed” signs posted at every entrance. Starting July 1, these signs will be taken down and guns could be allowed in – something the CEO said he has concerns about when it comes to the safety of everyone in the hospital. (read more)
 
No backpacks at Ardrey Kell HS following school shooting threat (Charlotte, N.C.) – WSOCTV.com
Students at Ardrey Kell High School are being told they cannot bring backpacks to school Friday, after a threat was made earlier this week. (read more)
 
Transportation Security
BART says all cars will have working security cameras by July 1 (San Francisco) – San Francisco Chronicle
A little more than a year after BART officials agreed to outfit every railcar with working security cameras, nearly a third of the transit system’s cars are still without them. (read more)
Metro Transit sent reps to Houston for Bowl intelligence (Houston) – SecurityInfoWatch
Metro Transit sent 12 people to Houston this month to research how transit operated amid the Super Bowl at NRG Stadium and festivities leading up to the big game. (read more)
Bismarck Airport facing new security standards (Bismarck, N.D.) – The Bismarck Tribune
The Bismarck Airport has about five months to find funding and make changes to its security operations or risk losing federal aid. (read more)
Sexual assault case prompts police to release ‘ride-sharing safety tips (Kingston, Canada) – CKWSTV.com
In the late hours of last Saturday night, police say a young woman was sexually assaulted by a man who posed as her car-sharing service driver. (read more)
‘Enough is enough’: Winnipeg Transit operator says more safety training needed (Winnipeg, Canada) – CBC News
A Winnipeg Transit operator said she is angry and worried that drivers don’t have enough training to deal with violent assaults on the job, adding that many such incidents go unreported. (read more)
Security upgrades delayed until ’18 (Ocean City, Md.) – OC Today
Plans to put surveillance cameras in every municipal bus have stalled, as administrative delays with Ocean City’s partner have pushed back installation to next fall. (read more)
Utility Security
7 tips to turn threat data into true threat intelligence – Computerworld
Threat intelligence has now been a favorite of the information security industry now for some time. It is a powerful concept — let someone else deal with an attack or exposure, and use their experience to prevent the same problem in your organization. Since there are free sources for a tremendous amount of such data, it seems like a great deal. (read more)
Security Industry
Global Private Guard Service revenue to reach $135.4 billion in 2020 – SecurityInfoWatch
Global private guard service revenues are expected to increase 6.1 percent annually through 2020 to $135.4 billion. Advances will primarily be driven by rapid growth in many developing areas, where guarding services tend to be the most highly utilized supplemental security service. In addition, many end users in these areas do not trust local public safety officials to provide effective protection, due to either insufficient resources or corruption, supporting demand for private guards. Ongoing efforts to improve professionalism and regulations will further bolster demand by increasing public trust in private providers and limiting pricing competition from unregistered security providers. These and other trends are presented in Global Security Services Market, 12th Edition, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm. (read more)
Hikvision Will Open R&D Center in Montreal, Research Institute in Silicon Valley – Security Sales & Integration
Hikvision will open a research and development center in Montreal as well as a research institute in the Silicon Valley, marking the first time the company has established such facilities outside of China. (read more)

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