Daily Report – 2/22/17

Top Stories
Security breach at JFK airport reported (New York) – CNN
A security incident Monday at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport set off different explanations from federal and local authorities. (read more)
 
Homeland Security unveils sweeping plan to deport undocumented immigrants – USA Today
The Department of Homeland Security issued a sweeping set of orders Tuesday that implement President Trump’s plan to increase immigration enforcement, placing the vast majority of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation. (read more)
 
CPS tells principals not to allow immigration officials in schools without  (Chicago) – Chicago Tribune
Amid ongoing tensions over changes to U.S. immigration policy, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday told principals not to let federal immigration authorities inside district buildings unless they have a criminal warrant. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
PBSO, Secret Service investigating object thrown at Trump’s limo (Palm Beach, Fla.) – SecurityInfoWatch
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Secret Service look into an incident in which an object was thrown at President Donald Trump’s limousine as it drove from Palm Beach International Airport to Mar-a-Lago this afternoon, a spokeswoman told The Palm Beach Post. (read more)
 
UPS Tests Drones in Florida (Florida) – Security Magazine
Package delivery service UPS has successfully tested a drone that can launch from the top of a delivery car and autonomously deliver a package. (read more)
 
Congress Votes to Revoke Rule Preventing Mentally Impaired from Buying Guns – Campus Safety
Congress has passed legislation that would stop around 75,000 mentally impaired Americans from being added to a background check system used during gun purchases. The measure seeks to revoke a new rule that requires the sharing of certain information about mentally impaired people between government organizations. (read more)
 
For some families, pain at finding vandalized headstones at University City cemetery (University City, Mo.) – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery were toppled over the weekend here in a case that is making national headlines. (read more)
Major Security Threat Looms Over Oscar, Confirm Officials (Los Angeles) – FilmiBeat
With less than a week’s time remaining for the 89th Oscar Awards Event, officials are highly concerned over a major security threat due to the politically charged environment in the US. (read more)
 
SLCPD places mobile security cameras downtown to deter concentrated crime (Salt Lake City, Utah) – KUTV.com
The past few days, pedestrians and drivers in downtown Salt Lake City likely noticed a large, solar-powered security system placed near Main Street and 100 South. (read more)
Campus Security
Rise in Drug Disappearance at VA Hospitals Being Investigated – Campus Safety
An increasing number of suspected drug thefts at Veterans Affairs hospitals have led to multiple federal investigations. (read more)
Equipment Valued At $1.2M Stolen from Toronto Hospital (Toronto) – Campus Safety
Police are searching for three men suspected of breaking into an area of Toronto Western Hospital and stealing $1.2 million worth of medical equipment Feb. 11. (read more)
 
Las Cruces school district buys ballistic shields to keep security guards safe (Las Cruces, Texas) – KVIA.com
The Las Cruces Public School District is getting ballistic shields to protect its security guards. (read more)
 
K9 Officers Provide Security for U of A Campus and Comfort for Students (Fayetteville, Ark.) – University of Arkansas News
If someone finds a suspicious package on the University of Arkansas campus, the UA Police Department officer called to check it out will have four legs, fur, a highly trained nose and answer to the name of either Leah, Dingo, Orry or Oakley. (read more)
Transportation Security
Schiphol airport first to try out shoe scanners at security desks (Amsterdam) – DutchNews.nl
Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport will be the first in the world to employ shoe scanners, eliminating the need for passengers to remove their shoes during security checks. (read more)
Cyber Security
Experts weigh in on the state of medical device security today and beyond – ZD Net
The heat is on medical device vendors, healthcare providers, and security firms to tackle the emerging problem of cyberattacks focused on the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). (read more)
Biometrics
Voice Biometrics Prone To Error, Study Shows – Dark Reading
It’s hard for the untrained ear to notice, but the human voice changes over a period of several months and years, primarily the voice’s pitch and speed of speech. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
County Council moves forward on body cam purchase, tables no-tethering ordinance (Aiken, S.C.) – Aiken Standard
Aiken County Council decided Tuesday night the County will move forward with the purchase of body cameras for deputies with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. (read more)
FMPD outfits all officers with new bodycams (Fort Myers, Fla.) – Fox4Now.com
The Fort Myers Police Department announced their new body camera program, Tuesday, which will require every patrolling officer to wear new bodycams which work in tandem with Tasers. (read more)
Security Industry
Mission 500 Announces Call for Nominations for 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Award and Humanitarian Award – Security Today
Mission 500, a non-profit initiative focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, is now accepting nominees for their 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award and their 2017 Humanitarian Award. The Awards will be presented at the Security 5/2K Awards Ceremony on April 6, 2017 during ISC West in Las Vegas. (read more)
Project looks at human eye to sharpen sight of robots and drones – The Engineer
The EPSRC-funded Internet of Silicon Retinas (IOSIRE) project, led by researchers from Kings College London and also involving University College London and Kingston University, is aiming to develop advanced machine-to-machine communication systems that capture and transmit images from highly efficient vision sensors mimicking the human retina. (read more)

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