Daily Report – 2/27/17

Top Stories
Security changes to spring training stadiums (Tampa, Fla.) – WTSP.com
Baseball fans can expect some new security measures when they arrive at spring training games this year. Major League Baseball is requiring all teams to have metal detection security measures in place at the gates of every spring training game. (read more)
 
High-risk, high-expense security for celebrities plagued by stalkers (Los Angeles) – CBS News
In recent celebrity stalking cases, Los Angeles courtroom events have shined a spotlight on the personal dangers some Hollywood stars face and the surprising extent and expense of protection measures these celebrities are forced to take. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Shooting At Dallas Police Substation Renews Calls For Added Security (Dallas) – CBS DFW
The City of Dallas is feeling new pressure to increase security for police officers after a driveby shooting narrowly misses a police officer and leave a substation covered in bullet holes. (read more)
 
Truck Slams into Crowd at Mardi Gras Parade Injuring 28 (New Orleans) – Security Today
A truck drove into a Mardi Grad parade crowd in New Orleans on Saturday night, injuring 28 people. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect hit two other cars on the intersection of Orleans and Carrollton Avenues where the Krewe of Endymion parade was underway. (read more)
 
DHS to Offer GPS Resiliency Tests for Critical infrastructure Devices – Security Magazine
DHS is offering critical infrastructure manufacturers a chance to test their products against Global Positioning System disruption. (read more)
Campus Security
Proximity to campus a large factor in LoboAlert distribution (Albuquerque, N.M.) – DailyLobo.com
Students at UNM have seen a recent spike in violence and criminal activity, bringing scrutiny to LoboAlerts and prompting those in charge of the emergency messaging system to hold a public information session last Thursday. (read more)
More than $64,000 spent on security during Yiannopoulos speech (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) – CalCoastNews.com
In all, Cal Poly, the CSU system and the San Luis Obispo Police Department spent more than $64,000 for security during the Jan. 31 Milo Yiannopoulus speech at Cal Poly. More than 100 officers from seven agencies provided on campus security during the controversial event. (read more)
 
Las Cruces schools test safety shield (Las Cruces, N.M.) – Albuquerque Journal
A new bulletproof material, developed by a researcher at New Mexico State University and marketed through a grant from the National Science Foundation, is helping to keep students of Las Cruces Public Schools safer. (read more)
Transportation Security
LA and Long Beach police will help with security on Metro trains and buses (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Curbed Los Angeles
On Thursday, Metro’s Board of Directors signed off on a new security arrangement for its network of trains and buses. Under the new agreement, the Los Angeles and Long Beach police departments will take over law enforcement responsibilities in their respective cities, while the Sheriff’s Department will continue to provide security in all other parts of LA County. (read more)
Cyber Security
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Security Breach Affects 3,000 Patients, Officials Say (Nashville, Tenn.) – WKMS.org
Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials say the hospital has had a security breach where two employees accessed medical records of more than 3,000 patients. (read more)
How Secure Is Our Smart Grid? – Government Technology
Over the past several months, alarm bells have been going off regarding potential attacks against the U.S. electrical grid. Consider these recent media headlines… (read more)
 
Cargo Security
INDUSTRY OPINION: US air cargo security – will industry be ready for implementation? – Lloyd’s List Australia
From  July 1, 2017, United States (US) legislation requires all air cargo being transported to the USA to either be examined at piece-level or originate from a Known Consignor.  (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Appeals court: First Amendment gives public right to video police (Fort Worth, Texas) – Star-Telegram
Take a quick look at Phillip Turner’s police videos and the word “testy” comes to mind.  (read more)
Palmer praises new body cams (Morgantown, W.V.) – The Dominion Post
Monongalia County Sheriff’s deputies now wear body cameras, and the top official in the department praises the new devices. (read more)
Security Industry
Honeywell Security & Fire Appoints New President After Paja Exits – SDM
Honeywell has appointed Michael Flink president of its global security and fire business in Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. He will report to Terrence Hahn in his new role. Flink, who most recently served as ADI’s global president, replaces David Paja, who has left for a position outside Honeywell. Rob Aarnes, who most recently led ADI’s North America operations, has been appointed president of ADI Global. (read more)

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