Daily Report – 3/10/17

Top Stories
After CIA leaks, tech giants scramble to patch security flaws – ZD Net
Several tech giants have said they are examining a trove of documents leaked earlier this week that purport to show the CIA’s ability to hack into phones, computers, and smart TVs. (read more)
 
Several Injured in German Train Station Axe Attack (Dusseldorf, Germany)Security Today
A man was arrested after injuring at least seven people with an axe at a train station in Dusseldorf, Germany in what appeared to be a random attack, according to local police. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
New Security Cameras Coming to Soulard (Soulard, Mo.) – CBS St. Louis
Sixteen new security cameras of different types are going to be installed in Soulard, including license plate scanners. (read more)
 
Lake Charleston homeowners ask HOA for security cameras in neighborhoods after attempted abductions (West Palm Beach, Fla.) – WPTV.com
The father of a 10-year-old who was almost abducted is asking his community’s HOA board for security cameras around the development. (read more)
Butler Houses receives full security upgrade (New York) – Bronx Times
The Butler Houses in Claremont Village are the first NYCHA property to receive the full security upgrades associated with the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety. (read more)
 
New security system at Portland City Hall has eyes – and ears (Portland, Maine) – Portland Press Herald
If you’re going to Portland City Hall anytime soon, be careful about what you do and say, because someone may be watching – and listening. (read more)
 
Spokane Arena hopes for solution to new security measures (Spokane, Wash.) – KREM.com
The scene at the Spokane Arena on Sunday was lively as crowds rolled into the Arena for the Elton John concert, but many people complained that it took too long to get in and they missed the beginning of the show. (read more)
Campus Security
UMKC students protest campus sexual assault policies (Kansas City, Mo.) – The Kansas City Star.
University of Missouri-Kansas City students, outraged over the way the university responded to an alleged rape in a campus dorm, stormed into a vice chancellor’s office Wednesday afternoon with a list of demands. (read more)
St. Augustine steps up security patrols after students robbed on campus (New Orleans) – The New Orleans Advocate
St. Augustine High School stepped up security patrols after two students were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday morning, school officials said. (read more)
Transportation Security
NECCOG hopes to install cameras on transit buses (Connecticut) – The Bulletin
Officials at the Northeast Connecticut Council of Governments are again trying to get video cameras installed on its fleet of transit buses. (read more)
Winnipeg Transit drivers ready to quit over safety concerns: union president (Winnipeg, Canada) – Toronto Metro News
Concerns about workplace safety will have more bus drivers heading for the door, says the president of Winnipeg’s transit union. (read more)
Biometrics
UK rail passengers could soon pay for journeys using iris or fingerprint scans – International Business Times
Passengers on the UK’s rail network may soon be able to pay for journeys by touching in with their finger or having their iris scanned, under new plans to help tackle overcrowding at stations. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents Britain’s 23 train operating companies, is exploring how biometric technology could help facilitate the growing demand on the country’s railways. (read more)
Trump’s new executive order limits biometric scans at border crossings – SecurityInfoWatch
The Trump administration’s new executive order on immigration appears to dramatically pare back its earlier call for biometric scans for all travelers crossing the U.S.-Canadian border, meaning the order may not cause massive backups at border crossings after all. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Nest Is Designing a Cheaper Thermostat and New Home Security System, Report Says – Security Sales & Integration
Nest is designing a less expense version of its Nest Learning Thermostat to go along with a new line of home security products as the company seeks a bigger share of the smart home market, according to Bloomberg. (read more)
Worship Security
U.S. Senate unanimously urges agencies to act on threats to Jewish centers – SecurityInfoWatch
Saying it has become clear that threats of violence against Jewish centers, schools and synagogues in the United States are not “isolated incidents,” the U.S. Senate, in a rare show of unanimity, has urged Homeland Security, the FBI and the Justice Department to help enhance security, deter the threats and prosecute those making them. (read more)
Security Industry
Lenel, Everbridge announce strategic alliance – SecurityIntoWatch
Lenel and Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) has announced an alliance to interface their leading solutions. With the combination of Lenel’s OnGuard® platform and Everbridge’s Safety Connection® software, organizations will now be able to offer comprehensive security management on-premises and off-premises – to help protect and notify employees, contractors or visitors during critical incidents regardless of their location. With the Everbridge interface, system users can now aggregate data about severe weather, terrorism and other incidents and use last-known location data to locate potentially at-risk individuals and nearby first responders and enable two-way communication. Lenel is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (read more)

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