Daily Report – 3/15/17

Top Stories
Hackers to be charged in Yahoo security breach – Fox News Tech
U.S. officials are planning to unveil charges Wednesday related to the theft of personal data that affected hundreds of millions of Yahoo users and disrupted the company’s sale to Verizon, according to people familiar with the matter. (read more)
 
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Revised Landrieu security plan scraps 3 a.m. rule for bars but seeks more sedate Bourbon Street (New Orleans) – The New Orleans Advocate
Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration announced Tuesday it is dropping a controversial part of its citywide security plan that would have forced bars to keep their doors closed after 3 a.m. – a proposal that had generated backlash from bar owners and others who feared it would harm the French Quarter’s spirit of “laissez les bons temps rouler.” (read more)
 
More cameras in McComb village park considered (McComb, Ohio) – The Courier
Despite a layer of snow on the ground, village park issues attracted much of McComb Council’s attention Monday. (read more)
Police Department helps businesses beef up security (Leachville, Ark.) – KAIT8.com
The Leachville Police Department has some advice to share to help local businesses keep an extra eye out for criminal behavior. (read more)
 
GUN AT NUKE PLANT: TVA implements ‘enhanced security measures’ (Athens, Ala.) – The News Courier
Two separate investigations into how a contract employee snuck a small firearm past stringent security checkpoints at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant are still ongoing, officials said Monday. (read more)
 
Downtown Guides Out, More Police and Cameras In (St. Louis) – CBS St. Louis
Help is on the way to fight downtown crime – more police officers and security cameras. (read more)
Campus Security
New Entry Way To Be Added At Superior Middle School (Superior, Wis.) – FOX21Online.com
For the School District of Superior, safety and the student’s education come first. (read more)
Campus Safety: Questions Every Parent Should Ask – Part 2 – University Herald
Campus safety is a great concern for parents. After all, they are sending their kids under the protection of a college or university so they should be informed of whether the institution is well-equipped to take care of its students. (read more)
Transportation Security
New TSA pat-down procedure, PreCheck policy in effect as spring break travelers take to skies – My AJC
As spring break travelers head to the airport for trips, they may encounter some new airport security policies started this year on pat-downs and expedited screening. (read more)
Valley Metro ramps up security on Phoenix-area light rail (Phoenix) – KTAR.com
Off-duty Phoenix police officers will start patrolling Valley Metro light rail trains in the city of Phoenix, paying particular attention to the 19th Avenue Corridor. (read more)
Metro increases security on Blue Line trains in Long Beach (Long Beach, Calif.) – Press-Telegram
The MTA beefed up patrols on the Metro Blue Line in an effort to crack down on loud music, “seat-hogging” and other rowdy behavior, the county transit agency announced Tuesday. (read more)
Biometrics
 
Brilliant Retroreflective Sunglasses Bamboozle Facial-Recognition Algorithms – Digital Trends
If you live in an urban area, you also live in a state of constant surveillance. Security cameras watch over every street corner and bus stop you visit, traffic cameras watch you pass through intersections on your way to work, and every person you pass by has a smartphone that’s ready to be whipped out at a moment’s notice. The average person is caught on camera over 70 times per day, and thanks to advances in facial-recognition tech, it’s now possible for governments and private corporations to not only recognize us, but also cross-reference our faces with other personal data found online. (read more)
 
Multi-Factor Authentication: A Critical Security Tool for Enterprises – eSecurity Planet
Passwords are the most common authentication tool used by enterprises, yet passwords are notoriously insecure and easily hackable. End users tend to be careless with passwords, frequently reusing or sharing their passwords. (read more)
Worship Security
B.C. funds security upgrades for Jewish community after bomb threats (Vancouver, Canada) – Global News
The B.C. government is giving the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver $100,000 to increase security measures after a community centre received two bomb threats in one week. (read more)
 
Jewish center in Charlotte increases security after threats (Charlotte, N.C.) – WSOCTV.com
The Foundation of Shalom Park is one of more than 200 Jewish centers that have recently received threats across the nation. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Cleveland police will test use of body cameras at off-duty security gigs (Cleveland) – Cleveland.com
The city of Cleveland plans to test out the use of body-worn cameras for police officers who work off-duty security details. (read more)

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