Daily Report – 3/24/17

Top Stories
Cubs, Officials Plan for Heightened Security This Season (Chicago) – NBC Chicago
The Cubs’ World Series win brought elation and joy to fans, but it also highlighted a unique security challenge for neighborhoods and residents surrounding the ballpark. (read more)
 
Security heightened after deadly London attack (London) – USA Today
Britain heightened security Thursday, a day after the country’s worst terror attack in more than a decade left four people dead and dozens wounded. (read more)
 
‘Near-impossible’ to stop London-style attack: Israeli security expert – Reuters
Attacks like the one in London are almost impossible to stop, the former head of VIP protection at Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said on Thursday, acknowledging that even Israel struggled to prevent them. (read more)
Global Security
Report slams Parliament House security (Canberra, Australia) – SkyNews.com
A confidential report into security at Parliament house found ministers could be shot though the building’s windows. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
How are U.S. zoos keeping animals safe? – PBS.org
In the past month, there’s been a surge of zoo-related violence and injury in the news. A flamingo was stoned and kicked to death in Prague. A white rhino in a Paris zoo was killed, its horn sawed off. El Salvador’s prized hippopotamus, “Gustavito,” died of wounds after he was violently attacked, and a crocodile at a Tunis zoo died after it was stoned by visitors. (read more)
 
Bill Would Ban Security Cameras In Bathrooms (Iowa) – KWIT.org
An Iowa Senate subcommittee has advanced a bill that would ban the use of video cameras in bathrooms and locker rooms in state and local government buildings.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report. (read more)
Town leaders plan to add security cameras after years of vandalism at Barnsdall park (Barnsdall, Okla.) – KJRH.com
Vandalism has plagued a local point of pride for a community in Green Country. (read more)
 
Rauner Proposes Replacing Prison Guards With Security Cameras (Illinois) – Peoria Public Radio
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to replace guards in prison watchtowers with security cameras. It’s an effort to cut down on overtime costs for the cash-strapped state. (read more)
 
JDC to get security camera system upgrade (Minnehaha County, S.D.) – Argus Leader
The county’s juvenile detention center is getting a security upgrade. (read more)
 
$35 Million For New DHS Center Of Excellence In Cross-Border Threat Screening, Supply Chain Defense – Homeland Security Today
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced $35 million in funding opportunities for a new DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense. Accredited US colleges and universities may submit proposals to be the center lead, or as an individual partner to work with the lead institution in support of its activities. (read more)
 
Congress to Consider Regulating Drone Surveillance, Facial Recognition – Security Sales & Integration
A proposed law will be considered by Congress that is aimed at protecting individual privacy from the rising number of government and commercial drones in use. (read more)
Campus Security
Cardinal Village increasing security (Beaumont, Texas) – University Press
Cardinal Village is increasing security at the Lamar University residence halls. This change has been prompted by unauthorized individuals jumping the fences to enter the residence halls without proper documentation. (read more)
After Alleged On-Campus Rape, Rockville High Parents Want More Safety Assurances (Montgomery County, Md.) – WAMU.org
Parents and officials in Montgomery County are grappling with the fallout from an alleged rape that took place at a local high school. (read more)
California high school student arrested after ‘Columbine’ style threats found on Twitter (Chino, Calif.)  – SecurityInfoWatch
A 15-year-old Chino High School student was arrested Tuesday for reportedly threatening to shoot up his school, according to school and police officials. (read more)
Transportation Security
UN Aviation Agency Urges Balance Of Security Risk, Safety In Electronics Ban – Eyewitness News
The United Nation’s aviation agency on Wednesday urged regulators to weigh security and safety, after the United States and Britain imposed restrictions on several carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim majority countries. (read more)
 
No officers, security at St. Louis MetroLink station when man was shot (St. Louis) – SecurityInfoWatch
A shooting on the MetroLink platform at Busch Stadium comes just two weeks before St. Louis voters will decide whether to support a sales-tax hike to help pay to expand MetroLink and before Cardinals fans flock to that station for opening day. (read more)
Cyber Security
Illinois Governor Outlines New Cybersecurity Plan (Illinois) – FoxIllinois.com
Governor Bruce Rauner unveiled a big “cyber security” plan Tuesday. It’s a 5-step plan to protect data in the state. It will upgrade Illinois’ aging IT infrastructure and create a centralized computer system for all state agencies. (read more)
More than 70 Percent of Mobile Devices on the Five Major US Carriers Highly Susceptible to Breach –
Security Magazine
An analysis by Skycure of the patch updates among the five leading wireless carriers in the United States found that 71 percent of mobile devices still run on security patches more than two months old. (read more)
 
Worship Security
Minneapolis Foundation vows $50,000 for Jewish security measures (Minneapolis) – Star Tribune
A surge in anti-Semitism, including 150 bomb threats made against Jewish schools and community centers across the country and in the Twin Cities, has prompted the Minneapolis Foundation to create a fund to help local Jewish groups add security. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Editorial: LAPD is reaching out to the public on its use police body cameras. The Sheriff’s Department should take note (Los Angeles) – Los Angeles Times
Body cameras worn by Los Angeles police officers are virtual eyewitnesses, recording and presenting incidents as the tiny lenses see them. Like any witness testimony, the captured images are useful, although incomplete, depictions of what happened. In high-profile cases a large or at least vocal swath of the public generally wants to see such images immediately while the LAPD typically keeps them under wraps pending a full investigation – exacerbating suspicions that the department has something to hide. (read more)
Security Industry
ASIS International releases resources on securing houses of worship in response to rise in targeted attacks – SecurityInfoWatch
In response to the rise of attacks on houses of worship in the U.S. and around the world, ASIS International, the world’s largest membership association for security management professionals, is providing a suite of free resources to help support those responsible for protecting these vital community institutions. (read more)
Alarm.com Acquires ObjectVideo – SDM
Alarm.com, a platform for the connected home and business, announced the acquisition of substantially all of ObjectVideo Inc’s. business, including the company’s products, technology portfolio and personnel. (read more)

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