Daily Report – 4/3/17

Top Stories
First on CNN: New terrorist laptop bombs may evade airport security, intel sources say – CNN
US intelligence and law enforcement agencies believe that ISIS and other terrorist organizations have developed innovative ways to plant explosives in electronic devices that FBI testing shows can evade some commonly used airport security screening methods, CNN has learned. (read more)
Global Security
Australia Toughens Security Checks for Flights From Middle East – NBC News
Australia will conduct additional security checks on passengers flying directly from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East to prevent security threats. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Police arrests are plummeting across California, fueling alarm and questions (California) – Los Angeles Times
In 2013, something changed on the streets of Los Angeles. Police officers began making fewer arrests. The following year, the Los Angeles Police Department’s arrest numbers dipped even lower and continued to fall, dropping by 25% from 2013 to 2015. (read more)
The ‘reality of life now’: Montgomery council looks to bolster security (Montgomery County, Md.) – The Washington Post
The Montgomery County Council wants to place security checkpoints at entrances to its Rockville office building for the first time, a telling concession for a government that takes great pride in the civility of its political discourse. (read more)
LAPD Suspects ‘Flocking’ Gang Members Are Responsible for Celebrity Burglaries (Los Angeles) – Security Sales & Integration
What do celebrities Emmy Rossum and Alanis Morissette have in common with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Lakers star Nick Young? They, among other denizens of LA’s wealthiest enclaves, are all suspected victims of a crime trend known as “flocking.” (read more)
Campus Security
New security system at the Wimberly Library (Boca Raton, Fla.) – University Press
The next time students plan to go on an all-night cramming session at the Boca campus library, they must not forget their “golden ticket” for entry – their Owl Card. (read more)
Not the ‘cellphone police’: School districts shift thinking on cellphone restrictions for students (New Roads, La.) – The Advocate
A recent report on disciplinary issues in Pointe Coupee Parish schools put a spotlight on a vexing problem for many schools throughout the region: cellphones in classrooms. (read more)
Transportation Security
Las Vegas officials rethink bus security, ads after shooting (Las Vegas) – LasVegasNow.com
The Las Vegas public transportation system is investigating how it uses surveillance video and vehicle advertisements a week after a fatal shooting and barricade situation on a public bus shut down the Strip for hours. (read more)
Cyber Security
More than 44 data records comprised every second in 2016 – digital security report – Independent
A new report from one of the of the world leaders in digital security shows that more than 44 data records were compromised every second in 2016. (read more)
Data Breach Digest: Planning for a data breach in a post-GDPR world – SecurityInfoWatch
Since the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was announced in April 2016, with full adoption taking place on May 25, 2018, security and privacy experts have not stopped analyzing what the new regulations mean for companies across the globe. And while numerous industry leaders have outlined the changes coming down the pipeline – including a new definition of “Personal Data Breach” and a 72-hour notification requirement – there is still a sense of unease among security professionals, particularly because the GDPR won’t just impact European companies; U.S.-based companies with European customer data will be impacted as well. (read more)
Security Industry
Mandatory security implementation for all Z-Wave certified IoT devices takes effect today – SecurityInfoWatch
The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, as of today will require strict and uniform adoption of a new security protocol for all Z-Wave devices receiving certification. The Alliance Board of Directors voted unanimously in November 2016 to require mandatory implementation of the new Security 2 (S2) framework, the most advanced security for smart home devices and controllers, gateways and hubs in the market today. (read more)

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