Daily Report – 4/26/17

Top Stories
Egypt steps up security ahead of pope’s visit (Egypt) – Fox News
Egypt has heightened security in the area around the Vatican residence in Cairo ahead of Pope Francis’ visit this weekend, which comes weeks after suicide attacks on two churches killed dozens of people. (read more)
Could Electronics Ban Spread To U.S. Domestic Flights? – TravelMarket Report
It seems almost unthinkable: a flight from New York to Boston where you cannot carry on your laptop. But Frances Townsend, former assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, offered up the possibility at a travel security summit last week. (read more)
List Of Restricted Items Announced For NFL Draft (Philadelphia) – 6ABC.com
The stage is set, the gates are up, and security is about to get tight ahead of the NFL Draft. (read more)
Global Security
Swedish startup uses implanted microchips for access control (Sweden) – SecurityInfoWatch
You walk up to your office door and it automatically slides open for you — no security codes to tap in. Your car senses your presence, the doors unlock and the engine comes to life — all without you using a key. You pay for your movie and the dinner that follows, simply by standing there, no credit card, no cash, no wallet. Your child leaves for school with the driver, followed by a dance class and an evening out with friends. Every activity shows up on a location map, but without any phone, GPS or any other tracker device on your child. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Although smart cities rely on IoT, security confusion still reigns – ZDNet
There are many different smart cities applications that make our lives more easy and efficient: Waiting for a bus and watching the countdown to when the bus will arrive; using clever recycling bins that monitor how much you are recycling; and installing apps that let you know where there are free parking spaces in the centre of town. (read more)
 
More Budget is Spent on Property Related Risks vs. Cyber Risk – Security Magazine
Organizations now believe that their cyber assets are more valuable than plant, property and equipment assets, even though they are spending four times more budget on insurance protecting cyber risks. (read more)
 
Surf City police start initiative to catch crooks on camera (Surf City, N.C.) – WNCT.com
The Surf City Police Department is launching a “More Eyes to Deter Crime” community policing program encouraging residents and business owners with external surveillance cameras to register their cameras with the Surf City Police Department. (read more)
 
Chicago to replace computer-automated dispatch system (Chicago) – Chicago Sun Times
The computer-automated dispatch that forms the guts of Chicago’s 911 emergency center will be replaced with an upgrade that allows people to text and send photos and videos from emergency scenes, improving the quality of the city’s response, a top mayoral aide said Monday. (read more)
 
Homeland Security Formally Opening Immigrant Crime Office – CBS DFW
The Homeland Security Department is set to launch an office for American victims of immigrant crime. (read more)
Campus Security
New Campus Gun Laws Have Colleges Shopping for Metal Detectors. For Big Schools, the Bills Are Eye-Popping. – The Trace
Sports stadiums and hospitals will be among the last remaining gun-free areas at public colleges and universities in Kansas and Arkansas when new laws governing firearms on campus go into effect in those states. But the sanctuaries are going to come with hefty price tags. (read more)
 
Nonprofit Provides Funds for Security Blinds in Schools Throughout Greene County (Greene County, Va.) – NBC29.com
A Greene County nonprofit is making sure students, faculty, and staff stay safe in the event of an active shooter situation at county schools. (read more)
UC-Berkeley readies police as Ann Coulter plans to speak in public plaza (Berkeley, Calif.) – Philly.com
The University of California at Berkeley is bracing for massive protests in a public plaza on campus after learning that conservative commentator Ann Coulter plans to give a speech there Thursday afternoon. (read more)
Transportation Security
Security officer in United passenger dragging case had just returned from suspension (Chicago) – Daily Herald
One of the security officers who yanked a 69-year-old doctor off a United Airlines flight for refusing to give up his seat had recently returned to work after a suspension, records released Monday show. (read more)
School buses getting security equipment (Troup County, Ga.) – Ledger-Enquirer
The Troup County School System is putting security cameras on buses that are designed to protect students as they enter and exit school buses. (read more)
 
New rules on truck inspections create security risk at port: longshoremen’s union (Montreal) – CTV News Montreal
The president of the Montreal’s longshoremen union is sounding the alarm over new rules he says are putting the port at risk. (read more)
 
Mob of Teens Swarm BART Train, Rob Riders (Oakland, Calif.) – Officer.com
BART police are beefing up patrols at Oakland stations after dozens of juveniles terrorized riders Saturday night when they invaded the Coliseum Station and commandeered at least one train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries. (read more)
Cyber Security
Chipotle warns of data security breach, recommends monitoring card statements – WTSP.com
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced Tuesday that they have detected a data security breach. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Survey: Consumer awareness, adoption of smart home tech to see big uptick – SecurityInfoWatch
According to the results of recent survey commissioned by PlumChoice, Inc. and the Z-Wave Alliance, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of smart home technology and are planning to purchase more connected home devices in the future. The report, “2016: Year of the Smart Device,” found that 52 percent of respondents plan to buy a smart device in the next two years and of those who already owned a smart device, 84 percent said they may purchase yet another one within the next couple of years. (read more)
Security Industry
Securitas Electronic Security Celebrates Opening of New Headquarters – Security Sales & Integration
Securitas Electronic Security (SES) unveiled its new headquarters during a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house last Thursday. (read more)
 
What Certifications Will Security Leaders Strive to Achieve in 2017? CPP Leads the Way – Security Magazine
According to a Security magazine poll, the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification from ASIS International is at the top of 30% of security leaders’ lists of what certifications they plan to obtain this year. The CPP was closely followed by the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional, from (ISC)2). (read more)

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