Daily Report – 5/3/17

Top Stories
With Redding gone, 4 top Chicago airport security jobs now vacant (Chicago) – Chicago Sun Times
Four of Chicago’s top airport security jobs are now vacant – a void that raises even more questions about the state of security at O’Hare and Midway airports. (read more)
Eye tracking technology helps in imposter detection training – Homeland Security News Wire
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) screens nearly one million people every day and secures and manages 328 ports of entry all over the country, including in remote areas. Verifying the identity of every single person entering the United States is a vital step in halting human trafficking, drug trafficking, and other smuggling attempts at the border. In addition, security screening prevents criminals and terrorists from entering the country. Imposter detection thus crosscuts the entire Homeland Security Enterprise, as well as state, local, and tribal law enforcement and even front line soldiers in our military. (read more)
Security experts: Warn of terror to travelers – Boston Herald
A mix of politics, religion and foreign fighters flooding back to Europe likely contributed to the State Department’s blanket travel bulletin for the continent that warns Americans to “always be alert,” security experts said. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
What happens if a drone hits you in the head? – USA Today
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to know, so they conducted a study to understand and mitigate the risks of drones flying over people, and what happens if a drone loses connection to its pilot or just crashes to the ground. (read more)
 
Paso Robles police install security cameras in several public areas (Paso Robles, Calif.) – The Tribune
The Paso Robles Police Department is in the process of installing security cameras that will allow police to keep an eye on public areas from afar. (read more)
 
Tyndall Speaks up about New Security Regulations (Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.) – MyPanhandle.com
The new safety and security regulations at Tyndall Air Force Base went into effect today. (read more)
 
Campus Security
Denville increases spending on school security (Denville, N.J.) – NorthJersey.com
When parents told school officials this past winter they wanted more security in the schools, their voices were heard. (read more)
 
Trinity To Increase Security As Police Continue To Investigate Assault By Teens (Hartford, Conn.) – Hartford Courant
Trinity College students strolling on campus Tuesday did not – for the most part – seem too disturbed or worried about the report that a couple of dozen teenagers crashed a fraternity’s spring formal Saturday night and assaulted about six college students. (read more)
Rumors, separate stabbing have Greek houses beefing up security (Austin) – KVUE.com
Within hours of the fatal stabbing on UT’s campus Monday, rumors began passing within the student body that there were other potential attacks happening near Greek buildings on West Campus. (read more)
Binghamton U. students protest city security measures (Binghamton, N.Y.) – Press Connects
Binghamton University students entered the sixth day of a sit-in in the Couper Administration Building on Tuesday as they protest security measures the school is mulling instituting on the West Side of Binghamton. (read more)
Race, Safety, Anger – Inside Higher Ed
Black students on many college campuses complain about attention they receive in the form of racial profiling from police officers — and about what they consider insufficient attention to racist threats they receive. These issues have come to a head this week at Colgate University and St. Olaf College. (read more)
Baylor faces federal review of campus crime reporting practices (Waco, Texas) – Waco Tribune-Herald
The U.S. Department of Education is opening another investigation into Baylor University, this one focusing on the school’s annual compiling of crimes reported on campus. (read more)
Transportation Security
$20M added to St. Louis transit system’s budget for security upgrades (St. Louis) – SecurityInfoWatch
Amid public pressure to address violent crimes involving MetroLink, the board overseeing the light rail line added on Friday an extra $20 million for transit security to its planned budget for next year. (read more)
Bi-State allocates $20M to make MetroLink safer; county adding officers on trains (St. Clair County, Ill.) – Belleville News-Democrat
The Bi-State Development board approved a $361 million budget Friday morning, for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2017, that includes allocating $20 million to enhance security on the Metro transit system. (read more)
 
‘All clear’ given at Cleveland Hopkins airport after bomb squad responds (Cleveland) – News5Cleveland.com
A passenger at Cleveland Hopkins Airport could face a criminal charge of inducing panic after an unattended bag led to a partial evacuation Tuesday, a Cleveland police spokeswoman said. (read more)
Biometrics
Privacy group sues NYPD for release of facial-recognition documents – Reuters
A privacy group sued the New York Police Department on Tuesday to demand the release of documents related to its use of facial-recognition technology, which rights groups have criticized as discriminatory and lacking in proper oversight. (read more)
Worship Security
Jewish federations praise Congress’ proposed security funding increase for nonprofits – Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Jewish federations lauded a proposed increase in federal security grant funding that helps protect Jewish institutions. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
‘Body Cam Committee’ to help decide best choice for HPD (Henderson, Ky.) – 14News.com
Henderson Police Department (HPD) officers could soon be wearing body cams after the first meeting to discuss the possibility was held on Tuesday. (read more)
Security Industry
Aiphone team members Ragona and Duran win SIA scholarship – SecurityInfoWatch
Aiphone Corp., a leading international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, today announced its mid-Atlantic regional account manager, Tom Ragona, and Amaury Duran, northeast technical support representative, have been awarded full-tuition scholarships from the Security Industry Association to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Phoenix. (read more)
 
Global Security-as-a-Service Revenues to Surpass $16B by 2026, Report Says – Security Sales & Integration
The global Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) market is forecast to be increasing at a 17.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach $16.5 billion by 2026, according to Persistence Market Research. (read more)
 
ASIS 2017 Program Bolstered by InfoSec Partnerships – Security Magazine
ASIS and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), a global organization of information security professionals and practitioners, have signed an event partnership that will see ISSA fully integrated into the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017) taking place 25-28 September in Dallas. ISSA will develop two information security tracks, host organizational meetings and social events, and showcase cybersecurity-focused solutions providers on the exhibit floor. This agreement builds off the success of last year’s partnership with InfraGard, who will once again co-locate their Annual Congress and Conference with ASIS 2017. (read more)

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