Daily Report – 5/12/17

Top Stories
U.S. airlines meet with Homeland Security on expanding laptop ban – Reuters
U.S. Homeland Security officials met with major U.S. airlines and a trade group on Thursday to discuss the impact of possibly expanding a ban on large electronic gadgets on planes to flights from some European airports, three sources briefed on the meeting said. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
The Internet of Things Invades Physical Security – Security Magazine
The physical security space is changing, with emerging threats, new criminal techniques, terrorism and hostile activism just of few of the drivers of change. (read more)
 
100+ Fayetteville police cameras not working (Fayetteville, N.C.) – KRON4.com
Police surveillance cameras throughout Fayetteville are not working. (read more)
 
Security tips when staying in a hotel – Roodepoort Record
Local security practitioner Louis Grobler said there are certain security precautions one must take when staying over in a hotel. (read more)
 
To dismay of customers, City Utilities closes vandalism-plagued bus station bathrooms (Springfield, Mo.) – Springfield News-Leader
Tired of flooded toilets, broken toilet paper holders and other acts of vandalism, City Utilities has indefinitely closed the public bathrooms at the downtown bus station. (read more)
Campus Security
In First, Florida State Budget Includes Money For Jewish School Security (Florida) – Fast Forward
Florida lawmakers passed a budget that allocates $645,000 to increase security at Jewish day schools. (read more)
 
Bradley County elementary school stepping up security (Bradley County, Tenn.) – WRCBTV.com
Security is top of mind for schools across the Tennessee valley and in Bradley County, one elementary school is taking extra steps to prepare for potential threats. Prospect Elementary School is hoping to be the first school in the area to install protective laminate on their windows and provide classrooms with doorstops to stop or slow down intruders. (read more)
 
School district beefing up security in front office in case of shootings (Phoenix) – AZFamily.com
The Deer Valley Unified School District has just approved new safety features to protect students and staff from gunfire. (read more)
 
Opinion: Campus carry a bad deal for Ga.’s public colleges (Georgia) – MyAJC.com
Last year, Gov. Nathan Deal wrapped himself in broad constitutional and jurisprudential principles in vetoing the legislature’s controversial “Campus Carry” bill. The governor explained that our nation’s founding fathers recognized that guns should not be allowed on college campuses. He cited this historical fact as evidence that “should not only dispel any vestige of Constitutional privilege but should illustrate that having college campuses free of weapons has great historical precedent.” (read more)
 
Video shows San Bernardino shooter calmly entering school, signing log book (San Bernardino, Calif.) – CBS58.com
A gunman walked calmly into a San Bernardino elementary school and signed a log book in the school’s main office just minutes before he pulled out a gun and opened fire in his estranged wife’s classroom, killing her and an 8-year-old student, a video released Thursday showed. (read more)
Transportation Security
Winnipeg looks to Vancouver, Toronto as models for safer city buses (Winnipeg, Canada) – Winnipeg Free Press
When it comes to security, Winnipeg Transit can either drive toward having enforcement officers like Toronto or fully qualified police officers like Vancouver. (read more)
 
After two recent homicides, MetroLink looks to get riders’ safety back on track (St. Louis) – KBIA.org
Two homicides on or near MetroLink trains less than a month apart this year put crime on the transit system back in the spotlight, to the point that officials set aside $20 million for public safety and changed how the system that spans the Metro East and the St. Louis area is policed. (read more)
 
TSA tips you need to know before flying this summer – KCENTV.com
It’s no secret that going through airport security can be frustrating. But while security is important, the Transportation Security Administration is trying to make the rules as clear as possible for the increase in travel this summer. The agency held a presentation at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport Thursday to try and help the public through those lines a little bit faster. (read more)
Cyber Security
Trump signs order aimed at upgrading government cyber defenses – Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to bolster the government’s cyber security and protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks, marking his first significant action to address what he has called a top priority. (read more)
 
US intelligence chiefs express doubts about Kaspersky security software – Live Mint
Top US intelligence chiefs on Thursday publicly expressed doubts about the global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs because of its roots in Russia. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Private security camera feeds exposed online (Longmeadow, Mass.) – News10.com
Security cameras are used by thousands of homeowners across the country to protect their homes, but what if those same cameras were broadcasting your private moments to the world? (read more)
 
Boston doctors’ slaying: How did killer breach building security? (Boston) – CNN
The slaying of two Boston doctors in their luxury penthouse apartment has left neighbors wondering how the killer was able to gain access to their building. (read more)
 
Americans Cite Security as Top Priority in Home Automation, According to Study – Security Sales & Integration
A new national study conducted by Finn Partners reveals that security ranks at the top of the priority list for wealthy Americans purchasing a home automation system. (read more)
Security Industry
Alarm industry continues its crackdown on deceptive sales – SecurityInfoWatch
With the summer door-to-door sales season set to get underway across the country, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has joined forces once again with the alarm industry to raise awareness about deceptive sales tactics. To help drive the point home, the BBB held a press conference on Tuesday in Sacramento, Calif., in conjunction with The Monitoring Association (TMA), the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and ADT, to share statistics about the pervasiveness of the problem and to allow several victims to share their stories with the media. (read more)

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