Daily Report – 5/17/17

Top Stories
Security officials say worst effects of global cyberattack subsiding, but remain on edge about new attacks – Los Angeles Times
Four days after the launch of a global ransomware attack, security officials were optimistic that the worst effects were subsiding even as they remained on edge about new attacks and lingering vulnerabilities. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
3 technologies law enforcement will need this year – Government Sales Insider
Law enforcement agencies are facing a myriad of challenges today, and they’ll be looking toward new technologies like artificial intelligence to help meet mission needs. (read more)
 
Waterloo, Iowa to consider new security camera requirements for businesses (Waterloo, Iowa) – SecurityInfoWatch
A plan to boost security camera requirements at Waterloo businesses is back for consideration. (read more)
 
Mass Migration to Urban Centers Advances Urgency to Create Safe Cities – Security Sales & Integration
By 2030, it’s estimated that more than 60% of the world’s population will be living in cities, ushering in newfound challenges to urban infrastructure, resources, security procedures and emergency response systems. (read more)
 
New York May Require Drivers To Submit Phones to ‘Textalyzer’ (New York) – Security Magazine
An Israeli company is developing a device that reveals whether drivers were texting at the time of their crashes, and New York state is considering a proposal to allow police to use the device to examine the phones of drivers after accidents. (read more)
 
Broward sheriff makes case for more money (Broward, Fla.) – Sun Sentinel
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel is looking for more money for the county’s emergency dispatch system, courthouse security and to hire dozens of new employees. (read more)
 
California driver’s licenses about to change (California) – KTVU.com
The Trump administration has set a date for when states must comply with regulations that require airline passengers to present driver’s licenses that meet the new federal guidelines. (read more)
 
Hamilton Police launch new sexual assault online reporting system (Hamilton, Canada) – Global News
Hamilton Police have launched a new online reporting system for victims of sexual assault. (read more)
 
A plate-reading camera could come to an Easton light pole near you (California) – LehighValleyLive.com
Easton’s mayor wants to scatter license plate-reading cameras throughout the city to help police catch criminals. (read more)
Campus Security
Study: Workplace violence continues to plague hospitals – SecurityInfoWatch
Acts of violence against nurses and doctors in recent years have spurred the introduction of new legislation in states across the country designed to stiffen penalties against those who assault healthcare workers. But while lawmakers have begun to take notice of the problem, data from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Foundation’s “2017 Healthcare Crime Survey” shows that incidents of workplace violence continue to plague hospitals at an alarming rate. (read more)
 
Report Shows Decline in Crime in Schools and on Campuses – Security Magazine
Crime in the nation’s schools and college campuses has declined over the past two decades. (read more)
 
All clear given after San Francisco pre-school receives bomb threat (San Francisco) – KTVU.com
A school in San Francisco’s Civic Center area was evacuated Tuesday morning because of a bomb threat, but the Police Department’s bomb squad has since deemed the area safe, police said. (read more)
 
Transportation Security
Privatizing air traffic control would pose new risks to national security – The Hill
The push for privatization of the air traffic control function of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun again. As we discuss this course of action, national security must be a top consideration. (read more)
 
MTS plans to assign current and new personal to a “beat” system along trolley and bus routes (San Diego) – 10News.com
San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System has plans to make riding the trolley and bus much safer in the future. (read more)
 
United Airlines Pilots Urge Airport-by-Airport Laptop Ban and Cockpit Security Gates – The Street
The leader of United Airlines’ (UAL) 12,500 pilots said bans on laptops as carry-on baggage should be imposed based on the adequacy of security at individual airports. (read more)
Cyber Security
Ransomware attack prompts defensive measures, security tips (New Hampshire) – New Hampshire Union Leader
New Hampshire cyber-security experts warned Granite Staters on Monday that the threat of ransomware attacks is likely to remain just a click away for the foreseeable future. (read more)
 
11-Year-Old Boy Casually Hacks Security Conference To Show How Toys Can Be Turned Into Weapons – Esquire
As Donald Trump so wisely said, “we are living in a cyber world,” one in which even the most innocuous inanimate objects can be morphed into a weapon or surveillance device, so it’s lucky that we have an 11-year-old genius here to educate us. (read more)
Security Industry
Deep Science AI monitors security feeds for masks and guns to quicken response times – Tech Crunch
You’re working late at the 7-Eleven when a masked man comes through the door with a gun. You raise your hands, follow his instructions, empty the cash register and throw some burners in the bag. As he runs out the door, you note his height, collect yourself and call 9-1-1. Unless you don’t need to because the mask immediately tipped off your store’s AI, and the police are already on their way with a description. That’s what Startup Battlefield company Deep Science AI hopes to enable. (read more)
 
CEDIA President/CEO Vin Bruno Announces Resignation – Security Sales & Integration
After almost two years in the role, Vin Bruno has resigned as CEDIA president and CEO, effective immediately, in order to “focus on new opportunities in the residential and commercial technology industries,” according to a CEDIA announcement today. (read more)

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