Daily Report – 5/24/17

Top Stories
Despite Security, Concerts Provide ‘Target-Rich’ Environments – The New York Times
With bomb-sniffing dogs, bag inspections and rows of metal detectors at the entrance, the modern concert arena is in some ways a fortress. (read more)
Global Security
Witnesses Say Concert Security was Lax before Bombing (Manchester, England) – Security Today
Police have identified the suicide-bomber in the Manchester attack as Salman Abedi but they have yet to figure out how he was able to detonate a bomb in the rotunda area of the arena where families and teens were enjoying an Ariana Grande concert. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
DHS official: No plans to change security measures after Manchester attack – ABC News
After Monday’s bombing that killed 22 people and injured 59 others at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, there are no plans to make significant security changes in the United States, according to a Department of Homeland Security official. (read more)
 
Turkey condemns U.S. over ‘aggressive’ acts against Erdogan’s guards during D.C. visit (Washington, D.C.) – The Washington Post
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry lodged a formal protest Monday with the U.S. ambassador over “aggressive” actions by American security personnel during a visit to Washington last week by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that was marred by a violent  clash between Turkish guards and protesters. (read more)
 
Cubs to install $1M worth of security cameras around Wrigley Field (Chicago) – WGNTV.com
Chicago police say there is no known threat to the city in the wake of the Manchester bomb attack.  A day after the attack, several venues in the city announced they are stepping up security measures. (read more)
 
In Times Square Attack, Bollards Stopped One Car. But What About the Next? (New York) – The New York Times
Planners describe it as a turning point in the redesign of Times Square: a meeting around the end of 2012 when David C. Kelly, then the Police Department’s assistant commissioner for counterterrorism, showed up with a copy of Al Qaeda’s English-language magazine, which called on attackers to “mow down” pedestrians with pickup trucks. (read more)
 
Miami shop owner sues after city demands 24/7 surveillance (Miami) – SecurityInfoWatch
To the people on Northwest Second Avenue — some sleeping on sidewalks, others huddled outside their apartments — Corine Bradley’s Overtown market is a neighborhood pillar. (read more)
Campus Security
Graduation day bittersweet for slain black scholar’s friends (College Park, Md.) – WKOW.com
A black Bowie State University student who police say was fatally stabbed by a white stranger was honored Tuesday at the commencement ceremony where he would have walked across the stage. (read more)
 
California hospitals use iris recognition for patient identification (California) – SecurityInfoWatch
Ethel Markham looked into a small, rectangular camera mounted on a registration desk at Community Regional Medical Center, and a mechanical voice directed her to move closer. (read more)
Transportation Security
Private Jet Terminal At SJ Mineta Allegedly Shared Secret Security Codes With Tech Execs (San Jose, Calif.) – CBS SF Bay Area
A company that caters to elite travelers is under federal investigation for allegedly allowing Silicon Valley tech execs access onto highly restricted airport property at San Jose Mineta International. (read more)
 
Flying out of Atlanta this Memorial Day? Arrive early for security (Atlanta) – Ledger-Enquirer
They don’t call it the “world’s busiest airport” for nothing, and that will certainly be the case this Memorial Day weekend at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. (read more)
Home Security
News Leak: Nest to Release an Indoor 4K Home Security Camera – Security Sales & Integration
Nest is all set to announce a new indoor 4K home security camera that is capable of high-resolution zooming within a 1080p full HD video, according to newly surfaced information. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Broomfield police to join ranks of departments with body cameras (Broomfield, Colo.) – Enterprise News
Police body cameras have come to Broomfield. More than a dozen Broomfield police officers began trying out the cameras Wednesday – a testing phase that is expected to last through June 21 and will include four models from different companies. (read more)
Security Industry
The next frontier: How robotics are changing the security industry – SecurityInfoWatch
Critical infrastructure sites, corporate campuses and educational facilities all have one thing in common: wide, expansive spaces that require continuous protection. For many of these locations, security can be a challenge to achieve because of logistical, situational and cost reasons. Critical infrastructure sites, including utilities, are often found in remote locales that require protection 24/7. Enterprise clients with challenging surveillance needs are obligated to constantly evaluate and consider new solutions. (read more)

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