Daily Report – 5/26/17

Top Stories
Local Lawmaker Demands Explanation Following Security Breach At LaGuardia Airport (New York) – CBS New York
Port Authority Police are on the lookout for a person of interest following a security breach at LaGuardia’s busy central terminal Tuesday evening. (read more)
Manchester Bomb Forces Sports, Music Venues Into Urgent Reviews of Security – U.S. News
The Manchester bombing is forcing entertainment venues and security forces worldwide to look urgently for better ways to protect the public – and raising questions about who should pay the fast-rising costs. (read more)
 
When education is an ignored national security matter – The Hill
Every day, our newsfeeds quickly fill up with a dizzying array of global challenges. After the tragic events of 9/11 and the many following crises, we learned quickly that Americans-and American experts-must be equipped to analyze and process what is happening in the world around us while simultaneously making the best decisions for our national and economic security. (read more)
 
Senators pan WH proposal to cut airport security programs, hike ticket fees – The Hill
A Senate panel on Thursday panned a proposal from the White House to cut funding for airport security programs and hike passenger security fees tacked onto airline tickets. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Venues big and small should employ vets, retired police officers for security – NJ1015.com
Safety and security at concerts and sporting events have been discussed at length this week in light of Monday’s ISIS attack in Manchester, England. Jeff and I even took calls from parents of young kids saying they will no longer let their children attend a big ticket event in fear of their child suffering a similar brutal consequence. (read more)
 
Long Island Boardwalk Destroyed by Superstorm Sandy Gets Security Upgrade (Long Beach, N.Y.) – Security Sales & Integration
Police here in this Long Island community will soon begin surveilling the boardwalk with new security cameras. (read more)
 
Trump Administration Wants to Track and Destroy Suspect Drones – Security Sales & Integration
The Trump administration is seeking congressional approval to give the federal government sweeping powers to monitor any unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flying over the United States and destroy it if deemed a threat, according to a document obtained by The New York Times. (read more)
 
NFL making stadium security a priority, Atlanta Falcons owner says – Fox Business
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says the terrorist attack at a concert in Manchester, England has highlighted the issue of security at massive venues that attracts thousands of fans to sporting events and concerts. (read more)
Transportation Security
You Could Soon Be Unloading A Lot More From Your Bag At Airport Security – Consumerist
The Transportation Security Administration and airlines, alike, have implemented processes at airports designed to take some of the burden out of the security line – from fully automated checkpoints to hiring more screeners. Now, the TSA is working on more changes intended to make the security process more efficient – like removing food from carry-ons and using digital ID scanners. But before we can speed through the checkpoints, some unsuspecting passengers will have serve as guinea pigs. (read more)
 
Councillor seeks rapid change to bus safety (Winnipeg, Canada) – Winnipeg Sun
A city councillor is attempting to attach a tight timeline to a transit safety plan he demanded after a bus driver was killed on the job. (read more)
Biometrics
Researchers Use Digitally Created Fingerprints to Unlock Smartphones – Bleeping Computer
A team of researchers from the Tandon School of Engineering at the New York University has created a method of generating fake digital fingerprints capable of unlocking random smartphones. (read more)
Cargo Security
Memorial Day Brings Rise in Cargo Theft, Reminds CargoNet – Truckinginfo
CargoNet has issued its annual reminder that cargo theft activity often increases around Memorial Day weekend and is once again offering common sense tips to avoid becoming a victim. (read more)
Security Industry
Johnson Controls to eliminate the ‘Tyco Security Products’ brand – SecurityInfoWatch
In a letter to its customers on Thursday, Johnson Controls announced that it would begin phasing out the Tyco Security Products brand. (read more)

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