Daily Report – 5/31/17

Top Stories
Homeland Security head: Laptop ban expansion, screenings eyed – Boston Herald
The U.S. “might” ban laptops from the cabins of all international flights into and out of the country as well as roll out more elaborate security screening of carry- on baggage, the head of Homeland Security said. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Autonomous robot security guard has a built-in drone to stop intruders – Mashable
A Singapore startup has released a four-wheeled security robot that has its own built-in drone. (read more)
 
Your Hot Hands Can Give Away Your Smartphone PIN – The Atlantic
If you were protecting your smartphone passcode from someone lurking over your shoulder, or from unseen security cameras, you might cover the screen as you tap in the PIN’s four or six digits. But once you’ve unlocked the phone, perhaps you’d let down your guard, and leave the screen in full view-especially if it’s off. (read more)
 
Fairfield County’s new jail includes security upgrades (Lancaster, Ohio) – The Columbus Dispatch
The new Fairfield County jail is scheduled to open to the public next month with a ribbon-cutting and tours – shortly before inmates are brought in and locked up. (read more)
 
Eight buildings at Lackland locked down after bomb threat (San Antonio, Texas) – MySanAntonio.com
Eight buildings on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland were locked down Tuesday after a bomb threat was reported at Arnold Hall, an auditorium on the installation, the Air Force said. (read more)
 
Portland Republican says he might use militia groups for security (Portland, Ore.) – The Hill
A top Oregon Republican said Monday he’s considering using militia groups for security purposes after a man directing anti-Muslim rhetoric at two women fatally stabbed two men and injured a third this weekend. (read more)
Campus Security
 
Campus Security Coalition Launches School Security Grant Program – SDM
The newly formed Campus Security Coalition, a networking group focused on sharing ideas and spearheading discussion about security and safety at schools nationwide, unveiled its 2017 School Security Grant Program. The initiative is designed to help schools better address threats, further strengthen security efforts and realize more proactive intelligence efforts. (read more)
 
School district beefing up security in elementary schools (Panama City, Fla.) – WJHG.com
On days like today, the Chief Safety Officer for Bay District Schools is smiling. (read more)
Transportation Security
TriMet adds security patrols days after deadly attack (Portland, Ore.) – KATU.com
TriMet officials have added extra secuirty patrols aboard MAX trains Tuesday, several days after three people were stabbed aboard a train. (read more)
 
Security scare at major airport exposes “some real red flags” (Baltimore) – MSN
A man drove through a perimeter gate at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Saturday afternoon and made it onto a plane with a backpack before authorities could catch up with him and detain him, reports The Baltimore Sun, a media partner of CBS Baltimore. (read more)
 
American travelers express greater satisfaction with airport security compared to last year – TravelDailyNews.com
While airport security officials announced a more “comprehensive” physical screening for some airline passengers in March, findings from Travel Leaders Group indicate Americans are growing more content with airport security. Nearly 68% of those recently surveyed stated they are “satisfied” and only 14.9% said they are “frustrated” with airport security. The data also revealed a significant decrease in individuals aggravated by airport security wait times compared to one year ago, and there is a growing percentage of travelers enrolling in trusted traveler programs such as TSA PreCheck and Global Entry. The survey was conducted April 3 to April 30, 2017, and includes responses from 2,854 consumers throughout the United States. (read more)
 
Ideas for making Winnipeg transit safer headed for City Hall (Winnipeg, Canada) – Toronto Metro News
One way or another, Winnipeg Transit should be getting safer. (read more)
 
City committee endorses new Winnipeg Transit safety plan (Winnipeg, Canada) – CTV News Winnipeg
Winnipeg’s Public Works Committee has endorsed a safety plan to better protect bus drivers and passengers. (read more)
Biometrics
JetBlue will test facial-recognition system for boarding at Logan (Boston) – Boston Globe
JetBlue Airways will be the first airline to test facial-recognition systems with passengers at Logan Airport in June, part of a broader rollout of the nascent technology at US airports this year. (read more)
Worship Security
Church security law passes in Texas (Texas) – KFDM.com
The Texas Legislature has passed the Church Security Protection Act aimed at allowing churches to provide their own security through members of their congregations. (read more)
 
Security stepped up at local Jewish schools after written threats (North Miami Beach, Fla.) – WSVN.com
A South Florida community is expressing concern and taking steps to increase security after, police said, at least three local Jewish schools received threatening notes. (read more)
Security Industry
ESX announces 2017 Innovation Award winners – SecurityInfoWatch
Today, the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) announced the winners for its 2017 Innovation Awards, recognizing outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward. (read more)
 
Tyco Brand Transitioning to Johnson Controls – Security Today
Johnson Controls formally announced that the Tyco business units will transition into the Johnson Controls family, according to a press release. (read more)

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