Daily Report – 6/7/17

Top Stories
Can Britain Really Do Much More to Tighten Security? – The New York Times
British police and security services already have some of the most powerful surveillance laws in the world, with weak judicial oversight and little criticism on privacy issues from a public that generally trusts its government and Civil Service. (read more)
Global Security
The Latest: France to consider new security measures (France) – The Sacramento Bee
Interior minister Gerard Collomb says a special security meeting convened by French president Emmanuel Macron will examine new counterterrorism measures Wednesday at the Elysee palace. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary to Meet With States on Election Security – U.S. News
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a Senate panel on Tuesday that he would be meeting with state leaders next week and plans to discuss ways the federal government can support the security of voter registration systems. (read more)
 
Disgruntled former employee kills 5, self in Orlando business park (Orlando) – SecurityInfoWatch
A former disgruntled employee of Fiamma Inc. in Orlando shot and killed five people, then turned the gun onto himself, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Monday morning. (read more)
 
Detroit’s Security Camera Program May Become Mandatory for Local Businesses (Detroit) – Security Sales & Integration
City Council and the Detroit Police Department are working on an ordinance that would require any Detroit business open past 10 p.m. to be part of the city’s Project Green Light program. (read more)
 
Concerns Raised Over Proposed Cameras On New San Jose Street Lights (San Jose, Calif.) – CBS SF Bay Area
South Bay residents were raising privacy concerns Tuesday due to a proposal to outfit some new high-tech street lights with surveillance cameras. (read more)
 
Fayetteville’s police surveillance cameras to be repaired (Fayetteville, N.C.) – The Fayetteville Observer
Fayetteville’s troubled police surveillance cameras could come back online later this year. (read more)
 
House Votes to Condemn Turkish Security Officers’ Attack on Embassy Protesters – Time
The House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning the violence that took place a month ago against protesters outside the Turkish embassy in Washington D.C. and urging the Turkish government to take responsibility, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday. (read more)
 
City of Victoria increases security after needle found taped to parkade handrail (Victoria, Canada) – CKNW.com
It’s a terrifying and shocking image, one that’s prompting the City of Victoria to increase security. (read more)
 
Waterloo drops in-store security camera plans (Waterloo, Iowa) – The Courier
City leaders pulled the plug on plans to require security cameras in many Waterloo retail stores. (read more)
 
Tight security for NBA Finals in Cleveland gets boost in wake of recent terror attacks abroad (Cleveland, ) – Cleveland.com
As Cleveland prepares to host Game 3 of the NBA Finals, officials are working to give already-heightened security measures an even greater boost in response to terror attacks in Manchester and London. (read more)
Campus Security
More security cameras, equipment coming to Syracuse schools (Syracuse, N.Y.) – CNYCentral.com
Security is a topic of concern for parents and school officials in light of recent violence both nationally and locally. (read more)
 
After bomb threat ‘hoax,’ universities face concerns about network security – USA Today College
Universities across the country are grappling with a series of similar bomb threats sent to campus printers and fax machines over the past two weeks, prompting questions about how attackers were able to gain access to university networks to send the threats. (read more)
Transportation Security
In infrastructure push, Trump seeks to privatize air traffic control system – USA Today
As President Trump braces for potentially explosive congressional testimony this week from ex-FBI Director James Comey, the White House on Monday kicked off a week-long promotion of various infrastructure proposals, starting with a long-shot plan to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system. (read more)
Biometrics
Iris ID announces partnership with Ultra Electronics UK – SecurityInfoWatch
Iris ID, a leading provider of iris biometric technology, today announced its technology has been included in Ultra Electronics’ tactical information system for military applications. The Combat Apps Tactical System (CATS) allows secure communication between headquarters and frontline troops using a lightweight, tablet-based device. (read more)
 
The Way You Walk Could Be the Best Biometrics Authentication Solution as of Yet – Bleeping Computer
A person’s gait, or the motions of his feet and body as he walks, could be used as a very reliable authentication method for offline security systems. (read more)


Security Industry
Baker vs. ADT ResolvedSystems – SecurityInfoWatch
This month’s magazine focuses on cybersecurity; my column does, too. (read more)

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