Daily Report – 6/14/17

Top Stories
North Korea ‘most urgent’ threat to security: Mattis – Reuters
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that North Korea’s advancing missile and nuclear programs were the “most urgent” threat to national security and that its means to deliver them had increased in speed and scope. (read more)
 
Security firms warn of new cyber threat to electric grid – Reuters
Two cyber security companies said they have uncovered a sophisticated piece of malicious software capable of causing power outages by ordering industrial computers to shut down electricity transmission. (read more)
 
GOP baseball shooting: Lawmaker Scalise wounded, one person in custody (Washington, D.C.) – The Washington Post
A gunman opened fire Wednesday morning on a baseball practice at a park in Alexandria involving Republican members of Congress, injuring several people including at least one lawmaker, Steve Scalise, the majority whip, according to police and a congressman. (read more)
Global Security
European Cities Try to Keep Public Spaces Open While Adding Security – VOA
Summertime in Europe often means that large-scale outdoor events are planned for weeks in a row, with lots of people in public spaces. But vehicles have been used several times to kill and wound pedestrians and citizens since last year’s attack in Nice, France. Vans and cars have also been used to carry out attacks in Germany, Sweden and Britain. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
To fight crime, Miami-Dade may deploy blanket surveillance from the air (Miami) – Miami Herald
Miami-Dade police may deploy sophisticated aerial surveillance capable of photographing everyone outside for 32 square miles in an effort to track vehicles and individuals involved in crimes. (read more)
 
Lawmakers voice fears over security of internet devices – The Hill
House lawmakers on Tuesday voiced fears about cyber threats to mobile and internet-connected devices, soliciting feedback from authorities in the private sector about how to ensure their security. (read more)
 
Airport-Style Security Screening at County Council Building To Begin Next Month (Rockville, Md.) – Bethesda Magazine
Visitors to the Montgomery County Council Building in Rockville will soon encounter metal detectors, X-ray machines and security guards as they enter the legislative body’s offices. (read more)
 
Future of Pot Industry: Robotic Security (California) – NBCSanDiego.com
The new security guard doesn’t need sleep. It doesn’t need a bathroom break. It won’t be distracted by cellphones. It doesn’t get tired. (read more)
 
Rock Island’s Glenhurst Court to get $60K surveillance system (Rock Island, Ill.) – QCOnline.com
Surveillance cameras are on their way to Glenhurst Court after the city council voted 7-0 Monday night to approve spending $60,000 on the project. (read more)
 
Library to rethink security after Downtown shooting (Columbus) – The Columbus Dispatch
Etched in granite above the front entrance to the main Columbus Metropolitan Library are the words: “Open to all.” (read more)
 
$200K for private security in 2 northeast Avalon towns (Newfoundland, Canada) – CBC News
Two towns on the northeast Avalon have hired a company to patrol their streets due to what they see as a lack of police presence. (read more)
 
New Yorkers Call for More Surveillance Cameras (New York) – Next City
On May 18, Richard Rojas got behind the wheel of his Honda Accord and mowed down 23 pedestrians on a teeming Times Square sidewalk. The next day, the New York Post had closed-circuit recorded footage of the carnage posted on its website, up close, crystal clear and shot from multiple vantage points. (read more)
 
I TEAM: Why no security cameras at troubled city park? (Cleveland) – Fox8.com
The FOX 8 I TEAM has found more trouble at a Cleveland park, and we’ve discovered the city still has not put up any surveillance cameras even though we revealed the security gap a year ago. (read more)
 
Tall Ships bringing Super Bowl-like security to Boston (Boston) – Boston Herald
The city is bracing for massive security at this weekend’s Tall Ships extravaganza, with the historic event given the feds’ highest terror alert – Super Bowl-level – amid heightened concerns over ISIS attacks. (read more)
Campus Security
NMC bolsters security (Traverse City, Mich.) – Traverse City Record Eagle
Jim White would rather be safe than sorry. The Director of Security at Northwestern Michigan College is often troubled by reports of increased crime on college campuses across the country. He contended Traverse City remains relatively safe but nearly doubling the number of on-campus security cameras next year should ensure it stays that way. (read more)
 
School District Arms Its Officers With Semi-Automatic Rifles (Kansas City, Kan.) – Carbonated.TV
The Shawnee Mission School District Police Department in Kansas issued eight semi-automatic rifles to district resource officers, the same members of the local law enforcement community who help school resource officers with school security. (read more)
Transportation Security
Metro Transit wins award for improving light-rail safety (Minneapolis) – Star Tribune
Metro Transit picked up a Gold Award for Safety from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for its efforts to improve pedestrian safety along light rail lines. (read more)
Biometrics
Germany to test face recognition software to target terrorist suspects – RT
Germany will start testing facial recognition software at a Berlin train station this summer to help police track down and identify terrorist suspects, criminal offenders, and other security threats. (read more)


Home Security/Automation
Tech startup looks to leverage AI for residential security – SecurityInfoWatch
Startup of the week: Who they are: Deep Sentinel, a Pleasanton-based home security startup backed by Shasta Ventures. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Derby police chief says he wants his men in body cams (Derby, Kan.) – KSN.com
The city of Derby is working to complete its 2018 budget which needs to be in to the Sedgwick County Clerk’s office by August 25. (read more)
Security Industry
Honeywell to Acquire Cybersecurity Management Provider Nextnine – Security Sales & Integration
Honeywell announces it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Nextnine, a privately held provider of security management solutions and technologies for industrial cybersecurity. (read more)

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