Daily Report – 6/16/17

Top Stories
Following the shootout in Virginia, members of Congress push for greater security – The Washington Post
A violent shootout on a Virginia baseball field that wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others exposed simmering concerns among lawmakers that increasingly toxic political rhetoric is putting them at greater risk in Washington and back home. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Fighting forgery with paper fingerprints – Newcastle University
Scientists from Newcastle University, UK, have found an inexpensive and easy way to validate the authenticity of ANY paper document just by taking a picture of it on a standard camera. (read more)
 
Former UPS Security Director Warns Of Lax Security At Facilities (Ontario, Calif.) – CBS Los Angeles
When Brian Sawyer heard a UPS driver shot and killed three colleagues and then himself at the UPS delivery center Wednesday in San Francisco, he wasn’t surprised. (read more)
 
Idaho Police Department Spends $10K for Thermal Camera-Equipped Drone (St. Anthony, Idaho) – Security Sales & Integration
Police here in this eastern Idaho municipality will soon be operating a drone equipped with a thermal-imagining camera to assist in various emergency response efforts. (read more)
 
Preventing Domestic Violence in the Workplace – Security Magazine
Domestic violence has become an epidemic in our society which too often spills into the workplace. One in four women and one in seven men will experience physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Seventy-four percent of employee victims of domestic violence have been harassed at work.  In many cases the violent partner may not know where his former partner may now live, but he knows where she works. While it can be any gender mix, most of these situations involve male against female threats and violence, and industries like healthcare with high female populations are therefore even more at risk. And the perpetrator poses a threat not only to his intended victim but to everyone else in the workplace. (read more)
 
New security added to Buffalo City Hall (Buffalo, N.Y.) – WBFO.org
Buffalo City Hall has a new look Thursday. Like at many government buildings, security bollards have been placed in front of the workplace of the Mayor and city officials. The large, boulder-looking structures are meant to control traffic and prevent ram raiding and vehicle ramming attacks. (read more)
 
No security detail for most members of Congress – WUSA9.com
Nine members of Congress and senators are protected by traveling Capitol Police bodyguards. The rest are on their own. (read more)
 
CBS 12 Investigates: Possible security breach at event with Vice-President (Miami) – CBC12.com
Thursday top Republican leaders including the Vice President of the United States gathered for a conference at Florida International University. (read more)
 
Surveillance cameras now playing heroes in investigations (Erie, Pa.) – YourErie.com
In light of the recent Leclair murder investigation, and in addition to several other crimes around the city, the importance of surveillance cameras is evident. (read more)
Campus Security
University of Utah commits to new student safety plan (Salt Lake City) – Desert News Utah
The University of Utah will commit more than $380,000 to enhance student safety, including a new requirement that all students take an online sexual assault prevention course before enrolling in classes. (read more)
 
Who are the armed guards that could protect your kids in school? (Horry County, S.C.) – MyrtleBeachOnline.com
Horry County Schools is looking at private armed guards to provide school security instead of contracting with Horry County police for school resource officers. (read more)
Cyber Security
Gaping Security Hole In Georgia Elections System Revealed Ahead Of Runoff (Georgia) – TPM
Less than a week out from a highly-anticipated special U.S. House election in Georgia, a private security researcher has revealed that he discovered a serious security hole at the center that helps manage election operations and voting machines for the state. (read more)
Biometrics
3-D facial recognition technology on brink of commercial breakthrough – Phys Org
A 3-D facial recognition system could be used commercially in the UK for the first time as part of a Government-backed project. (read more)
 
Study Shows Theme Park Attendees Want Biometric Authentication – Find Biometrics
A majority of theme park attendees want biometric authentication systems to help smooth out the verification process at their favorite destinations, says Omnico. (read more)
 
Smile! Your face is changing how you move through the airport – CNBC
After years of using passports and boarding passes to check bags or board a flight, travelers in Boston and Minneapolis are trying something new: facial recognition identification systems. (read more)
Security Industry
ESX Report: Smart Homes and Other News from Nashville – SecurityInfoWatch
ESX kicked off its 2017 show by announcing it will again hold the event in Nashville in 2018, and then moved right into its formidable educational sessions, led by the OpenXChange Breakfast, sponsored by SD&I magazine and SecurityInfoWatch.com, and attendes by hundreds of alarm dealers.  (read more)
 
Eagle Eye Networks Acquires Panasonic Cameramanager, Expands European Presence – SourceSecurity.com
Cloud-based video systems are becoming more common in the market, growing faster than on-site recording systems. One of the largest companies in the cloud video sector, Eagle Eye Networks is aggressively expanding its offerings to the fast-growing market, and its geographic reach, with acquisition of Panasonic’s cloud-based video business, including the CameraManager and NuboCam brands. (read more)

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