Daily Report – 6/21/17

Top Stories
Belgium tightens security after failed Brussels bombing (Belgium) – Boston Herald
Belgium tightened security even more on Wednesday to counter fears that lone attackers could strike anywhere and at any time, a day after a failed bombing by a man shouting “Allahu akbar” at a Brussels train station put the nation on edge. (read more)
 
On the Mexican Border, a Case for Technology Over Concrete – The New York Times
From a compact, portable shed on the outskirts of this border town, Jonathan Hoyt has an expansive field of vision. His computer is linked to cameras and surveillance equipment that allow him to see rubber rafts on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande nearly three miles away, simply by moving a tiny joystick. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
  
NYC bill would force NYPD to tell details of surveillance tools (New York) – SecurityInfoWatch
Legislation debated Wednesday before the New York City Council would force the NYPD to disclose some details about surveillance technology such as cellphone-tower replicators, X-ray vans and license-plate readers. (read more)
 
Regional council to debate camera surveillance in Halifax area (Halifax, Canada) – CBC News
The question of camera surveillance in the Halifax area will be debated at regional council on Tuesday. (read more)
 
Security push for Canada 150 celebrations in Victoria (Victoria, Canada) – Times Colonist
Hundreds of police officers will be deployed across Greater Victoria during Spirit of 150 events in Victoria, which begin on Wednesday and run until Canada Day. (read more)
 
Poll finds Americans’ fears about national security growing – The Hill
A new Unisys Security Index reveals that national security is the top security concern for Americans, overtaking financial security. (read more)
Campus Security
Tracking Athletes’ Sex Offenses – Inside Higher Ed
When news surfaced recently that Oregon State University’s star baseball player was a convicted sex offender, the local newspaper asked the institution: When did you know? (read more)
Transportation Security
Could a new scanner end the headache with liquids at airport security? – The Telegraph
The ritual of passengers removing liquids and computers from their carry-on luggage could be coming to an end, thanks to the development of a new generation of scanners. (read more)
Chicago Hires New Airport Security Chief After United Blunder (Chicago) – Security Today
Chicago has hired a new security chief for its airports following the infamous United incident at O’Hare International Airport that left a man bruised and bloody after he refused to give up his seat. (read more)
Transit district to hire city police (San Diego) – The San Diego Union-Tribune
The North County Transit District plans to employ uniformed Oceanside and Escondido police officers for the first time beginning July 1 to beef up law enforcement at local Coaster and Sprinter train stations. (read more)
Local officials mull using Metro Transit buses for texting while driving surveillance campaign (Dane County, Wis.) – Wisconsin State Journal
Dane County and Madison officials are looking to collaborate on a plan that would let law enforcement use Metro Transit buses for a distracted driving campaign, but concerns remain about the idea’s appropriateness. (read more)
Cyber Security
Cuomo to order review of N.Y. election cyber security in light of potential hacking threats  (New York) – NY Daily News
Responding to reports of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections, Gov. Cuomo Monday ordered a review of the state’s election-related cyber security efforts, the Daily News has learned. (read more)
 
Lawmakers zero in on election system security – The Hill
Lawmakers are focusing on the security of election systems amid rising concerns that Russia could use cyberattacks to disrupt future elections. (read more)
Worship Security
North Texas Mosques Increase Security, Add Officers – NBCDFW.com
Mosques in North Texas are strengthening their security during the final week of Ramadan when attendance soars into the thousands. (read more)
Security Industry
Electronic Locks Market on Pace to Grow 13.9% Annually, Report Says – Security Sales & Integration
The global electronic locks market is forecast to exceed $3 billion by 2025 and post a 13.9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2025, according to a report by Persistence Market Research (PMR). (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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