Daily Report – 6/26/17

Top Stories
Election hacking fears turn heat on Homeland Security – The Hill
Growing concerns about threats to U.S. election systems have put the heat on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its efforts to boost national cybersecurity. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Security bigger than ever at growing Denver Comic Con (Denver) – 9News.com
Starting on Friday, June 30, the Denver Convention Center will be flooded with nearly 130,000 costumed comic fanatics for the Denver Comic Con. (read more)
 
Minnesota cities rethink carnivals, security at local summer festivals (Minnesota) – Star Tribune
The little boy who loves trains was too fixated on the “choo choo” ride just beyond the entrance at Columbia Heights’ annual Jamboree to notice the new $2 admission fee, fresh fencing around the carnival’s perimeter or sign banning bikes, skateboards and dogs. (read more)
 
Surveillance technology could come under board scrutiny if city measure passes (St. Louis) – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As more St. Louis neighborhoods seek to install surveillance cameras for the sake of public safety and crime prevention, some residents are concerned about protecting privacy. (read more)
 
Old Town surveillance cameras online (Wichita, Kan.) – KFDI.com
Wichita Police gave a demonstration Thursday afternoon of the new surveillance camera system in Old Town. (read more)
 
After escapes, calls for tighter security at homes for troubled youth (Pennsylvania) – Pocono Record
The emergency alert popped up shortly after 1 p.m. The youth “was last seen approximately forty five minutes ago in the wooded area east of the campus,” the text read. “The subject likes to frequent the creek headed towards the Fairview Road area.” (read more)
Campus Security
IT vulnerabilities become physical security challenges with recent college bomb threats – SecurityInfoWatch
Earlier this month, USA Today reported that universities nationwide have recently suffered a rash of hoax bomb threats sent to printers and fax machines on their campuses.  Among the schools impacted, according to the report, include Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, University of Southern California, and University of Detroit-Mercy. (read more)
Transportation Security
Airport to move up flyer checkpoint (Avoca, Pa.) – The Citizens’ Voice
A plan to check Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport passengers through security before they can hit airport restaurants is inching toward takeoff. (read more)
Worship Security
‘Recent events’ prompt increased security at Raleigh Ramadan celebration (Raleigh, N.C.) – WRAL.com
As Britain remains on high alert for terror-related incidents after a car struck a crowd celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslim communities across the country are expressing concern. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Who needs body cameras? Police testing cellphone cameras (Jersey City, N.J.) – USA Today
A solution for police officers searching for more accessible and inexpensive body cameras may have been in their pockets all along. (read more)
Security Industry
ESA Celebrates 2017 Youth Scholarship Program Winners – Security Sales & Integration
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has awarded $12,500 in scholarship funds to a pair of students from Virginia and New Jersey as a part of the association’s annual Youth Scholarship Program, sponsored by COPS Monitoring and DMP. (read more)
 
ESTA Meeting Explores Industry Trends and Best Practices – SDM
With Puget Sound as a backdrop, the Electronic Security and Technology Association (ESTA) held its annual meeting at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle, Wash., on April 30 – May 3, 2017. The theme of the meeting was “Grow What You Value,” with a focus on growing business through new revenue streams generated by new technology. (read more)

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