Daily Report – 7/5/17

Top Stories
From barricades to bomb-sniffing dogs, Wimbledon ups its security (London) – ESPN
Security protocol is nothing new at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club, but there will be heightened safety measures taken at Wimbledon over the next fortnight in light of the recent string of attacks in the United Kingdom. (read more)
Federal Agencies Increasing Their Focus on Insider Threats – Security Magazine
Eighty-five percent of federal IT managers say their agency is more focused on combating insider threats today than one year ago, and most are formalizing their efforts through formal insider threat programs, according to MeriTalk’s 2017 Federal Insider Threat Report, underwritten by Symantec. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
AP Exclusive: US tightens security on nuclear inspections – SF Gate
The Pentagon has thrown a cloak of secrecy over assessments of the safety and security of its nuclear weapons operations, a part of the military with a history of periodic inspection failures and bouts of low morale. (read more)
Tennessee must decide to install new security measures or allow guns inside public facilities (Tennessee) – Fox13Memphis.com
Cities and counties across the Volunteer State must decide to install new security measures or allow guns inside many public facilities. (read more)
Campus Security
Wisconsin Holmen School District Spending $3M on Security Upgrades (Holmen, Wis.) – Total Security Daily Advisor
The school district of Holmen in Wisconsin is planning for some major security upgrades beginning this summer. After several months of community information sessions and industry review regarding safety and security districtwide, a referendum passed in April awarding the district $3 million to use toward updates that would heighten security in the buildings. (read more)
Florida Jewish Day Schools Receive State Funds for Security after Bomb Threats (Florida) – Total Security Daily Advisor
A $645,000 state grant is providing 35 private Jewish day schools throughout Florida the funds to improve security at their facilities. The money pays for security upgrades at day schools now serving around 10,000 children in Florida. (read more)
School Safety: Inside One School’s Extraordinary Security Measures (Skokie, Ill.) – ABC News
While schools across America reassess their security measures in the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., one school outside of Chicago takes safety to a whole new level. (read more)
Transportation Security
US laptop ban lifted on Emirates and Turkish Airlines – BBC News
Emirates and Turkish Airlines have said the cabin ban on laptops no longer applies on their flights to the US. (read more)
Leave your liquids in the bag: 3-D screening could take some hassle out of airport security – Dallas News
For more than a decade, U.S. airline passengers have been packing their liquids and gels into quart-sized bags and removing them from luggage at security checkpoints. (read more)
Minneapolis airport fails 95 percent of security tests, sources say (Minneapolis) – Fox9.com
When put to the test, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport failed 95 percent of security tests conducted at the airport last week, according to Fox 9 sources. (read more)
Macau bans withdrawals from ATMs without face recognition (Macau, China) – Planet Biometrics
As part of efforts to combat fraud and money laundering, Macau has said money can only be withdrawn from ATMs featuring face recognition. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Amazon Files Patent for Voice-Controlled Light Switch With Alexa-Like Function – Security Sales & Integration
Amazon has filed a patent application for “voice-controlled light switches.” And no, it’s not just a smart light switch with a microphone, Wi-Fi and Alexa inside. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Akron Officers to Join List of Police Wearing Body Cameras (Akron, Ohio) – U.S. News
Police in a northeastern Ohio city will begin wearing body cameras later this month as the Akron department trains its officers to use that technology. (read more)
Security Industry
Changes Coming to ASIS 2017 Education Program – Security Magazine
The heart of the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits has been its education program, and in 2017 there are many exciting changes to the ASIS 2017 conference program. Now that the expo opens on Tuesday, Monday is reserved for education only. (read more)

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