Daily Report – 7/7/17

Top Stories
Sen. Ron Johnson: ‘Avalanche of media leaks’ threatens national security – CNN
The Republican chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released a new report Thursday warning that the recent influx of classified leaks to the media pose risks to national security. (read more)
 
Hackers targeting power plants, warn FBI and Dept. of Homeland Security – 610KVNU.com
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security have sent a warning to operators of the nation’s power plants — nuclear and otherwise — that hackers are targeting such facilities, following a series of hacks that have targeted that critical sector since May. (read more)
Global Security
7 Steps to GDPR for US Companies – Information Week
The EU’s GDPR impacts all companies doing business with EU citizens. Here are some important steps to take to ensure you’re on the fast track to compliance. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Security Cameras Needed at Parks in Carbon County (Weissport, Pa.) – WNEP.com
Borough officials in one Carbon County community are planning to keep a more vigilant watch on two of their parks after vandals struck — and that includes the installation of security cameras. (read more)
 
$1M in grants aims to shore up vulnerable Minnesota courthouses (Minnesota) – SecurityInfoWatch
Since 1912, the Cook County Court House in Grand Marais, Minn., has overlooked Lake Superior, its central entrance featuring six Ionic columns that run two stories high. With its idyllic setting and neoclassical design that put it on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s been a commanding but inviting landmark for the state’s northeasternmost county. (read more)
 
SC maximum-security prison escapee captured in Texas – Reading Eagle
A state prisoner who escaped from one of South Carolina’s maximum-security prisons was captured in Texas on Friday. (read more)
 
Lawsuit: Atlanta arena security measures based on race (Atlanta) – Savannah Now
A former security manager at the arena where the Atlanta Hawks play says white entertainers performing there were allowed to bypass security measures while similar requests by black entertainers were denied. (read more)
Campus Security
Syracuse Univ. Graduate Raises $94K for Off-Campus Surveillance System (Syracuse, N.Y.) – Campus Safety
Syracuse University graduate Alex Lynch raised $94,000 for off-campus surveillance cameras to be installed in a neighborhood surrounding the school. (read more)
U.S. Department Of Education Increases Fines For Violating Jeanne Clery Act Campus Safety Law To $54,789 – Huffington Post
The U.S. Department of Education increased fines for violations of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to $54,789 on April 20, 2017, which is more than double the original amount of $25,000. While the Clery Act is perhaps best known for requiring institutions of higher education to report crime statistics, it also contains requirements addressing sexual violence and emergency management among other things. The law, originally enacted in 1990 as an amendment to Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is named in memory of student Jeanne Clery, who was raped and murdered at Lehigh University on April 5, 1986. (read more)
University of Illinois increasing security on campus following kidnapping (Champaign, Ill.) – WQAD.com
The University of Illinois is addressing security concerns by parents and students following the kidnapping of Yingying Zhang. (read more)
Transportation Security
Cameras to do suicide watch along train tracks in Palo Alto, Calif. (Palo Alto, Calif.) – SecurityInfoWatch
In a year, cameras likely will replace humans in the effort to prevent suicides on Caltrain tracks in Palo Alto. (read more)
Is TSA Missing 95% of Banned Items at Security? – Smarter Travel
If you packed a firearm, a hand grenade, or boxcutters to go through a TSA airport-security checkpoint, you might have been able to relax: There’s a 95 percent chance the TSA would have failed to discover the contraband. That’s right, the TSA’s success rate in detecting banned carry-on items was found to be a paltry five percent. (read more)
 
‘Safe Routes to School’ program to address safety on Claiborne Ave. (New Orleans) – WWLTV.com
Children will return to class next month after the summer holiday and the New Orleans Health Department is working to make it safer for them to get to school. (read more)
 
Delta flight security incident leaves 3 injured (Seattle) – ABC-7.com
A Delta Air Lines flight turned back after takeoff from Seattle to Beijing on Thursday night following a “security incident” in the first class cabin. (read more)
Cyber Security
Time For Transportation & Logistics To Up Its Cybersecurity As Hackers Put It On Target List – Forbes
When Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk’s computer system was attacked on June 27 by hackers, it led to disruption in transport across the planet, including delays at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the Port of Los Angeles, Europe’s largest port in Rotterdam, and India’s largest container port near Mumbai, according to reports. That’s because Maersk is the world’s largest shipping company with 600 container vessels handling 15 percent of the world’s seaborne manufactured trade. It also owns port operator APM Terminals with 76 port and terminal facilities in 59 countries around the globe. (read more)
Biometrics
Iris ID to provide Chinese medicine manufacturer time and attendance solution – SecurityInfoWatch
Iris ID, a leading provider of iris biometric technology, today announced its iCAM 7000 system has been selected to compile employee time-and-attendance for Beijing-based Tongrentang, a leading manufacturer of traditional Chinese medicine. The company, founded in 1669, operates more than 1,000 retail outlets and hospital locations across the country. (read more)
Security Industry
FIU to offer first Internet of Things degree in U.S. – FIU
Smart watches, smart phones, many home security systems and autonomous vehicles: The Internet allows them to communicate with each other and together they make the Internet of Things (IoT). Starting in the spring of 2018, FIU will be the first university in the nation to offer a bachelor’s degree in managing these growing networks of smart things. (read more)
Titan Alarm acquires two – Security Systems News
Titan Alarm Inc., a commercial and residential security company based here, announced two acquisitions this week, which includes the purchase of accounts and customer bases of Post Security and CCS Systems. (read more)

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