Daily Report – 7/10/17

Top Stories
Trump backing off idea of ‘cyber security unit’ with Russia – Chicago Tribune
President Donald Trump appears to be backing away from the idea of working with Russia to create a “cyber security unit” to guard against election hacking. (read more)
 
Election security scrutinized at conference in Indianapolis (Indianapolis) – South Bend Tribune
State election officials voiced doubt Saturday that adequate security measures can be adopted before 2018 elections to safeguard against the possibility of a foreign government interfering in U.S. elections. (read more)
 
U.S. cities ramping up security for vehicle attacks – Santa Fe New Mexican
Last month, attackers using a vehicle and knives killed eight people and wounded dozens more on London Bridge. Over a couple weeks later in an incident nearby, a man drove into people leaving mosques after Ramadan services, killing one and injuring 10. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Businesses and police see long-term benefits in security cameras (Chestnut Hill, Pa.) – Chestnut Hill Local
Between wine-swilling vandals and half-baked bakery robbers, Chestnut Hill has had its fair share of bad guys caught in the act by security cameras. According to police, business owners and experts, the ever-growing prevalence of security cameras and other modern technologies is significantly responsible for an overall decrease in crime. When people are on camera, or they think they are on camera, they are more likely to behave. (read more)
 
Newport considers $367K upgrade in surveillance cameras (Newport, R.I.) – The Newport Daily News
The city administration is proposing to spend more than $367,000 to install surveillance cameras on city streets and in public parking areas, as well as replace the current closed-circuit television system in the police station with a modern video monitoring and recording system. (read more)
 
Hackers targeting nuclear power plants across the U.S. – SecurityInfoWatch
Computer hackers have been targeting nuclear power plants in the U.S. and elsewhere – including Wolf Creek outside of Burlington in eastern Kansas – the New York Times reports. (read more)
Campus Security
Vandalism at Cassell School brings plea for security cameras (Chicago) – The Beverly Review
Amid incidents of vandalism and trespassing at the school, officials at Cassell Elementary School in Mt. Greenwood have tried since late last year to obtain security cameras from Chicago Public Schools (CPS)-but to no avail. (read more)
Campus safety concerns arise amid U of I scholar investigation (Bloomington, Ill.) – WEEK.com
Almost a month after the disappearance of University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang, many questions are still unanswered. (read more)
5 Tips to Keep You Safe Off Campus – ULoop
As a college student, you may find yourself living either on campus in dorms or off campus in apartments/houses. Many students choose to live in off-campus housing as their college careers progress, and while living off campus comes with great fun and freedom, it also comes with great responsibility. (read more)
Push For Campus Safety Means More Guns, Officers, Security Spending – Forbes
Tasers, laptop locks and security cameras don’t automatically come to mind when most people think of the college campus. But these devices are increasingly prominent in quads and dorms across the country. They are at the disposal of a swell of university police officers and public safety officials whose singular focus is to keep students safe. (read more)
Congressional School Safety Caucus Raises Awareness for School Security – SDM
On June 28 and 29, industry representatives and representatives from the educational field went to Washington, D.C., to take part in the Congressional School Safety Caucus, a caucus that SIA along with the Secure School Alliance and several SIA members helped to launch with Congresswoman Susan Brooks from Indiana and Congressman Rick Larsen of Washington for the purpose of spreading awareness about the technology, funding and education needed for safe schools. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
NYPD officers may use body camera video as evidence to fight false claims of police wrongdoing (New York) – NY Daily News
Bring on the body cameras – the cops could use the extra cash! As the NYPD’s controversial body camera program begins to roll out across the five boroughs, some cops are pushing to use the footage as evidence in lawsuits against people who file false claims against police, sources told the Daily News. (read more)
Security Industry
HID Global acquires Arjo Systems – SecurityInfoWatch
HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has acquired Arjo Systems SAS, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications.  Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs. (read more)

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