Daily Report – 7/17/17

Top Stories
Israel implements controversial security measures at sensitive holy site (Jerusalem) – The Washington Post
Israel began implementing new security measures, including checkpoints and metal detectors, at entrances to one of Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy sites on Sunday, two days after three gunmen killed two police officers there. (read more)
 
Inside the ramped-up security around Donald Trump at the U.S. Women’s Open (Bedminster, N.J.) – For The Win
Donald Trump became the first sitting president to appear at a U.S. Women’s Open when he arrived on Friday afternoon, bringing with it an unprecedented level of security for a golf tournament. (read more)
 
What’s Going on With the Laptop Ban and Airport Security? Here’s What You Need to Know Today – INC.com
As CEO of Ovation Travel Group, I am often asked about the latest travel news and industry developments. Depending on what’s happening at any given moment, this could mean a wide range of topics from the coolest new travel app and “smart” technology suitcases to more serious topics such as safety and risk management procedures. I consult a variety of industry and news sources on a daily basis, and these days, there’s one over-arching topic in all the headlines: security. Specifically, the so called “laptop ban,” and what types of personal electronic devices are subject to screening and enhanced procedures at security checkpoints in airports. Not only that, but the laptop ban has developed and changed quite a bit over the last few months and is continuing to do so. These issues are complex and can be confusing, and so I’ve put together a chart, timeline and primer to break down where we were in March and how things have developed through to today… (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Senator: NY nuclear power plants vulnerable to cyber-attack (New York) – SecurityInfoWatch
U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said Wednesday that Upstate New York’s nuclear power plants are vulnerable to cyber attack. (read more)
 
Army Develops Active Shooter App – Security Magazine
A team of civilian employees from the Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker, Alabama, have developed a phone app that will help soldiers and civilians survive an active-shooter response situation. (read more)
 
Security changes coming for Madison County Courthouse (Madison County, Ala.) – RocketCityNow.com
Increased security and an additional entrance into Madison County Courthouse are just a couple of changes in the works. (read more)
 
Securing Tulsa’s public housing (Tulsa, Okla.) – KTUL.com
The Tulsa Housing Authority has made security changes at its apartment complexes and high-rise buildings. (read more)
Campus Security
 
Security cameras, other safety measures set for Erie High (Erie, Pa.) – GoErie.com
The Erie School District is installing 345 new security cameras at Erie High School and taking other measures to ensure the safety of the newly created school’s 2,300 students. (read more)
Manchester Local Schools working on security, technology upgrades (New Franklin, Ohio) – TheSuburbanite.com
Students in the Manchester Local School district will realize a safer environment when they return to school Aug. 22, with the completion of several security projects this summer. (read more)
Transportation Security
U.S. issues revised security directive to airlines worldwide – Reuters
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a revised directive to airlines around the world in response to requests that it clarify aviation security measures scheduled to begin taking effect next week, the agency said on Friday. (read more)
Biometrics
Pennsylvania school district to require biometric scans for lunches – SecurityInfoWatch
Instead of showing an identification card or reciting their account number, students at the Hazleton Area School District will be able to go through the lunch line next year by scanning their fingers. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Facial Recognition Coming to Police Body Cameras – Defense One
Even if the cop who pulls you over doesn’t recognize you, the body camera on his chest just might in the future. (read more)
Howard County police launch body-worn camera pilot program (Ellicott City, Md.) – WBALTV.com
The Howard County Police Department officially launched its body camera program Friday as a pilot field test. (read more)
Security Industry
PSA TEC 2018 Call for Presentations Now Open – SDM
PSA, a security and systems integrator cooperative, announced the call for presentations for the TEC 2018 annual conference will be open June 26 – August 4, 2017. Proposals can be submitted at www.psatec.com/cfp. (read more)

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