Daily Report – 7/26/17

Top Stories
Tech and wall are inseparable, border security managers say – FCW.com
As the first installment of a new wall along the southern border gets underway, top border security managers told lawmakers they’re already working with a combination of technology and physical barriers, but extending situational awareness to agents in the field is a key ingredient of border security. (read more)
Global Security
Easing GDPR compliance with PIAM – SecurityInfoWatch
Beginning May 25, 2018, any company wishing to do business in the European Union will be required to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards, which replace the Safe Harbor Act and extend the scope of existing EU data protection laws to all foreign companies processing data from EU residents. The goal of this data protection initiative is to standardize and harmonize the fragmented data privacy across the European Economic Area to ensure that individuals’ rights are protected in today’s digital world. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
New Florida driver’s licenses — and new security features — coming in August (Florida) – Tampa Bay Times
A new look is coming to Florida driver’s licenses and ID cards with new security measures. (read more)
 
Wisconsin company to implant microchips in its employees (Wisconsin) – SecurityInfoWatch
Last week, Three Square Market (32M), a Wisconsin-based company that provides technology for micro markets, also known as break room markets, announced that it is offering implantable RFID chip technology to its employees, enabling them to easily make purchases in their own break room, open doors and log in to their computers with a simple hand scan. (read more)
 
Construction for security vestibule at Grady County Courthouse begins (Chickasha, Okla.) – The Express-Star
With the contracts signed and passed through the Grady County Commissioners, the first stage of the new Security Vestibule entrance at the Grady County Courthouse has begun. (read more)
 
Some Residents Concerned After Security Removed From Tulsa Properties (Tulsa, Okla.) – NewsOn6.com
It’s been one month since some security guards were removed from Tulsa Housing Authority properties, and some residents say they don’t feel safe. (read more)
Campus Security
Security cameras planned at two Port Townsend School District campuses (Port Townsend, Wash.) – Peninsula Daily News
The Port Townsend School District is planning to implement new security cameras on two of its campuses before school starts in September. (read more)
Students can expect new security cameras on A-State campus (Jonesboro, Ark.) – KAIT8.com
Construction workers are putting their final touches on the new apartment facilities on the A-State campus, including security measures. (read more)
Washington Middle School leaders meet with parents about safety in the school (Green Bay, Wis.) – WBAY.com
The Green Bay Area Public School District gave parents and staff a chance to chime in about safety concerns at Washington Middle School and where they think things should go from here. (read more)
Senate moves to protect campus sexual assault victims (Boston) – Sentinel & Enterprise
With an eye on Washington, the Massachusetts Senate on Monday gave initial approval to a bill that would cement Title IX statutes in Massachusetts and take protections for college students who are victims of sexual violence a step further. (read more)
Transportation Security
Golden Gate Transit buses have new security cameras (San Francisco) – Marinij.com
All Golden Gate Transit buses now have new security camera systems, making rides more secure for passengers, helping determine liability in accidents and assisting law enforcement. (read more)
Airport Security: Government Finds More Guns Than Ever After Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting – Newsweek
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) during a single week in July seized a record-setting 89 guns in carry-on bags at airports around the country. Of those, 74 were loaded and 27 had a round chambered, according to the TSA. (read more)
Biometrics
At O’Hare, some passengers undergo face scans in test of security program (Chicago) – SecurityInfoWatch
Starting this month, passengers on some international flights from O’Hare airport have been getting their pictures taken before boarding as part of a new U.S. security program that utilizes facial-recognition technology. (read more)
 
Home Security/Automation
Parks Associates: Almost 50% of Smart Home Devices Are Self-Installed – SDM
Parks Associates announced research at ESX (the Electronic Security Expo) showing wireless home security sales are increasing, as almost one-half of home security owners in the U.S. have a home security system that connects wirelessly to sensors. The market research firm’s leading security analysts discussed the findings during two sessions at ESX in Fort Worth. (read more)
Worship Security
New Law Will Soon Allow Churches to Provide Their Own Armed Security Teams (Texas) – NBCDFW.com
Security at Texas churches is about to get a big boost. In September, churches will be able to arm members of their own congregation, rather than hire private security firms under SB 2065. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Cop cameras: Perry police now shooting video (Perry Township, Ohio) – CantonRep.com
Police officers are donning a new layer of protection as they take to the streets for patrols and for gathering evidence to solve crimes. (read more)
Security Industry
ONVIF releases draft specification for advanced video streaming – SecurityInfoWatch
ONVIF on Tuesday announced the Release Candidate for Profile T, a draft specification with advanced streaming capabilities that includes support for H.265 video compression along with an expanded feature set that extends the capabilities of ONVIF video profiles for systems integrators and end-users. (read more)
‘Save the date’ for Mission 500 annual softball game announced – SecurityInfoWatch
Mission 500 has announced Saturday, September 9, 2017 as the date for its third annual security industry softball game fundraiser. This year’s event will be held from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Overpeck County Park, located at 40 Fort Lee Road in Leonia, New Jersey. (read more)
Business Icon Mark Cuban Joins ASIS 2017 Keynote Lineup – SDM
ASIS International announced that entrepreneur, technology visionary, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will deliver the keynote address at the Monday, Sept. 25, luncheon at the organization’s 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), taking place Sept. 25-28 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. The premier event for security professionals worldwide, ASIS 2017 is expected to attract 22,000 operational and cybersecurity professionals from across the globe. (read more)

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