Daily Report – 8/2/17

Top Stories
Border Agents Test Facial Scans to Track Those Overstaying Visas (Washington, D.C.) – The New York Times
On a recent morning, passengers boarding Emirates flight 232 from Washington Dulles airport to Dubai confronted an unfamiliar sight: a uniformed Customs and Border Protection officer at the gate. (read more)
 
New Bill Seeks Basic IoT Security Standards – Krebs on Security
Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate today introduced a bill that would set baseline security standards for the government’s purchase and use of a broad range of Internet-connected devices, including computers, routers and security cameras. The legislation, which also seeks to remedy some widely-perceived shortcomings in existing cybercrime law, was developed in direct response to a series of massive cyber attacks in 2016 that were fueled for the most part by poorly-secured “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices. (read more)
 
Homeland Security to Bypass Environmental Laws in Border Wall Work (San Diego) – The New York Times
The Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday that it would use its authority to exempt the agency from having to comply with environmental and other laws in its efforts to build border walls and access roads in the San Diego area. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
 
TSA Testing ID Only, No Boarding Pass Required to Go Through Security at Four Airports – Boarding Area
The TSA has all of your travel data before you fly. They compare who they think you are against their error-prone No Fly List, which denies people the right to travel without any due process hearing. (read more)
 
Luxury Panic Rooms and VIP Evacuation Services Are in High Demand – Architecture Digest
Protecting the rich and famous is a serious business. That’s why many prominent celebrities, athletes, and business tycoons are taking control of their safety and installing safe rooms, often referred to as “panic rooms,” in their homes. “It’s not a luxury; it’s a necessity,” say Darren Sukenik, luxury sales broker with Douglas Elliman in New York, “for anyone with significant means or significant staff, or a coterie of people coming in and out of the house.” (read more)
 
Concert Security’s New Frontier – Rolling Stone
In the hours after a bomb killed 22 people outside an Ariana Grande concert at England’s Manchester Arena, representatives for 26 of the world’s biggest venues held a conference call with security officials about how to prevent another attack. “To this point, security has been about crowd management, but now there has to be terrorism [prevention] built into the concert,” says Bill Bratton, the former New York police commissioner who is the executive chairman of Prevent Advisors, which consults dozens of arenas, including Madison Square Garden and the L.A. Forum. (read more)
 
Security flaw made 175,000 IoT cameras vulnerable to becoming spy cams for hackers – Tech Republic
Some 175,000 Internet of Things (IoT) connected security cameras are vulnerable to hacks that would allow cybercriminals to enter a user’s network, spy on the owner, or become part of a malicious botnet, according to a new report from security provider Bitdefender. (read more)
 
Construction of first border wall segment to begin sooner than expected along Rio Grande – Homeland Security News Wire
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin constructing the first segment of President Trump’s border wall in November through a national wildlife refuge, using money it has already received from Congress. This is what a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official recently told a nonprofit group that raises money to support two national wildlife refuges in South Texas, according to the group’s vice president. (read more)
 
City unveils Security Camera Analytical Network to help combat crime (Albuquerque, N.M.) – KOB.com
Community members are so sick and tired of crime, many have taken it upon themselves to try and catch criminals either in person or on video. Now Albuquerque city leaders have announced a new initiative building off the idea that you can be directly involved in catching the bad guys. (read more)
 
Nuclear labs endanger public with radioactive mail – USA Today
At least 25 times in the past five years, nuclear weapons contractors have improperly packaged or shipped plutonium capable of being used in a nuclear weapon, conventional explosives and highly toxic chemicals, according to government documents. (read more)
 
JCHA adding security cameras to Parkway Community following deadly shooting (Johnson City, Tenn.) – WJHL.com
Johnson City Housing Authority officials say they’re beefing up security at the Parkway Community on John Exum Parkway following a deadly shooting last week. (read more)
Campus Security
Oak Harbor builds $485K school security entrance (Oak Harbor, Ohio) – Sandusky Register
Oak Harbor High School’s new security entrance is scheduled to finish construction by mid-August. (read more)
East Feliciana school system adding security cameras at schools (Clinton, La.) – The Advocate
East Feliciana Parish School Board members got a peek Tuesday at an orientation session for parents and students at the parish’s middle school, using a newly installed security camera system. (read more)
Transportation Security
Airport Security Team To Change (Sioux Falls, S.D.) – Keloland.com
Since 9/11, an officer from the Sioux Falls Police Department has been at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport for extra security. (read more)
Cyber Security
‘Game of Thrones’ script leaked after HBO hack – MSN.com
HBO said Monday its network was victimized by a cyberattack, and media reports said the hack resulted in the leak of a script of the popular series “Games of Thrones” and content from other productions. (read more)
Security Industry
ASIS awards $22K grant to help secure Dallas’ CityLab High School – SecurityInfoWatch
ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, today announced that the CityLab High School in Dallas, TX is the winner of its School Security Grant Competition. In conjunction with the 63rd ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), taking place 25-28 September in Dallas, TX, CityLab High School is receiving a $22,000 grant to pay for upgrades to the school’s camera system, access control system, and classroom intercoms. In addition to the grant, Axis Communications is making an in-kind donation of fixed-dome cameras, access control, and other accessories in order to support the campus-wide upgrade. (read more)
Aiphone adds features and convenience to GT Series multi-tenant video intercom – SecurityInfoWatch
Aiphone Corp., the leading international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, today announced upgrades to its popular GT Series multi-tenant video intercom featuring hassle-free, quick system programming and staff communication between multiple buildings. (read more)

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