Daily Report – 8/7/17

Top Stories
Paris police stop man with knife trying to breach security at Eiffel Tower (Paris) – Los Angeles Times
A young French man who recently was discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for glorifying terrorism after he brandished a knife and tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower, authorities said Sunday. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
CBS Miami: Extra Security Provided to Sen. Marco Rubio – Town Hall
CBS Miami is reporting that additional security has been provided for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for the past two weeks. The additional security was observed when Rubio visited the studios for an interview. (read more)
 
SLC police triple security downtown (Salt Lake City) – KUTV.com
After an extremely violent two weeks in downtown Salt Lake City, police have tripled security measures near the Rio Grande area. (read more)
 
Army orders the removal of DJI drones, citing cyber security concerns – Mashable
The U.S. army just kicked one of the biggest drone makers on the planet out of its barracks, all in the name of security. (read more)
 
Galveston port explores drone-detection technology for cruise terminals (Galveston, Texas) – SecurityInfoWatch
Port of Galveston is considering new technology to detect drones flying over its cruise terminals and to help officials locate the drone operators. (read more)
 
Senate Confirms Pekoske to Head TSA – Security Magazine
The Senate has confirmed  David Pekoske to be the new TSA administrator. Pekoske retired in 2010 from the US Coast Guard, in which he served as vice commandant. “Since retiring from the Coast Guard, he has been an executive in the government services industry, leading business units that provided homeland security and intelligence related services,” said the White House. “Additionally, he has been a member of the adjunct faculty at American University and been active in many organizations that advance military, veterans and national security issues.” (read more)
 
Dozens of security cameras could come to Tiemeyer Park in St. Ann (St. Ann, Mo.) – KSDK.com
We see them on street posts and inside restaurants and stores. And really, they see us, too. But some people are saying enough with the cameras when it comes to a popular park in St. Ann. (read more)
Transportation Security
Airports pay millions for extra security as passenger wait times grow (Ottawa, Canada)  – CBC News
Wait times for passengers at airport security checkpoints have grown so long that at least two major airports are paying Ottawa millions of dollars for extra officers to help reduce the lineups. (read more)
Headaches over flight restrictions for Trump vacation (Erwinna, Pa.) – 6ABC.com
Flight restrictions have been put into place around Bedminster, New Jersey, where President Donald Trump is spending his vacation. (read more)
TSA video reveals ‘layers of security’ at airports (Chicago) – ABC7Chicago.com
The federal agency that protects travelers from terror attacks, hijackings and other mid-air mayhem is eschewing the secrecy usually associated with security. TSA, the Transportation Security Administration, is giving travelers a 3 minute video primer in airport security tactics. (read more)
Worship Security
Churches Prepare for Security Changes Under New Law (Texas) – NBCDFW.com
A church security seminar was held at North Pointe Baptist Church in Hurst on Saturday by Sheepdog Seminars. (read more)
Security Industry
Toshiba preparing to shutter its Surveillance & IP Video Products Group – SecurityInfoWatch
Japanese electronic manufacturing giant Toshiba is apparently pulling the plug on its Surveillance & IP Video Products Group. Although the company has yet to confirm the move, SecurityInfoWatch has learned from an industry source that the group will cease to operate December 31 of this year. It is not clear how assets, contracts, dealer agreements and other business will be handled, but the source said: “it will be business as usual until then.” (read more)

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