Daily Report – 8/14/17

Top Stories
Vehicles as weapons: Charlottesville crash is part of a deadly trend (Charlottesville, Va.) – ABC2News.com
Once again, a driver plowed into a crowd of innocent pedestrians, turning a car into a deadly weapon. (read more)
 
Terrorists, hackers and scammers: Many enemies as L.A. plans Olympics security (Los Angeles) – Los Angeles Times
During the 1984 Summer Olympics, Charles Beck was a young Los Angeles police sergeant assigned to patrol the Athletes Village at UCLA and the Coliseum. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Vandals do $80K in damage at new Colorado Springs park (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – KOAA.com
John Venezia Park in Briargate is the first new park to open in the City of Colorado Springs in more than a decade and already vandals have caused tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage.  In fact, the parks and recreation department is asking City Council for an additional $450,000 to buy surveillance cameras to try and catch the criminals in the act. (read more)
 
LAPD faces public outcry over its desire to use drones (Los Angeles) – SecurityInfoWatch
For more than three years, a pair of drones donated to the Los Angeles Police Department was locked away, collecting dust after a public outcry over the idea of police using the controversial technology. (read more)
 
Most Americans Support Tech. that Alerts Police to Location During an Emergency – Security Magazine
U.S. consumers largely support sharing personal data with police or healthcare providers via smart devices, but enthusiasm varies depending on why and by whom the data is collected and how it is to be used, according to the 2017 Unisys Security Index™. (read more)
Campus Security
Study Ranks State High School Sports Safety Policies – Security Magazine
A report from the Korey Stringer Institute provides a ranking of states regarding how well they are prepared for a potential sudden death or catastrophic injury for high school athletes. (read more)
Port St. Lucie schools see upgraded security, extra focus on bus routes (Port St. Lucie, Fla.)  – CBS12.com
School buses preparing to the hit the road Monday morning in St. Lucie County for the first day of school. (read more)
Campus safety on minds of foreign students (Illinois) – The News-Gazette
In mid-June, welcoming several hundred new University of Illinois students and their parents in Beijing and Shanghai, Julie Misa heard a fair amount of questions like… (read more)
New safety changes on UT campus after student’s death (Austin, Texas) – KVUE.com
The people in charge of security and safety on UT’s campus have made some changes before the start of the ’17 fall semester. (read more)
Man attempts to kidnap a 16-year-old Tampa girl on the first day of school (Tampa, Fla.) –ABCActionNews.com
Deputies are looking for a man that attempted to kidnap a 16-year-old after getting off the bus on the first day of school. (read more)
Transportation Security
San Jose airport ‘security incident’ leads to long lines, 2-hour delays (San Jose, Calif.) – The Sacramento Bee
Improperly screened luggage led to delays as long as two hours and a terminal evacuation Saturday afternoon at the San Jose International Airport. (read more)
Cyber Security
Cyber Exposure : The Next Frontier for Security – CSO
The stakes have never been higher when it comes to cybersecurity. Global cyber attacks such as the recent WannaCry ransomware attack is a sobering reminder that cybersecurity is the existential threat of this generation. A new report from Lloyd’s of London estimates a serious cyber attack could cost the global economy more than US $120 billion – as much as catastrophic natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Sandy. (read more)

The Army Grounds Its DJI Drones Over Security Concerns – Wired
The US Army has increasingly used small consumer drones in the field, purchasing them as needed from consumer manufacturers like the well-known Chinese maker DJI. But documents indicate that the Army Aviation Directorate is now enforcing new orders, banning DJI drones “due to increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products.” (read more)
Worship Security
Thieves target local church five times in two months (San Antonio, Texas) – KENS5.com
For over two decades, members at a local church never worried about thieves — until recently. Criminals have targeted Grace Cathedral Christian Church five times in a month and a half. (read more)
Security Industry
Vector Security Expands Metro D.C. Clientele With Acquisition – Security Sales & Integration
Vector Security has acquired Security Associates, a local provider of security services in Baltimore and the surrounding area. (read more)
PSA Program Helps Members Hire United States Veterans – SDM
PSA announced a partnership with Matterhorn Consulting to enable PSA members to hire their next generation talent from military veterans who have served our country. As part of PSA’s Business Solutions program, Matterhorn Consulting has provided PSA with experienced consulting, thought leadership and training content for the last 14 years. (read more)

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