Daily Report – 8/18/17

Top Stories
Another Fatal Ramming Attack, This Time in Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) – The Atlantic
Authorities in Barcelona are confirming 13 deaths and 50 injuries in what they are describing as a terrorist attack at Las Ramblas, the popular tourist attraction that was immortalized in George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia. (read more)
 
All Florida prisons on lockdown over security threats (Florida) – Tallahassee Democrat
Citing safety and security threats, the Florida Department of Corrections imposed a statewide lockdown and canceled weekend visitation at all of its prisons, work camps and annex facilities. (read more)
 
After Charlottesville Violence, Colleges Brace for More Clashes – The New York Times
After a planned speech in February by the right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos attracted demonstrators who started fires and shattered windows, the University of California, Berkeley realized it had a major hole in its event planning. (read more)
 
NYPD Steps Up Security In Wake Of Barcelona Attack (New York) – CBS New York
The NYPD has dispatched heavily armed officers to Times Square and other locations as a precaution in response to the van attack in Spain. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Boston Police Will Have ‘Eyes And Ears’ On Anyone Attending Free Speech Rally (Boston) – CBS Boston
Police are continuing security preparations ahead of Saturday’s planned Free Speech Rally on Boston Common. (read more)
 
State Police announce new homeland security division (Massachusetts) – Boston Globe
The Massachusetts State Police will now include a new division specifically dedicated to homeland security, Governor Charlie Baker announced Thursday. (read more)
 
Security Costs to Protect 2028 Olympic Games Could Surpass $2B (Los Angeles) – Security Sales & Integration
While the cost and strategy of securing the 2028 Olympic Games is near unpredictable at this early juncture, Los Angeles officials and other experts predict the city can expect the bill to run well north of $2 billion. (read more)
 
New York Cracks Down on Unauthorized Surveillance in Backyards (New York) – SDM
It is now illegal to make unauthorized video surveillance recordings of a neighbor’s backyard in New York. (read more)
 
Facing more violence, some fire stations are responding with security (Anchorage, Alaska) – KTUU.com
Because of increasingly dangerous situations, Fire Station 1, which responds in the downtown area of Anchorage, is responding with extra people to provide security for fire fighters and stations rigs. (read more)
 
DBIA to fund surveillance video for downtown Peterborough (Peterborough, Canada) – ThePeterboroughExaminer.com
The Downtown BIA is offering grants for business owners who would like to set up a private security system with at least one exterior camera – but the business owners have to be willing to hand over footage to city police, on request. (read more)
 
Port of L.A. security under scrutiny after man climbs on crane, falls to his death (Los Angeles) – The Orange County Register
The Port of Los Angeles said Thursday it is reviewing its security protocols after a man driving a stolen SUV- who evaded police at least twice – breached a security gate into the West Basin Shipping Terminal, climbed a gantry crane, and eventually fell or jumped to his death Wednesday night. (read more)
Campus Security
Holmen School Board approves security and bus purchases (Holmen, Wis.) – Onalaska Holmen Courier-Life
The Holmen School Board approved a number of equipment purchases at Monday’s board meeting. (read more)
Security Incidents Involve More Than Just Active Shooters – Campus Safety
School, university and hospital tragedies have evolved beyond active shooters to include many other threats involving knives, vehicles, fires, explosives and more. It’s critical to include training that anticipates and prepares to address these additional hazards. (read more)
Sandy Hook Parents Want To See Evidence Related To Teachers’ Access To Classroom Keys (Newtown, Conn.) –Hartford Courant
Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in their Sandy Hook Elementary School classrooms are asking a judge for access to state police evidence to determine whether a substitute teacher, also killed during the massacre, had access to a key that could have locked her classroom door. (read more)
Cyber Security
Hackers Could Use Security Flaws in Solar Panel Equipment to Take Over Power Grid – Interesting Engineer
Vulnerabilities in solar panels could leave power grid open to hacker attacks, new research from a security engineer has revealed. (read more)

LA to share cyber threat info with local businesses (Los Angeles) – Los Angeles Daily News
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today an unprecedented initiative to freely share information about cybersecurity threats with businesses in the city. (read more)
Biometrics
DHS, TSA Test Contactless Fingerprint Scanning at Atlanta, Denver Airports – Find Biometrics
The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (or “S&T”) is working with the Transportation Security Administration to trial contactless fingerprint scanning stations for traveler processing at airports. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
New body cameras for the Plattsmouth Police Department (Plattsouth, Neb.) – WOWT.com
The Plattsmouth Rotary Club led the latest effort to get seven more Digital Ally First Vu cameras for the Plattsmouth Police Department. That means the department now has enough body cams, 14, for each officer on the streets and the community service officer. (read more)
Security Industry
KeyLogic Acquires CrossResolve to Build Biometrics Services Portfolio – Security Sales & Integration
KeyLogic Systems, an IT services and engineering firm, has acquired CrossResolve, a government advisory and strategy services organization focused on biometrics, forensics and identity programs. (read more)
California Bans Alarm Companies From Being Fined for False Alarms – Security Sales & Integration
California legislators recently approved a new law that bans municipalities from proactively fining alarm companies for a customer’s false alarms. (read more)

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