Daily Report – 8/21/17

Top Stories
Spain sets up 800 checkpoints in Catalonia in manhunt for Barcelona suspect (Spain) – The Washington Post
Desperate to ease public fears and neutralize a terrorist cell responsible for the deadliest attack in Spain in a decade, Spanish police erected 800 checkpoints across the region of Catalonia on Sunday – part of a massive manhunt for a Moroccan-born man they suspect was the driver of the van that killed 14 and injured scores in Barcelona last week. (read more)
 
French police arrest man after security scare in southern city of Nimes (Nimes, France) – France 24
Police in the southern French city of Nimes on Saturday briefly closed the local railway station and arrested a man with a fake gun, amid heightened security following a twin terror attack in Spain. (read more)
 
Barcelona attack suspect still sought as investigation expands to other countries (Spain) – Reuters
Spanish police searched on Sunday for the man behind the wheel in the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people, amid growing signs members of the militant group had connections elsewhere in Europe. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Anxiety about Physical Safety is Deeply Impacting Millennials – Security Magazine
A recent survey commissioned by ADT LLC provides a fresh perspective on how Millennials view personal protection. A generation known for their fearlessness, confidence and optimism think often about safety precautions, with many choosing to opt out of activities due to the lack of personal security. (read more)
 
How NERC/CIP Compliance Is Boosting US Power Grid Security – SourceSecurity.com
Protecting power grids is essential to deliver electricity that serves millions of consumers. Transmission substations are a component of the power infrastructure that presents unique security challenges. These important facilities often sit out in the open, in remote locations, and were historically protected by little more than cameras or chain-link fences. (read more)
Campus Security
Parental Fear About School Safety Back to Pre-Newtown Level (Holmen, Wis.) – Security Magazine
About one in four U.S. parents (24%) say they fear for their children’s safety when they are at school. Parental worry was last at that level in August 2012, a few months before it rose in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. (read more)
Windsor Regional Hospital reviewing security after female patient stabbed (Windsor, Canada) – CBC News
Officials at the Windsor Regional Hospital are considering expanding security measures outside of their facilities after a “young girl” was stabbed by another patient this weekend. (read more)
Lake Zurich High students to return to more secure campus (Lake Zurich, Ill.) – Daily Herald
Lake Zurich High School students will return to class Wednesday in a safer, more secure building, thanks to a $700,000 project to enhance the school’s main entrance, administrators say. (read more)
As students return to college campuses, parents question if their kids will be safe  – CNBC
When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don’t forget that you are a minority. (read more)
Transportation Security
TSA explains inconvenient airport security rules (Hebron, Ky.) – WLWT.com
We are approaching the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks and the Transportation Security Administration is working to remind people of the airline security rules that have been evolving since 2001. (read more)
Biometrics
NIST: In mobile authentication, think hardware, not software – Computer World
Retail is in an awkward in-between stage when it comes to online security. In shifting their purchasing to online options, shoppers are using both desktop computers and mobile devices. Had they moved straight to mobile, authentication options would be numerous, including selfies and other biometric authentication such as fingerprints. (read more)
Worship Security
Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville synagogue (Charlottesville, Va.) – Religion News Service
For Diane Gartner Hillman, the new reality of being Jewish in Charlottesville sank in when she had to leave Congregation Beth Israel through the back door. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Our Opinion: Body cameras a good investment for South Bend police and community (South Bend, Ind.) –South Bend Tribune
South Bend police are considering joining the growing list of departments whose officers wear body cameras. (read more)
Security Industry
AT&T considers sale of home security business: sources – Reuters
AT&T Inc (T.N) is exploring options for its Digital Life home security business, including selling it, as it seeks to pay down debt following its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc (TWX.N), people familiar with the matter said. (read more)
Comcast establishes itself as a security industry mainstay – SecurityInfoWatch
When many of the large cable and telco firms entered the security space several years back, the response from many established companies and executives within the industry was largely the same: “been there, done that.” The prevailing wisdom was that some of these companies had already tried to make a go of it in security years before but the economics of the business – high customer acquisition costs and attrition – presented a barrier to entry that had forced many of them to abandon their plans before they were barely able to get them off the ground. (read more)
Announcing The Bill Zalud Memorial Award for Professional Excellence – Security Magazine
Security magazine is proud to partner with the IFPO for the Annual Bill Zalud Memorial Award for Professional Excellence. (read more)

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