Daily Report – 9/13/17

Top Stories
TSA certifies 3-D bag screeners designed to speed up airport security lines – CNBC
The long, slow process of going through airport security is one step closer to speeding up. (read more)
 
Lawmakers demand accounting from Equifax on massive security breach – Chicago Tribune
Key lawmakers on Monday demanded a detailed accounting of the security systems of Equifax, a leading credit-rating agency, following a hack that gave criminals access to sensitive information of up to 143 million American consumers in one of the most troubling corporate computer breaches ever disclosed. (read more)
Global Security
No security threat over Winter Olympics says IOC (Pyeongchang, South Korea) – RNZ
The escalating North Korean crisis had so far raised “no hint” of a security threat for next year’s Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea according to the International Olympic Committee. (read more)
 
Asian cities spend more on video analytics than US and Europe – Tech Wire Asia
Spending on video analytic technology in Asia-Pacific will likely surpass that of the US and European markets by 2020, due to the rapid expansion of smart cities in the region, says Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) director of public safety and smart cities, Keith Roscarel. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Gastonia adding downtown surveillance cameras (Gastonia, N.C.) – Gaston Gazette
Gastonia’s decision to beef up downtown security by installing dozens of surveillance cameras may come as no surprise in the modern era. (read more)
 
Town mulls adding security gear (Oneonta, N.Y.) – TheDailyStar.com
The town is taking steps to improve security, particularly in the Town Hall building and its court facilities, the supervisor said Monday. (read more)
 
Soap Lake installs surveillance cameras throughout town (Soap Lake, Wash.) – iFiberOne
Over a dozen new eyes will soon survey the city of Soap Lake. (read more)
 
Soledad’s 50 surveillance cameras catch criminals (Soledad, Calif.) – KSBW.com
Soledad is installing more surveillance cameras, and when it’s done with the latest project, it will have 50 cameras strategically placed around the city. (read more)
 
Police adding 35 more surveillance cameras to Springfield (Springfield, Ill.) – FoxIllinois.com
It’s a tool that has helped the City of Springfield Police solve many crimes: surveillance cameras. (read more)
 
Arkansas State Fair increases security amid crime surge (Little Rock, Ark.) – The Pine Bluff Commercial
The Arkansas State Fair will increase its security this year amid a surge of crimes in Little Rock. (read more)
 
NBIB to test new security clearance process for federal employees – Federal News Radio
National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) Director Charles Phalen is quick to dispel the “fiction” that its NCIS-style analysts are operating in darkened basements with only the click of a computer button standing in the way of someone’s history. (read more)
 
Pelosi, top White House official open on border security – ABC News
The top House Democrat and a senior White House official both indicated Tuesday they are open to compromise on border security to expedite legislation to help immigrants brought here illegally as children. (read more)
 
New York Police Department Communication System Hacked (Schuyler County, N.Y.) – Security Today
A recent incident in upstate New York has shown that even police departments aren’t immune from hacking. (read more)
 
Surveillance Footage Aids in Capture of Man Robbing Hurricane-Evacuated Home (Stuart, Fla.) – SDM
CBS 12, a local CBS affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., reported that a 20-year-old man was arrested over the weekend in connection with the burglary of an evacuee’s home in Stuart, Fla. (read more)
Campus Security
$1.6M security camera plan before board (Manteca, Calif.) – Manteca Bulletin
If you’re a Manteca Unified School District student you soon might want to smile – you’re about to be on camera. (read more)
Transportation Security
New fears that trains could be targets for terrorists – NJ.com
The Transportation Security Administration has yet to strengthen security procedures at railroads a decade after legislation required such actions in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to two reports. (read more)
Worship Security
Detroit mosque vandalized after thief couldn’t find any loot, police say (Detroit) – MLive.com
A would-be burglar broke into a Detroit mosque, just north of Hamtramck’s Banglatown, about 5:30 a.m. Sept. 3. (read more)
Security Industry
LILIN and GJD form strategic partnership – SecurityInfoWatch
LILIN Americas, an entity of Taiwan based IP video manufacturer Merit LILIN (www.meritlilin.com), and UK based GJD Manufacturing Limited today announced a new joint initiative designed to accelerate the adoption of IP-based perimeter and intrusion detection technologies throughout the North American video surveillance sector. (read more)
Iris ID demonstrating mobile iris recognition enrollment and ID products at MWC – BiometricUpdate.com
Iris ID will soon release two lightweight handheld mobile devices integrated with the OPALi (opal-eye) iris recognition camera module, which provide fast and accurate multimodal enrollment and identification capabilities for field use by border control, customs, immigration, law enforcement and other officials. (read more)

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