Daily Report – 9/20/17

Top Stories
HID to acquire Mercury Security Products – SecurityInfoWatch
HID Global on Tuesday announced that it has entered into an agreement with Access Control Related Enterprises, LLC (ACRE), to acquire Mercury Security Products, an OEM supplier of access control hardware, for an undisclosed amount. (read more)
 
Eiffel Tower goes bulletproof: France ups security at iconic site (Paris) – RT
Work has begun on a bulletproof wall of glass along the base of the Eiffel Tower. The measure is part of a multi-million euro effort to improve security at the Paris tourist attraction amid the country’s ongoing state of emergency. (read more)
Global Security
Louvre evacuated over security threat (Paris) – New York Post
Paris’s famed Louvre museum has been evacuated amid security fears, according to a report Monday. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Security cameras are vulnerable to attacks using infrared light: study – Phys.org
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have demonstrated that security cameras infected with malware can receive covert signals and leak sensitive information from the very same surveillance devices used to protect facilities. (read more)
 
How Do Police Officers View Private Security? – Security Magazine
A report from the Security Research Initiative (SRI) discusses findings from responses from more than 1,000 serving police officers on attitudes towards the private security sector (private security suppliers and corporate security departments). (read more)
 
DHS funds national consortium to develop better methods for fighting criminal activity – Homeland Security News Wires
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been named a priority partner in a new Department of Homeland Security-funded national consortium. (read more)
 
Civil War reenactment canceled in SC due to security concerns (McConnels, S.C.) – WYFF4.com
A Civil War reenactment has been canceled at a Revolutionary War site in South Carolina because of security concerns. (read more)
 
City to upgrade park security (Desloge, Mo.) – Daily Journal Online
The Desloge Board of Aldermen approved the purchase of security cameras for the city when it met in regular session Monday night at city hall. (read more)
 
Modesto hoping additional surveillance cameras helps deter crimes (Modesto, Calif.) – ABC10.com
The city of Modesto is looking to be proactive in different ways to prevent crimes from happening, including the use of additional cameras. (read more)
 
Security cameras bring sense of safety to downtown hot spot (Des Moines) – KCCI.com
A jury began hearing testimony Tuesday in the Dresean Barber murder trial. (read more)
Campus Security
Student found with gun in her backpack at California elementary school (Turlock, Calif.) – SecurityInfoWatch
The student who brought a firearm to Cunningham Elementary School in Turlock did not know it was in her backpack, police said Friday. (read more)
Transportation Security
Port of Galveston Receives $1M Maritime Security Grant (Galveston, Texas) – The Maritime Executive
The Port of Galveston announced Thursday that it has received a $1 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for port security improvements. The grant was awarded through the 2017 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). (read more)
Consumers are Ready for Self-Driving Vehicles – Consumer Technology Association
elf-driving vehicles (SDVs) will transform the future of mobility – reducing human error, improving road safety, cutting carbon emissions and providing greater flexibility to consumers. And self-driving technology is evolving faster than many people predicted just 12 months ago. (read more)
Why you don’t want to see SSSS written on your airport boarding pass – Yahoo!
On arriving at an airport, there are a number of things a traveler does not want to see before a flight, including delays, baggage weight limits and long queues. (read more)
Cyber Security
FBI Looking for Hacker Terrorizing Montana High Schools (Montana) – Bleeping Computer
The FBI and Montana law enforcement are looking for a hacker who’s been terrorizing local high schools for the past five days, threatening both students’ families and teachers alike. (read more)
WSU security to be assessed (Pullman, Wash.) – The Daily Evergreen
WSU will soon distribute a survey asking university personnel what data they have and how they are managing it, in an effort to assess information safety following a security breach in April. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Aire security drone roams the home on its own – New Atlas
Security cameras that let you check in on your home using your phone are common enough these days, but how many of them can fly? Billed as a smarter home monitoring system, Aire is an aerial robot that can be engaged remotely to provide a livestream inside the house, featuring a soft fabric exterior to avoid injuries to anybody that happens to be nearby. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Colorado Springs police tout the benefits of body cams (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – SecurityInfoWatch
Criminals are having a harder time hiding from justice now that Colorado Springs police have tiny cameras watching and recording them. (read more)
Board to vote on body cams for STL City police (St. Louis) – KSDK.com
Whether St. Louis Metropolitan Police wear body cameras could come down to one vote Wednesday. (read more)
Security Industry
Convergint Technologies Acquires Integrated Security Systems Division of SDI Presence – SDM
Convergint Technologies, ranked No. 2 on SDM’s Top Systems Integrators Report, acquired the Charleston-based Integrated Security Systems Division (ISSD) of SDI Presence. (read more)

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