Daily Report – 9/22/17

Top Stories
UC system will chip in at least $300,000 to help Berkeley pay security costs for controversial speakers (Berkeley, Calif.) – Los Angeles Times
The University of California will chip in at least $300,000 to help UC Berkeley pay security costs for controversial speakers, an unprecedented step as criticism mounts over the financial toll the events are taking on the campus. (read more)
 
France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security not assured – Reuters
France’s Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France’s sports minister said on Thursday, the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean tensions. (read more)
 
Homeland Security found ‘critical’ cyber weaknesses at the SEC – CNBC
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detected five “critical” cyber security weaknesses on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s computers as of January 23, 2017, according to a confidential weekly report reviewed by Reuters. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Knightscope’s new security bot looks like a mini concept car – Engadget
Robot maker Knightscope has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Its K5 security robot took a look at the harsh world and chose to throw itself into a fountain. And a different K5 robot was attacked and knocked over by a drunk guy. But now they’ve unveiled their latest security robot, and it looks kind of like a car. (read more)
 
Marshfield Police request new surveillance cameras (Marshfield, Wis.) – WSAU.com
Marshfield Police are requesting some new surveillance cameras to help protect domestic abuse victims, businesses, and police headquarters in downtown Marshfield.   (read more)
 
DA adds surveillance cameras (Allegheny County, Pa.) – South Pittsburgh Reporter
The number of government cameras keeping an eye on E. Carson Street in South Side increased with the addition of 13 high-definition surveillance cameras installed by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office. (read more)
 
Louisville uses cameras to crack down on illegal dumping (Louisville, Ky.) – WHAS11.com
Surveillance cameras have captured at least a dozen people so far this year illegally dumping their trash, not in trash cans, but in the woods throughout Louisville Metro. (read more)
 
City leaders oppose installing surveillance cameras in downtown Northampton (Northampton, Mass.) – WWLP.com
Northampton Police want to install surveillance cameras to increase public safety downtown. (read more)
 
New security upgrades at the Dougherty County Judicial building (Dougherty County, Ga.) – WALB.com
As they are required by law, the Dougherty County Sheriff and Chief Judge have reviewed security at the Dougherty County Judicial Building, and next month will begin new upgrades they feel are needed to protect the people inside it. (read more)
Transportation Security
TSA dog teams hunt for explosives, boost security and speed travelers along (San Antonio, Texas) – USA Today
Biko the German shepherd may be your ticket to a fast pass through airport security next time you travel. (read more)
Sacramento, Orlando, Orange County Top Airport Satisfaction List – Security Magazine
Despite increasingly packed terminals, travelers are the happiest they’ve been in years when flying through U.S. airports, according to J.D. Power’s 2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study. (read more)
TSA: Tablets must fly solo through Pittsburgh and Latrobe airport security – TribLive.com
Laptops will no longer be the only electronics that airline passengers will have to put in a separate bin when they go through a security checkpoint at airports near Latrobe and Pittsburgh. (read more)
Biometrics
Judge Says Customers Can Sue Over Face Scans – Fortune
A federal judge this week delivered a key victory for customers who claim the digital scrapbook company Shutterfly violated their privacy by collecting scans of their faces without permission. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Security cameras playing larger role in home safety, criminal probes (Bloomington, Ill.) – The Pantagraph
When Bloomington police began investigating the deaths of two children and the apparent suicide of their father early Tuesday, they had a tool to assist them with details of what happened: footage from a home security system that showed the father hiding cellphones in a kitchen cabinet. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Police Union Says Body Cams Could be Unfair to Officers (St. Louis) – CBS St. Louis
Despite public pressure that prompted passage this week of a one-year trial run on police body cameras, the St. Louis Police Union says it’s not a done deal. Union Business Manager Jeff Roorda says police car dashboard cameras have already been used unfairly to discipline some officers. (read more)
Security Industry
What Nest’s Push Into Security Products Means For Alarm.com – Investor’s Business Daily
The push by Google-controlled Nest into home security products and services shouldn’t worry investors in Alarm.com (ALRM), says one Wall Street analyst. (read more)
Global Security Expo to Draw 20,000 Security Pros to Dallas, Sept. 25-28 – Global Newswire
With nearly two million American workers reporting being victims of workplace violence and small- to medium-sized businesses experiencing a 231% increase in ransomware attacks, the ability to plan for and respond to security incidents is paramount. The 63rd ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), taking place Sept. 25-28 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, will bring together 20,000 security professionals from across the globe to address the most pressing issues for security management professionals, including sessions focused on active shooters, workplace violence, soft target protection, cybersecurity and terrorism and technology solutions leveraging machine learning, robotics and IoT. (read more)

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