Daily Report – 9/27/17

Top Stories
U.S. Bank Stadium security firm is fired after investigation (Minneapolis) – Star Tribune
U.S. Bank Stadium operator SMG abruptly terminated its contract with security provider Monterrey Security one year into a three-year contract for sloppy recordkeeping, as well as inadequate training and background checks, officials announced Tuesday. (read more)
 
Equifax CEO Abruptly Retires Following Data Breach – Security Magazine
Richard Smith, CEO and Chairman of Equifax, retired suddenly Tuesday following the credit-reporting service’s data breach affecting the personal information of 143 million people. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Attention, humans: I am Rosie, your new robot security guard (Washington, D.C.) – The Washington Post
I miss Steve. I never knew him. But the humans speak about him when they see me. I remind them of him. (read more)
 
Vulnerability vs. risk: Knowing the difference improves security – CSO
The future leaders of cybersecurity will be fluent in languages other than technology and will stop using fear to conflate the message of vulnerability versus risk. That’s the message that kicked off this year’s (ISC)2 Security Congress conference. (read more)
 
State Fair Organizers Focused On Safety & Security (Dallas) – CBS DFW
While many North Texans are thinking about rides, games and fried foods, organizers behind the State Fair of Texas are focusing on safety and security measures this week, leading up the fair’s big opening on Friday. The biggest change this year will be metal detectors at the entrances. (read more)
Campus Security
After nurse stabbed in face, Southbridge hospital announces new security policy (Southbridge, Mass.) – Fox25Boston.com
Months after a nurse was attacked by a patient inside a local hospital, the facility is now taking steps to make sure it never happens again. (read more)
Strict security policy in effect for Chambersburg football game a week after gun threat, fights (Chambersburg, Pa.) – PennLive.com
After forfeiting its first home football game after a gun threat, Chambersburg Area School Senior High School officials have a new security policy for future sporting events. (read more)
Transportation Security
Security ‘Beat System’ Introduced to Keep MTS Trolley Riders Safe (San Diego) – Times of San Diego
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has doubled the number of code compliance officers and implemented a beat system to keep trolley riders safe. (read more)
Cyber Security
Wisconsin election leaders to discuss bolstering security (Wisconsin) – Star Tribune
Wisconsin election leaders are slated to discuss ways to bolster security efforts after the state’s voter registration system was targeted by Russian hackers. (read more)
 
Homeland Security now says Wisconsin elections not targeted (Wisconsin) – The News Tribune
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reversed course Tuesday and told Wisconsin officials that the Russian government did not scan the state’s voter registration system, then later reiterated that it still believed it was one of 21 targeted states. (read more)
Biometrics
Why your heart could be the next biometric security feature for your smartphone – Tech Republic
Researchers at the University at Buffalo have discovered a security method that uses the measurements of one’s heart to identify and authenticate a user. The method, announced in a Monday press release, makes use of low-level Doppler radar to determine the heart’s dimensions. (read more)
Worship Security
Antioch Church Gunman Attended Unarmed Security Training Class Before Attack (Nashville, Tenn.) –NewsChannel5.com
Two days before opening fire at an Antioch church in an attack that killed one person and injured six others, Emanuel Samson was sitting in a Nashville classroom taking a course to become an unarmed security guard. (read more)
Local churches and security (Memphis, Tenn.) – Fox13Memphis.com
In the wake of the deadly church shooting in Antioch, TN, a local church is praying for the best, yet prepared for the worse when it comes to potential violence at their house of worship. (read more)
Some Chattanooga area churches don’t plan on boosting security after Antioch shootings (Chattanooga, Tenn.) – NewsChannel9.com
One person is dead and six others wounded after a mass shooting at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch Sunday. Police in Murfreesboro say the man accused of the shooting, Emmanuel Samson, was involved in two domestic calls this year, and had a history of suicidal thoughts. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Cost Of Storing Video Leads Some Departments To Sell Body Cams (Illinois) – WIBQAM.com
A growing number of police departs around the state are considering the elimination of their body cameras due to rising costs. (read more)
Security Industry
Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage at ASIS 2017 – SecurityInfoWatch
With ASIS coming right on the heels of the Equifax breach and the continuing fallout, there is little doubt that cybersecurity will be top-of-mind for both attendees and exhibitors on the show floor. (read more)

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