Daily Report – 9/29/17

Top Stories
Apple sees sharp increase in U.S. national security requests – Reuters
Apple Inc has received more than four times as many national-security related requests from the U.S. government in the first half of this year versus a year ago, according to a company report on Thursday. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Maryland Stadium Authority adds security to protect statue of Ray Lewis (Baltimore) – ESPN
The Maryland Stadium Authority has increased security around the Ray Lewis statue outside M&T Bank Stadium after the former All-Pro linebacker joined Ravens players in kneeling during the national anthem, which spurred an on-line petition to remove the 3-year-old landmark. (read more)
 
Las Vegas Fire Department begins installation of security cameras (Las Vegas) – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Surveillance cameras are being installed at Las Vegas fire station entrances to monitor activities and visitors, a plan Fire Chief Willie McDonald announced nearly five months ago amid allegations of sex inside firehouses. (read more)
 
Vilas County Board Approves Upgraded Courthouse Security (Vilas County, Wis.) – WXPR.org
Meeting for the first time in the new courthouse addition, the Vilas County board of supervisors adopted a courthouse security plan starting January 1 to protect both visitors and staff at an estimated cost of $150,000 for the first year. (read more)
Campus Security
Extra security at Bronx school after teen fatally stabbed; student facing murder charges (New York) – ABC7NY.com
There was extra security at a New York City school the day after a deadly double stabbing — the first fatal incident inside a city school in 25 years. (read more)
Security boosted at Boiling Springs High School (Boiling Springs, S.C.) – GoUpstate.com
Law enforcement is boosting security at Boiling Springs High School Friday morning in response to a threatening note found in a school bathroom Thursday. (read more)
Reported sexual assaults rise as sophomores required to live on campus (Columbus, Ohio) – The Lantern
In Ohio State’s release of its annual crime and safety report, several categories saw an increase in incidents reported, most notably rape, fondling and stalking on campus, though university officials attribute it to increased reporting by students and sophomores now being required to live on campus. (read more)
North Bay High School Responds Quickly to Graffiti Threatening a Campus Shooting (Larkspur, Calif.) – NBC Bay Area
A North Bay high school received a second threat of violence in as many weeks, and school officials responded by beefing up security on the campus. (read more)
Teen arraigned in deadly stabbing at Bronx school (New York) – NY1.com
A city teen will remain behind bars without bail after being arraigned Thursday on charges he fatally stabbed a fellow classmate and seriously wounded another inside their Bronx high school a day prior. (read more)
SFPS removes security guards without credentials (Santa Fe, N.M.) – Santa Fe New Mexican
Santa Fe Public Schools has begun replacing more than a third of its security guards this week after discovering they did not have the proper state certification for the job. (read more)
Police provide security at Father Lopez High School after incident (Daytona Beach, Fla.) – The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Daytona Beach police provided security at Father Lopez High School on Tuesday morning after a man who was denied a coaching job threatened legal action and said he would return to the school on Tuesday, police said. (read more)
Transportation Security
Aviation officials call for more coordination on air safety – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Aviation officials told a Senate committee Thursday that there is still not enough intelligence sharing between the government and private aviation. They also said they remained concerned about the lack of coordination with foreign carriers coming into the United States. (read more)
Biometrics
Human behaviour touted as key to plugging security gaps – ZD Net
With more devices coming online and technology changing rapidly, a more effective way of securing data may well be to monitor human behaviour. (read more)
Worship Security
Some churches turn to members to provide armed security (Dickson, Tenn.) – WSMV.com
On the heels of a deadly shooting at an Antioch church last weekend, local congregations are wondering how best to keep their members safe. (read more)
Preaching security after deadly Tennessee church shooting – The Philadelphia Tribune
When a masked gunman killed a woman and wounded six people at a Tennessee church last weekend, it drew national attention – as did the 2015 massacre of nine Black church members in Charleston, S.C., the 2014 slayings of three people at a Kansas Jewish center and retirement home and the 2012 killings of six at a Wisconsin Sikh temple. (read more)
Security Industry
 
Axis Hosts Event During ASIS to Unveil New Facility – Security Sales & Integration
In conjunction with ASIS 2017, Axis Communications held a grand opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting event at its newest Axis Experience Center (AEC) in Irving, Texas. The 7,100-square-foot AEC features a 30-person training center and multiple state-of-the-art conference rooms, which can collectively hold up to 25 people. (read more)
SDM Exclusive: Aiphone to Partner With Skybell – SDM
Aiphone Corp. and Skybell announced exclusively to SDM that they have entered into a strategic partnership, due to begin in 2018. (read more)

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