Daily Report – 10/6/17

Top Stories
Hotel security guard who approached shooter’s room hailed for bravery (Las Vegas) – CNN
The security guard who first approached Stephen Paddock’s hotel suite during the massacre in Las Vegas, was shot in the leg and continued to help clear rooms after getting injured, police said. (read more)
 
How Las Vegas hotel security has changed (Las Vegas) – KCRA.com
A former head of security at the Venetian Hotel describes what it takes to keep people safe and how to make people feel safe at Las Vegas hotels. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Security ramps up in Wrigleyville, particularly near rooftops (Chicago) – ABC7Chicago.com
The Las Vegas shooting has raised concerns about events in Chicago. The Cubs are getting ready for their playoff games with the Washington Nationals. (read more)
 
Homeland Security report cited lone offenders as threat to large events in the South, weeks before Las Vegas massacre – CNBC
Less than two weeks before the Las Vegas mass shooting, law enforcement officials warned that “unaffiliated lone offenders” were one of the biggest threats to large gatherings in the southern U.S., according to a confidential report obtained by CNBC. (read more)
 
Tourist spots increase visible security but look for more subtle methods (Orlando) – USA Today
Expect to see more security at your favorite theme parks, festivals, hotels, cruise ships and even vacation condos because of Sunday’s massacre – and that could cost you more money – safety experts say. (read more)
 
New Surveillance Cameras in Detroit Park Raise Privacy Concerns (Detroit) – SDM
Campus Martius, a park in downtown Detroit, has just received a network of security cameras that will be monitored by Detroit police and the security operations of some downtown businesses, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press. (read more)
 
Park Cameras By November (Manteca, Calif.) – MantecaBulletin.com
Surveillance cameras are expected to be in place by sometime in November at two downtown hot spots for issues involving the homeless as well as lawbreakers. (read more)
 
Inmates reach roof of maximum security prison dorm in escape try, officials say (Columbia, S.C.) – CBS News
Authorities were investigating Wednesday how several inmates got to the top of a dorm roof at a maximum-security prison in South Carolina. (read more)
 
Massachusetts police to help with security in Puerto Rico – LowellSun.com
Massachusetts is sending a team of 69 police officers from across the state to help provide security in Puerto Rico. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday the state was responding to a request for help from the hurricane-ravaged island. (read more)
 
Security guard who found Vegas gunman was alone and unarmed: ‘I was just doing my job’ – ABC News
An unarmed security guard at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino was the first to take on gunman Stephen Paddock, getting shot in the process, but providing crucial help for police looking to stop the massacre. (read more)
 
Get Ready for Airport-Style Security at Vegas Hotels (Las Vegas) – Edmtunes
You knew this was coming in the wake of that horrific Las Vegas shooting. Already the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas began scanning visitors with metal detector wands and inspecting bags, creating a 10 minute wait to enter. This new security protocol is unfortunately likely to extend to the rest of the Strip and into the foreseeable future. (read more)
 
Providence Police add new K-9 to their Homeland Security Bureau (Providence, R.I.) – Turnto10.com
The Providence Police Department has a new edition to their Homeland Security Bureau. (read more)
 
NYPD stepping up security at concerts around Manhattan (New York) – ABC7NY.com
Police will be stepping up security at Madison Square Garden and the Summer Stage series in Central Park in response to the Las Vegas massacre. (read more)
 
Commissioner calls for security review of jet fuel tanks after Las Vegas Strip shooting (Las Vegas) – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani said Thursday she would seek a security review of the jet fuel tanks targeted Sunday by Las Vegas Strip mass murderer Stephen Paddock. (read more)
Campus Security
Mass. School Increases Security After Serious Threats Found on Wall (Methuen, Mass.)  – NECN.com
A high school in Massachusetts will be open as normal Friday following multiple security precautions that were taken after serious threats were discovered on a wall. (read more)
Texas university faces federal fines for underreporting crime (Houston)  – SecurityInfoWatch
Federal officials hit the University of St. Thomas with $172,000 in fines last week after an investigation found that it underreported campus crimes including sexual assault and robbery and didn’t publish key safety policies in a centralized document required by federal law. (read more)
Infant Abduction Prevention Measures Announced at N.C. Hospital (Surry County, N.C.)  – Campus Safety
Northern Hospital of Surry County in North Carolina announced a series of infant abduction prevention policies and technology upgrades last week. (read more)

Security expert: Schools should train for shooter situations (Des Moines, Iowa) – KCCI.com
State and federal authorities are investigating as a cybercrime threatening text messages sent to families in the Johnston School District. (read more)
DPS offers program to assess vulnerabilities in off-campus residences (Providence, R.I.) – The Brown Daily Herald
The Department of Public Safety is offering a program to allow students living in off-campus residences under DPS geographic jurisdiction to assess the security of their homes. The Residential Security Vulnerability Assessment Program has been offered since last fall, wrote DPS Officer Kelly Mitchell in an email to The Herald. (read more)
Transportation Security
TSA starts new security rule at Salt Lake City airport, urges arriving 90 minutes before flight (Salt Lake City) –The Salt Lake Tribune
For the first time in a decade, the Transportation Security Administration implemented significant changes in screening procedures on Thursday at Salt Lake City International Airport. (read more)
Cyber Security
Do headline-grabbing breaches change state cybersecurity strategy? – SecurityInfoWatch
CIOs on the first full day of the NASCIO annual meeting had a lot to say about the fallout from recent cybersecurity events, like the Equifax breach that exposed the data of more than 143 million U.S. consumers. Many agreed that the sheer scale of the event helped them make the case for robust cybersecurity practices. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Police in Providence training to use body cameras (Providence, R.I.) – TheWesterlySun.com
Providence police officers have started training to use body cameras while on patrol. (read more)
Security Industry
Security Alarm Systems Sales to Increase 5% Annually Through 2021, Report Says – Security Sales & Integration
Sales of security alarm systems are forecast to increase 5.1% annually through 2021, reaching $4.9 billion, about the same as electronic security product demand overall, according to The Freedonia Group. (read more)
 
ACRE Back in Buying Mode Once ‘Dust Settles’ From Mercury Security Divestiture – Security Sales & Integration
Access Control Related Enterprises’ (ACRE) sell-off of Mercury Security to HID Global registered significantly on the security industry M&A-o-meter. (read more)
 
ASIS Statement on Las Vegas Tragedy – SDM
ASIS International released the following statement on Oct. 2 in regard to the mass shooting in Las Vegas… (read more)

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