Daily Report – 10/16/17

 
Top Stories
Vikings, Packers fans fill stadium, allow check of new security (Minneapolis) – Star Tribune
It’s the border battle, a supposed great rivalry where Green Bay Packers fans in gold and green invade U.S. Bank Stadium to puncture the sea of predominantly purple worn by Minnesota Vikings fans. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Local hotel owners mull over solutions to combat criminals who target guests (Albuquerque, N.M.) – KOB.com
Whether it’s just passing through, visiting family or enjoying vacation, many people stopping in Albuquerque seem to be experiencing its crime problem firsthand – by falling victim to it. (read more)
 
$2 million grant deadline extended for upping state courthouse security (Tennessee) – WBIR.com
Even with security surrounding courthouses in Tennessee, some are still vulnerable to violence. (read more)
 
Las Vegas Tourism Sees Changes In Aftermath of Shooting (Las Vegas) – Billboard
Las Vegas’ tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival. (read more)
 
In Las Vegas, the casino is always watching – and yet it missed Stephen Paddock (Las Vegas) – SecurityInfoWatch
The casino hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, with all their glitzy delights, aren’t just palaces of distraction. They’re miniature surveillance states. (read more)
 
The Las Vegas Massacre: The Anatomy of a Catastrophic Security Failure (Las Vegas) – Security Magazine
The problem with a major security failure is people die and/or are injured as a result. That occurred about two weeks ago as we watched and heard the horror come to life as the news broke that killer Stephen Paddock (the killer) had opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on a crowd of concertgoers attending the Route 91 Country Music Festival in Las Vegas. When the shooting was over, the killer was found dead by police in his room on the 32nd floor from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. We have seen numerous press reports that have included official press conferences, witness interviews, and most of all a lot of speculation and diverse “facts” about this incident. (read more)
 
Report: N. Korea targets U.S. power grid with phishing emails – SecurityInfoWatch
North Korea has targeted American power companies for cyber-attack, according to a report Tuesday. (read more)
 
Cardinals Request Security Certification for Busch Stadium (St. Louis) – Security Today
The St. Louis Cardinals are looking to ensure the safety of their stadium and their fans with a request to the Department of Homeland Security for a certification that would give the team certain legal protections in the event of terrorist attack at Busch Stadium. (read more)
Campus Security
How several of GW’s on-campus crime statistics compare to peer schools’ (Washington, D.C.) – The GW Hatchet
GW recorded a higher number of rapes, robberies and disciplinary referrals for weapons on the Foggy Bottom Campus last year than most of its peer institutions. (read more)
Saginaw Hospital To Review Policy After Patient Fires Gun, No Injuries (Saginaw, Mich.)  – WSGW.com
Authorities say no one was hurt after a disruptive patient fired a gun inside his room at Covenant HealthCare’s Cooper campus. Covenant HealthCare spokeswoman Kristen Knoll said the incident began about 11:55 Saturday night. (read more)
Police: UMD student shot, another injured at house just blocks from campus (College Park, Md.)  – WJLA.com
Two male students from the University of Maryland were taken to a hospital after one was shot and another beaten just blocks from the campus, Prince George’s County Police reported. (read more)
University of Utah Might Bill Students for Controversial Speaker Security (Salt Lake City)  – Campus Safety
The University of Utah is considering having student groups pay a greater share of the security costs associated with controversial speakers. (read more)
Transportation Security
Japan’s Narita Airport Deploys State-of-the-Art Security Technology (Tokyo) – Markets Insider
Smiths Detection, a global market leader in threat detection systems, has been chosen to supply innovative solutions for people screening and search functions in Tokyo’sNarita International Airport. Following a national directive from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to upgrade checkpoint security to comply with the latest international standards, Narita Airport, along with several regional hub airports, held a formal evaluation of potential solutions and chose to install 13 eqo portals from Smiths Detection. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Tests on smart home device security and privacy have produced ‘alarming’ results – Herald Sun
SECURITY weaknesses in “smart home” devices such as light bulbs, power switches and webcams are putting consumers at risk of cyber attack and burglaries, researchers warn. (read more)
 
Worship Security
Local churches taking measures to boost security amid deadly attacks (Tennessee) – Times Free Press
Recent attacks across the country have local faith leaders taking a hard look at security measures at their places of worship here in Chattanooga. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Latah County upgrades body cameras (Latah County, Idaho) – The Lewiston Tribune
Body cameras worn by deputies at the Latah County Sheriff’s Office will now be able to record for 12 hours at a higher resolution, and they won’t die before the end of a shift. (read more)
Security Industry
Heads Spinning over Honeywell Spin-Off – SecurityInfoWatch
In what has been a relatively quiet year thus far for M&A and other significant business maneuvers among security manufacturers, Honeywell earlier this week sent shockwaves throughout the industry when it announced plans to spin-off ADI and its home security businesses into a standalone, publicly-traded company.  (read more)
CCTV to Drive Electronic Security Market Growth – SDM
Research Nester, a market analysis organization, released a report, “IT Managed Services Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2023,” which revealed that increasing demand for CCTV and video surveillance systems is expected to be the main driver in in the growth of the global electronic security market. (read more)

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