Daily Report – 10/20/17

Top Stories
ISIS and Al-Qaeda Are Planning A ‘New 9/11,’ Security Chief Elaine Duke Warns – Fox13Memphis.com
The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda are planning more mass-casualty attacks on the level of the 9/11 hijackings, President Donald Trump’s homeland security chief said on Wednesday. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Dinkytown business owners call for more area surveillance (Minneapolis) – Minnesota Daily
Dinkytown business owners and managers are voicing concern over a lack of surveillance in the neighborhood. (read more)
 
City installs security cameras along portion of Schuylkill River Trail (Philadelphia) – 6ABC.cpm
Crews were busy digging trenches for buried cables along the Schuylkill River Trail in Center City Wednesday. (read more)
 
2 arrested at white nationalist Richard Spencer’s Florida event (Gainesville, Fla.) – ABC News
Two arrests were made Thursday afternoon on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, where self-described white nationalist Richard Spencer spoke at an event.  (read more)
 
California Republicans increase security at state convention ahead of Steve Bannon speech (Anaheim, Calif.) – 6ABC.cpm
The California Republican Party is ramping up security at its weekend convention in anticipation of protests at the Friday night keynote speech by Steve Bannon, a former advisor to President Trump and the executive chairman of Breitbart News. (read more)
 
5 hard facts security must face up to in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting – SecurityInfoWatch
It is ill-advised to be a Monday morning quarterback after a hostile event. From experience, I can say that only people who were there can know how it all went down, what all the factors influencing decisions on the ground were, and why things happened as they did. If you were not on the scene, it is unfair and often inaccurate to critique what security personnel, law enforcement, hotel or event owners could have or should have done. (read more)
 
Vulnerability in Children’s Smart Watch Could Reveal Location – Security Today
Researchers have found that a smart watch marketed towards children has several gaping security holes that could allow a hacker to eavesdrop and see the exact location of the wearer.. (read more)
Campus Security
Lock down at VSU lifted after man shot on campus; search for gunman underway (Petersburg, Va.) – WRIC.com
The lockdown at Virginia State University has been lifted after a man was shot on campus, according to a tweet published by the school’s police. (read more)
Police looking at surveillance video to find UW sexual assault suspect (Seattle)  – KomoNews.com
University of Washington police are hoping that campus surveillance cameras will help them find a man who they say sexually assaulted an 18-year-old student inside her dorm room on Monday. (read more)
Extra security planned for football game after student shot, killed near school (Macon, Ga.)  – AJC.com
Extra security is planned for a Georgia high school football game Thursday night after a student was fatally shot near the school, officials said. (read more)
Central Virginia schools get state funds to beef up security (Lynchburg, Va.) – The News & Advance
Central Virginia school divisions received more than $200,000 from the state to improve school security, but the school systems vary in how they plan to use the money. (read more)
California bans non-security school employees from carrying guns on campus (California) – SecurityInfoWatch
For years, Folsom and Rancho Cordova schools have allowed some employees to carry guns on campus because district leaders believed their students were safer that way. (read more)
Colorado school district considers revisiting ban on security cameras inside schools (Boulder, Colo.) – SecurityInfoWatch
A couple of Boulder Valley school board members want to revisit the district’s long-standing ban on security cameras inside schools after hearing requests from parents. (read more)
Transportation Security
Construction on new Reagan National Airport security area to start this month (Washington, D.C.) –WTOP.com
Major construction on a large new security area at Reagan National Airport is set to pick up soon, as plans move forward for the new commuter concourse that will replace the dreaded Gate 35X. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
New Haven Police Ready to Roll Out Body Worn Cameras in November (New Haven, Conn.) – NBC Connecticut
After the New Haven Board of Police Commissioners approved the General Orders for body camera use, officers in Elm City will start wearing them after training begins on November 1. (read more)
Security Industry
Is Assa Abloy’s acquisition of August Home a sign of bigger things to come? – SecurityInfoWatch
Assa Abloy on Thursday announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire August Home, one of the leading providers of smart locks and smart home access products and services. Based in San Francisco, August Home primarily focuses on developing solutions for the do-it-yourself (DIY) market. (read more)
ADT acquires Gaston Security – SecurityInfoWatch
ADT has announced the acquisition of Virginia-based commercial security integrator Gaston Security. (read more)

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