Daily Report – 10/25/17

Top Stories
2 dead at Grambling State University after fight in dorm leads to shooting (Grambling, La.) – WTSP.com
Two men were fatally shot on a university campus in northern Louisiana early Wednesday. The shooter is believed to be at large. (read more)
 
Reporting on Las Vegas, Pixel by Pixel (Las Vegas) – The New York Times
Nearly a month has passed since Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more – yet the shooting continues to confound the public and investigators alike. Little is known about Mr. Paddock’s motives. And investigators have revised parts of the timeline of the shooting on three occasions, raising further questions about what exactly happened. (read more)
 
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Security surrounding EPA administrator rising to unprecedented level: report (Sacramento) – The Hill
Security expenses at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are increasing to “an unprecedented level,” according to a report published by CNN. (read more)
 
Law enforcement beefs up security for World Series (Houston) – Houston Chronicle
Tens of thousands of baseball fans will flood downtown Houston this week for the 2017 World Series, marking the second time in a year that Houston law enforcement will bulk up security efforts for a national sports event. (read more)
 
Security cameras to be added along lake trails (Elizabethtown, Ky.) – The News-Enterprise
Security improvements along trails at Free­­man Lake Park are on the way after a female cyclist was injured last week by fishing line hung in the area. (read more)
 
3 things you need to know about World Series security in Houston (Houston) – Click2Houston.com
Houston police said the Final Four, Super Bowl and even the World Series 12 years ago were good training for what to expect during the World Series in Houston in 2017. (read more)
 
Security and heat a concern at Dodger Stadium for World Series (Los Angeles) – ABC7.com
With all eyes on Los Angeles for the World Series, law enforcement and the fire department want Angelenos to know they’re prepared for anything. (read more)
 
House Passes Bill to Increase Cybersecurity at US Ports – Security Magazine
The US House of Representatives passed legislation aimed at guarding U.S. ports from cyberattacks. (read more)
Campus Security
DePaul University security guards hold one-day strike (Chicago) – ABC7Chicago.com
DePaul University security guards held a one-day strike Tuesday to demand increased wages and benefits. (read more)
San Jose State adds gunshot detection to security array (San Jose, Calif.)  – The Mercury News
San Jose State University is adding gunshot detection microphones to its security infrastructure as part of a broader series of surveillance upgrades in the coming months. (read more)
Sandy Hook parent shares story of loss at security symposium (Plymouth, Minn.)  – Lakeshore Weekly News
The faculty, staff and administrators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, prepared for the worst just like others schools do – but when the nightmare of an attack actually happened on Dec. 14, 2012, life or death came down to little things people never considered. (read more)
Galloway school board approves $2.73M for security and electrical upgrades, more (Galloway Township, N.J.) – Shore News Today
The Board of Education approved the transfer of $2.73 million in funds Oct. 16 to pay for projects at the district’s six schools. (read more)
Transportation Security
New TSA security procedures might require you to arrive at the airport earlier (Sacramento) – ABC10.com
Officials from the Sacramento International Airport are suggesting travelers arrive even earlier now after the Transportation Security Administration [TSA] began implementing new, stronger screening procedures. (read more)
Global airlines start new security interviews for US-bound passengers – Independent.ie
At least five global long-haul airlines are to begin new “security interviews” of all passengers on US-bound flights at the request of American officials. (read more)
KCI is unfit for the security challenges in a post-9/11 world (Kansas City, Mo.) – The Kansas City Star.
Make no mistake: Backers of a new single terminal for Kansas City International Airport aren’t pitching the idea because KCI is a security risk. (read more)
Airlines get ready for new US security rules that take effect Thursday – CNBC
New security measures including stricter passenger screening take effect on Thursday on all U.S.-bound flights to comply with government requirements designed to avoid an in-cabin ban on laptops, airlines said. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Amazon’s latest Alexa-enabled device is a home security camera – The Verge
This morning, Amazon announced a new service called Key. It allows Prime customers to get in-home delivery, meaning the courier will unlock your front door and drop the package off inside. To work, Amazon is releasing a brand-new gadget called the Cloud Cam. It’s a indoor home security camera that acts as the brains for a smart lock, allowing Amazon to decide when it should open your house for a delivery. But it’s also a standalone offering, and another in the growing family of Alexa-enabled devices that promise to integrate Amazon into every part of your home life. (read more)
Biometrics
Bank of America Boosts Online Security with Biometrics – Security Today
Bank of America will expand its use of biometrics with Intel hardware-based security technologies following a slew of high-profile data breaches at several big U.S. companies. (read more)
Worship Security
Security seminar offered at Shawnee church (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) – Shawnee Dispatch
A church security seminar will be given at the Shawnee United Methodist Church, 10700 Johnson Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 28. (read more)
 
Body Worn Cameras
Denver police boost body camera training after dozens of officers fail to use them (Denver) –SecurityInfoWatch
Dozens of Denver police officers have been disciplined so far this year for violating the department’s body camera policy, and the city’s police watchdog is urging the department to provide more training to officers on when to activate their cameras. (read more)
Security Industry
School Dangers Organization Appoints Security Pros to Leadership Roles – Security Sales & Integration
Connie Moorhead, CEO of The CMOOR Group, has been named president of the School Dangers Organization (SDO), a nonprofit that works to improve school security nationwide through advocacy, education and application of technology. (read more)

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