Daily Report – 11/1/17

Top Stories
New York City Marathon Officials Monitoring Security Following Terror Attack (New York) – Runner’s World
A driver of a rented pickup truck plowed through pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path along the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday, killing eight and injuring 11 people in what officials are calling a terrorist attack. Coming five days before the New York City Marathon, race organizers said they are “monitoring the situation carefully.” (read more)
 
Security, sales a concern 100 days before Pyeongchang Winter Games (New York) – DW.com
One hundred days before the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, there is more skepticism than ever before, and in some cases, there’s little the South Korean organizers can do about it. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Hotels Face Urgent Security Questions After Las Vegas Massacre – Forbes
Many questions still surround the attack on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on October 1, from the motive of the mass murderer to the actual timeline of events, particularly within the Mandalay Bay Hotel. (read more)
 
New York tightens security after truck attack out of caution, not over concern of more attacks (New York) – USA Today
New York officials said security would be enhanced for a Halloween parade Tuesday evening and in the days ahead after what they said was a lone-wolf terror attack in Lower Manhattan. (read more)
 
Homeland Security officials lost 228 firearms, 1,889 badges over three-year period: Watchdog – Washington Examiner
Employees with the Department of Homeland Security lost more than 200 firearms and nearly 1,900 badges over a three-year span, according to an audit from the agency’s Office of Inspector General. (read more)
 
Drone Security Risks and How to Protect Against Them – Security Today
Commercial use of drones for tasks like surveillance and aerial photography/videography creates business efficiencies and new opportunities, but it’s important to understand drones’ inherent security risks and their potential impact on a company. (read more)
 
Reporters face tougher Capitol security restrictions after Trump protester breach (Washington, D.C.) – The Hill
Members of the congressional press corps faced unusually heavy security restrictions on Tuesday, an apparent consequence of a protester hiding among reporters to throw Russian flags at President Trump last week. (read more)
 
Sheriff says RAGBRAI must cover security expenses (Tipton, Iowa) – KCCI.com
One Iowa community is yanking the welcome mat when it comes to RAGBRAI. (read more)
 
Madison may require security cameras at all convenience stores (Madison, Wis.) – Wisconsin State Journal
To improve public safety, Mayor Paul Soglin is proposing that all convenience stores in the city have quality security cameras covering multiple areas and that records be kept for at least 30 days. (read more)
 
‘We do not feel secure’ at New Orleans’ criminal courthouse, judge says (New Orleans) – NOLA.com
A New Orleans judge said Monday (Oct. 30) that she and other jurists “do not feel secure” inside the city’s criminal courthouse, and called for stricter enforcement of security measures upon people and packages entering the building at Tulane and South Broad avenues. (read more)
 
Courthouse security equipment arrives (Jefferson County, Wash.) – PTLeader.com
High-definition security cameras have already been installed, an X-ray machine and a second magnetometer have been delivered, and Jefferson County is investigating communications devices for security personnel. (read more)
Campus Security
School stepping up security after potential threat (Thief River Falls, Minn.) – Valley News Live
Officials are investigating a potential threat against Lincoln High School. The Thief River Falls School District was notified today about the possibility that someone could be coming in to the school on November 1st with a firearm with the intent to do great harm. (read more)
Security changes coming after shooting inside Covenant (Saginaw, Mich.) – NBC25News.com
A Covenant spokesperson said they’ve been working on additional security measures following the active shooter situation at their main campus this month. (read more)
Kent school adds security after anti-Muslim threats (Kent, Wash.) – The Columbian
A high school south of Seattle has added extra security Monday after anti-Muslim graffiti and threats were found on campus last week. (read more)
Sacramento schools issue warnings due to suspicious vans (Sacramento) – KCRA.com
After issuing an alert to parents and students about several sightings of a suspicious white van near two Sacramento schools, school district officials said there is “no concrete evidence to prove there is any real threat.” (read more)
Former Baton Rouge police chief pledges $35K security system to McKinley High School for free to combat crime (Baton Rouge, La.) – The Advocate
A former Baton Rouge police chief and his son are taking aim at crime by providing, free of charge, a $35,000 security and emergency alert system to McKinley High School. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Editorial: Madison should finally OK police body cameras (Madison, Wis.) – Wisconsin State Journal
Madison officials pressured East and West Towne malls last year to install security cameras in the common areas of their shopping centers to deter crime. (read more)
Security Industry
IHS: DIY security systems put pressure on professional installers – SecurityInfoWatch
In 2016, the global market for do-it-yourself (DIY) security equipment reached $60 million, with the great majority of gear – 85 percent – sold in the Americas. The American market for DIY intruder alarms is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 20 percent over the next five years. (read more)

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