Daily Report – 11/3/17

Top Stories
TSA Administrator: No need for airport-like security for rail travel – CNBC
Airport-like security screenings are not necessary for Amtrak or other rail travel, the new head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday, speaking a day after eight people were killed in a truck attack in Lower Manhattan. (read more)
 
3 People Killed In Colorado Walmart Shooting (Thornton, Colo.) – Security Today
Three people are dead after a man walked into a Colorado Walmart and open fired on shoppers. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
City moves forward with surveillance system (Gonzales, Calif.) – Gonzales Tribune
Surveillance cameras and license plate readers could soon appear in the City of Gonzales as the City Council approved the pilot project to move forward on Oct. 16. (read more)
 
US Homeland Security Wants Facial Recognition to Identify People in Moving Cars – Gizmodo
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to develop technology that scans the faces of travelers as they enter and leave the US. The difficult part? The agency wants to do it without anyone needing to get out of their cars. (read more)
 
Tennessee’s Tight Security For White Nationalist Rally Could Be Copied By Police Elsewhere (Tennessee) – Nashville Public Radio
Last weekend’s white nationalist rallies in Tennessee didn’t go down in infamy – but they may be remembered fondly in law enforcement circles. Just how large was the police presence? (read more)
 
N.B. Christmas tree farmers increase security measures following rise in thefts (New Brunswick, Canada) –CTV News Atlantic
Christmas tree farmers in New Brunswick are taking precautions to ensure thieves stay away for their busiest time of the year. (read more)
 
Cooper says review of prison security on fast track (Raleigh, N.C.) – WRAL.com
Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that his administration is working “furiously” on updating safety and security policies and procedures at North Carolina prisons in the wake of an escape attempt last month that left three prison workers dead and nine others injured. (read more)
 
Officials Detail Increased Security Measures For NYC Marathon In Wake Of Lower Manhattan Terror Attack (New York) – CBS New York
The TCS New York City Marathon is happening this coming Sunday, and will draw people from all over the world. (read more)
 
‘Soft targets’ such as Walmart should think about hiring armed guards, security expert says (Thornton, Colo.) – KDVR.com
Walmart is American as apple pie. On Wednesday night, another American staple became the center of gun violence when police say a man walked into a Thornton store and randomly killed three people near a cash register. (read more)
 
Northampton City Council reaffirms opposition to downtown security cameras (Northampton, Mass.) – MassLive.com
Northampton City Council once again reaffirmed opposition to a proposal by the local police department to install security cameras in the city’s downtown area at Thursday night’s meeting. (read more)
Campus Security
School installs cameras in high school bathrooms; parents say students’ privacy violated (Windsor, Colo.) – KDVR.com
Windsor Charter Academy’s decision to install cameras in its high school bathrooms isn’t sitting well with some parents who argue the move violates their students’ right to privacy. (read more)
Transportation Security
Don’t worry: Security on light rail Saturday is just a training drill (New Jersey) – NorthJersey.com
NJ Transit is telling light rail commuters to not be alarmed if they see an increased police presence at the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Caven Point facility on Saturday. (read more)
 
Runaway seven-year-old slips past security on to plane without a ticket (Geneva, Switzerland) – The Guardian
Swiss officials are investigating how a seven-year-old runaway who slipped away from her parents was able to pass through airport security controls and sneak on to flight without a ticket or passport. (read more)
Cyber Security
The Human Element: Insider Behavior Facilitates Cyber Attacks, Erodes Business Trust – Security Magazine
The mysterious foreign villains striking the largest companies and political organizations from the dark corners of the Internet tend to get the splashy headlines. However, the network openings that allow outside cyber-attackers to burrow in, infect databases, and potentially take down an organization’s file servers overwhelmingly originate with trusted insiders. (read more)
Challenges to U.S. election integrity – Homeland Security News Wire
Various concerns about the security of U.S. elections have arisen over the past two decades, some more significant than others. While many studies have shown that voter fraud, for instance, is vanishingly rare in the U.S., what about the state of electoral administration, lost votes, and cyberattacks? MIT experts offer insights on data, technology, and election security in an era of rising concern. (read more)
Biometrics
Detroit Surveillance Camera Program to Add Facial Recognition Capability (Detroit) – Security Sales & Integration
The Detroit Police Department says it plans to integrate facial recognition software into its Project Green Light program. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Athens police receive grant for body cameras (Athens-Clarke County, Ga.) – OnlineAthens.com
The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has been awarded a federal grant for body cameras. (read more)

NHPD rolls out body cams (New Haven, Conn.) – Yale Daily News
Thirty New Haven police officers began body camera training on Nov. 1, the New Haven Police Department announced at a joint press conference with Mayor Toni Harp on Wednesday. (read more)
Security Industry
Report: Global market for physical security equipment to reach $41.7B by 2021 – SecurityInfoWatch
According to a new report from IHS Markit, the global market for physical security equipment – including commercial and consumer video surveillance, access control, intruder alarms, entrance control (pedestrian and vehicle), mobile video and body-worn cameras, and enterprise storage – was worth an estimated $29.2 billion in 2016, a $1.6 billion (5.8 percent) increase  from  2015. (read more)
Convergint Technologies Acquires Security Products Company – SDM
Convergint Technologies, ranked No. 2 on SDM’s Top Systems Integrators Report, acquired Minnesota-based Security Products Company (SPC). (read more)
I-View Now integrates with Nest cameras – Security Systems News
Smart home company Nest, based here, recently announced a new partnership with I-View Now, bringing video verification into its cameras. (read more)
Aiphone Emergency Towers Help Toronto’s Baycrest Health Sciences Improve Employee And Visitor Safety –SourceSecurity.com
Baycrest Health Sciences, a Toronto-based global leader in geriatric healthcare and research – with a special focus on brain health and aging – recently installed Aiphone IX Series emergency towers in its 500-space parking lot to improve the safety and security of employees and visitors. (read more)

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