Daily Report – 11/10/17

Top Stories
New report on TSA security failures has travelers concerned (Arlington, Va.) – WJLA.com
At busy TSA checkpoints at Reagan National Airport, passengers voiced their concerns about the results of an undercover investigation by Homeland Security Inspectors. (read more)
 
Homeland Security bulletin warns of weaponized drones and threat to aviation – ABC News
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an updated terror bulletin on Thursday highlighting the threat of weaponized drones, chemical attacks and the continued targeting of commercial aircraft. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Michigan bills would allow concealed guns in schools, churches (Michigan) – SecurityInfoWatch
In the wake of mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas that left dozens of people dead or injured, a Michigan Senate committee approved bills Tuesday that will allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons in gun-free zones such as schools, churches, day care centers, bars, dorms and stadiums. (read more)
 
Pot tax money should ride in armored cars, California treasurer says (California) –  SecurityInfoWatch
State Treasurer John Chiang proposed a stopgap Tuesday for a weighty issue cash-based cannabis businesses face: He recommended the use of armored cars to collect what might amount to $1 billion in annual taxes when recreational cannabis becomes legal for sale Jan. 1. (read more)
 
What will define the security operations center of 2020? – SecurityInfoWatch
We are under attack. In fact, we are experiencing the first skirmishes of an all-out cyberwar. Look at the headlines over the past several years and you will see the pattern. Hackers aren’t just the teenaged, hooded menaces consuming copious amounts of Jolt Cola any longer. (read more)
 
Independence ordinance requires all hotels, motels to install surveillance cameras (Independence, Mo.) – KSHB.com
The City of Independence is taking the next step to improve public safety. (read more)
 
Cameras not needed in Uber vehicles, city says (Ottawa, Canada) – Ottawa Citizen
There’s no evidence to support making Uber drivers install cameras in their cars, based on the first year of legal operations by the service in Ottawa, the city says. (read more)
 
Campus Security
 
Threats of violence force increased security at Southaven schools (Southaven, Miss.) – WMCActionNews5.com
Southaven High School’s Thursday night basketball game was canceled amid fears of violence. (read more)
Increased KU PSO foot patrols, presence allows officers to better protect University community (Lawrence, Kan.) – The University Daily Kansan
Since the implementation of concealed carry at the University on July 1, KU Public Safety Officers on foot, or segway, have become a regular presence on main campus. (read more)
School security camera recorded Springfield’s 12th homicide of 2017, court documents allege (Springfield, Mass.) – MassLive.com
Security cameras filmed Springfield murder defendant Davon Kelly-Griffin chasing a man behind a city elementary school, shooting him three times and then running away, according to court documents. (read more)
Elmhurst Hospital get serious with active threat drill (Elmhurst, Ill.) – Chicago Tribune
Elmhurst Hospital officials, along with the city’s Police and Fire departments, hope practice makes perfect should they ever be faced with a real-life active threat – an incident, which by its deliberate nature, creates an immediate threat or presents an imminent danger. (read more)
Transportation Security
Man passes through airport security, boards plane with wrong ticket (Phoenix) – ABC7Chicago.com
A former law enforcement officer said he made it through security at the airport in Phoenix, Arizona, with the wrong ticket in his hand. (read more)
OIA chairman not ruling out privatizing airport security over long waits in TSA lines (Orlando) – WFTV.com
Recently, officials at Orlando International Airport urged passengers to show up three hours early for some flights due to long waits going through security lines. (read more)
RFTA increases budget for bus security by 56 percent (Aspen, Colo.) – Post Independent
Roaring Fork Transportation Authority will increase spending for security on public buses and some bus stops by $45,000 or 56 percent in 2018, according to the budget approved Thursday. (read more)
DART urges passengers to report crime using new smartphone app (Dallas) – Dallas News
Dallas Area Rapid Transit riders will no longer be able to use a text service to report crime, and instead must use the DART Say Something Safety and Security app. (read more)
Cyber Security
Security Professionals Avoid Costly Breaches With Encrypted USB Drives – SourceSecurity.com
A USB drive from Heathrow Airport, found on a London street in late October, contained confidential information about accessing restricted areas at the airport and security measures used to protect the Queen. The drive also contained a timetable for anti-terrorism patrols at the airport and documentation of the ultrasound system used by Heathrow security to check perimeter fences and runways for breaches. The data was not encrypted, and the London resident who found it turned it over to a newspaper reporter. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
 
T-Mobile enters connected home security market with Nest security pack offering – SecurityInfoWatch
T-Mobile announced on Wednesday that it is entering the connected home security market with the release of its new T-Mobile Nest security pack which will be rolled out at the wireless carrier’s stores nationwide beginning on Friday. (read more)


Worship Security
Security checks available at Flagler County churches (Flagler County, Fla.) – WFTV.com
Deputies with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office have offered to perform security checks at places of worship following the mass shooting at a Texas church. (read more)
 
Safety in the sanctuary: State Police to train churches on security (Lansing, Mich.) – WILX.com
Michigan State Police are trying to help step up security at churches and places of worship in the wake of the deadly church shooting in Texas. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Body cams are latest tool for Waunakee Police (Waunakee, Wis.) – The Waunakee Tribune
Waunakee Police are learning the advantages and the limitations of body cameras since they began using them last June. (read more)
Security Industry
BCE Announces Agreement to Acquire AlarmForce Industries – SDM
BCE Inc. (Bell) announced it will acquire AlarmForce Industries Inc., a Canadian leader in home security and monitoring services, in a transaction valued at approximately $166 million. (read more)

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