Daily Report – 11/15/17

Top Stories
The Latest: Gunman’s mother says son was frustrated by feud (Rancho Tehama Reserve, Calif.) – ABC News
The mother of the gunman who killed four people during a shooting rampage in Northern California said he called her a day earlier and told her “it’s all over now.” (read more)
 
On Airplanes, Considering Fighting Cameras With Cameras – The New York Times
Richie McBride is chief executive of Edesix Ltd., a company that produces small wearable cameras used by railway, health care and retail workers in Europe. Lately, he has turned his attention to a new and potentially sizable market: airlines. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Reports say Border Patrol losing agents faster than it can hire – SecurityInfoWatch
Two new reports from government watchdog agencies say the Border Patrol is losing more agents per year faster that it can hire new ones, and that border and immigration enforcement agencies face “significant challenges” in hiring and training new personnel. (read more)
 
Smart toys play with security fire, consumer group finds – CNet
Some of the coolest gifts on store shelves this year have security flaws that leave them vulnerable to hacking and could put children at risk, a consumer safety group warned Tuesday in a report. (read more)
 
Michigan Senate approves legislation that would allow concealed carry in schools, churches, day care centers (Michigan) – SecurityInfoWatch
The Michigan Senate approved legislation Wednesday allowing the concealed carry of handguns in places that have traditionally been off limits to guns, such as schools, churches, day care centers, bars and stadiums. (read more)
 
City of Tampa Actively Pursuing Illegal Dumpers (Tampa, Fla.) – Tampa Patch
The City of Tampa is working to get the word out that illegal dumping not only will not be tolerated, but also will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. (read more)
 
Changes to come following courthouse security breach (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – KKTV.com
A security breach at the El Paso County Courthouse went unnoticed for nearly an hour before security guards responded. (read more)
 
Homeland Security Plans Biological Weapons Simulation Tests In Oklahoma – International Business Times
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced plans to release low levels of inert chemical and biological materials in 2018 to simulate the effects of biological weapons on buildings near the borders of Oklahoma and Kansas. (read more)
 
Foundation awards $1K grant for parks cameras (Shelbyville, Ind.) – The Shelbyville News
A Shelbyville Middle School eighth-grader was in for a surprise Tuesday morning. (read more)
 
Addition of cameras, LED lighting designed to reduce Greenville crime (Greenville, N.C.) – WNCT.com
More lighting and surveillance cameras are cutting down on crime in Greenville neighborhoods, and those security upgrades could be on the way for other parts of the city. (read more)
Campus Security
OC student, 14, arrested for online threats that triggered increased security at 4 schools (Anaheim, Calif.) – ABC7.com
A 14-year-old student was arrested Tuesday for making criminal threats involving four Orange County high schools. (read more)
Ind. Hospital Swears in 9 Officers for Startup Police Department (Anderson, Ind.) – Campus Safety
Nine officers were sworn in on Friday to a newly-formed police department at Community Hospital Anderson in Anderson, Indiana. (read more)
Stockton Unified School District using several security measures to protect students (Stockton, Calif.) –ABC10.com
Sgt. Mayra Franco is always on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary when patrolling a school campus. (read more)
Transportation Security
Metal barriers in a sensitive spot for Baltimore: The Mondawmin transit hub (Baltimore) – Baltimore Brew
When metal barricades were installed last week outside MTA’s Mondawmin transit hub, the local community took notice, snapping photos and flocking to social media to discuss their purpose. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Security vulnerability in IoT cameras could allow remote control by hackers – ZD Net
Newly uncovered vulnerabilities in a popular brand of indoor internet-connected cameras could be exploited by attackers in order to gain complete control of the device. (read more)
Worship Security
Synagogues, Mosques Getting Federal Help As Hate Crimes Rise (Sacramento) – CBS Sacramento
The Department of Homeland Security is offering tens of thousands of dollars to religious institutions to help safeguard their houses of worship. (read more)
Places of worship in Michigan heighten security after ‘target’ list found in Dearborn Heights (Michigan) –ClickOnDetroit.com
Police have confirmed threats against three houses of worship across the state after a Dearborn Heights man found a map with addresses circled and the word “target” on it. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Lack of Dash Cams on Rockford Police Squad Cars Raises Questions & Prevents Investigation Progress (Rockford, Ill.) – MyStateLine.com
The Winnebago/Boone County Integrity Task Force continues to investigate the deaths of Officer Jaimie Cox and Eddie Patterson.  However, the lack of video evidence is preventing progress. (read more)
Security Industry
ADT acquires Datashield, aims to blend physical and cyber security – ZD Net
ADT is best known for its security services and protecting physical locations. Now it is getting into the cybersecurity game via the acquisition of Datashield. (read more)
IHS Markit looks at the rising number of security start-ups – Security Systems News
According to IHS Markit, a research firm based here, there have been more start-up companies for consumer grade cameras, DIY systems and smart home solutions. The company detailed the nature of these start-ups and contributing factors to their increased numbers in a report, “Security Start-Up Numbers Soar – Have the Barriers to Entry Ever Been So Low?” (read more)

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