Daily Report – 11/17/17

Top Stories
Security researchers say that a flaw in Amazon camera could let driver re-enter your house unnoticed – CNBC
Security researchers claim to have discovered a flaw in Amazon’s Key Service could let a driver re-enter your home after dropping off a delivery. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Smarter security cameras in development at UH – ABC13.com
No matter where you look, security cameras are everywhere. From public places to sporting events, their objective is to capture a moment that may involve criminal activity. But what if they could give us an earlier warning to a threat? (read more)
 
Security incidents at Brazil Grand Prix to be discussed by Formula One governing body – SecurityInfoWatch
Motorsport governing body FIA is to discuss the security problems which occurred at last weekend’s Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo. (read more)
 
Most mass killers are men who have also attacked family – Homeland Security News Wire
What do most mass killers have in common? As a researcher who studies coercive control in intimate relationships, I can point out a few key characteristics. First, they are men. Additionally, they have a history of controlling and abusing their wives and girlfriends – and sometimes other family members – before “graduating” to mass killings. (read more)
 
Surveillance cameras coming all Burlington parking garages (Burlington, Vt.) – WCAX.com
Queen City officials say three of the downtown garages will have new security camera systems installed. (read more)
 
Police Plan Extra Security For Christmas Tree Lighting, Christkindlmarket, Other Holiday Events (Chicago) – CBS Chicago
If you’re heading downtown Friday for the lighting of the Christmas tree at Millennium Park, or to check out the first day of Christkindlmarket, be prepared to deal with extra security measures. (read more)
Campus Security
Westfield State University ups reward, increases security following another racist incident (Westfield, Mass.) – MassLive.com
Someone slipped a racist note under a door in the Scanlon Hall dormitory late Wednesday night and antisemitic graffiti was found elsewhere in the building, according to a campus-wide message sent Thursday by President Ramon S. Torrecilha. (read more)
Report: Gunfire destroys security camera at San Jose school (San Jose, Calif.) – The Mercury News
A security camera at Booksin Elementary School was destroyed by gunfire over Veteran’s Day weekend, according to KGO-TV, this news organization’s media partner. (read more)
Wichita State to offer scenario-based active shooter training (Wichita, Kan.) – The Sunflower
Wichita State will begin to offer on-campus, active threat training sessions after the Kansas Board of Regents approved temporary exemptions to the campus concealed carry Wednesday. (read more)
Lockdown drills stressed after Rancho Tehama school shooting (Redding, Calif.) – KRCRTV.com
Employees at Rancho Tehama Elementary are being credited with saving the lives of countless students by locking down the school when the gunman rammed through campus and started firing Tuesday morning. (read more)
Calif. pol says school staff should be armed to protect campuses (California) – NY Daily News
A California congressman wants to arm school staff to protect campuses like the one attacked Tuesday by a gunman in his district. (read more)
Transportation Security
IATA calls for additional measures to strengthen aviation security – Airport Technology
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for further strengthening of aviation security by addressing four major areas of concern. (read more)

Millions of Californians will soon have to visit the DMV. Here’s why (California) – The Sacramento Bee
As the deadline to meet new federal standards for state licenses and ID cards approaches, Department of Motor Vehicles offices in Sacramento and around the state are preparing for a rush. (read more)

Fraudulent injury claims reduced thanks to CTtransit surveillance cameras (Hartford, Conn.) – WTNH.com
Surveillance cameras on CTtransit buses are not new. In fact, they’ve been around 15 years. (read more)
Worship Security
Michigan Church Closed Tuesday After Threat List Found (Grand Rapids, Mich.) – Security Today
A church in Michigan was closed Tuesday after its inclusion on a threat list that included multiple houses of worship. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
LA Sheriff’s body cam plan draws mixed reviews (Los Angeles) – SCPR.org
The Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission Thursday got its first look at the department’s proposal to use body cameras. While the panel didn’t take a position on the plan to outfit nearly 6,000 deputies, it heard a variety of views from watchdogs who attended the meeting. (read more)
Security Industry
Report: Major challenges on the horizon for security manufacturers – SecurityInfoWatch
Memoori’s 2017 annual report shows that the total value of physical security products at factory gate prices in 2017 was $29.2 billion, an increase of approximately 5 percent over 2016. This is a decline in growth from its peak in 2014 but an increase over the last two years. Over the last eight years the market has grown by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.41 percent and Memoori forecasts the market will reach $41.27 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 7.2 percent. (read more)
Trump Authorizes PASS Act, Exempts Security Systems From DoE Energy Restrictions – Security Sales & Integration
President Donald Trump signed into law the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act, P.L. 115-78, culminating a yearlong effort led by the Security Industry Association (SIA) to preserve an important provision in federal energy efficiency requirements critical to the operation of security and fire alarm systems. (read more)
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)

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