Daily Report – 11/20/17

Top Stories
Florida May Counter ‘Growing Threat’ to Election Security (Florida) – U.S. News
Saying there is a “growing threat” to Florida’s election systems, the state may spend nearly $2.4 million in the coming year on cybersecurity efforts designed to protect election-related software and systems from outside hackers. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Individual attempts to jump security barrier near White House (Washington, D.C.) – The Hill
The Secret Service said Sunday that an individual tried to jump a bike rack security barrier along the White House lawn before being quickly detained. (read more)
 
Security tight as thousands attend Mag Mile Lights Festival in Chicago (Chicago) – Fox23Chicago.com
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Saturday wrapped up a two day gathering of families in Chicago. (read more)
 
Survey: Organized retail crime on the rise – SecurityInfoWatch
According to the results of the National Retail Federation’s 13th annual Organized Retail Crime (ORC) study released on Friday, ORC continues to impact the retail at ever-increasing rate as 67 percent of loss prevention executives surveyed reported seeing an increase in the crime in the past year. (read more)
 
Officials To Talk Security Plans For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (New York) – CBS New York
Security is expected to be extra tight at this year’s Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade after the deadly Lower Manhattan terror attack last month. (read more)
 
Courthouse closure to cost $100,000 for added security (Anderson, Ind.) – TheHeraldBulletin.com
It will cost Madison County a projected $100,000 to provide security to four new locations during the seven months the Madison County Government Center will be closed. (read more)
 
Elder Abuse: Are Granny Cams a Solution, a Compliance Burden, or Both? – Lexology
In Minnesota, 97% of the 25,226 allegations of elder abuse (neglect, physical abuse, unexplained serious injuries and thefts) in state-licensed senior facilities in 2016 were never investigated. This prompted Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton, to announce plans last week to form a task force to find out why. As one might expect, Minnesota is not alone. A study published in 2011 found that an estimated 260,000 (1 in 13) older adults in New York had been victims of one form of abuse or another during a 12-month period between 2008 and 2009, with “a dramatic gap” between elder abuse events reported and the number of cases referred to formal elder abuse services. Clearly, states are struggling to protect a vulnerable and growing group of residents from abuse. Technologies such as hidden cameras may help to address the problem, but their use raises privacy, security, compliance, and other concerns. (read more)
Campus Security
University of Alabama to test metal detectors at Bryant Denny Stadium (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) – SecurityInfoWatch
Fans attending the University of Alabama’s football game on Saturday will be required to pass through metal detectors before entering Bryant-Denny Stadium. (read more)
Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger – Fox News
It’s a familiar scenario when a school official hears about a potential danger that’s too close for comfort and locks down the building. (read more)
Security measures taken after threat made against Cheatham County schools (Cheatham County, Tenn.) –WKRN.com
A police officer will be stationed at every school campus in Cheatham County Monday after threats were made against an Ashland City school on Friday. (read more)
Local schools awarded ‘Safe School’ funding (State College, Pa.) – Centre Daily Times
Several area school districts were awarded “Safe School” grants on Friday. (read more)
Bomb scares on the rise in New Jersey’s schools (New Jersey) – NorthJersey.com
The phone call came in on a Monday morning from a man who identified himself as Mohammed. His message was chilling: Four bombs had been planted around Tenafly High School. (read more)
Transportation Security
Record number of firearms found at Atlanta International Airport this year, TSA says (Atlanta) – Homeland Preparedness News
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers discovered 211 firearms at security checkpoints at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) this year as of Nov. 16, setting a new record for the most guns found at an airport in a single year. (read more)

TSA likely to see record airport screenings during Thanksgiving week – Washington Examiner
The Transportation Security Administration is likely to screen 2.4 million air passengers each day during this coming Thanksgiving week, and could break the record of 2.71 million people screened in a single day in 2004. (read more)
 
Worship Security
Downtown church starts ‘new normal’ with armed security (Jacksonville, Fla.) – News4Jax.com
In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Sutherland, Texas, where a gunman opened fire and 26 people were killed, local churches have been reassessing their security protocols. (read more)
Security Industry
CEDIA Breaks Ground on New Global Headquarters – SDM
CEDIA broke ground on November 8th for its new global headquarters in Fishers, Ind. CEDIA staff and leadership were joined by Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness and representatives of architecture firm American Structurepoint and Mayer Najem construction for the ceremony. (read more)

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