Daily Report – 11/22/17

Top Stories
Texas church gunman lied about past to become a security guard, records show (Sutherland Springs, Texas) –The Washington Post
The gunman who killed more than two dozen people inside a Texas church this month lied when he registered as a security guard earlier this year, according to records released this week. (read more)
 
Moscow Ramps Up Video Surveillance Ahead of World Cup – The Moscow Times
Around 4,000 video cameras have recently been installed in the Moscow region in an effort to ramp up security ahead of the 2018 World Cup, the Moscow Region Government announced on Monday. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
 
Security cameras catch car burglars in action (Land O’ Lakes, Fla.) – ABC Action News
If you walk up to Chris Usher’s house in Land O’ Lakes, odds are he’ll know about it. (read more)
 
How the US outsourced border security to Mexico – Vox
In 2014, the Mexican government began a crackdown on undocumented Central American migrants at its southern border with Guatemala. Immediately the number of deportations of Central Americans from Mexico shot up… (read more)
 
Surveillance cameras now mandatory in hotels and motels in Independence, Missouri (Independence, Mo.) –SecurityInfoWatch
On the heels of last year’s video surveillance requirement for convenience stores and tobacco stores, plus new requirements in June for hotels and motels, the city of Independence is adding what it hopes will be another crime-fighting tool. (read more)
 
Some Locals Opposed To New Security Cameras At Dolores Park (San Francisco) – CBS San Francisco
After a string of violent crimes led to security cameras being installed at San Francisco’s popular Dolores Park, some residents are saying they aren’t happy with the new surveillance. (read more)
 
Stores add extra security feature ahead of Black Friday (Wichita, Kan.) – KWCH.com
With the busiest shopping day of the year quickly approaching, you may see something new in the parking lots of area Walmart stores. (read more)
 
Lincoln County Commissioners form security committee (North Platte, Neb.) – KnopNews2.com
Lincoln County Commissioners formed a security committee today at their regular meeting. The goal is to establish a committee which will advise the commissioners on areas of keeping Lincoln County building secure. (read more)
 
Wisconsin election officials ask for help protecting voter security in 2018 after Russian hack attempt (Wisconsin) – Fox6Now.com
Wisconsin’s elections officials are asking for additional staff to help protect against security threats after Russian hackers targeted the state in 2016. (read more)
 
Card skimmers easy to buy online, experts say (Lee County, Fla.) – ABC-7.com
At least nine card skimmers have been found on Lee County gas pumps since the start of the year, and now NBC2 is uncovering just how easy it is for crooks to hide them. (read more)
Campus Security
Ransomware Attacks Becoming Very Real Concern for Schools – Security Sales & Integration
Last month, the U.S. Department of Education issued a warning that hackers are targeting schools with insufficient IT security and threatening to release sensitive student information unless a ransom is paid. (read more)
School district spends $1M on high-tech video security (Hazleton, Pa.) – Standard-Speaker
New surveillance cameras for 13 facilities in the Hazleton Area School District will cost more than $1 million through a purchase that the school board approved Tuesday in its last meeting before newly elected members take their seats. (read more)
Transportation Security
TSA introduces new, stronger security measures at the Daytona Beach International Airport (Dayton Beach, Fla.) – Fox35Orlando.com
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today at the Daytona Beach International Airport that they have begun implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items at airports across the country. (read more)

TX: Houston Police Patrolling Busy Local Airports with AR-15s (Houston) – Aviation Pros
Police officers are toting AR-15 rifles at Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports this holiday season, the latest security enhancement as airports nationwide upgrade their firepower for an era of mass shootings using high-powered rifles. (read more)

The TSA’s New Scanners Could Make Airport Security Way Less Horrible – WTNH.com
It’s that time of year again. Prepare for inspection. Get to the airport hours early, just to stand in line with other sleep-deprived travelers. March forward, splay open your belongings. Separate your valuable electronics and leak-prone liquids into trays. Try to ignore the frustrated tutting of the guy behind you. This is the airport TSA shuffle we all know and abhor. But now, thanks to new technology, the experience is set to improve. (read more)
Worship Security
Midstate pastor ramps up security for Sunday services (Lebanon, Tenn.) – WSMV.com
Pastors across the Midstate are taking a proactive approach to keep their congregations safe, in light of recent church shootings. (read more)
Sheriff encourages church leaders to consider security and safety plans at seminar (McDonough, Ga.) – Henry Herald
A full house of Henry County’s pastors and faith leaders turned out for Sheriff Keith McBrayer’s presentation on church security and safety Monday night. (read more)
Darlington County Sheriff’s Office offers active shooter, security training to churches  (Darlington County, S.C.) – WPDE.com
Monday night, the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office held a community meeting with religious leaders to share their thoughts and answer some questions on church security. (read more)
Security Industry
Security 101 ‘Gift of Security’ to Provide $150K in Products, Integration Services – Security Sales & Integration
Security 101 announces that 15 of its franchise offices will participate in the 6th Annual Gift of Security corporate giving program. (read more)

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