Daily Report – 12/1/17

Top Stories
Homeland Security claims DJI drones are spying for China – Engadget
A memo from the Los Angeles office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau (ICE) has been making the rounds and it states some pretty bold claims about drone-maker DJI. The memo, which was apparently issued in August, says that the officials assess “with moderate confidence that Chinese-based company DJI Science and Technology is providing US critical infrastructure and law enforcement data to the Chinese government.” The LA ICE office also says that the information is based on, “open source reporting and a reliable source within the unmanned aerial systems industry with first and secondhand access.” (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Despite crime, not all parks have security cameras (Nashville, Tenn.) – WSMV.com
It’s been more than a year since a woman was raped at a Nashville park while babysitting two children. (read more)
Are home security cameras ready for business use? – CSO
After decades of lowering crime, rates are on the uptick again. It’s no surprise then that the global home security camera market, led by low cost consumer IP “cams”, is expected to be worth $8 billion by 2023. Starting as low as $30 per camera, everyone from Amazon to your cable provider, to your trusted WiFi vendor is trying to sell you a home security camera. Just plug in your IP camera and be alerted on your phone anytime something moves is the promise. (read more)
New Orleans police monitor: Not much proof crime cameras improve safety (New Orleans) – NOLA.com
New Orleans’ independent police monitor is raising concerns about Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s citywide public safety improvement plan, which includes the launch of a an extensive camera network and high-tech monitoring center. (read more)
Campus Security
Extra security added at Sinai Hospital with recent crime (Baltimore) – WBALTV.com
A surveillance camera still frame of an attempted armed robbery suspect was snapped in the lobby of Sinai Hospital last week before the suspect saw the guards on-duty and ran away. (read more)
Video surveillance: Cameras spark concerns over appropriate use of footage (Medford, Mass.) – The Tuffs Daily
In 2012, Tufts administration spearheaded a program to establish a formalized surveillance security policy that would cover both the cameras that had previously been installed on campus and the installation of more cameras. Despite some opposition from the student body, the program, which was led by the Department of Public and Environmental Security (DPES), was completed in July of 2014. (read more)
New video security system on trial at Everett elementary school (Everett, Wash.) – KIRO7.com
A Snohomish County school district is going a step beyond just locking the doors to keep students safe. (read more)
Transportation Security
Legislation Introduced to Protect Mass Transit Systems from Attacks – Security Today
Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Vice Ranking Member on the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced the Surface Transportation and Public Area Security Act of 2017. (read more)
Cyber Security
New cybersecurity report reveals that accidental insider threats put organizations at real risk –SecurityInfoWatch
NTT Security, the specialized security company of NTT Group, has released its 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) Quarterly Threat Intelligence Report. The report serves as the primary focal point for contextualizing, enhancing and enriching threat intelligence-related information across the NTT Security global client base. The GTIC Quarterly Threat Intelligence Report is uniquely situated to empower frontline Managed Security Services (MSS) SOC analysts, research analysts, network security engineers, professional security service consultants and incident response handlers to gather, share and apply threat-related information.  (read more)
Growing private sector use of facial scanners worries privacy advocates – The Hill
Privacy advocates fear that the growing use of facial recognition software in the private sector could lead to increased public surveillance and compromise civil liberties. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Security & Home Automation: 3 Major Trends You Need to Know – Security Sales & Integration
The home security and home automation industries didn’t change too much for their first three decades, but over the past three years, new technologies and business models have upended traditional practices in these sectors. (read more)
Worship Security
Church seminars to teach gospel of security (Florida) – Orlando Sentinel
Not so many years ago, church doors were wide open to parishioners and guests, no questions asked. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
State approves body cams for more CT police departments (Connecticut) – News12.com
An increasing number of police departments in western Connecticut are now using body cameras, and several have just been approved by the state. (read more)

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