Daily Report – 12/4/17

Top Stories
China’s A.I. Advances Help Its Tech Industry, and State Security – The New York Times
During President Trump’s visit to Beijing, he appeared on screen for a special address at a tech conference. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Security practices enter spotlight after Las Vegas shooting (Las Vegas) – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Like a sharp poker player, Las Vegas casinos keep their cards close to their vests when it comes to security. (read more)
 
Longmont police collecting locations of security cameras (Longmont, Fla.) – Times-Call
When Tom the Turkey – a blow-up lawn decoration – was plucked by a thief from a front yard in Longmont, the homeowners shared with police the surveillance footage of the Thanksgiving heist. (read more)
 
$5M Grant Will Pay For Baltimore Crime-Fighting Technology (Baltimore) – WBAL.com
A $5 million grant from New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s foundation will pay for the city of Baltimore to expand its crime-fighting technology. (read more)
Security at county jail a serious crisis (Boyd County, Ky.) – The Daily Independent
It is time for state and/or federal authorities to step in and take over the Boyd County Detention Center. (read more)
Campus Security
W 400+ security cameras being installed at Westfield State (Westfield, Mass.) – WWLP.com
Members of the Westfield State University community will soon be seeing increased security on their campus. (read more)
Bakersfield Heart Hospital credits staff with quick response (Bakersfield, Calif.) – KernGoldenEmpire.com
An eery scene Sunday at Bakersfield Heart Hospital where a gunman opened fire Friday night. (read more)
Transportation Security
Sending Out an SOS: The Rise of Travel Security Apps – The New York Times
From transferring money to buying airline tickets, smartphone apps can be a traveler’s high-tech multitasker. But can they keep travelers safe? A new crop of apps seeks to offer that assurance. (read more)
Cyber Security
Critical Infrastructure: Fear the Consequences, Not the Security Solutions – Info Security
As we have seen with increasing regularity, cybersecurity breaches, regardless of the industry, can have serious business and individual consequences. (read more)
 
Three Uber security managers resign after breach – IT News
Three senior managers in Uber’s security unit resigned on Friday after the company’s new chief executive officer criticised past practices following a massive 2016 breach.  (read more)
 
Worship Security
Colorado churches continue to improve security, nearly one month since Texas church massacre (Aurora, Colo.) – TheDenverChannel.com
It has been nearly one month since the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Towns to Receive Reimbursements for Police Body Cameras (Connecticut) – NBC Connecticut
More than $1.7 million in reimbursements are coming to over a dozen Connecticut police departments that paid up front for body cameras and other equipment. (read more)
Security Industry
How Proposed Senate Tax Bill Could Affect Installing Security Contractors – Security Sales & Integration
If you watched the news this week there has been a lot of talk about the Senate version of the tax bill wedged in between the latest tweets, sex scandals and royal engagements. President Trump has challenged Congress to come up with a bill before the holiday recess and chances are good that they will come up with something. (read more)
Allegion to Acquire Commercial Door Manufacturer QMI – SDM
Allegion, a global security products and solutions provider, has agreed to acquire Qatar Metal Industries (QMI) through one of its subsidiaries. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, subject to regulatory approvals. (read more)

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