Daily Report – 12/8/17

Top Stories
Nevada triples funding for New Year’s Eve security in Las Vegas (Las Vegas) – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevada lawmakers on Thursday approved a record amount of funding for New Year’s Eve security in Las Vegas. (read more)
 
After Questioning Security at South Korean Olympics, Officials Say U.S. Looks Forward to Participating – The New York Times
United States officials have expressed concern about security at the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February, initially raising the possibility of withdrawing from the games but later insisting that American athletes will compete. (read more)
 
A Tiny New Chip Could Secure The Next Generation Of IOT – Wired
The Internet of Things security crisis persists, as billions of inadequately secured webcams, refrigerators, and more flood homes around the world. But IoT security researchers at Microsoft Research have their eye on an even larger problem: the billions of gadgets that already run on simple microcontrollers-small, low-power computers on a single chip-that will gradually gain connectivity over the years, exponentially expanding the internet of things population. And that connected electric toothbrush needs protection, too. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Surveillance cameras coming to downtown as part of partnership with Park Service (St. Augustine, Fla.) – StAugustine.com
With a little help from local partners, the St. Augustine Police Department is going to have a few more eyes on the downtown area. (read more)
 
How to spot a credit card skimmer this holiday season (Suffolk, Va.) – WTKR.com
Police are warning shoppers to keep a look out for credit card skimmers after one was found at the 7-Eleven on Holland Road. (read more)
 
Can condo board’s security cameras legally record audio and video? – Chicago Tribune
Q: I live in a self-managed condominium association. The board installed three security cameras on the common elements that record audio and video. The board president controls the live feed and the recorded copy of video and audio footage. One of the cameras is mounted approximately 4 feet from my master bedroom window and about 20 feet from another bedroom window. We feel we have lost privacy in our home, especially because with our windows open, we can easily be heard and recorded. Is this allowed? (read more)
 
Pennington County Jail inmates now subject to body scan searches (Rapid City, S.D.) – Rapid City Journal
Pennington County Jail deputies didn’t waste any time putting their new inmate body scanner to use last weekend. (read more)
 
Library looks to add security cameras for protection (Westbrook, Maine) – Journal Tribune
A local Maine library is upgrading its surveillance cameras to deter sexually inappropriate behavior. (read more)
 
Increased security, barriers at outdoor NYC holiday markets (New York) – ABC7NY.com
Safety concerns have led to increased security this year at popular outdoor holiday markets in the city. (read more)
 
Homeland Security to create new office focused on countering weapons of mass destruction (Westbrook, Maine) – The Washington Post
Department of Homeland Security officials said Thursday they will establish an office to better protect the United States from potential large-scale terrorist attacks. (read more)
Campus Security
Kettering middle schools to add dozens of security cameras (Kettering, Ohio) – WDTN.com
The Kettering school board has approved a contract to install dozens of surveillance cameras at both of the city’s middle schools. (read more)
Campus security focus of schools’ town hall (Sarasota, Fla.) – Herald-Tribune
The second digital town hall hosted by the Sarasota County School District focused on security and safety following a number of incidents at district schools in the previous months. (read more)
Police: Suspected shooter, 2 students, dead in shooting at New Mexico high school (Aztec, N.M.) –SecurityInfoWatch
Three people are dead, including two students and the suspected shooter, after a shooting at Aztec High School, in Aztec, Thursday morning, according to New Mexico State Police. (read more)
Transportation Security
TSA PreCheck program to speed security lines needs more workers doing background checks, report says –Los Angeles Times
The Transportation Security Administration’s push to enroll 25 million people in its expedited screening program has fallen short, mainly because the agency failed to assign enough workers to review applications, a federal report found. (read more)
 
Worship Security
Foundation awards $1M for Jewish center security (Indianapolis) – The Herald
The Lilly Endowment has awarded $1 million to the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis to boost security at its campus and make other improvements. (read more)
Security Industry
Honeywell’s Lyric security system syncs with Apple HomeKit – CNet
It wasn’t long after the debut of the Honeywell Lyric smart thermostat that Honeywell decided to start offering dealer-installed, professionally monitored Lyric home security systems, too. Now, as the company teased back at CES 2017, those Lyric security systems are finally set to sync up with Apple’s HomeKit. (read more)
New Tech Transforming Way Security Pros View Industry, Survey Finds – Security Sales & Integration
New technologies are transforming the way that executives view the security industry – from their market outlook, to competition, to future capital needs, according to a Capital One survey. (read more)

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