Daily Report – 12/11/17

Top Stories
Sandy Hook’s legacy: More security in elementary schools – ABC News
The setting could not be more different, but David Wannagot says he applies some of the same skills from his 30-year police career to his new role as a school sentry. (read more)
 
Stadium operators must confront the threats posed by drones – SecurityInfoWatch
Drones may be one of the biggest security risks to U.S. stadiums. We recently dodged a bullet as a single drone dropped its payload over two sold-out San Francisco Bay Area stadiums hosting NFL football games. Fortunately, no one was hurt by anti-media leaflets falling into the stands. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
New property manager to step up security along Riverwalk (Chicago) – Chicago Sun Times
The downtown Riverwalk has fast become one of Chicago’s most alluring public spaces, but it was also the scene of an alarming summer shooting during overnight hours when the attraction was supposed to be closed to the public. (read more)
 
Miami-Dade officer shoots, kills gunman at Walmart (Miami) – SecurityInfoWatch
A Miami-Dade police officer was shot “multiple times” while working security at a Walmart on Wednesday afternoon, according to police. (read more)
 
Thousands of surveillance cameras keep watch over Madison’s public spaces (Madison, Wis.) – Wisconsin State Journal
It’s become a fact of urban life that stepping outside one’s home means stepping into view of one or more increasingly sophisticated and numerous surveillance cameras – both publicly and privately owned. (read more)
 
National Finals Rodeo beefs up security in wake of 1 October tragedy (Las Vegas) – News3LV.com
The National Finals Rodeo is beefing up its security in the wake of the 1 October mass shooting in Las Vegas. (read more)
Campus Security
 
UNL students creating security app for Lincoln schools (Lincoln, Neb.) – The Seattle Times
University of Nebraska-Lincoln students are working on an app to help Lincoln Public Schools teachers and administrators communicate better in emergencies. (read more)
Protecting our children: School resource officers improve security and enhance ties between police and youth (Meadville, Pa.) – The Meadville Tribune
Windber Borough Police Officer Kyle Wirick’s new beat still involves morning patrols and traffic control. (read more)
Shooting after Illinois high school basketball game injures three, creates panic (Champaign, Ill.) – USA Today High School Sports
A shooting at the end of a high school basketball game in the capital region of Illinois injured three female students and created an atmosphere of panic that continues at a Champaign high school as students return to school. (read more)
Transportation Security
Smart suitcases may not fly, airlines warn – News.com.au
“SMART suitcases”, which can charge mobile phones, weigh themselves and be GPS tracked, seem like the holy grail of luggage. But you should think twice before dropping several hundred dollars on the travel companion because airlines may not allow them on board. (read more)
 
Metro Transit bus drivers were attacked more than 70 times this year (Minneapolis) – City Pages
Unable to reach a contract agreement with Metro Transit, unionized bus drivers are threatening to strike during the Super Bowl. Topping their list of demands is bus operator safety, which the Amalgamated Transit Union calls a perennial issue that has never been proactively addressed. (read more)
Cyber Security
Physical Measures To Amp Up Your Digital Security – Wired
When you think about online security, you think digital solutions. Install a reputable antivirus program; use end-to-end encryption. But protection can be physical as well. To up your security game, think outside the code with these IRL reinforcements. (read more)
 
Biometrics
Blog: Biometrics in Air Transport: Transforming The Passenger Experience – Airport World
The arrival of biometrics is radically transforming the passenger experience in airports, writes Gemalto’s Nora Blomefield. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Police looking for burglars filmed by home security camera (Delaware Township, N.J.) – NJ.com
The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office has released pictures of men just before he broke into a Delaware Township home on Dec. 5. (read more)
Worship Security
Waco church preparing to use security volunteers after law change (Waco, Texas) – KHOU.com
After 26 people were killed in the Sutherland Springs shooting, security has continued to be a top issue for Texas churches. But a law change just a few months prior to Texas’ deadliest mass shooting is helping the Lone Star State’s churches find an answer. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Emanuel announces that every CPD officer now has a body camera (Chicago) – Fox32Chicago.com
The Chicago Police Department had completed the process of rolling out body cameras to every officer in the city, the superintendent and mayor announced Sunday. (read more)
Editorial: OKCPD body camera shortage inexcusable (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – NONDOC.com
Last week, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater announced his findings on two Oklahoma City Police Department officers who shot and killed people in the line of duty. One officer was charged with murder, and one officer was cleared of wrongdoing. Neither officer, however, was wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting. But other police on scene were wearing cameras, highlighting a puzzling problem that needs a quick solution. (read more)
Security Industry
Why Security Industry Companies Need To Adapt To Retain Skilled Personnel – SourceSecurity.com
A downside of our thriving economic times is a shortage of skilled personnel to work in the physical security marketplace. Strong economic growth translates into a low unemployment rate, and greater competition among employers to attract the best talent. (read more)

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