Daily Report – 12/18/17

 
Top Stories
Net neutrality revoked: What does it mean for security? – SecurityInfoWatch
In a move that did not come as a surprise after weeks of speculation and buildup, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday voted to end what is known as “net neutrality.” The question – one that SD&I actually posed in an article three years ago – is how this will affect the security industry, especially when it comes to video surveillance monitoring. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
We can’t wait until the first attack to regulate drones – The Hill
While at a large outdoor event, you and your family and friends are enjoying the show. You passed through security, had your bags inspected and received a cursory visual inspection in order to enter the venue. You noticed a couple of security guards near the venue and some police officers directing traffic. (read more)
 
Police beef up Sen. Cory Booker’s security following death threat (Newark, N.J.) – ABC News
Police in Newark, New Jersey are stepping up their protection of Sen. Cory Booker after he and his family received a death threat, Newark mayor Ras Baraka said in a statement Saturday. (read more)
 
US Government Gets Lower Ratings for Handling Disaster Response – Security Magazine
Since 2015, opinions about the federal government’s handling of several major issues have become less positive, according to the Pew Research Center. Yet majorities continue to say the government should have a “major role” on such issues as defending against terrorism and helping lift people from poverty. And views about government’s role, unlike its performance, have changed only modestly over the past two years. (read more)
Campus Security
All Univ. of Wisconsin Campuses to Carry Narcan (Wisconsin) – Campus Safety
The entire University of Wisconsin (UW) system will now have access to Narcan – a drug that reverses opioid overdoses. (read more)
Seacoast school districts build up security measures (Hampton, N.H.) – Fosters.com
Five years after the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, local officials remain concerned about safety in their school buildings. (read more)
At Simon’s Rock and beyond, security now a top concern on campuses (Great Barrington, Mass.) – The Berkshire Eagle
Never again. For Leon Botstein, president of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, one of the few things that helped him recover from the on-campus shooting in 1992 remains today’s task: Making sure such violence never comes again. (read more)
Transportation Security
TSA’s suicide-bomb-detecting tech rollout must be expedited: says Schumer – AMNY.com
The federal government is acting too slowly to protect transit facilities from suicide bombers, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
NMC to Monitor Nest – SDM
National Monitoring Center (NMC) announced the integration of all Nest Cam security cameras into their monitoring capabilities. Through Nest’s partnership with I-View Now, NMC’s integration will allow installing security contractors to provide video alarm verification services to end customers who deploy Nest Cam security cameras with most brands of alarm system. (read more)
 
Biometrics
How Michigan State Univ. Relies on Biometrics to Safeguard Research Lab (East Lansing, Mich.) – Security Sales & Integration
Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research institution with an enrollment that exceeds 50,000 students. MSU ranks among the top 30 public universities in the United States and the top 100 higher education research facilities in the world. (read more)
Worship Security
Mississippi pastors receive training in church security (Hattiesburg, Miss.) – The Sacramento Bee
Some Mississippi church leaders are learning how to make houses of worship more secure. (read more)

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