Daily Report – 12/27/17

Top Stories
New Security Measures at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels (Orlando) – NBC Miami
If you’re planning on staying at a Walt Disney World Resort sometime soon, don’t expect to have total privacy – thanks a new policy that’s been put in place. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Walnut Ridge police encourage residents to purchase surveillance cameras (Walnut Ridge, Ark.) – KAIT8.com
The Walnut Ridge Police Department is encouraging citizens to purchase surveillance cameras for their properties after a string of recent thefts. (read more)
 
Police say surveillance boxes not linked to the Department of Homeland Security (Lafayette, La.) – KATC.com
You may have seen a police box around town lately, and if you don’t know what it is, you aren’t alone. (read more)
 
More Surveillance Cameras to Blanket Minneapolis Super Bowl Security Zone (Minneapolis) – KSTP.com
A Minneapolis Police Department spokesperson said there will be more security cameras in place for Super Bowl events, but some of those cameras will be removed and some will stay after the big game is done. (read more)
 
Sheriff Lombardo addresses increased strip security for New Year’s Eve (Las Vegas) – LasVegasNow.com
Following the 1 October shooting, security on the Las Vegas Strip will be tighter than ever for New Year’s Eve. (read more)
 
Mobile Derived Credentials for Assured Identity for Federal Government – Security Today
Most U.S. Federal agencies rely on Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards for staff authentication. The Department of Defense (DoD) uses the Common Access Card (CAC) for this purpose. The DoD has a bold vision for modernizing their authentication approach. However, the path from smart cards to next generation solutions has not been mapped. Furthermore, federal policy has not kept up with evolving technology. (read more)
Campus Security
Wireless Locks Improve Security at Univ. of Cincinnati Residence Halls (Cincinnati, Ohio) – Campus Safety
The University of Cincinnati (UC) offers its students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. It delivers this experience in a setting that is safe and secure thanks to its commitment to ongoing security upgrades. (read more)
Ohio School District Making Visitor Management Changes After Gun Incident (Marion, Ohio) – Campus Safety
Marion City Schools in Ohio will be making visitor management changes to its buildings and improving communications with parents after a loaded gun was found in a student’s backpack two months ago. (read more)
Transportation Security
Fruitcake causes security scare (Seattle) – WILX.com
Authorities say a wrapped present that turned out to be a fruitcake temporarily halted service at a Seattle ferry terminal while police investigated. (read more)
 
Metro-North, Port Authority step up security ahead of New Year’s (New York) – LOHUD.com
Metro-North is running additional trains for New Year’s revelers headed into New York City – but get ready for increased security once you get there. (read more)
Cyber Security
Can IoT help make the enterprise more secure? – Network World
It’s no secret that the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) presents massive new security challenges. Heck, I’ve written about the issue here more than once. But one company claims that enterprise IoT also shows promise for addressing key security issues. (read more)
A look into the crystal ball: Cybersecurity predictions for 2018 – SecurityInfoWatch
Perhaps the most inherent threat to the cyber world is cybersecurity itself. Because cybersecurity threats constantly and rapidly evolve based on the nature of the latest risks, traditional security strategies have been to target resources at the most critical systems and create policy and procedures that address the most obvious threats, leaving systems less traveled and data less valued less protected. (read more)
Worship Security
January seminar to focus on church security (Clinton, Ill.) – The Pantagraph
A seminar on church security measures is planned next month in Clinton in response to a church shooting in Texas that left 26 people dead. (read more)
Security Industry
Vector Security Expands ASAP-to-PSAP Technology in Monroeville, Pa. – SDM
Monroeville is the first municipality in the Pittsburgh area to implement Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), a technology designed to automate communication between alarm monitoring central stations and public safety dispatch/911 centers. (read more)

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