Daily Report – 1/5/18

Top Stories
Apple says Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affect all Mac and iOS devices – The Washington Post
Technology companies are working to protect their customers after researchers revealed that major security flaws affecting nearly every modern computer processor could allow hackers to steal stored data – including passwords and other sensitive information – on desktops, laptops, mobile phones and cloud networks around the globe. (read more)
Global Security
Swedish security chief warning on fake news (Sweden) – BBC News
The head of Sweden’s security service has told the BBC the agency is not just dealing with an increased threat of terrorism but also the impact of disinformation and fake news. Anders Thornberg, the director of the service (known as Sapo), says this year could be even busier than 2017 as the country prepares for an election in September. (read more)
 
New security measures rolled out at SCG (Sydney) – SBS News
A sell-out crowd of 45,000 spectators watching the fifth and final Ashes Test in Sydney is, in turn, being closely observed by a team of security professionals. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Detroit aims to mandate Project Green Light crime-monitoring surveillance for late-night businesses (Detroit) – Crain’s Detroit Business
Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration is moving forward with a plan to eventually mandate every retail business in Detroit with late-night hours have surveillance cameras tied into Project Green Light, the Detroit Police Department’s real-time crime monitoring system credited with a decrease in carjackings and overall crime around participating businesses. (read more)
 
Hackers charged with taking over D.C. surveillance cameras before Trump inauguration (Washington, D.C.) – SecurityInfoWatch
Two Romanian hackers have been charged with illegally accessing two-thirds of Washington’s outdoor surveillance cameras just days before the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, according to the US Justice Department on Thursday. (read more)
 
Pittsburgh to See Increase in Surveillance Cameras, Gunshot Detection (Pittsburgh) – Security Sales & Integration
Citizens of the city will be able to feel a bit safer this year after it deploys more surveillance cameras and ShotSpotter gunshot detection devices. (read more)
 
Security cameras are the latest upgrades (Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.) – Macon County Times
The city of Red Boiling Springs continues to upgrade its facilities and services. (read more)
 
Alton Housing Authority installing security cameras at Oakwood, Alton Acres (Alton, Ill.) – The Telegraph
New security cameras are going in at two Alton Housing Authority complexes to deter crime and help solve criminal incidents that do happen. (read more)
 
White House bans staff from using personal cellphones in West Wing (Washington, D.C.) – Chicago Tribune
The White House is banning its employees from using personal mobile phones while at work, despite concerns among some staffers that they’ll be cut off from children and other relatives trying to reach them. (read more)
 
More than a year of planning goes into security preps for National Championship (Atlanta) – WSBTV.com
Security preparations are in full swing ahead of the College Football National Championship game in Atlanta next week. (read more)
 
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is canceling his CES trip, purportedly over security concerns – The Washington Post
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, will not be making a customary appearance at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the agency said Thursday. (read more)
Campus Security
Heavy security at San Jose school after employee sexually assaulted and robbed (San Jose, Calif.) – ABC7News.com
Students, parents and faculty arriving at Harker Middle School on Blackford Avenue in San Jose noticed a big police presence this morning. This comes just a day after a female employee was sexually assaulted and robbed inside a classroom before school started. At one point, five patrol cars, filled with officers, were sitting in the parking lot during the morning drop off. (read more)
Cyber Security
Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk – PRI
A newly discovered vulnerability in computer chips raised concerns Wednesday that hackers could access sensitive data on most modern systems, as technology firms sought to play down the security risks. (read more)
Biometrics
Tokyo 2020 to Employ Facial Recognition for Athletes (Tokyo) – Security Magazine
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics will employ facial recognition technology for the entry of athletes, officials and journalists into game venues. (read more)


Home Security/Automation
6 Big Predictions For The Smart Home/Security Space In 2018 – Forbes
2018 promises to be an interesting year for the smart home and security industry. We’ll undoubtedly see many new products and solutions designed make our lives easier and more productive, so that we can focus on the things that matter to us most. After all, isn’t that the goal of a winning consumer technology product? (read more)
 
Security Industry
Report: Sales of safety and security drones to reach $250M in 2019 – SecurityInfoWatch
One of the new burgeoning technology segments within the security industry over the past several years has been that of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly referred to as drones, for surveillance and other applications. But while legal concerns and other issues have somewhat slowed their adoption, sales of safety and security drones are expected to skyrocket over the next several years, according to a new report from The Freedonia Group. (read more)
Trio of Security Industry Organizations to Launch Cybersecurity Conference – Security Sales & Integration
The first ever Cyber:Secured Forum, a cybersecurity summit focusing on integrated systems, will be presented in Denver, June 4-6, under a partnership formed by PSA Security Network, ISC Security Events (Reed Exhibitions) and the Security Industry Association (SIA). (read more)
Vivint to Pay ADT $10 Million to Settle Deceptive Sales Lawsuit – SDM
ADT, SDM’s 2017 Dealer of the Year, settled its lawsuit against Vivint Inc. ADT alleged the Utah-based company used deceptive sales practices to mislead ADT customers into signing long-term contracts. (read more)

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