Daily Report – 1/12/18

Top Stories
DeKalb officials say security costs have skyrocketed after gun law (DeKalb County, Ga.) – My AJC
DeKalb County officials say the cost of providing security in government buildings is ballooning, mainly due to more requests for armed guards from department heads. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Police fatally shoot ax-carrying intruder at California power plant (San Jose, Calif.) – SecurityInfoWatch
A police officer fatally shot an ax-carrying intruder at a South San Jose power plant Tuesday night, officials said. (read more)
Survey finds security woefully lacking in Washington state’s courthouses (Washington) – SecurityInfoWatch
Washington state’s county courthouses are woefully lacking in safety protocols, equipment and trained personnel at a time when security incidents are on the rise at courthouses nationally, a new statewide survey has found. (read more)
Smart sensor could revolutionize crime, terrorism prevention – Homeland Security News Wire
Crime, terrorism prevention, environmental monitoring, reusable electronics, medical diagnostics and food safety, are just a few of the far-reaching areas where a new chemical sensor could revolutionize progress. Engineers at the University of Oxford have used material compounds, known as Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs), to develop technology that senses and responds to light and chemicals. The material visibly changes color depending on the substance detected. (read more)
Security beefed up at city hall (Maysville, Ky.) – The Ledger Independent
Taking measures to tighten security at city hall, Maysville City Commission approved the first reading Thursday of an ordinance prohibiting concealed carry permit holders from bringing firearms into the building. (read more)
3 ways DHS is helping states with election security – FCW.com
A Department of Homeland Security official said the federal government is substantially more prepared to deal with a nation-state attack on election systems today than it was in the lead-up to the 2016 election. (read more)
Jersey City to install 40 new cameras to combat crime (Jersey City, N.J.) – News 12 New Jersey
Jersey City officials are in the process of installing 40 new surveillance cameras at select intersections in the city in order to combat crime. (read more)
Massachusetts City Upholds Law Limiting Surveillance (Northampton, Mass.) – U.S. News
A Massachusetts city council has voted to uphold a local ordinance that limits the use of municipally-operated surveillance devices in the city’s main business district. (read more)
Campus Security
Student Found Dead from Gunshot Wound at Coronado Elementary (Hereford, Ariz.) – Campus Safety
The shooting death of a 14-year-old student at Coronado Elementary School in Hereford, Ariz., is being investigated as a homicide. (read more)
How to Prepare Your Campus for a Nuclear Attack – Campus Safety
On October 9, students and employees at the University of Hawaii received an email that might have been written 60 years ago during the height of the Cold War. Titled, “In the event a nuclear attack,” the message referenced the growing tensions between the United States and nuclear-armed North Korea, directing people to state and federal government resources in case of an emergency involving nuclear weapons. (read more)
Transportation Security
An airline employee ordered passengers to delete their cellphone videos of a dispute or risk arrest (Boston) –The Washington Post
Passengers left stranded at Boston’s Logan International Airport after last week’s winter storm say an airline employee ordered them to stop filming near the carrier’s gate counter and delete videos from their phones. Passengers said the employee threatened to call police and have them arrested if they failed to comply. (read more)
Cyber Security
How to Adopt a Human-Centric Approach to Security – CSO
It’s every security professional’s nightmare, come to life: A security breach that starts with a phishing email. After all, there’s no firewall in the world that can prevent an end user from clicking on the latest ploy; losing their cell phone, complete with corporate email addresses; or sending proprietary data using the public Internet. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
This home security camera looks away when you come home – The Verge
I find it hard to get on board with the idea of filling my home with smart security cameras for a number of reasons, not the least of which is privacy. But there’s one smart camera at CES this year that has a clever solution to the whole spying-on-you problem: just have the camera look away. (read more)
Worship Security
Security guards kill knife-wielding man inside Barnes-Jewish complex (St. Louis) – KMOV.com
Two security guards inside the Center for Advanced Medicine on the Barnes-Jewish campus fatally shot a 46-year-old man who flourished a pair of knives out of his pockets. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Report: Body cams may help reduce citizen complaints against Boston officers (Boston) – PoliceOne.com
Body cameras may help reduce citizen complaints against Boston police officers, according to a new report analyzing the city’s pilot program, but advocates say they still need to know more about how they would be used. (read more)
Security Industry
ADT is planning a $2 billion IPO: Here are 5 things you need to know – Market Watch
ADT Inc. is gearing up for an initial public offering that will give investors the opportunity to buy shares in a company familiar to many Americans, thanks to the common sight of its blue octagonal logo on residential burglar alarms across the nation. (read more)
IHS: AI, privacy protection to lead video surveillance trends in 2018 – SecurityInfoWatch
With each passing year, security technologies and video surveillance solutions, in particular, seem to evolve at an ever-increasing rate. While discussions around the IP tipping point and mass market adoption of high-resolution cameras were still prevalent just a few years ago, the industry has now moved on to how things, such as artificial intelligence (AI), will transform video surveillance moving forward. (read more)
ISC West 2018 Unveils Vast, Diverse Lineup of Educational Sessions – SDM
These more than 85 accredited sessions, covering a range of industry topics, are designed to arm attendees with the assets and knowledge they need to protect and defend against developing threats in today’s complex security landscape. ISC West 2018 will take place April 11-13 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. SIA Education@ISC will kick off a day prior to the exhibits, on April 10. (read more)
ADT Unveils Home Automation, Cyber Security Solutions at CES – SDM
ADT, SDM’s 2017 Dealer of the Year, unveiled several new offerings at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Jan 9-12 in Las Vegas. ADT now offers protection not only at home, but on the go and within their digital network as well. (read more)

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