Daily Report – 1/17/18

Top Stories
Man arrested after threatening to carry out mass shooting at Pittsburgh Steelers game (Pittsburgh) –SecurityInfoWatch
A San Antonio man has been arrested after threatening to carry out a mass shooting at Sunday’s playoff game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, San Antonio news station KSAT reports. (read more)
 
U.K. gov. launches £3M competition for innovative airport bomb-detection tech – Homeland Security News Wire
Two U.K. government ministries – the Home Office and Department for Transport-have launched a Dragons’ Den-style investment prize, hoping to find innovative ways to detect bombs in laptops, phones, and cameras carried by passengers on board. The government has announced a £3 million competition in an effort to attract scientists and inventors to help the security services and the airline industry keep up with the nefarious ingenuity of terrorists. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Security increased at Charlotte police headquarters in wake of deadly shooting (Charlotte, N.C.) –SecurityInfoWatch
After a shooting outside its front door last week, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has tightened public access to its headquarters on East Trade Street in uptown. (read more)
 
Detroit Mayor Wants All Late-Night Businesses to Join Project Green Light Surveillance Program (Detroit) –Security Sales & Integration
Mayor Mike Duggan wants to see participation in the city’s Project Green Light, a real-time crime monitoring system, extended to every retail business in Detroit with late-night hours. (read more)
 
CPD To Show Off New Crime-Fighting Tech, Tactics At Police Conference (Chicago) – CBS Chicago
Dozens of police officers from around the country were in Chicago on Wednesday, to learn how new tactics and technology have been helping the city do better at fighting violent crime. (read more)
 
Terrebonne gets approval to install surveillance cameras (Terrebonne Parish, La.) – HoumatToday.com
Attorney General Jeff Landry has given Terrebonne Parish the go-ahead for road lighting districts to buy video surveillance cameras to fight crime in certain neighborhoods. (read more)
 
Lawsuit filed against Mandalay Bay alleges hotel was warned about security flaws (Las Vegas) – ABC7.com
A new lawsuit filed against Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino represents more than 100 victims and the families of victims who were killed Oct. 1 by a mass shooter at a music festival. (read more)
Campus Security
Florida Hospital implementing new security measures (Florida) – Orlando Sentinel
Florida Hospital will soon deploy its newest security department employees across its Central Florida campuses: effortlessly-adorable gunpowder-sniffing canines. (read more)
Del. Lawmakers Eye School Security Measures (Delaware) – WBOC.com
House lawmakers are set to vote this week on a bill aimed at protecting Delaware school students and teachers from shootings. (read more)
Cyber Security
Hospital pays $55,000 ransom; no patient data stolen (Greenfield, Ind.) – Daily Reporter
Hancock Health paid a $55,000 ransom to hackers to regain access to its computer systems, hospital officials said. (read more)
Security Industry
Red Hawk makes a pair of acquisitions – SecurityInfoWatch
Security systems integrator Red Hawk Fire & Security on Tuesday announced that it has acquired two companies to help bolster its capabilities within the special hazard fire suppression business and integrated security services market. (read more)
Northland Controls Opens Office in Rochester, N.Y. – SDM
Northland Controls, a global security systems integrator and managed services provider, opened a new office in Rochester, N.Y. This office will be home to a technical training center, engineers focused on product testing and evaluation, and a redundant outsourced global security operations center (GSOC) to accommodate growing customer demand. (read more)

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