Daily Report – 1/22/18

Top Stories
Security fears spark crackdown on Chinese tech – The Hill
The federal government is taking steps to reduce the presence of some Chinese technology firms in American markets. (read more)
 
Mattis: US national security focus no longer terrorism – BBC
US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said competition between great powers, not terrorism, is now the main focus of America’s national security. (read more)
Global Security
Police reportedly mobilising more security for Davos (Davos, Switzerland) – SwissInfo.ch
Swiss federal police are assembling additional security forces at the last minute for this week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos because of the high number of world leaders attending, reports Sunday newspaper SonntagsBlick. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Perimeter intrusion detection: The first line of defense – SecurityInfoWatch
When it comes to the topic of perimeter security, the lines of definition become a bit blurred as you consider the colliding worlds of network and physical security. In the IT universe, perimeter security defines the vulnerable endpoints hackers look to penetrate an organization’s network. For physical security practitioners, perimeter security is about as basic a concept as there is. (read more)
 
Filmmaker Taps Unique Sensory Applications for Robots, Drones – Security Sales & Integration
Security robots of all shapes, sizes and technologies give us the ability to reach beyond what we can do as individuals in current time and space. (read more)
 
Local law enforcement officials working to set up Operation SafeCam (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) – Niagara Gazette
It’s a long shot, but it’s a lead. Frames of video, captured by a security camera mounted on the outside of a business about a block from the intersection of 24th Street and Pine Avenue have provided the best clues so far as Falls Police search for the driver of a white Chevy Tahoe. Investigators believe the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run accident Friday afternoon that has left a 57-year-old man in critical condition. (read more)
 
Improvised explosive device detonated near JC Penney at Lake Wales mall (Lake Wales, Fla.) – WFTV.com
Lake Wales police are searching for those responsible for detonating an improvised explosive device near the entrance of the JC Penney at the Eagle Ridge Mall Sunday evening. (read more)
 
Cold weather adds wrinkle to public safety, security planning for Super Bowl LII (Minneapolis) – Homeland Preparedness News
Following two years of planning to ensure public safety at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, the FBI recently hosted a preparation exercise with officers from every local, state and federal agency involved in security for the 10 days of planned events. (read more)
Transportation Security
A woman called the ‘serial stowaway’ sneaked past airport security – again – and flew to London (Chicago) –The Gazette
Marilyn Jean Hartman is infamous. For years, law enforcement agencies in several states have known her for her seemingly endless and bizarre habit of getting on planes without a ticket, a boarding pass or a passport. (read more)
 
NY: Huntington Bus System to Install Surveillance Cameras (Huntington, N.Y.) – Mass Transit
Surveillance cameras and recording devices are set to be installed inside and on the outside of buses in the Huntington Town-operated HART bus system. (read more)
 
TSA requires more security screening on cargo planes from 5 Middle East countries after threat – The Washington Times
The Transportation Security Administration announced Monday that cargo planes traveling from five countries in the Middle East will have their shipments more heavily scrutinized, CBS News reported. (read more)
Biometrics
LAX tests biometric facial recognition system as boarding pass (Los Angeles) – FoxLA.com
Your face is now your boarding pass under a new system being tested out at LAX that uses biometric facial recognition technology at a flight’s gate. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Bill addressing body cams for moonlighting officers discussed by lawmakers (Baltimore) – WBALTV.com
State lawmakers are considering legislation to require Baltimore County police officers moonlighting in uniform as security guards to wear body cams. The bill is prompted by a deadly police involved shooting in a Catonsville grocery store parking lot last August. (read more)
Security Industry
Registration Open for Security 500 West Conference – Security Magazine
Looking for a day of high-level security education, networking and discussion? Join us May 10, 2018, in Santa Clara, California, for the 2018 Security 500 West Conference. (read more)

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