Daily Report – 1/26/18

Top Stories
World Economic Forum launches new cybersecurity center “to prevent a digital dark age” – Homeland Security News Wire
The World Economic Forum announced on Thursday a new Global Centre for Cybersecurity to help build a safe and secure global cyberspace. The center will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and will function as an autonomous organization under the auspices of the World Economic Forum. (read more)
 
Smarter Border Security – U.S. News
The administration and Congress are currently debating what kinds of investments are needed to secure the U.S. border with Mexico – an issue that has been folded into a debate on the fate of more than 800,000 children who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. The president has stated that securing the U.S. border with Mexico has to be part of any agreement on the fate of these children – including building a wall and deploying technology to the border. (read more)

Super Bowl Security
 
Law Enforcement Sets Up Shop at North Central University for Super Bowl (Minneapolis) – KSTP.com
As the Super Bowl Host Committee takes over North Central University and the campus becomes a staging area for law enforcement, students there are welcoming an extended break. (read more)
 
Houston K9 teams help provide security for Super Bowl in Minnesota (Minneapolis) – ABC13.com
Super tight Super Bowl security starts today in Minneapolis. (read more)
Global Security
This Country Has the Most Security Cameras (Hint: It’s Not the U.S.) – Reader’s Digest
In a country of nearly 1.4 billion people, you’d expect it’d be pretty easy to stay under the radar. But the illusion of anonymity may as well cease to exist; China has built its self-proclaimed “world’s biggest camera surveillance system.” (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
An Internet of Things ‘crime harvest’ is coming unless security problems are fixed – ZDNet
Internet of Things product manufacturers must get their act together and secure their devices or they risk creating new ways for wrongdoers to commit crimes, a senior police officer has warned. (read more)
 
Citizen Surveillance Camera Network Helps San Ramon Police Identify Criminals (San Ramon, Calif.) – CBS Local
One Bay Area city is creating a network of citizen surveillance cameras, which has proven to be highly effective. (read more)
 
Surveillance Cameras Keeping Eye on City (Newport, R.I.) – Newport This Week
Updated surveillance cameras recently installed in the city’s busiest areas have made it possible for the Newport Police Department to better monitor suspicious activities, track suspects and make the City by the Sea a safer place. (read more)
Campus Security
Southside schools take safety measures for possible emergencies (Danville, Va.) – WSET.com
In the wake of the recent school shooting in Kentucky, Danville Public Schools and Pittsylvania County Public Schools shared how they prepare for possible emergency scenarios. (read more)
West Middlesex schools to upgrade security cameras (West Middlesex, Pa.) – The Herald
School board members have approved the purchase of nearly $93,000 in new security cameras for the district’s schools as part of an effort to make sure students are safe, but criminals are not. (read more)
Transportation Security
Five Muslim-majority countries face new, stricter cargo screening rules from TSA – SecurityInfoWatch
Five Muslim-majority countries are subject to new rules on airplane cargo by U.S. transport officials worried about terrorism, according to a report. (read more)
 
Airport security chiefs downgrade terror checks for over-75s – Express
Passenger Terry Mansfield, who is in his 70s, was surprised to be told that he did not need to remove his shoes while passing through airport security. (read more)
 
TriMet to hire Portland Patrol Inc. to bolster transit security force (Portalnd, Ore.) – The Oregonian
TriMet plans to hire Portland Patrol Inc. to provide as many as 50 private security officers to enforce the transit agency’s code on buses and trains. (read more)
 
An app can now tell you how long security waits are at some US airports – Lonely Planet
Frequent travelers generally start to learn the ins and outs of arriving at the airport with only enough time to spare to make it to their gate – but accounting for long security lines can throw a wrench in even the best planned trip to the airport. To get around this, trip-organizing app TripIt has introduced a new feature that will tell users how long the waits are at airport security in select US airports. (read more)
Security Industry
Security 101 Ranked Among Top Franchises in Entrepreneur Magazine – Security Sales & Integration
Security 101 has earned a spot in Entrepreneur magazine’s latest Franchise 500, a comprehensive franchise ranking published each year. (read more)

Georgia Southern University ensures swift, secure access at recreation center with Boon Edam Turnstiles and Iris ID IrisAccess solution – SecurityInfoWatch
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that Georgia Southern University’s state-of-the-art Recreation Activity Center (RAC) has deployed an integrated pedestrian access solution so only members can access the facility. A Boon Edam Trilock 60 tripod turnstile is integrated with Iris ID IrisAccess solution to enable swift user verification and access with a minimum of effort for students, faculty and staff. (read more)

SIA Opens Registration for Complimentary Events at ISC West 2018 – Security Today
More than 30,000 security professionals will gather for ISC West, sponsored exclusively by the Security Industry Association (SIA), in Las Vegas on April 10-13. While attending ISC West at Sands Expo, conferees will visit more than 1,000 exhibitors and participate in roughly 80 sessions produced by SIA Education@ISC. (read more)

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