Daily Report – 1/29/18

Top Stories
Security deployed at Super Bowl is largest in Minnesota history (Minneapolis) – Star Tribune
Tiny Ely in northern Minnesota – population 3,400 – decided to send nearly 30 percent of its police department to the Twin Cities to lend a hand with security for Super Bowl LII. That’s two of the town’s seven officers. (read more)
 
Strava fitness tracking map reveals military bases, movements in war zones – USA Today
A San Francisco-based exercise app has posted the locations of its 27 million users worldwide, which military and security experts say could point to military bases where troops use fitness gadgets. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Texas smugglers say Trump’s border wall wouldn’t stop immigrants, drugs from pouring across the border –The Herald
Border Patrol Agent Robert Rodriguez is navigating his green and white SUV over a muddy stretch of road in deep South Texas when his two-way radio crackles with fresh intel. (read more)
 
First ‘Jackpotting’ Attacks Hit U.S. ATMs – Krebs On Security
ATM “jackpotting” – a sophisticated crime in which thieves install malicious software and/or hardware at ATMs that forces the machines to spit out huge volumes of cash on demand – has long been a threat for banks in Europe and Asia, yet these attacks somehow have eluded U.S. ATM operators. But all that changed this week after the U.S. Secret Service quietly began warning financial institutions that jackpotting attacks have now been spotted targeting cash machines here in the United States. (read more)
 
Capitol security change under consideration (Charleston, W.V.) – Metro News
State lawmakers may soon be asked to consider a change in security at the state capitol for those who frequent the building during times like the legislative  session. (read more)
 
Smartphone Application Developed for Super Bowl Security – Security Today
Police in charge of guarding fans at the Super Bowl  have a new tool to help them keep crowds safe during the 10 days of festivities in Minneapolis this year. It’s an app called, FieldWatch, that will help give police tactical awareness. (read more)
 
A custom-fit app for community policing – Homeland Security News Wire
Apps allowing citizens to report crimes or incidents are now commonplace, but they generally fail to adapt local contexts, cultures and sensibilities. SecureU, a new app that addresses this shortcoming, is currently being tested in five European cities. (read more)
 
New Orleans’ latest weapon in fighting crime? Surveillance cameras with blue, red flashing lights (New Orleans) – The New Orleans Advocate  
A slew of new city-owned surveillance cameras are popping up around New Orleans as officials continue the roll-out of a $40 million security plan announced last year and prepare for dozens of Carnival parades. (read more)
Campus Security
How a Tech School Is Preparing to Meet Tomorrow’s Security Challenges (West Nyack, N.Y.) – Security Sales & Integration
Safety and security have been at the forefront of national and local agendas in recent years. As school leaders, we routinely plan and hold safety drills, research and implement safety “best practices” and install the latest technology to protect our students, staff, and families. (read more)
New Mexico lawmaker seeks funding for school security (New Mexico) – KRQE.com
New Mexico public schools would have additional money to spend each year on security under a measure being considered by state lawmakers. (read more)
Transportation Security
‘Serial stowaway’ who hit Phoenix Sky Harbor arrested again days after leaving jail (Chicago) – AZFamily.com
A woman accused of sneaking onto a flight to London this month was arrested again on Sunday at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, authorities said. (read more)
Cyber Security
US government considering building its own 5G network to counter Chinese security threats – Computing
The US government could build its own super-fast 5G network in a bid to counter security threats from China and other countries. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Can homeowners prevent neighbors from installing security cameras? – TC Plam
Q:  My neighbors obtained approval from the homeowners association to install security cameras.  I am worried that the neighbor is going to use these cameras to watch us or our children in our home.  Can I prevent the neighbors from installing these cameras?  (read more)
Worship Security
Church security meeting set for Monday (Jasper, Ala.) – Daily Mountain Eagle
The Walker Baptist Association is hosting a security training meeting Monday that will be open to all churches of all denominations, noting that an effort is underway to submit building plans from all county churches to the Walker County Sheriff’s Department. (read more)
Unusual security service offered to houses of worship (Chestnuthill, Pa.) – Pocono Record
Chestnuthill Township Constable Donald Ernst has an unusual ministry – he trains volunteers how to prevent crime at houses of worship. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Cheyenne police seek funding for body cams (Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Gillette News Record
The Cheyenne Police Department is asking for approval to buy body cameras for its officers. (read more)

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