Daily Report – 1/31/18

Top Stories
The Security Savants Protecting The Winter Olympics – Wired
When the world’s attention swings to South Korea on February 9, the spectators and participants will be thinking about more than gold medals. The saber-rattling between the neighboring Koreas makes for an ominous backdrop to the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, a tension that seeing the countries’ athletes march under the same flag and skate on the same ice can’t quite erase. (read more)
Super Bowl Security
Heading down to the Super Bowl fun? Be on your best behavior. Thousands of security cameras are watching you. (Minneapolis) – TwinCities.com
Yes, the Super Bowl public safety team is watching you. (read more)
Olympic Security
Security measures at the Winter Olympics include drones that catch drones – Quartz
Organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea have plenty to deal with, including the late addition of North Korea as a participant. But it’s not just events on the ground they have to worry about. Security personnel will be looking skyward, as well-for suspicious drones. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
County greenlights initial phase of $102k+ courthouse security upgrade project (Belle Fourche, S.D.) – Black Hills Pioneer
The Butte County Courthouse will soon have enhancements made to its security system including upgraded doors, surveillance cameras, and panic buttons in each of the offices in the 107-year-old historic courthouse. (read more)
 
Mandalay Bay security tested as two reach 32nd floor without permission (Las Vegas) – Fox5Vegas.com
In the aftermath of 1 October, MGM Resorts and Mandalay Bay promised to increase security, especially around the guest and service elevators. The service elevator is how the 1 October shooter was able his weapons into his hotel room, according to officials. (read more)
 
Can election security be fixed in time for the 2018 vote? – FCW
With cybersecurity, disinformation and foreign interference all having played a part in the 2016 elections, the clock is ticking for government to shore up security by Election Day 2018. (read more)
 
Fatal shooting at Ohio juvenile court spurs debate on arming courthouse security officers (Franklin County, Ohio) – SecurityInfoWatch
The fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy by a deputy sheriff in Franklin County Juvenile Court is a type of incident unlikely to occur in Connecticut or Massachusetts. (read more)
 
Housekeepers to Ask Las Vegas Hotels for Panic Buttons (Las Vegas) – Security Today
Culinary Workers Union Local 226, which represents tens of thousands of hotel workers in Las Vegas, will ask casino-resort operators to give every housekeeper a panic button as it begins negotiating new contracts. The request is similar to safety ordinances recently approved in other cities. (read more)
 
Locals Weighing-in on La Quinta’s Surveillance Video Proposal (La Quinta, Calif.) – KMIR.com  
The La Quinta elected officials have a big decision, whether to invest over $2 million in surveillance cameras to install around the city. (read more)
 
Webb County installs surveillance cameras in ballot closet (Laredo, Texas) – KGNS.tv
Webb County has installed surveillance cameras in the ballot closet. (read more)
 
Workplace security prepares Hoosiers against potential threats (Indiana) – Washington Times Herald
Indiana is made up of hardworking organizations and businesses that impact the Hoosier economy and its citizens’ lives. Safeguarding these workplaces from vulnerabilities and potential risks is important to sustain the growth of our communities. Workplace security involves awareness of potential threats and preparation to respond in any potentially hazardous situation. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security encourages all Indiana employers and employees to share the responsibility of securing their facilities. (read more)
 
Detroit’s Greektown district unveils surveillance to boost security (Detroit) – Detroit Free Press
Eleven businesses along Monroe Street have joined Project Green Light, a program that sends real-time surveillance footage to the Detroit Police Department. The coordinated move, which was made official Tuesday, makes the Greektown district the city’s first “Green Light Corridor. (read more)
Campus Security
Incident at Milwaukee hospital shows challenges that homeless patients can pose for emergency departments (Milwaukee) – SecurityInfoWatch
The photo shows a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk, shoeless and in a shirt that looks like a hospital gown, after being discharged from Aurora Sinai Medical Center in downtown Milwaukee. (read more)
Security upgrades planned at Hawaii State Hospital, but some question high price tag (Kaneohe, Hawaii) –KHON2.com
The long-awaited construction of a new mental health facility at Hawaii State Hospital is picking up speed. (read more)
Transportation Security
US and Mexico look to beef up security with armed guards on cross-border flights – Express
Mexico and the United States are looking into whether armed US federal air marshals could be deployed on commercial cross-border flights, according to a document and a Mexican official, as Mexico deepens security ties with its neighbour. (read more)
 
Hartsfield-Jackson has most firearms caught at TSA checkpoints (Atlanta) – MyAJC.com
A record 245 guns were seized at security checkpoints at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport last year – and 222 of those guns were loaded. (read more)
Cyber Security
Better cybersecurity for Medical Imaging Devices (MIDs) – Homeland Security News Wire
Ben Gurion University’s (BGU) Malware Lab researchers are warning medical imaging device (MID) manufacturers and healthcare providers to become more diligent in protecting medical imaging equipment from cyber threats. (read more)

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