Daily Report – 2/2/18

Top Stories
U.S. hails Olympics security plan; opposes North Korea military parade – Reuters
The U.S. State Department voiced displeasure on Wednesday over North Korean plans to stage a military parade on the eve of the Winter Olympics but assured Americans going to the games that South Korea’s security plan considered all contingencies. (read more)
 
Strava Storm: Why Everyone Should Check Their Smart Gear Security Settings before Going for a Jog –Scientific American
Fitness tracking app Strava recently kicked off a privacy and security storm after it was revealed that its software had potentially exposed the location of secret military bases, courtesy of a data visualisation tool called a “heatmap”. (read more)

Super Bowl Security
Humvees, helicopters part of military feel to Super Bowl security (Minneapolis) – TwinCities.com
It’s one thing to hear about intense security at the Super Bowl. It’s another to wait in traffic while a military vehicle moves back and forth, directing cars through intermittently. Or to pet one of the more than 100 explosive-detecting dogs. Or to see, and hear, helicopters watching from above. (read more)
 
NFL upgrades Super Bowl security to keep Tom Brady’s jersey safe (Minneapolis) – SB Nation
A member of the international media almost got away with stealing Tom Brady’s game jerseys after Super Bowl XLIX and Super Bowl LI. It won’t happen again – hopefully. (read more)
 
Super Bowl security includes off-site screening, more police (Minneapolis) – Tampa Bay Times
Fans attending the Super Bowl in Minneapolis will have the chance to go through security screening off-site, and out of the elements. (read more)
 
Super Bowl Security Features New Body Cam Technology (Minneapolis) – CBS Minneapolis
The Super Bowl and Silicon Valley are joining forces to improve policing in Minnesota.  The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is the first law enforcement agency in the state to use these cell phones that also operate as body cameras.  Now, the software will play a role in Super Bowl security. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
How to Plan for Product Updates – Security Today
Making changes to an existing product is more than adding a tweak here and a new feature there. It is listening and responding to customer needs that keeps products fresh and relevant. Every issue of Security Today includes pages of updated products, but how does this process really work? (read more)
 
New London police considering surveillance cameras at city ‘hot spots’ (New London, Conn.) – The Day
The city’s police department is evaluating the cost of installing surveillance cameras in high-crime areas of New London so its officers could use footage to investigate crimes. (read more)
 
Rikers Island now has ‘100% video coverage’ thanks to new surveillance center (New York) – NY Daily News
The city’s scandal scarred jail system announced the opening of a central video monitoring center where officers can watch feeds from hundreds of surveillance cameras on the island. (read more)
 
Facial recognition scanners to be tested soon at Texas-Mexico border – MyStatesman.com
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has long sought a way to identify the millions of travelers who leave the country each year through land border crossings into Mexico and Canada. (read more)
 
New A.I. police car brings us one step closer to Robocop – Big Think
Autonomous cars are coming down the pike, and they’re going to change our lives in so many ways. Consider that 94% of all car accidents are due to human error. Self-driving cars are expected to be safer, more reliable, and much more environmentally friendly. They might also cut down on traffic and commutes. (read more)
Campus Security
Threat spurs extra security at Wooster High School (Wooster, Ohio) – WKYC.com
A message on a high school bathroom wall that included a swastika and the phrase “kill them all” has prompted a police investigation and heightened security throughout a northeastern Ohio district. (read more)
2 shot, 3 others injured in shooting at Los Angeles middle school (Los Angeles) – SecurityInfoWatch
Two students were shot, three other people were injured and a student is in custody after a shooting at a middle school near downtown Los Angeles Thursday morning, authorities said. (read more)
Man Arrested After 2-Day Standoff at University of Minnesota Hotel (Minneapolis) – Campus Safety
A man is in police custody following a two-day standoff at a hotel on the University of Minnesota campus. (read more)
Other schools taking added precautions after Marshall County High School shooting (Murray, Ky.) –WPSDLocal6.com
What does your child’s school do to keep him or her safe? The school shooting in Marshall County last week has schools in surrounding communities looking at their security procedures. One school is now checking students’ bags every day before the first bell. It’s a change the students are embracing. (read more)
New Rochelle makes security changes at high school after stabbings (New Rochelle, N.Y.) – PIX11.com
New Rochelle’s Board of Education has made substantive changes to security at the local public high school following a string of violent fights – one of them fatal – left the community outraged. (read more)
Transportation Security
Ex-Apple, Dropcam executive launches a security camera for your car – Tech Crunch
With $18 million in funding from Defy Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Sherpa Capital and others, Owl has launched its always-connected, LTE security camera for your car. Co-founded by Andy Hodge, a former product lead at Apple and executive at Dropcam, and Microsoft HoloLens development lead Nathan Ackerman, Owl is designed to give drivers peace of mind with an always-on dashboard camera for their cars. (read more)
 
Sacramento Regional Transit adds 700+ live cameras to trains (Sacramento, Calif.) – KCRA.com
Riders on Sacramento Regional Transit trains have a new set of virtual eyes watching them after the transportation agency added an estimated 700 cameras to its fleet of 97 train cars. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
 
Want easy-to-set-up gadget security? It’s not going to be cheap – CNet
The proliferation of connected gadgets in the home means there’s a lot more for the average person to worry about. (read more)
 
Consumer Interest for In-Home Personal Emergency Service on the Rise, Survey Says – Security Sales & Integration
According to new research from Parks Associates, 40% of consumers with broadband in the United States would purchase at least one home-living service for themselves, including one-third who are interested in a service that alerts family members during an emergency. (read more)
 
 
Worship Security
Church security training session Saturday (Tuscumbia, Ala.) – Times Daily
With a bill working through the Legislature that would expand Alabama’s “Stand Your Ground” law to specify churches, a training session for those involved in church security ministries is set for Saturday. (read more)
Security Industry
Motorola to acquire Avigilon – SecurityInfoWatch
Motorola Solutions today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Avigilon in an all-cash transaction that will enhance Motorola Solutions’ portfolio of mission-critical communications technologies. (read more)

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