Daily Report – 2/7/18

Top Stories
Sensitive Super Bowl security documents found on plane – USA Today
Sensitive Homeland Security documents based on drills for a biological warfare attack at the Super Bowl were found by a CNN staffer in the seatback of a commercial plane, the media outlet reported. (read more)
 
Olympic Security
Winter Olympics security workers hit with vomiting illness; military personnel called in for backup – USA Today
The organizing committee for the Pyeongchang Olympics has called in 900 military personnel after more than 1,200 security workers were pulled off duty because of concerns about the spread of the Norovirus, Christophe Dubi, IOC executive director of the Olympic Games said Tuesday. (read more)
 
Around 60,000 security forces, interceptor drones deployed to protect Pyeongchang Olympics – CNBC
Security measures to protect the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics starting Friday are expected to be massive with about 60,000 personnel mobilized daily in South Korea to guard against terror attacks and teams armed with anti-drone technology to enforce airspace. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Bold ATM Robber Smiles For Security Camera (Fort Worth, Texas) – CBS DFW
One bold ATM robber smiled like he was on candid camera, or in this case a security camera. (read more)
 
Would You Have Spotted This Skimmer? – Krebs On Security
When you realize how easy it is for thieves to compromise an ATM or credit card terminal with skimming devices, it’s difficult not to inspect or even pull on these machines when you’re forced to use them personally – half expecting something will come detached. For those unfamiliar with the stealth of these skimming devices and the thieves who install them, read on. (read more)
 
ICE to Begin Using License Plate Readers – Campus Safety
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has struck a deal with Vigilant Solutions, a leading network for license plate recognition data, to access its nationwide LPR database. (read more)
 
Alameda considers license plate readers at all entry points (Alameda, Calif.) – ABC7News.com
They could become the newest feature in the Webster Tube that connects Oakland with Alameda — license plate readers. (read more)
 
Gaslamp Mardi Gras canceled due to rising costs (San Diego) – Fox5SanDiego.com
The beloved Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration in the Gaslamp Quarter has been canceled for 2018, event organizers announced Monday. (read more)
 
Is Tennessee a target for a nuclear strike, and are we prepared? (Tennessee) – Tennessean.
For about 10 minutes in early January, Jennifer Batchelor thought her trip to Hawaii would end with her dying in a nuclear blast. (read more)
 
Wis. Attorney General starts hidden-camera lending program to catch elder abuse (Wisconsin) –WeAreGreenBay.com
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel unveiled a new hidden-camera lending program on Tuesday to combat elder abuse. (read more)
 
Report: New Security Cameras Coming to Oktibbeha County Jail (Starkville, Miss.) – WTVA.com
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department will soon have new security cameras and camera system. (read more)
  
Bill would let public skip Colorado capitol security with a pass (Denver) – 9News.com
A new bill making its way through the Colorado State Senate would allow any member of the public who passes a background check and pays a fee to skip security lines at the capitol. (read more)
Campus Security
Sexton: Wake Forest University report shows security dialed back at campus parties before killing (Winston-Salem, N.C.) – Winston-Salem Journal
Compiled in response to accusations of racial profiling by Wake Forest University Police, a 38-page report shows that school administrators allowed changes that relaxed security requirements at on-campus events such as the one last month where a Winston-Salem State University student was shot to death. (read more)
Portsmouth High School increases security following intruder incident (Portsmouth, R.I.) – WPRI.com
A week after a suspected intruder was accused of forcing his way into Portsmouth High School and assaulting a teacher, police say they are increasing security details until permanent measures can be put in place. (read more)
Schools get state funding for security upgrades (New London, Conn.) – WFSB.com
Following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, dozens of Connecticut school districts are getting millions in state grants this year to help upgrade security. (read more)
Transportation Security
Eagles’ Super Bowl Parade: Philly officials outline the massive logistical challenge (Philadelphia) – The Inquirer
Patience, snacks, and seriously warm clothing – green or otherwise – are highly recommended for the more than two million people expected to descend into Center City on Thursday for the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory parade. (read more)
 
Pitt County School Board seeks cameras for all buses (Pitt County, N.C.) – WITN.com
The Pitt County School Board met Monday night and recommended sending a resolution to the Pitt County Commissioners seeking funding for more security cameras on all buses. (read more)
Security Industry
Allied Universal Acquires Philly-Based Covenant Security Services – SDM
Allied Universal, a facility services company, acquired Covenant Security Services Ltd., a Philadelphia-based security firm, which is a division of Covenant Services Worldwide. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (read more)

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