Daily Report – 2/12/18

Top Stories
Flake calls for review of security clearance backlog – Politico
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Sunday raised concerns about the security clearance backlog in the government. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
U.S. Capitol Special Agents Receive John J. Duffy Memorial Award (Washington, D.C.) – Security Sales & Integration
The National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS) announcesU.S. Capitol Police Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey are recipients of the John J. Duffy Memorial Award. (read more)
Safety Planning for Major Events – Security Magazine
As tragedies like Vegas, Orlando and Sandy Hook stay top of mind for Americans, venues of every size across the country should assess how they tackle the difficult questions raised when evaluating security concerns for their events. Whether your organization is a university, school, stadium or office, planning for major events follows a systematic process that demystifies and simplifies what can feel very overwhelming. No matter the size or location of the area you are trying to protect, following these steps will help you have a safe and enjoyable event for your attendees and staff. (read more)
Spotting IEDs from a safe distance – Homeland Security News Wire
Soldiers in combat have to constantly scan their surroundings for improvised explosive devices (IEDs), a signature weapon of modern warfare. These homemade bombs are often hidden-nestled in bushes, buried underground, or sometimes stuffed inside other objects. (read more)
Caught on Camera: Americans are captured on an estimated 70 security cameras each day – KDVR.com
Many times security cameras go unnoticed, but they’re everywhere. It’s estimated that there are more than 60 million security cameras across the United States. (read more)
Dallas City Council to Hear Plan for Security Upgrades at Police Stations (Dallas) – NBCDFW.com
Finding more ways to protect our police officers will be the main focus Monday in the city of Dallas. (read more)
Canada to launch new border security app that could go global (Canada) – CBC News
The federal government is embarking on a new pilot program that will allow people to cross borders faster if they create a digital profile filled with their personal information on their mobile devices. (read more)
Campus Security
Bills earmark funds for school security (Santa Fe, N.M.) – Santa Fe New Mexican
As gunshots rang out in Aztec High School one morning last December, a substitute teacher was left to improvise. (read more)
Best Practices for Securing Classroom Doors from the Inside – Campus Safety
Whether facing an active shooter emergency or another type of lockdown situation in school, it is vital for staff to be able to successfully secure classrooms from the inside to protect students from potential threats. (read more)
Missouri bill would allow faculty to carry guns (Missouri) – Springfield News-Leader
Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow universities designate full-time faculty as “campus protection officers” who can carry concealed weapons. (read more)
Transportation Security
Security Breach Reported At LAX With Shirtless Man On Runway (Los Angeles) – CBS Los Angeles
A security breach was reported at LAX Saturday evening with reports of a shirtless man on the runway. (read more)
‘Mob’ breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay (Des Moines) – Fox News
A 14-hour flight delay erupted in chaos at Des Moines International Airport overnight, causing police and security to be called in to calm the irate passengers. (read more)
Cyber Security
Roku, Samsung Smart TVs Have Easy-to-Exploit Vulernabilities – Security Today
The basics of Internet connected things is that they can be vulnerable to hackers, but a lot of the time IoT devices have safeguards in place to ensure that customers and users are safe from cybercriminals. Consumer Reports, however, has found that Roku devices and Samsung Smart TVs might be missing some of the most basic safeguards that keep them from being vulnerable. (read more)
Worship Security
Local security leaders gather in Detroit for seminar on safety at houses of worship (Detroit) – WXYZ.com
Security leaders from 50 local churches and synagogues gathered in Detroit on Saturday for a first of its kind safety conference. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Bridgeport police officers begin using body cameras (Bridgeport, Conn.) – News 12 Connecticut
Bridgeport police said Sunday that after months of anticipation, the city’s officers have finally begun using body cameras while on patrol. (read more)
Security Industry
Security industry pushes back against ‘Right-to-Repair’ legislation – SecurityInfoWatch
A trend that has caught the eye of legal observers within the security industry in recent years has been the introduction of so-called “Right-to-Repair” legislation in a number of states. (read more)
Amazon reportedly paid $90M for security camera company Blink – CNet
At the end of 2017, Amazon bought security startup Blink, which makes cameras and doorbells. (read more)

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