Education News February 2017GP0|#3795b40d-c591-4b06-959c-9e277b38585e;L0|#03795b40d-c591-4b06-959c-9e277b38585e|Security by Industry;GTSet|#8accba12-4830-47cd-9299-2b34a43444652017-02-01T05:00:00Z, Flora Szatkowski<h4>​CAMPUS SURVEILLANCE</h4><p>Two universities in Utah partnered with Stone Security to upgrade their existing surveillance systems. Utah State University and Salt Lake Community College both had standalone analog systems with few cameras that could be monitored from only one location. Both schools chose to implement open platform, IP-based solutions built with Milestone XProtect VMS and network cameras from Axis Communications. Axis encoders integrate older analog cameras into the system, allowing the schools to continue using them.</p><p>Utah State University has campuses in every county in the state, and nine of those locations are integrated with the Milestone system. Video data is fed to the main campus in Logan, Utah.</p><p>Better video monitoring has improved coordination with campus police, reducing the time for incident response, as well as mitigating theft in the campus bookstores. The video system has also been leveraged to include watching over livestock in an animal science department, so researchers can respond when a birth is imminent, for example. Another innovative way officials are using the video is to prioritize snow removal based on the accumulations seen in the images.​</p><h4>PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS</h4><p>ADT announced a new affiliation with MetLife Auto & Home for small business customers in New Jersey and California.</p><p>Dell EMC chose BlueTalon to deliver data security and governance for the newly announced Dell EMC Analytic Insights Module. </p><p>G4S will deploy ThruVis from Digital Barriers at major events in the United Kingdom.</p><p>Federal Signal Corporation’s Safety and Security Systems Group formed a strategic partnership with Edesix Ltd. to offer IndiCue products that collect, distribute, and manage video evidence. </p><p>FinalCode, Inc., appointed DNA Connect as its distributor for Australia.</p><p>Genetec and Point Blank announced a direct integration between the IRIS CAM body-worn camera and the Genetec Clearance case management system.</p><p>Hanwha Techwin America formed a partnership with Security-Net Inc., allowing Security-Net’s partners to source the full line of Hanwha Techwin’s surveillance solutions as a gold level dealer.</p><p>ISONAS Inc. selected two new manufacturers’ representatives: Wilens Professional Sales, Inc., in New York and The Tronex Group in Florida.</p><p>Kwikset formed a partnership with Horizon Global to expand its SmartKey security to the automotive accessories industry, including hitches, fifth wheels, ball mounts, bike racks, cargo management products, and more.</p><p>Louroe Electronics signed with Tech Sales & Marketing and expanded its partnership with Thomasson Marketing Group to strengthen its presence across the United States.</p><p>Oceanscan is using iland’s DRaaS with Veeam to reduce incident response time.</p><p>OnSSI integrated its Ocularis 5 Video Management System with Vidsys’s Converged Security and Information Management software. </p><p>OnX Enterprise Solutions and Splunk collaborated on the new OnX Security Intelligence Appliance that implements both the hardware and software needed to combat attackers.</p><p>Open Options partnered with Mercury Security to offer two new bridge technology integrations with Software House iSTAR Pro and Vanderbilt SMS. </p><p>Red Hawk Fire & Security U.S. announced that Affiliated Monitoring will manage central station monitoring for Red Hawk customers. </p><p>SeQent has been accepted into the Schneider Electric/Wonderware Technology Partner program. </p><p>FC TecNrgy will market SFC Energy’s defense and industry portfolio of off-grid power sources to the Indian defense, homeland security, and oil and gas markets. </p><p>ZKAccess retained manufacturers’ rep firm ISM Southeast.​</p><h4>GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS</h4><p>The U.S. Federal Trade Commission selected AMAG Technology and its Symmetry Homeland Access Control System to secure its Office of the Executive Director.</p><p>Convergint Technologies and BriefCam announced that Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas expanded its use of BriefCam Syndex.</p><p>For the Las Vegas presidential debate, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department deployed a drone detection and counter-drone solution from Dedrone. Dedrone also joined forces with Nassau County Police and Hofstra University to protect the first presidential debate in New York.</p><p>The Payne County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma selected Digi Security Systems to design and install a new video system for its jail and courthouse.</p><p>Electronic Control Security, Inc., received an award from prime contractor Hudson Valley EC&M Inc. for an entry control system and support services for the Sullivan County and Eastern Correctional Facilities in New York.</p><p>Exiger was chosen by the University of Cincinnati to act as the independent monitor of its police department.</p><p>Port St. Lucie, Florida, worked with SecurPoint to install a wireless, IP-based video surveillance system from FLIR.</p><p>Johnson Controls announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help secure critical infrastructure.</p><p>Leidos won a prime contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide systems administration and maintenance services for x-ray and imaging technology.</p><p>MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. will provide space-based synthetic aperture radar capabilities for the Canadian Department of National Defence.</p><p>NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., announced that the San Diego Unified School District will use NAPCO’s Continental Access control system.</p><p>NC4 announced that the Fulton County Police Department in California chose NC4 Street Smart to help fight crime.</p><p>Palo Alto Networks signed a memorandum of collaboration with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore to exchange ideas, insights, and expertise on cybersecurity. </p><p>Saab announced that its Airport Surface Surveillance Capability is operational for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration at San Francisco International Airport.</p><p>Salient CRGT, Inc., won a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to provide development, integration, and evaluation in support of BorderRITE.</p><p>SDI Presence LLC is a key subcontractor to Saab Sensis in deploying an advanced event management system for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.</p><p>TASER International received an order for 900 TASER X2 Smart Weapons from the Kentucky State Police.</p><p>Unisys Corporation won a contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to modernize the agency’s technology for identifying people and vehicles entering and exiting the country.</p><p>Veridos is providing the Republic of Kosovo with ePassports in addition to a solution to personalize the ePassports. Veridos is responsible for data management, as well as service and maintenance for the software and</p><p>hardware infrastructure.</p><p>Veteran Corps of America will perform contractor logistics support for the Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) system.​</p><h4>AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS</h4><p>AMAG Technology announced that its Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM)/FIPS 201–compliant solution was approved by the U.S. General Services Administration.</p><p>Legrand North America achieved Excellence within the Industry Data Exchange Association’s data certification program.</p><p>Middle Atlantic Products secured a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its Essex QAR Series Rack.</p><p>Passport Systems, Inc., received the Security Innovation Award from Massachusetts Port Authority for helping to revitalize the Port of Boston with state-of-the-art detection systems.</p><p>Qognify received Lenel Factory Certification Under Lenel’s OpenAccess Alliance Program.</p><p>Safran Identity & Security announced that its Airpass mobile payment solution, with a cryptographic security component, was certified by Visa and Mastercard.</p><p>SecurityScorecard received the Most Promising Company Award for its sophisticated technology and strategic implementation during PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Inaugural Cyber Security Day.</p><p>Tosibox won the Finnish Security Company of the Year award. The Turvallisuus ja Riskienhallinta magazine annual award was presented at the Finnish Security Awards. ​</p><h4>ANNOUNCEMENTS</h4><p>As part of its product rebranding, 3xLOGIC launched an updated website.</p><p>Aite Group’s report, Biometrics: The Time Has Come, examines biometrics capabilities that are deployed across the globe. </p><p>Allied Universal announced the purchase of FJC Security Services of Floral Park, New York.</p><p>Anixter International Inc. is opening a customized flagship facility in Houston, Texas.</p><p>Illinois Joining Forces, a public-private network of veteran and military service organizations, received a $125,000 grant for veteran outreach from Boeing.</p><p>CGL Electronic Security, Inc., moved its corporate headquarters to Westwood, Massachusetts. The new facility includes a customer training area, demonstration space, warehouse, and testing area.</p><p>CNL Software expanded its U.S. operations with new regional offices and a demonstration area in Ashburn, Virginia.</p><p>College Choice published its 2016 ranking of the safest large colleges in America.</p><p>The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center established the Financial Systemic Analysis & Resilience Center to mitigate risk to the U.S. financial system.</p><p>Modern Tools To Achieve Excellence In Video Security is a new white paper from Geutebrück.</p><p>Implant Sciences will sell its explosives trace detection assets to L-3 Communications where they will be integrated into L-3’s Security & Detection Systems Division.</p><p>Milestone Systems is making its XProtect Essential 2016 R3 available as a free download to users worldwide.</p><p>The National Electrical Manufacturers Association published NEMA WD 7-2011 (R2016) Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard.</p><p>Safran Identity & Security opened a location in the Silicon Valley that features an innovation center with a specific focus on digital payment, digital identity, and the Internet of Things.</p><p>Nonprofit SecureTheVillage (STV) launched a weekly news podcast, SecureTheVillage’s Cybersecurity News of the Week, available on the STV website, iTunes, SoundCloud, and other podcast sites. </p><p>SightLogix published a new design guide to assist integrators, architects, and engineers in planning, selecting, and installing video-based security systems. Securing Outdoor Assets with Trusted Alerts offers practical advice about using outdoor video.</p><p>The Smart Card Alliance released a mobile payments workshop video for understanding mobile wallets.</p><p>The Tyco Security Products Cyber Protection Team is offering security advisories on its website. The team generates a security notification about which products might be vulnerable, along with mitigation steps. </p><p>The U.S. Office of Management and Budget will create a new privacy office to oversee the development and implementation of new federal privacy policies, strategies, and practices across the federal government. ​</p>

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 You May Also Like... ID Gets a Makeover<p>​<span style="line-height:1.5em;">Santa Clara University (SCU), a Jesuit school founded in 1851, is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, a California region well known for cultivating advancements in technology. It is appropriate, then, that the university is embracing the latest in near field communication (NFC) technology to secure its campus residence halls. </span></p><p>The SCU ACCESS card is the campuswide ID program that allows students and faculty to pay for vending, printing, meal services, and more using the card’s magnetic stripe technology. Nirmal Palliyaguru, director of the ACCESS card office and conference services at the university, says that linking residence hall access to the cards for the 2,800 students that live on campus was a goal he had for many years. </p><p>Palliyaguru notes that Santa Clara rebrands its ID card program every 10 years. In 2009, Palliyaguru’s supervisor approached him about the roadmap for the upcoming rebranding. Palliyaguru saw an opportunity to incorporate access to residence halls with the ID card program using NFC technology. He says that the convenience and security NFC technology provides were the two main drivers of the decision. </p><p>At that time, all 16 residence buildings on campus used traditional locks and keys. If a key was lost, there was no way to guarantee a student’s safety in his or her own room without changing the lock completely. Using NFC locks would mean increased security, in addition to convenience. “We’re a pretty safe campus. But that doesn’t mean much–all it takes is one thing to happen,” he notes. To achieve this goal, the university would need to find a secure chip provider for a contactless solution, in which users would wave their cards over a panel by the door to gain access.  </p><p>Palliyaguru suggested partnering with Sony to use its FeliCa contactless IC chip. The campus uses Blackboard Transact as its card provider, and a magnetic stripe on the back of those cards enables the payment services. Blackboard had never used the FeliCa technology in its cards, but decided to partner with SCU to perform a pilot. The company also recommended that Santa Clara use the SALTO door access system for its lock hardware.  </p><p>A contactless token resides in the campus ID card, enabling a user to simply hover his or her card over the reader on the SALTO lock. A signal is sent to the main server, which sends a signal back to the lock, allowing access. The FeliCa chip is encrypted for secure communication to and from the lock, and all necessary security access levels are defined in the SALTO server, notes Palliyaguru. This means that student access to individual dorm rooms can be managed with ease. The card office worked with housing auxiliary services and IT to use existing network switches and ports for the SALTO technology.  </p><p>During the pilot phase in 2011, the university installed 80 SALTO locks at one of its smaller residence halls.</p><p>Most recently, in the summer of 2014, the university was adding a center structure to combine two residence halls, and Palliyaguru saw the opportunity to incorporate the SALTO locks once more.  The same year two additional residence halls were upgraded, adding more than 300 locks. Now 800 doors across campus have been fitted with SALTO locks. </p><p>All the SALTO locks are managed on one server. From there, any hardware or card failures can be observed and promptly resolved. To further enhance security, any access changes are pushed out to specific card readers, known as hotspots. Students have to go to one of more than 20 hotspots on campus every five days to update their card by hovering it under a scanner. It sends a signal to the server and back to the card, keeping it activated for another five days. “If not, your card will not work,” Palliyaguru notes. If a card is lost or stolen, students can report it to campus safety at any time and get a replacement. </p><p>The door lock has a battery that can be monitored online. If the battery dies, and access is needed, there is a patented process developed by SALTO, revealed only to campus law enforcement and maintenance staff, to defeat the lock and gain entry. </p><p>Due to the success of the program, SCU will be migrating to the SALTO solution in all 16 of its residence halls within the next two to four years. “We’re making a very aggressive approach to move our residence halls away from other systems to go with SALTO as our benchmark,” says Palliyaguru.</p><p>SCU has also been beta testing a phone-driven credential on Android platforms, Palliyaguru says. This would allow students to use their phones with the SALTO locks and conduct transactions at payment terminals. Palliyaguru says they hope to have it launched in the near future. </p><p>From an operational point of view, Palliyaguru says he was nervous about students possibly abusing the technology, because the cards are more expensive that the previous magnetic stripe cards. However, he was pleasantly surprised. “They know if they break it, then they’re going to pay for it before they can get into their rooms,” he notes. “Looking at a random sample of the kids that live in the [upgraded] residence halls, they take better care of their cards than the other students.” </p>GP0|#cd529cb2-129a-4422-a2d3-73680b0014d8;L0|#0cd529cb2-129a-4422-a2d3-73680b0014d8|Physical Security;GTSet|#8accba12-4830-47cd-9299-2b34a4344465 Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment & Management Teams<div class="body"> <p> </p> <div> <span style="COLOR:red;">***</span>** <em><strong>The Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment & Management Teams</strong></em><strong>. By Gene Deisinger et al.; published by Applied Risk Management; available from ASIS, item #1910, 703/519-6200, <a title=";">;</a> 170 pages; $48 (ASIS members), $53 (nonmembers). </strong></div> <div> </div> <div>Major cases of violence at American colleges are statistically rare, but the adoption of preventive measures and the use of risk reduction tools are appropriate to ensure that the incident rate remains low. The campus-based threat assessment and management (TAM) team described in this handbook is one of those tools.</div> <div> </div> <div>This text, while well-written, is not light reading. It details the TAM team concept and is supplemented with a wealth of current, utilitarian information. The book provides detailed guidance on how to form a TAM team and how to staff that team as well as the roles and responsibilities of the team and its members.</div> <div> </div> <div>Five appendices provide resources ranging from sample policies and procedures to model document templates and decision points. The book’s four coauthors—a university deputy police chief, a security consultant, a recognized expert on threat assessment, and a criminologist—blend academic expertise and practical experience to provide a balanced approach.</div> <div> </div> <div>The book is a topical and timely reference work that would be a valuable addition to the professional library of anyone responsible for campus security and safety. The TAM team concept, although relatively new, is quickly becoming a fundamental knowledge area for all campus security professionals.</div> <div> </div> <hr /> <div> <span style="COLOR:rgb(128,0,0);"> <strong>Reviewer: </strong> </span>Thomas E. Engells, CPP, CPM (Certified Public Manager), is the Chief of Police at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. </div> <p> </p> </div>GP0|#cd529cb2-129a-4422-a2d3-73680b0014d8;L0|#0cd529cb2-129a-4422-a2d3-73680b0014d8|Physical Security;GTSet|#8accba12-4830-47cd-9299-2b34a4344465 Imminent Threats<p>​<span style="line-height:1.5em;">Mentor Public School District, 20 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio, is home to nearly 8,000 students from preschool through 12th grade. The </span><span style="line-height:1.5em;">​</span><span style="line-height:1.5em;">school district keeps its safety and security plans at the forefront, conducting year-round safety drills, says Matthew Miller, district superintendent. “Whenever we talk to groups–whether it’s our own teachers or the Parent Teacher Asso­ciation–the first thing that we focus on is safety,” says Miller. The school district also works closely with local fire and police departments to conduct joint safety drills, and the organizations communicate often. “We spend a lot of time together talking about different scenarios, we’re always in contact </span><span style="line-height:1.5em;">with one another when something comes up.”</span></p><p>In late 2013, the Mentor County fire chief was approached by National School Control Systems, a company that produces barricades to protect classrooms or any area with a traditional interior door–such as gymnasiums, offices, and cafeterias–in the event of a lockdown. Representatives told the chief about the BEARACADE product and possible deployment in the community. The fire chief then brought BEARACADE to Miller. </p><p>The BEARACADE is a lightweight door barrier, weighing about two pounds. Made of a high-impact modified polycarbonate it can withstand up to 4,600 pounds of pressure. The product can be installed by maintenance staff at the customer site by drilling holes in the floor.</p><p>Miller says that in an emergency, such as an active intruder or shooter situation, deploying the device is simple. Teachers and administrators simply take the BEARACADE off a spot on the wall where it hangs and slide it along the bottom-inside of the door. It prevents the door from being opened from the outside. “There’s no guesswork involved because there’s a pinhole that’s predrilled into the floor, and there’s a stopper to stop the device when you’re sliding it across the bottom of the door,” he notes.</p><p>Miller saw value in the product, which he felt was cost-effective and easy to deploy–he says the total cost of the project was approximately one dollar per student per classroom. Miller presented the idea to the president of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The group expressed strong support for the product. “Once they saw it and we talked about it, it was a go after that,” notes Miller. </p><p>In June 2014, the first devices were delivered to the district, which has 14 school buildings and two support facilities. The school district installed 500 de­vices across its 16 facilities. “Ideally at the end of the day we want them in all of our classrooms and offices, so we still have some more to order.” </p><p>Teachers and administrators have been trained in deployment of the barricades. The school conducts monthly safety drills, whether it be a lockdown, tornado, or fire drill. However, Miller says that the school focuses mainly on the lockdown drills, given the frequency of active shooter situations.</p><p>While students haven’t been trained on using BEARACADE, Miller says older students who have seen it in action dur­ing drills could likely perform the deployment in an emergency. In terms of possible misuse, he notes the BEARA­CADE is visible from the outside along the bottom of the door if it has been de­ployed so anyone in the hallway could see there was a potential problem. “So a teacher or an administrator can say, ‘hey that’s not right, that shouldn’t be deployed, and there’s nothing wrong in the building right now.’ They can go to the door, knock on it, call the office, or 911.” </p><p>The outside visibility of BEARACADE also means that law enforcement can perform a more effective sweep of the building in the event of a dangerous situation. “So if you’re looking for the bad guy, it’s probably going to be a room or an area that’s not barricaded off,” Miller says. The manufacturer divulges information only to first responders and teachers on how to break through the barricade using a trademarked process. </p><p>One challenge the district anticipated was deploying the BEARACADE at a facility with open-concept classrooms, where accordion partitions and bookshelves take the place of traditional walls. How­ever, after working through drills, the administration came up with a solution. Students, teachers, and faculty all fit comfortably in the handful of rooms and closets that do have doors. Now, during drills, all building occupants practice going to one of these rooms.</p><p>“There are traditional rooms and large closets nearby that are BEARACADE-enabled,” says Miller of the building with nontraditional walls. “I don’t think that’s something we thought would have happened, but when we practiced our drills we were able to see pretty quickly that we could still use the barricade and all the kids could be behind a door.” </p><p>Mentor Public Schools has never had to use the BEARACADE in a real-life scenario, but schools continue to conduct safety drills in case that moment ever comes. “It’s a very cost-effective way to potentially save a lot of lives in a very bad situation. You can’t really put a price on that,” says Miller.</p>GP0|#cd529cb2-129a-4422-a2d3-73680b0014d8;L0|#0cd529cb2-129a-4422-a2d3-73680b0014d8|Physical Security;GTSet|#8accba12-4830-47cd-9299-2b34a4344465