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  1. A forensic lab in Pennsylvania is using a new Vacuum Metal Deposition, which can reveal latent fingerprints on materials, according to a news report. 

  2. If you are a landlord who owns rental property in a different state (or a significant distance away) and you are relying upon traditional locks to manage access to your property, this article will show you a better, more secure, time-saving and money-saving property security system.

  3. U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the Protecting Faith-Based and Nonprofit Organizations From Terrorism Act (S. 1539) – to authorize $75 million annually for grants to nonprofits and faith-based organizations to help secure their facilities against a potential terrorist attack.

  4. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) launched the New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Pilot Program (NJ NSGPP) open application period which will remain open through June 14, 2019.

  5. Mississippi, Louisiana, California, Alaska, and Connecticut are the riskiest states in the U.S.A. based on consumer preparedness for cyber-attacks.

  6. Ninety-two percent of healthcare organizations are confident in their ability to respond to cyber attacks, compared to 82 percent two years ago. 

  7. Eight-five percent of US CEOs and business leaders are Artificial Intelligence (AI) optimists, according to a report by EY. 

  8. A major European, cross-border cybersecurity attack will be simulated on the financial sector next month, according to a news report. 

  9. Baltimore has created a Committee on Cybersecurity and Emergency Preparedness, as City Hall struggles to recover from a hack that crippled the government’s email and other computer systems.

  10. Iowa schools are creating new school emergency procedure plans or updating existing plans, according to a news report. 

  11. Nearly a quarter of surveyors have been affected by a cyber threat in the past 12 months and more than 10 percent have been affected more than once, according to the 2018 Data Health Checkreport.

  12. Age ID, a fake ID scanning app, is being utilized by the Greenville Police Department (GPD), Alcoholic Law Enforcement (ALE) and Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to test the accuracy of the app, according to a news report.

  13. The FBI recently released its data on the Active Shooter Incidents in the US for 2018. Although there was a slight drop in active shooter events to 27 from the high of 30 in 2017, this is still no cause for celebration.

  14. U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced the School Security Enhancement Act, a bill that would allow for Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants awarded to local communities to be used for evidence-based school safety technology and infrastructure.

  15. Cyber Governance Indexes, a performance benchmarks software, provides market-based proof that companies with good cyber governance outperform peers in shareholder value terms – and vice versa.

  16. New CT scanners and body X-rays at Perth Airport are being tested and promise to increase the operational efficiency of security, according to a news report. 

  17. West Virginia first responders have voted unanimously to oppose any legislation that would reorganize the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, according to a news report. 

  18. U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced the Secure Traveler Act, legislation that would expand enrollment in TSA PreCheck for individuals who have passed extensive background checks.

  19. The FLIR Saros DH-390 Dome Camera is an outdoor perimeter security camera that combines multiple technologies. . .

  20. Delta Scientific’s DSC1500 portable beam barricade secures locations quickly to temporarily block vehicles anywhere a beam barricade is needed for interim security.

  21. The Speco Tech SecureGuard® Active Shooter System allows businesses, schools, events and venues to act quickly by employing its surveillance video with mass notification features.

  22. “School Guard Glass” is a term that is expected to become popular over the next few years as demand increases for more controlled access to facilities.

  23. EchoGuard from Echodyne delivers multi-sensor ground and airspace security solutions for a range of governmental and commercial uses.

  24. Thief! Intruder! Sometimes, perimeter security puts you in contact with a variety of visitors, not all of them welcome, but how does one differentiate between visitors without making a bad first impression or creating a vulnerable situation?

  25. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has enacted to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police and all other municipal agencies.