Morning Security Brief: Billionaire Security, CPR Disparities, SkyTrain Investigation, and More

By Carlton Purvis

►From million dollar safe rooms to heliports and remote activated shotgun shells, when it comes to securing their homes billionaires take it to a whole different level. Check out this CNBC slideshow of “ultimate protection measures” well out of reach of the average person. See more here.

►A new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine says cardiac arrest victims in poor areas or minority neighborhoods are less likely to get help from bystanders. “Victims stricken in a public area in a largely white, wealthier part of the U.S. have a 55 percent chance of getting cardiopulmonary resuscitation from a bystander, while victims in a low-income, African-American neighborhood have only a 35 percent chance,” The Denver Post reports. Additionally, no matter where the medical emergency occurred, blacks and Hispanics were less likely to get help from a bystander. The study is based on 14,000 incidents in 25 cities from 2005 to 2009. Researchers hope the survey results can help organizations find out what neighborhoods could use increased health education.

►Extra security has been added to Canada’s railways after an explosive device was found on SkyTrain tracks in British Columbia. Police are also monitoring social networks to see if anyone takes credit for the attack. Authorities have no motive or suspect, but say they don’t think it is the work of a terrorist organization.

►In other news, a British government official says people shouldn’t use their real names on social networks. ♦ Fines for money laundering could cost HSBC $1.5 billion. ♦ And cybersecurity researchers say giving increased permissions to Android apps is a “malware time bomb” waiting to explode.




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