Morning Security Brief: Detroit Airport Locked Down After Security Breach, Companies Look for Cyber Experts, And More

By Megan Gates

► A security breach at Detroit’s Metro Airport put it on lockdown late last night after a man forced his way through a security checkpoint without being screened, USA TODAY reports. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Secretary Ross Feinstein gave a statement on the breach and said that the “man ignored the instructions of a TSA agent and forced his way” back into the McNamara Terminal at the airport after allegedly missing a connecting flight to Los Angeles. The airport was on lockdown for roughly two hours with a heightened police presence and gates lowered around the terminal. The name of the man who breached security was not released and he was still in custody late Thursday evening, according to USA TODAY.

► In an exclusive, Reuters reports that some of the largest U.S. companies are looking to hire cybersecurity experts in “newly elevated positions and bring technologists on to their boards.” According to the report, JP Morgan Chase & Co., PepsiCo Inc, Cardinal Health Inc, Deere & Co, and the United Services Automobile Association are among the Fortune 500 companies seeking chief information security officers (CISOs) and other security personnel to beef up their cyber defenses. Additionally, these new CISOs are expected to have a greater range of knowledge when brought on board. “After high-profile data breaches, such as last year’s attack on U.S. retailer Target Corp, there is now an expectation that CISOs understand not just technology, but also a company’s business and risk management,” Reuters reports.

► After allegedly shooting a woman three times earlier this week, an Orlando security guard is facing criminal charges. Jonathan Coleman, 35, was patrolling Palm Grove Garden Apartments Wednesday evening. While on patrol, he saw a man and a woman arguing in the parking lot. The woman, Aimee Guillory, hit the man, Vince Johnson, with her car as she drove at a low speed, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Guillory then began to drive away from the scene and Coleman followed her in a vehicle. “According to witnesses, Coleman…ordered Guillory to get out of her car, which she did until Johnson told her the security guard didn’t have any legal authority,” the Sentinel reports. “When she got back in her car and drove around Coleman, he grabbed the driver’s side window, then let go and opened fire as she pulled away.” Guillory was hit twice in the left arm and once in the right arm, and was treated at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Coleman was then charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, arrested, and released on bail.


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