Morning Security Brief: School Security, Border Agent Corruption Report, Cyber Protection, Chertoff on Hacking

By Ann Longmore-Etheridge

►Discussions about, and implementation of, increased school security continues apace in the United States. In Canton, Ohio, the police chief has briefed local parents on plans to install security vestibules with bullet-proof glass at three elementary schools, to upgrade existing security vestibules at middle schools and high schools, and to upgrade communication equipment. In Wisconsin, "security cameras, door systems and school resource officers from the police department [were] a few of the safety measures outlined by Wauwatosa School Superintendent Phil Ertl Monday night in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut," reports Meanwhile, some localities are saying no to more security. Hillsborough County, Florida, board of education members shot down a proposed $4.1 million security plan that included access control systems, extra security personnel, and crisis management training.

►Fox News reports, "A government watchdog report has identified a dramatic increase in documented corruption cases among U.S. border and immigration agents, finding nearly 150 have been arrested or indicted since 2005." The Government Accountability Office produced the report, which also found "found spotty standards in screening new applicants and keeping tabs on agents after they're hired," notes Fox.

►The Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of leading U.S. companies, has released a report titled "More Intelligent, More Effective Cyber Protection." Bloomberg notes, "Among other recommendations, the association that consists of the chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies urged the improvement of public-private collaboration on cybersecurity. However, the group cautioned against any efforts to regulate the cybersecurity practices of the private sector."

►The Wall Street Journal Live has a video from the CIO Network in San Diego, California, of former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff discussing various methods governments and companies can use to respond to a cyber attack.



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