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Morning Security Brief: Public Health Preparedness, NYPD Gang Unit Doubles, Postcards Sent With SSNs, and More

- The CDC publishes a report on public health preparedness among the states. The NYPD doubles its gang unit to help monitor social media. The University of Chicago apologizes for postcards sent with SSNs. And more.

Creating Cultural Monsters: Serial Murder in America

- Law enforcement personnel, sociologists, and criminal justice majors will find this book valuable and educational, as well as an excellent reference guide.

Social Media and Criminal Organizations

- In the social media world, individuals are encouraged to readily serve up personal data about where they are, who they are with, and when. But cartel members who use Facebook or similar social sites, for target selection can easily exploit this information to establish behavior patterns.

Security Metrics

- See an example of how a security department can come up with reliable and consistent metrics for security. The first step was to develop categories into which incidents could be recorded.

Intelligence

- Find out how Philadelphia’s City Center District helps coordinate police activities with business interests to reduce crime and make the city more attractive to businesses and tourists.

Creating Public Support for SARs

- A survey indicates several hurdles to public reporting of suspicious activity, including a basic understanding of what to report.

Morning Security Brief: Chavis Carter Autopsy, Mexican Airport Security, Venue Sued After Patron Injured in Brawl, and More

- Chavis Carter death ruled a suicide. Mexico City airport cops reassigned. A patron is suing a venue after being injured in a brawl. And more.

Protective Operations: A Handbook for Security and Law Enforcement

- Author Glenn McGovern introduces the concept of protective operations as a continuum, ranging from situational awareness, at its most basic level, to protective details, safe houses, and new identities, at its increasingly complex levels.

Police Chiefs Adopt Guidelines for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

- The International Association of Chiefs of Police has voted to adopt guidelines for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking Approved: Appeals Court

- An appeals court has ruled that law enforcement does not need a probable cause warrant to track a suspect using that suspect's own mobile phone GPS.

Ransomware Holds Computers Hostage, Demands Payment

- Hackers are using a virus that disguises itself as a message from the FBI to extort money from computer users. The FBI is calling it “ransomware.”

FBI: Sikh Temple Shooter Killed Himself

- The gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin died from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to the FBI.

Morning Security Brief: Sikhs Reluctant to Add Security, Evacuations Begin Ahead of Ernesto, Reuters Hack, and More

- Sikhs reluctant to increase security at their houses of worship. Latin America preps for Ernesto. Old version of software led to Reuters hack. And more.
 




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