Cybercrime campaigns and high-profile advanced persistent threat groups are shifting how they target victims and focusing more on intricate relationships with “secure syndicate” partnerships to disguise activity, according to the latest 2019 Cyber Threatscape Report from Accenture.
Facial recognition software marketed to law enforcement agencies shows it mistakenly matched the faces of one out of five lawmakers, 26 lawmakers total, with images in an arrest photo database, including Phil Ting’s, San Francisco, CA Assemblymember and proponent of the AB 1215. The bill, also known as The Body Camera Accountability Act, bans facial recognition and biometric surveillance in police body cameras.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in a meeting with statewide officials and members of the El Paso state delegation following the shooting in El Paso on Saturday, August 3, announced that the state of Texas will be providing more than $5.5 million in immediate financial assistance through the Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Governor's Public Safety Office for law enforcement agencies and the community of El Paso.
Congressman Roger Williams introduced The School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act of 2019, which would establish federal grant programs for public schools to identify security risks and fix them and would appropriate $200 million for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2030.
A bill authored by U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) to give formerly incarcerated individuals a fairer shot at finding employment passed the House of Representatives, as part of a larger package related to military defense.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a plan to decrease police presence in the city’s schools by limiting the situations in which law enforcement will be allowed to respond to matters that arise on school grounds.
For much of the past decade, Ravi Satkalmi has helped lead the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Intelligence Analysis Unit, a team within the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau that provides critical support on counterterrorism investigations, analyzes foreign and domestic terrorist threats to the city, offers input on policies pertaining to counterterrorism, and liaises with law enforcement and private sector partners.
Our August issue cover story features Steve Baker, CSO at State Street Corporation. Also in August, how did a Guidewell Security team member save a life? And learn how digital technology and IoT devices can combat both physical and cyberattacks.