Added security at Grand Blanc schools gives teachers, parents ‘peace of mind,’ superintendent says
GRAND BLANC, MI -- Whether it’s the one child he parents, or the more than 8,000 that he looks over as superintendent of Grand Blanc Community Schools, more security helps give Trevor Alward “peace of mind.”Heading into the 2022-23 school year, Grand Blanc redistributed funds to add five armed security guards from Premier Security Solutions that will be placed at the district’s elementary schools.mlive.com
Investigating student safety at MSU
Questions still remain after the heartbreaking loss and shocking discovery of Brendan Santo’s body in the Red Cedar River in East Lansing. Local 4 Investigator Karen Drew has uncovered new details in the case, and traveled to Michigan State’s campus to get answers.
Detroit Tigers haven’t reached contract with Comerica Park workers as Opening Day looms
As the Detroit Tigers look ahead to Opening Day, they’re still working to ensure there will be staff to man the park and take care of the field. The union for some 270 workers and the team still haven’t reached a contract for this season.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw bypassed Capitol security, police say. He’s the latest lawmaker to be hit with a $5,000 fine.
The fine was levied by House Sergeant at Arms William J. Walker after an investigation revealed that Crenshaw and an unknown man, who appeared to be a former member of Congress, entered the House Chamber without clearing security.washingtonpost.com
Senate committee holds hearing on global threats and national security
A Senate committee hearing Wednesday will focus on worldwide threats to U.S. national security. The country's top intelligence officials are expected to discuss several issues, including recent cyber hacks by Russian and Chinese spies. CBS News intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Gazis joined CBSN with more.cbsnews.com
University of Michigan professor joins FDA medical device security team
An associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at U-M, Fu is the founder of the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security. The university released the following Q&A with Fu, who discussed the medical device industry and the challenges it faces. Updating legacy medical device software is a huge challenge. A lot of medical device manufacturers have a difficult time grappling with computer security risks. The world needs five-year academic programs that combine biomedical engineering, software engineering and public policy to culminate with a master’s degree.
Ann Arbor cybersecurity startup Blumira’s rapid growth continues with hiring push
ANN ARBOR – Local cybersecurity startup Blumira has plans to double its headcount in 2021. With a team of 25, Blumira plans to double its headcount by the end of the year with a focus on hiring additional leadership roles and growing its sales and engineering teams. Part of Blumira’s success over the past year is due to its adoption of SaaS applications and migration to the cloud. Most recently, he led product management at Duo Security, which was acquired by Cisco in 2018 for $2.35 billion. in computer science and was head of UX and engineering at Arbor Networks (acquired by NETSCOUT in 2015) prior to his role at Duo Security.
US Capitol placed on short lockdown after nearby fire
A sign displayed outside the Capitol building in Frankfort, Ky., advises that the grounds are closed, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)WASHINGTON – A message on Monday morning said an “external security threat” was present at the U.S. Capitol. “All buildings within the Capitol Complex: External security threat, no entry or exit is permitted, stay away from exterior windows, doors. UPDATE: U.S. Capitol Police: "In an abundance of caution following an external security threat under the bridge on I-295 at First and F Streets, SE, Acting Chief Pittman ordered a shutdown of the Capitol Complex. Unclear if this is the cause of/related to Capitol lockdown- but it’s in the same area where the security threat was supposedly located https://t.co/Dev82K5nBt — Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) January 18, 2021
Inauguration preparations continue with tight security and pandemic precautions
Inauguration preparations continue with tight security and pandemic precautions Security threats and a global pandemic pose significant challenges for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes joined CBSN a look at how organizers are preparing for Wednesday's big event.cbsnews.com
‘We will be prepared’: Security tightens around state Capitol amid threat of protests
LANSING, Mich. – Increased security measures have been put in place at the state Capitol building to prepare for expected armed protests starting this weekend. Michigan State Police, working with the Michigan National Guard and FBI, says that have increased personnel and protective measures at the Capitol and in Downtown Lansing. READ: Michigan law enforcement on armed Capitol protests this weekend: ‘We will be prepared’A chain-link fence has gone up around the Capitol building. Across the street from the Capitol, where the governor’s office is, the windows have been boarded up. Michigan State Police Col. Joseph Gasper wouldn’t give specifics about a lot of the security plan that’s in place, but did issue a warning.
Michigan law enforcement on armed Capitol protests this weekend: ‘We will be prepared’
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)LANSING, Mich. – Law enforcement agencies across Michigan are stepping up security measures at the Capitol and in surrounding areas to prepare for expected armed protests starting this weekend. Michigan State Police, working with the Michigan National Guard and FBI, says that have increased personnel and protective measures at the Capitol and in Downtown Lansing. The Lansing Police Department announced that there is an event planned for noon at the Michigan Capitol on Sunday, Jan. 17. “I can assure you that we take our responsibility for safeguarding the Capitol and those who work and visit here seriously and, together with our law enforcement partners, we will be prepared to ensure law and order.”On Friday, Michigan Gov. The FBI has warned local law enforcement agencies in all 50 states of possible armed protests at state Capitol buildings starting this weekend.
Tech Time: Suggestions from cybersecurity experts on keeping yourself safe in 2021
DETROIT – In Sunday’s episode of Tech Time cybersecurity experts offer advice on how to keep yourself safe in the digital world as 2021 begins. You can watch the entire segment in the video player above. Watch: More Tech Time segments
Michigan Electors to be given police escort to Lansing Capitol Building for vote
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State House, Senate and Capitol buildings will be closed Monday as the Electoral College meets. RELATED: What’s in store when the Electoral College meets“The decision was not made because of anticipated protests, but was made based on credible threats of violence,” McCann said. That decision is made by the Capitol Commission.”Electors will be given police escorts Monday and one said she’s taking things further and will be wearing a bullet-proof vest. You can watch the Electoral College meeting here. Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has targeted Detroit in recent weeks, despite there being no evidence of fraud in the city.
Michigan State House and Senate offices close Monday during Electoral College vote
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State House, Senate and Capitol buildings will be closed Monday as the Electoral College meets. According to Rep. Darrin Camilleri, the entire legislature will be working remotely due to safety concerns during the Electoral College vote. RELATED: What’s in store when the Electoral College meetsCamilleri said he was not briefed on the potential threats, but said when the offices have closed in the past, it was due to threats. You can watch the Electoral College meeting here. I call on the House Republicans who joined the recent court case to publicly apologize, renounce their actions and respect the will of the voters.
Loaded gun found in carry-on bag of man at Grand Rapids based airport
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – On Sunday, a Transportation Security Administration officer found a loaded gun in a man’s carry-on bag at the Grand Rapids based Gerald R. Ford International Airport. TSA officials say the gun was found in the carry-on bag at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. “Firearms and prohibited items continue to be detected at airport security checkpoints during this pandemic,” said Grand Rapid’s TSA Federal Security Director Roger Dubuc. The gun was found ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Gerald R. Ford International Airport tonight. The president will be in Traverse City before holding a 10:30 p.m. rally at the Grand Rapids based airport.
FBI to announce ‘major election security’ issue
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) held a news conference on Wednesday evening to discuss a “major election security” issue. Officials announced Wednesday that the FBI has identified that Iran and Russia have taken actions to disrupt the election process as voting is already underway across the U.S. for the presidential election. "They may seek to target those systems, or simply leave the impression that they have altered or manipulated those systems, in order to undermine their credibility and our confidence in them. “As we enter the last weeks before the election, we urge every American -- including members of the media -- to be cautious about believing or spreading unverified, sensational claims related to votes and voting,” the statement continues. “State and local election officials are in regular contact with federal law enforcement and cyber security professionals, and they are all working around the clock to ensure that Election 2020 is safe, secure, and free from outside interference.”Read more
Photographer climbs 151 feet to top of Ambassador Bridge, raising major security questions
A photographer who climbed 151 feet to the very top of the highly guarded Ambassador Bridge posted photos from on top of the bridge’s sign, raising major questions about security. The photographer said you’ll never know his name, but he’s posted images from the very top of the Brooklyn Bridge, high above New York City and on top of the Crescent City Connection Bridge in New Orleans. He posted photos from 151 feet in the air above Detroit, at the very top of the highly guarded, supposedly secure Ambassador Bridge. Customers and Border Patrol officials secure the major international crossing, but the bridge is privately owned by the International Bridge Company, which is responsible for security. I think bridge security is actually very good.”Click here to view more of his photos.
Detroit woman arrested after creating scene at Florida airport terminal
DETROIT – A 48-year-old Detroit woman was arrested Saturday, Sept. 5 after causing a scene at a Florida airport. Authorities took Francita Anitha Ward into custody for creating a disturbance inside Terminal 4 at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. She caused the disturbance after arriving late for Spirit Flight 2101 to Detroit. Police say Ward was loud and not wearing a mask while using profanity inside the terminal in front of families and children. As she was asked to leave Terminal 4 she yelled several times, “take me to jail.”
Warren City Hall open by appointment only starting Monday
WARREN, Mich. Warren City Hall will be open by appointment only beginning Monday. Appointments can be made Monday through Friday between 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visitors and employees must wear masksSecurity will be at the door screening visitors who have appointmentsThe Civic Center Library will also open by appointment only Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.All other branch libraries will be open regular hoursThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 101,478 as of Saturday, including 6,467 deaths, state officials report. For more information visit the citys website.
Ann Arbor-based Censys raises $15.5 million; develops scan engine that sees 44% more of the internet
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Ann Arbor-based Censys announced that it raised $15.5 million in its latest round of funding and has developed a new platform that scans 44% more of the Internet than its competitors. The engine works by quickly finding security vulnerabilities in a companys online assets. This lets companies make risk assessments and Censys recommends remediation so companies can protect themselves from security breaches. Censys CEO and co-founder David Corcoran said that Censys aims to make security issues more visible for its clients. Check the security of your own home network through Censys risk identification tool or learn more about Censys at censys.io
India bans dozens of Chinese apps, including TikTok, citing security reasons
NEW DELHI India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, saying their activities endanger the countrys sovereignty, defense and security. Indias decision comes as its troops are involved in a tense standoff with Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh in the Himalayas that started last month. India lost 20 soldiers in a June 15 clash. It said there have been mounting concerns about data security and safeguarding the privacy of 1.3 billion Indians. The government said such concerns also pose a threat to sovereignty and security of the country.
New efforts to bolster TSA security
More than 2.5 million people are expected to fly this Memorial Day holiday weekend. With the recent problems with TSA screeners, new efforts are being made to get passengers through security as quickly as possible. Kris Van Cleave reports from Dulles International Airport outside Washington.cbsnews.com
FBI steps up security after Brussels terror attacks
CBS News has learned that the FBI is stepping up security in the U.S. after the terror attacks in Brussels. Frank Cilluffo, associate vice president of the Center For Cyber and Homeland Security, and joins CBSN with more analysis on security in Americacbsnews.com
High security at Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Although there weren't any specific, credible threats to the United States this holiday weekend, security was still ramped up across the country. Nowhere was that more noticeable than at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Don Dahler reports.cbsnews.com
Airports boost security for holidays after Paris attacks
Americans are more vigilant heading into one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, as nearly 47 million people are expected to travel for Thanksgiving. After the Paris attacks, airports have tightened security with extra officers and police dogs. Jeff Pegues reports.cbsnews.com
FBI investigating security of Clinton's private email server
The FBI is taking a closer look at the e-mail server Hillary Clinton used as secretary of state. Officials are concerned that classified information could have been mishandled. The presidential candidate's attorney confirmed the investigation to CBS News overnight. Margaret Brennan reports.cbsnews.com