Security http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32751/more en Huawei: Nermin Mohamed outlines how SDN and NFV can benefit public-safety communications http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/huawei-nermin-mohamed-outlines-how-sdn-and-nfv-can-benefit-public-safety <div class="node-body video-body">Nermin Mohamed, Huawei’s vice president of solutions and marketing, explains how the use of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) within modern-day broadband wireless system can enhance functionality, provisioning and reliability on mission-critical networks. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/huawei-nermin-mohamed-outlines-how-sdn-and-nfv-can-benefit-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/network-management-software/huawei-nermin-mohamed-outlines-how-sdn-and-nfv-can-benefit-public-safety#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Network Network Management Software Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Wed, 24 May 2017 14:05:00 +0000 50571 at http://urgentcomm.com Global cyberattack provides a stark reminder of potential vulnerabilities, need for secure systems http://urgentcomm.com/blog/global-cyberattack-provides-stark-reminder-potential-vulnerabilities-need-secure-systems <div class="node-body blog-body">News of the global WannaCry ransomware attack underscores the challenges of security measures for all sectors, especially for public safety and other critical-infrastructure entities.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/global-cyberattack-provides-stark-reminder-potential-vulnerabilities-need-secure-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/global-cyberattack-provides-stark-reminder-potential-vulnerabilities-need-secure-systems#comments Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Enterprise Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 16 May 2017 15:52:00 +0000 50481 at http://urgentcomm.com Kansas PSAPs working with AT&T to build ESInet, take steps toward NG911 during next year http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety answering point (PSAPs) throughout Kansas are expected to leverage geospatial routing of 911 calls over AT&T’s Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) by the end of the year or early in 2018, according to the chairman of the state’s 911 coordinating council.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:09:00 +0000 50321 at http://urgentcomm.com With FirstNet a reality, it’s time to turn our attention to securing the public safety network http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-reality-it-s-time-turn-our-attention-securing-public-safety-network <div class="node-body blog-body">Unfortunately, security often is viewed as either a negative or a value-neutral for IT projects. With FirstNet, we have a great opportunity to debunk that myth and establish security as an enabler of the network, helping provide all sorts of innovative features for first responders and other beneficiaries of the network.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-reality-it-s-time-turn-our-attention-securing-public-safety-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-reality-it-s-time-turn-our-attention-securing-public-safety-network#comments Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:51:00 +0000 50221 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: CIA hoarded iPhone and Android exploits, leaked documents reveal http://urgentcomm.com/security/newscan-cia-hoarded-iphone-and-android-exploits-leaked-documents-reveal <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/leaked-documents-reveal-cia-hoarded-iphone-android-exploits/">CIA hoarded iPhone and Android exploits, leaked documents reveal</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-a-cyberattack-overwhelmed-the-911-system-1488554972">The night Zombie smartphones took down 911 (subscription required)</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/security/newscan-cia-hoarded-iphone-and-android-exploits-leaked-documents-reveal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/security/newscan-cia-hoarded-iphone-and-android-exploits-leaked-documents-reveal#comments Security Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:11:00 +0000 49481 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: NY district attorney to Trump: Have our backs against cop-proof encryption http://urgentcomm.com/data/newscan-ny-district-attorney-trump-have-our-backs-against-cop-proof-encryption <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2017/02/new-york-prosecutor-trump-have-our-backs-against-cop-proof-encryption/135526/">NY district attorney to Trump: Have our backs against cop-proof encryption</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2017/02/spacexs-self-landing-rocket-flying-robot-s-great-math/135600/">SpaceX&rsquo;s self-landing rocket is a flying robot great at math</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/data/newscan-ny-district-attorney-trump-have-our-backs-against-cop-proof-encryption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/data/newscan-ny-district-attorney-trump-have-our-backs-against-cop-proof-encryption#comments Data Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:43:00 +0000 49361 at http://urgentcomm.com Intelligence leaders outline challenges associated with responding to foreign cyberthreats during Senate hearing http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/intelligence-leaders-outline-challenges-associated-responding-foreign-cyberthreats-dur <div class="node-body article-body">Addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities should be a priority for the new administration, but the rapidly-changing cyber environment makes it difficult to assess blame for foreign-led cyberthreats and take actions that will deter future attacks, intelligence leaders and senators said today during a committee hearing on the subject. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/intelligence-leaders-outline-challenges-associated-responding-foreign-cyberthreats-dur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/intelligence-leaders-outline-challenges-associated-responding-foreign-cyberthreats-dur#comments Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Federal Government/Military Policy Security Security Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:39:00 +0000 48911 at http://urgentcomm.com How smartphone alerts can increase Americans’ safety abroad during times of uncertainty http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite efforts to improve the ability of the U.S. government to be able to communicate with Americans traveling abroad, the chances of success are haphazard, at best—a situation that could result in the unnecessary loss of American lives. Technology offers a way to increase significantly the chance for the U.S. government to provide important emergency information to these Americans on foreign soil.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Federal Government/Military Policy Public Security View from the Top Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:50:00 +0000 48481 at http://urgentcomm.com Latest DDoS attack exposes significant security vulnerability associated with some IoT devices http://urgentcomm.com/blog/latest-ddos-attack-exposes-significant-security-vulnerability-associated-some-iot-devices <div class="node-body blog-body">Last Friday's distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused significant web-site outages throughout the U.S. should be a wakeup call to the tech industry, as lackluster security on many Internet of Things (IoT) devices is being cited as a key reason the attack was possible.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/latest-ddos-attack-exposes-significant-security-vulnerability-associated-some-iot-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/latest-ddos-attack-exposes-significant-security-vulnerability-associated-some-iot-devices#comments Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Security Urgent Matters Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:47:00 +0000 48321 at http://urgentcomm.com PSAC: Harlin McEwen discusses Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) report for FirstNet http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/psac-harlin-mcewen-discusses-identity-credential-and-access-management-icam-report-firs <div class="node-body video-body">Harlin McEwen, chairman of the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), highlights some of the key findings from the PSAC working group's report to FirstNet about the implementation of Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) on the proposed nationwide public-safety broadband network.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/psac-harlin-mcewen-discusses-identity-credential-and-access-management-icam-report-firs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/psac-harlin-mcewen-discusses-identity-credential-and-access-management-icam-report-firs#comments Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Design APCO NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:46:00 +0000 47541 at http://urgentcomm.com