Security http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32751/more en FirstNet, AT&T release state plans, governors to make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ decisions by mid-December http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december <div class="node-body article-body">​Public-safety organizations in certain states could begin using a prioritized FirstNet service on AT&T’s commercial network very soon, if their governors decide to accept the initial state plans delivered today by FirstNet that outline the deployment of the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-release-state-plans-governors-make-opt-inopt-out-decisions-mid-december#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government System Operation NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:36:00 +0000 51061 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR: Scott Ledgerwood demonstrates how hackers can compromise a handheld device http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/pscr-scott-ledgerwood-demonstrates-how-hackers-can-compromise-handheld-device <div class="node-body video-body">Scott Ledgerwood, an IT security specialist for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division, demonstrates how hackers can leverage a remote-access Trojan virus to access sensitive information and gain control of a device’s key functions. Ledgerwood provided the demonstration last week during the PSCR Broadband Stakeholder Meeting in San Antonio. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/pscr-scott-ledgerwood-demonstrates-how-hackers-can-compromise-handheld-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/pscr-scott-ledgerwood-demonstrates-how-hackers-can-compromise-handheld-device#comments Subscriber Devices Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:07:00 +0000 51051 at http://urgentcomm.com New CEO Jeff Robertson optimistic about Airbus DS Communications’ role in next-gen 911 http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911 <div class="node-body article-body">​Next-generation 911 (NG911) promises to provide significant benefits to citizens and first-responder agencies, so public-safety answering points (PSAPs) should not wait for federal funding to become available to transition to the new all-IP platform, according to Jeff Robertson, the new president and CEO of Airbus DS Communications. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/new-ceo-jeff-robertson-optimistic-about-airbus-ds-communications-role-next-gen-911#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Security Cassidian Tue, 30 May 2017 21:25:00 +0000 50621 at http://urgentcomm.com 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