Security http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32751/more en FirstNet will hold ‘opt-out’ states accountable to meeting network policies for 25 years, officials say http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-will-hold-opt-out-states-accountable-meeting-network-polici <div class="node-body article-body">​States and territories that seek to “opt-out” of FirstNet and build the public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) within their borders must clear multiple statutory hurdles and be prepared for FirstNet’s ongoing oversight of its RAN operations for the next 25 years, according to FirstNet officials.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-will-hold-opt-out-states-accountable-meeting-network-polici" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-will-hold-opt-out-states-accountable-meeting-network-polici#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:52:00 +0000 52111 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon exec shares carrier’s FirstNet interop goals, Band 14 device plans, why it did not bid against AT&T http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-shares-carrier-s-firstnet-interop-goals-band-14-device- <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon hopes its planned public-safety network and applications will interoperate with the FirstNet system—even committing to including FirstNet 700 MHz Band 14 operations in Verizon devices—to give public safety a competitive option, but the carrier has yet to begin formal discussions with FirstNet, according to a Verizon official.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-shares-carrier-s-firstnet-interop-goals-band-14-device-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-exec-shares-carrier-s-firstnet-interop-goals-band-14-device-#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:35:00 +0000 52081 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T CEO says FirstNet hardening will include ‘bunkering,’ ‘redundant perpetual backup power’ http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-says-firstnet-hardening-will-include-bunkering-redundant-per <div class="node-body article-body">AT&amp;T plans to employ hardening approaches such as “bunkering” and “redundant perpetual backup power” within the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) to prevent the type of cell-site outages being experienced in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma, according to AT&amp;T CEO Randall Stephenson. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-says-firstnet-hardening-will-include-bunkering-redundant-per" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-ceo-says-firstnet-hardening-will-include-bunkering-redundant-per#comments Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security System Design NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:56:00 +0000 52041 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T’s Sambar apologizes to NPSTC, describes core-to-core interoperability as a ‘slippery slope’ http://urgentcomm.com/system-operation/att-s-sambar-apologizes-npstc-describes-core-core-interoperability-slippery-slope <div class="node-body article-body">​Chris Sambar, AT&amp;T’s official leading the FirstNet effort, apologizes for comments about the public-safety-grade (PSG) definition, said AT&amp;T is committed to Band 14 deployment and outlined potential security concerns that core-to-core interoperability with Verizon or other carriers could cause for public safety.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/system-operation/att-s-sambar-apologizes-npstc-describes-core-core-interoperability-slippery-slope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/system-operation/att-s-sambar-apologizes-npstc-describes-core-core-interoperability-slippery-slope#comments Long-Term Evolution Cybersecurity Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design System Operation NPSTC NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:02:00 +0000 51981 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions: Kirk Miller and Wendell Robinson demonstrate potential hack of LMR system http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-kirk-miller-and-wendell-robinson-demonstrate-potential-hack-lm <div class="node-body video-body">Kirk Miller and Wendell Robinson of Motorola Solutions demonstrate how even an unsophisticated hacker can compromise an unprotected LMR network—particularly one that is interconnected with the other systems or the Internet—in an effort to raise awareness about the issue and the importance of securing systems.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-kirk-miller-and-wendell-robinson-demonstrate-potential-hack-lm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-kirk-miller-and-wendell-robinson-demonstrate-potential-hack-lm#comments Cybersecurity Public Safety Security APCO Motorola Solutions Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:53:00 +0000 51971 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T exec discusses core-to-core interoperability, Verizon proposal, FirstNet differentiators http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-exec-discusses-core-core-interoperability-verizon-proposal-first <div class="node-body article-body">Enabling interoperability between the FirstNet public-safety LTE core being built by AT&amp;T and the LTE cores of Verizon or other carriers is feasible technically, but doing so would be a departure from the FirstNet request for proposals (RFP) and could introduce security issues for public safety, according to an AT&amp;T executive.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-exec-discusses-core-core-interoperability-verizon-proposal-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/att-exec-discusses-core-core-interoperability-verizon-proposal-first#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Cybersecurity Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government System Design System Operation APCO NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:42:00 +0000 51641 at http://urgentcomm.com 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