Public-safety data security needs to be handled at the most basic level—from body-worn cameras to LTE devices—because the “attack surface” continues to expand, thanks to the growing number of Internet-connected devices, according to David O’Berry of Intel Security Group.
Silicon Valley-based Sensory announces the availability of TrulySecure 2.0, a multimodal biometric authentication technology that leverages both voice and facial biometrics technologies to ensure secure access to application on mobile Android devices.
FirstNet this week released a public notice outlining its proposed cybersecurity requirements and have asked commenters to provide their input by Oct. 16, although a FirstNet official says that the organization is considering several requests for a time extension.
At a time high-profile government and corporate entities are suffering data breaches on a regular basis, FirstNet officials want to develop a cybersecurity solution that will be effective long term, is affordable and can be executed without disrupting first responders from their primary missions. Sounds challenging, especially given FirstNet’s goal of issuing a final RFP—with cybersecurity—by the end of the year.
FirstNet will issue a special notice this month to initiate a proceeding that is designed to identify the cybersecurity requirements that will be included in the request for proposal (RFP) for the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network, FirstNet’s cybersecurity expert said during the Industry Day event last week.
FirstNet officials will provide information about the organization’s cybersecurity strategy this fall, beginning with its Industry Day next week, FirstNet President TJ Kennedy said this week during a panel session at the APCO 2015 show.
Erik Wallace, director of commercial cyber services for the cyber intelligence group at TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), explains how public safety can benefit from the risk-based cybersecurity framework established by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson at the NENA 2015 Conference & Expo in Denver.
As public-safety answering points (PSAPs) transition to all-IP architectures as part of the migration to next-generation 911, cybersecurity is a natural concern. Luckily, next-gen 911 standards established by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) provide valuable guidance on this critical topic.