CISA Releases Document Suite Exploring the Value of Federated ICAM in Different Public Safety Scenarios


Author: Edward "Ted" Lawson, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Identity, credential, and access management value proposition suite. Discover the potential benefits of ICAM for the public safety community.This suite of five (5) documents introduces ICAM concepts, explores federated ICAM use-cases, and highlights their potential benefits for the public safety community. Specifically, the suite contains:

  • ICAM Value Proposition Overview – a high-level summary of federated ICAM benefits and domain-specific scenarios covered by other documents in the suite;
  • ICAM Value Proposition Scenario: Hurricane Response – presents federated ICAM use cases and potential benefits for disaster response operations such as hurricanes;
  • ICAM Value Proposition Scenario: Drug Response – outlines federated ICAM use cases and information sharing benefits for large-scale drug overdose epidemic (e.g., opioid, methamphetamine, and cocaine) prevention and response;
  • ICAM Value Proposition Scenario: School Shooting Response – provides federated ICAM use cases and information sharing benefits for an active shooter scenario (e.g., school shooting); and
  • ICAM Value Proposition Scenario: Bombing Response – illustrates information sharing benefits observed from the March 2018 Austin serial bombings.

These documents are intended to help program managers, public safety officials, technologists, IT experts, and other stakeholders explore federated ICAM usage across different public safety domains. As public safety agencies look for the right balance between information sharing and information security, federated ICAM provides important tools and concepts to manage risk in an evolving IT environment. These documents encourage the public safety community to review federated ICAM’s benefits for information sharing and its applicability across the emergency communications ecosystem.

To learn more about ICAM and other helpful resources, visit https://www.cisa.gov/safecom/icam-resources

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