CISA SAFECOM

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published its Public Safety Communications Security white paper

Author: Joshua Black, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Public safety personnel rely on their ability to share information. During critical missions, some of that information, such as messages related to tactical and investigative law enforcement operations, disaster response, and medical emergencies, can be highly sensitive and confidential. If unauthorized persons intercept or otherwise compromise such information, responders’ and citizens’ safety and privacy could be at risk.

NCSWIC PTE Committee releases Training and Exercises in the New Normal

Author: Jessica Kaputa, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (SWICs) and other emergency preparedness personnel may notice that typical operations are limited due to reduced state budgets and increased reliance on virtual alternatives. These budget cuts and virtual environments disproportionately impact communications-based training and exercise activities. Some SWICs are coping with the challenges well, and others need options to better support trainings and exercises.

CISA Releases New National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG) Version 2.0

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has announced the release of version 2.0 of the National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG). The NIFOG is a pocket-sized guide that contains communication references and information recommended by public safety practitioners across the country.