public safety

Responding To a Pandemic: Technology Considerations For Public Safety Answering Points

During a pandemic, Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) around the country must be prepared for reduced onsite staff due to social distancing measures and increased sick and family medical leave. To learn more about unique solutions to this complicated challenge, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently interviewed stakeholders who shared their approach to managing a remote 9-1-1 environment.

HOW THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA HAS PROVIDED INNOVATIVE SOLUATIONS TO ADDRESS PANDEMIC RELATED ISSUES

SAFECOM, NCSWIC, and FPIC Release Encryption Key Management Fact Sheet

Author: Jim Downes, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Section Chief

Public safety voice communications are continually at risk of being intercepted by unauthorized personnel. Vulnerability to radio transmissions can jeopardize tactical operations, put law enforcement officers and other responders at risk, and compromise personal identifiable information (PII). When public safety agencies make the decision to encrypt any or all transmissions, effective encryption key management is of paramount importance.

Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence

The tragic events of the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and the May 18, 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, demonstrated the ongoing need to provide leadership in preventing future school attacks.