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Communications and Cyber Resiliency Toolkit

Public safety communications and cyber resiliency resources in one place.
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The ability to maintain voice and data communications at all times is critical for public safety agencies to perform their life-saving missions. By establishing resiliency measures, public safety communications can better withstand potential disruptions to service.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) developed the Public Safety Communications and Cyber Resiliency Toolkit to assist public safety agencies and others responsible for communications networks in evaluating current resiliency capabilities, identifying ways to improve resiliency, and developing plans for mitigating the effects of potential resiliency threats.

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  1. Paging: A Vital Link for Public Safety
    (Resiliency Introduction, and Alerts, Warnings, and Notifications)
  2. Link Layer Authentication and Link Layer Encryption: Are You Really Secure?
    (Land Mobile Radio (LMR))
  3. Preparing for Tech Transformations in Emergency Communications Centers
    (Next Generation 911 (NG911))
  4. Infrastructure Survey Tool
    (Site Hardening)
  5. National Incident Management System: Information and Communications Technology Functional Guidance
    (Site Hardening)
  6. Cyber Security Evaluation Tool Fact Sheet for Public Safety
    (Cybersecurity)

For additional information on public safety communications resiliency, please contact CISA at publicsafetycomms@cisa.dhs.gov.