Cyber-security and the PSAP
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
DHS and FBI recently released a paper outlining the increase in attacks on PSAPs and concerns revolving around keeping public safety communications secure.
Historically, PSAP security was handled by the “tech guys” and the phone company. It was certainly not a concern for public safety communication center managers. As technology saturates the 911 world security falls to everyone involved even those on the front-lines. Thankfully there are companies already thinking about how NG-911, applications and data living in “the cloud” and the increasing sophistication of those intent on disrupting public safety will affect PSAPs in the future.