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Apr
24

FCC highlights NextGen 911 cybersecurity concerns

From: FierceMobileGovernment

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As part of a nationwide effort to modernize public safety communications, jurisdictions in many states have begun bringing online emergency services Internet protocol networks.

However, IP connectivity – which will deliver voice, video, text and data calls to public safety answering points – present a cybersecurity challenge that PSAPs have not previously had to consider.

“In an all-IP world, cyber events present a risk to PSAP operations that cannot be ignored,” warned Dana Zelman, attorney advisor with the Federal Communications Commission’s public safety and homeland security bureau. Zelman spoke during an April 22 webinar for state and local governments.

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