Maryland Selects MCP, SecuLore for PSAP Cybersecurity Evaluation
Thursday, March 08, 2018 | Comments

Mission Critical Partners (MCP) and SecuLore Solutions were selected to complete a dynamic 9-1-1 network discovery for all public-safety answering points (PSAPs) in Maryland. A second component of the project is to complete an in-depth cybersecurity evaluation of its PSAPs with the goal of protecting them against external and internal threats.

The project will generate greater visibility into Maryland's 9-1-1 infrastructure, applications and databases, which are growing in complexity and sophistication as the state transitions to next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1), a broadband IP-based system that enables the transmission of real-time text, images, video and voice calls.

MCP and SecuLore Solutions will provide the following tasks on behalf of the Maryland Emergency Number Systems Board (ENSB):
• Complete network and asset discovery to create an up-to-date infrastructure and asset database that reveals single points of failure, vulnerabilities and security risks
• Analyze the future need for PSAPs to proactively protect their networks while migrating to NG 9-1-1 technology
• Execute an in-depth cybersecurity evaluation called CyberBenchmark to determine the PSAPs level of risk

"As evidenced by the cyber attacks we've seen across the country, we know legacy systems are at risk, and in moving to an all IP NG 9-1-1 system, there are new and different vulnerabilities for which public safety will need to be prepared," said Tim Lorello, SecuLore Solution's CEO and president. "We are proud to support our state's effort to take this important step in getting PSAPs and their IT teams the cybersecurity resources they need."

The PSAPs supported by the Maryland ENSB serve more than 6 million residents and visitors and process more than 5 million emergency calls annually.

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