CISA Releases Update to Public-Safety Cyber Resiliency Toolkit
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | Comments

The Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency (CISA) updated its Public-Safety Communications and Cyber Resiliency Toolkit to include new resources.

The toolkit is a collection of resources for public-safety agencies and others responsible for communications networks to assist with evaluating current resiliency capabilities, identifying ways to improve resiliency and developing plans for mitigating the effects of potential resiliency threats. It is designed to be user friendly and features an interactive graphic where topic specific system-based resources appear as building shapes (blue) and threats are cloud shapes (red).

Current topic areas include alerts, warnings and notifications (AWNs); cyber incidents; cybersecurity; electromagnetic pulse (EMP); jamming; local access networks (LAN); next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1); positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) disruptions; power; priority services; ransomware; resiliency introduction; site hardening; and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

The toolkit is expandable and maintained as a living site to allow for future resources and topic areas. Originally published in July 2020, the toolkit has been refreshed, and the updated version is now available. The enhanced version features 48 resources over 14 topic areas and includes not only CISA guidance, but also guidance from other trusted resources, such as the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, the FCC and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Find the toolkit here.

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