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February 04, 2016 | Comments
Cybersecurity will be highlighted at International Wireless Communication Expo (IWCE), scheduled March 21 – 25 in Las Vegas. As more critical systems become connected it also means that communications technology infrastructures are more vulnerable to hacking and cyber attacks.

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February 01, 2016 | Comments
The FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) Chief David Simpson wrote a blog offering information for public-safety answering points (PSAPs) on cybersecurity.

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January 29, 2016 | Comments
A new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that the U.S. Secret Service needs to upgrade its two-way radio systems, and a lack of an upgrade “may negatively impact their protective operations.”

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January 13, 2016 | Comments
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced its 2016 federal advocacy priorities, with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) included in the list.

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January 12, 2016 | Comments
The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) and the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (ITP) at the University of Colorado at Boulder hosted a joint summit last month to discuss cybersecurity issues affecting public-safety and commercial networks. Panelists identified legacy equipment as one of public safety's biggest cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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December 11, 2015 | Comments
The FCC’s Task Force on Optimal Public-Safety Answering Point Architecture (TFOPA) procedurally adopted recommendations developed by two of its three working groups Dec. 10.

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December 01, 2015 | Comments
Three streams targeting the German TETRA network, IT security issues for critical infrastructure networks and the latest broadband spectrum developments in Europe comprised this year's PMRExpo. Several suppliers also released new products at the exhibition. The event drew 3,473 visitors, up from the 3,200 visitors it drew in 2014.

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October 23, 2015 | Comments
As communications, and other technology, becomes more connected, cybersecurity becomes a bigger issue. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) hosted a Twitter chat Oct. 21 to discuss distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and what can be done about them.

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October 15, 2015 | Comments
Motorola Solutions announced it is offering government and public-safety customers expanded cybersecurity services to help protect against cyber attacks, especially as they share information across agencies and work together to solve crimes.

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October 13, 2015 | Comments
The deadline for comments on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) special notice on cybersecurity was extended to Oct. 21 from its original Oct. 16 deadline.

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