Next Generation 911

Transitional 911 systems have 'very, very broad attack surface,' working group warns

by • 4 weeks ago

The transition to next-generation 911 brings cybersecurity threats not seen before, members of an FCC working group said during CISA's annual summit.

Tennessee to test cybersecurity of its next-generation 911 systems

by • 3 months ago

One of the states furthest along in adopting an IP-based 911 system has hired a company to point out the weak points in its 142 emergency call centers.

Fairfax County, Virginia, is ready for next-generation 911

by • 4 months ago

The Washington, D.C., suburb has completed its next-generation 911 deployment. Only 123 more to go.

It's time for government to 'throw the old 911 out the window'

by • 6 months ago

The pandemic is bringing more attention to public safety officials, who said in a webinar Thursday that it's time to rethink the future of their role in society.

911 call centers have enough capacity so far, but upgrades are delayed

by • 7 months ago

Emergency call centers are withstanding surges of calls in areas heavily affected by the pandemic, but key upgrades are being put on hold, a survey found.

Next-generation 911 promises 'explosive' challenges, state CIO says

by • 11 months ago

Wisconsin CIO David Cagigal says the introduction of digital networks into 911 call centers is presenting public safety officials with unfamiliar technologies.

Next-generation 911 standards pact coaxes international cooperation

by • 11 months ago

Groups from North America and Europe have agreed to use similar standards, which could mean better interoperability and coordination of research.

As 911 goes digital, security and training pose major challenges

by • 1 year ago

Today's aging, analog 911 systems are largely insulated from cyberattacks. But soon they'll be plugged into everything else that gets hacked.

How Lake Tahoe is fixing its evacuation route bottleneck

by • 1 year ago

With only six major routes in or out of the popular tourist spot, state and federal officials are convening to design a more resilient disaster plan.

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