Cybersecurity is a growing issue for emergency service staff and organisations. One of the most problematic elements of cybersecurity is the quick and constant evolving nature of security threats – meaning constant development and monitoring is required for a truly effective defence.
With emergency communication systems critical to transmit information that first responders rely on during incidents, how can emergency services organisations ensure that they aren’t hindered by cyber-attacks?
In this webinar we heard from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the United States’ cyber and critical infrastructure agency. CISA helps ensure the public safety, national security, and emergency preparedness communities can seamlessly and securely communicate during steady state and emergency operations to keep America safe, secure, and resilient. Richard Tenney, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity, and Jim Jarvis, Emergency Communications Coordinator, presented the work of CISA to inspire participants to reflect on their own cybersecurity practices and have a better understanding of the work needed to protect emergency services communications.