PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, August 17, 2018
The Cybersecurity Committee has released its report on Cybersecurity Attacks: Detection and Mitigation. The primary goal of this document is to address the types of attacks a PSAP is likely to encounter, the systems that are likely to be attacked and how to mitigate the immediate impacts of an attack. Cyberattacks, such as a Telephonic Denial of Service (TDoS), are discussed as well as various techniques to prevent and mitigate each cyber attack. The report then discusses actions to take following a cyberattack, which might include but are not limited to, contacting their respective IT Departments, FBI Internet Crimes and Complaints Center (IC3) and the DHS National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).
This standard defines the recommended minimum steps and decision-making processes for the handling of public safety requests for service (referred to as "incident"). It defines the process for handling an incident by the PSAP from the initial report through the disposition of the incident. Help us by providing your comments by September 3, 2018. To comment, visit the standard page and click on the "ADD COMMENT" link in the upper left tab.
Join us at the Emerging Technology Forum taking place October 31 - November 1 in Pittsburgh, Penn.
Topics include:
  • APCO’s Vision for NG9-1-1
  • Funding NG9-1-1
  • 9-1-1 Practitioner Perspectives
  • The Latest on FirstNet’s Efforts to Improve Public Safety Communications
  • Cybersecurity and Public Safety Communications
  • A Local Perspective on NG9-1-1
  • The Future of Emergency Communications
  • Trends in Public Safety Spectrum
FCC Form 601 – Completing the Official Application for Your Radio Station License
August 30, 2018 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
APCO's spectrum management department will go over step by step instructions and provide tips on filling out the FCC form 601 for modifications to an existing call sign or to apply for a new FCC license.

Setting Goals: A Goal Without a Plan Is Just a Wish!
September 20, 2018 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
This webinar will explore the fundamentals, benefits and process of goal setting.
EagleView Technologies
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
Industry News
The National 9-1-1 Office has issued final rules and is accepting initial applications for a $115 million grant program. This is a unique opportunity to use a targeted infusion of funds for demonstrating seamlessly interoperable, forward-thinking approaches to NG911. Initial applications are due from states and tribal organizations no later than Sept. 10, 2018.
Alpharetta, Ga., has become the 40th public safety answering point (PSAP) in the United States to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) program and the first agency in the state of Georgia to use it. Georgia is the 13th state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to participate in the ASAP program.
Grand Haven Tribune Three public safety telecommunicators from Michigan helped pull an unconscious woman out of a swimming pool in Las Vegas last week.
True Industry News Key players, including established and new competitors, in the Global Public Safety LTE and Mobile Broadband market are working to expand their customer base and geographic reach.
Anritsu Company
WBAY A fire chief in Wisconsin is praising public safety telecommunicators for their help in fighting a large fire in a former theater building, now home to several apartments and businesses. A nine-year-old girl saved her father's life when she called 9-1-1 for help after he ran over a bee's nest with a lawn mower and had a major allergic reaction to bee stings.
Holland LP
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