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Case Study: Indiana-Michigan ISSI and Cyber Resiliency

Richard Tenney  (Senior Advisor, Public Safety Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA))

Jim Jarvis  (Emergency Communication Coordinator, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)

Sally Fay  (Statewide Interoperability Coordinator/Director of Communications and Training, Indiana Integrated Public Safety Commission, SWIC)

Brad Stoddard  (Office of Michigan's Public Safety Communication System (MPSCS), Michigan Public Safety Communications System, SWIC)

Location: N257

Date: Thursday, March 24

Time: 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Track: Network Resiliency, Emergency Comms: LMR, LTE, 5G

Format: Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

As land mobile system operators move toward connecting LMR systems to increase availability and interoperability. Indiana and Michigan have embarked on installation of a cloud based ISSI platform, Critical Connect. Statewide Interoperability Coordinators from both states will discuss how their efforts to use Motorola's Critical Connect platform originated and has progressed. CISA emergency Communications Coordinator Jim Jarvis, with CISA Colleagues, has led the CISA cyber assessment of the states' preparation for cyber resiliency in their policies and procedures to implement this interface. He will discuss challenges with adapting a large number of control families to an LMR environment.


1. Discuss challenges in implementing an ISSI interface at state levels
2. Business case for cyber resiliency baseline and lessons learned using NIST 800-53 as an assessment tool
3. How to interpret assessment results and make findings actionable.