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Cyber Resiliency for Public Safety Networks
David Nolan (Branch Chief, Advanced Interoperable Technology Branch, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)
SRIDHAR KOWDLEY (Program Manager,, Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate)
Todd Early (Assistant Chief of Enterprise Services, Infrastructure Operations Division, Department of Public Safety)
Charlie Sasser (Senior Officer of Data Governance Strategies, Georgia Technology Authority)
George Perera (Chief, Miami-Dade Police Department)
Mark Hogan (Director of Asset Management, City of Tulsa)
Date: Thursday, September 30
Time: 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Track: Smart Cities & Critical Infrastructure, Disaster Comms
Format: 75-Minute Short Course
Vault Recording: TBD
Audience Level: All Audiences
Public safety partners are a prime target for malicious cyber activity; any service disruptions directly and negatively impact the communities they support. The continued evolution of communications technologies and increasing sophistication of cyber threats underscore the need for public safety organizations to take proactive measures to carefully manage their cybersecurity risks. Join the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and SAFECOM subject matter experts as they discuss the cybersecurity drivers unique to public safety, risks from dependencies on non-agency owned infrastructure, and hazards from threats such as ransomware, telephony denial of service, and radio frequency interference. Panelists will review new best practices, resources, and tools for public safety partners to improve the cyber resiliency of communications systems. In addition, panelists will highlight the upcoming First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise (JamEx) 2021, a hands-on learning experience for participants to identify the impact of interference on critical communications systems and explore mitigation best practices with their peers.