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How Secure is Your Land Mobile Radio System?


Nick Falgiatore  (Wireless Engineering Lead, Mission Critical Partners)

Location: W230B

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Time: 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Track: First Responder Communications, State & Local Government

Topic: Cybersecurity, LMR, P25, System Resiliency

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

LMR systems provide the mission critical voice communications that first responders and dispatchers rely on during the most dangerous of their responsibilities. Even momentary system disruptions can have monumental consequences for first responders. This begs the question, how secure are our LMR networks? This presentation will take a holistic review at the security of LMR systems. Topics covered will include types of service disruption, LMR network cyber security, security of voice communications, jamming, physical security, best practices, and mitigation strategies.

The session will provide the following key takeaways:

1. Attendees will gain an understanding of the different types of disruption to LMR systems and their potential impacts.
2. Attendees will gain an understanding of the different vulnerabilities faced by LMR systems.
3. Attendees will be taught the best practices and mitigation strategies they should employ to mitigate the discussed risks.