This two-session offering introduces public safety communications stakeholders to common cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities affecting 9-1-1 environments. Topics include ransomware attacks and their impact, Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS) attacks against administrative lines and 9-1-1, exposed networks and devices, why individual logons and password protection is critical, cryptojacking and email phishing. Best practices will also be discussed that can be used to improve the secure use of emergency communications technologies in daily operations. Presented by Chuck Spalding, Lafayette Group on behalf of CISA. Class Location: Classroom C.
Chuck Spalding is a Subject Matter Expert, supporting CISA on Public Safety Cybersecurity Issues. Chuck was the 911 Director for Palm Beach County, FL, where he implemented one the first NG911 deployments in the country. In this role he experienced numerous cyber-attacks on 9-1-1 and CAD systems. This resulted in his working with both CISA and the FBI. He was also a Product Manager for Cisco Systems.
Chuck is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) and holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems.
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