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State Directors Discuss Cybersecurity Assessment Lessons Learned & FCC 911 Activity Updates

Published Mar, 8 2022

View this webinar for an update on FCC activities impacting 911 and state 911 administrators discussing lessons learned during cybersecurity assessments as they transition to NG911.

FCC Update
David Furth and Rachel Wehr from the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau provide an overview of recent FCC activities impacting 911 across topics such as:

  • Initiatives to combat 911 fee diversion and implementation of requirements for providing "dispatchable location" with 911 calls from MLTS

  • Fixed telephone service

  • Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services

  • Telecommunications relay services

  • Mobile texting services

NG911 and Statewide ECC/PSAP Cybersecurity
As the industry transitions to NG911, cybersecurity is often cited as one of the major vulnerabilities. As 911 systems move from stand-alone, independent 911 emergency communication centers (ECCs)/public safety answering points (PSAPs) to an interconnected network, it is imperative that cyber health is top of mind for all entities connecting to the NG911 system. This session features three state 911 administrators as they share their experiences and lessons learned when performing statewide network and ECC/PSAP cybersecurity assessments in the transition to NG911.

Speakers include:

  • David L. Furth, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

  • Rachel Wehr, Attorney Adviser, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

  • L.V. Pokey Harris, ENP, Executive Director, North Carolina 911 Board

  • Frank Pozniak, Executive Director, Massachusetts State 911 Department

  • Dave Sankey, State 911 Director, Nebraska Public Service Commission