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9-1-1 systems have multiple areas of vulnerability

Public Safety SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

Two hackers researching 9-1-1 systems found they are vulnerable in multiple ways, from problems with software and address databases to the possibility a hacker could launch a denial-of-service attack. Another problem could occur if someone discovered the phone numbers for public service answering points and tied up the phone lines. NENA is working to protect the security of those phone numbers on 9-1-1 recordings, said NENA's director of government affairs, Trey Forgety. Wired.com (08/21)


Auto-correct frustration leads to readable 9-1-1 texts

Public Safety SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

Calif. governor receives bill to create NG9-1-1 system

Public Safety SmartBrief | Sep 03, 2014

Mo. hospitals buy software to speed ambulance response times

Public Safety SmartBrief | Sep 03, 2014

N.J. dispatcher won't let disability keep her from work

Public Safety SmartBrief | Sep 03, 2014

Navy Yard shootings offer lessons for first responders

Public Safety SmartBrief | Sep 17, 2014

San Antonio to send paramedics to check on frequent 9-1-1 callers

Public Safety SmartBrief | Sep 10, 2014

FCC: Text-to-9-1-1 to be in place by late June

Public Safety SmartBrief | Sep 17, 2014

Denver-area emergency responders swap ambulance for station wagon

Public Safety SmartBrief | Sep 10, 2014

Wash. state creates video to teach people about FirstNet

Public Safety SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014


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NENA announces NG9-1-1 Data Preparation Webinar for September 24

Public Safety SmartBrief | Sep 17, 2014

Full NENA Development Conference session schedule & deliverables

Public Safety SmartBrief | Sep 03, 2014

NENA NG9-1-1 Critical Issues Forum agenda announced

Public Safety SmartBrief | Sep 03, 2014




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