Events

Upcoming Events

 
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September 19-21, 2018
Hilton Austin Airport
Austin, TX

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TARC Bi-Annual Staff Training & Annual Board of Directors Meeting

President & CEO Tim Lorello Speaking:
Wednesday September 19th, 3:00PM - 4:30PM

The Seven Cybersecurity Challenges of ESInet:

Our Public Safety infrastructure is evolving. As PSAPs prepare to receive multimedia and data from citizens, and First Responders begin to use FirstNet and other Public Safety Broadband networks, it's important that our cybersecurity evolves to face the challenges that come with these upgrades. In this session, we will discuss the seven cybersecurity challenges that our 9-1-1 centers face with this transition, how to address them, and what questions you should be asking your vendors. Using real examples of past attacks, we will analyze how hackers infiltrate PSAPs in order to prepare & protect 9-1-1.

 
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October 8-10, 2018
Texas Tech University - Hill Country University Center
Fredericksburg, TX

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2018 Texas Public Safety Fall Conference Sponsored by Texas APCO and Texas NENA

President & CEO Tim Lorello Speaking: 

Tuesday October 9th, 4:00 – 6:00PM
Cybersecurity for 911: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

As we look forward to the future of 9-1-1 services, which incorporate an ever increasing number of internet-based tools and services, it is critical to consider how we protect our public safety agencies from ransomware, elusive foreign-based actors, social-engineered phishing, brute-force hacking, and other cyber-attacks. NG9-1-1 promises to deliver life-saving information from citizens and the smart cities in which you and they live.  However, we need to pay attention to the cybersecurity challenges of an all-IP ESInet; and we need to prepare for them now. In this session, we will review nationwide cyber-attacks and discuss the lessons we can learn from them to better protect our critical services now and in the future.

 
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October 15-17, 2018
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
Groton, CT

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2018 Atlantic APCO Chapter Conference

President & CEO Tim Lorello Speaking:
Monday October 15th, 11:00AM – 11:50AM
The Seven Cybersecurity Challenges of ESInet:

Our Public Safety infrastructure is evolving. As PSAPs prepare to receive multimedia and data from citizens, and First Responders begin to use FirstNet and other Public Safety Broadband networks, it's important that our cybersecurity evolves to face the challenges that come with these upgrades. In this session, we will discuss the seven cybersecurity challenges that our 9-1-1 centers face with this transition, how to address them, and what questions you should be asking your vendors.

Tuesday October 16th, 1:00PM – 1:50PM
Why NG9-1-1 Might Actually Be MORE Cyber Secure Than Legacy E9-1-1 Networks:

Cybersecurity often has a chilling effect on public safety agencies considering the deployment of NG9-1-1 systems. Because NG9-1-1 is an all-IP network, many believe this makes these systems more vulnerable to cyber attack. However, evidence is beginning to show that NG9-1-1 networks will be more cyber-secure than current systems. This talk will explore the cybersecurity challenges facing legacy and NG9-1-1 systems, provide comparative evidence, and discuss why an NG9-1-1 system might actually be more safe. 

 
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October 24-26, 2018
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Roanoke, VA

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2018 VA APCO/NENA/Interoperability Conference

President & CEO Tim Lorello Speaking: 
Thursday October 25th, 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Why NG9-1-1 Might Actually Be MORE Cyber Secure Than Legacy E9-1-1 Networks:

Cybersecurity often has a chilling effect on public safety agencies considering the deployment of NG9-1-1 systems. Because NG9-1-1 is an all-IP network, many believe this makes these systems more vulnerable to cyber attack. However, evidence is beginning to show that NG9-1-1 networks will be more cyber-secure than current systems. This talk will explore the cybersecurity challenges facing legacy and NG9-1-1 systems, provide comparative evidence, and discuss why an NG9-1-1 system might actually be more safe.