Upcoming Events

March 22 - 25, 2020
Margaritaville Lake Resort
Osage Beach, MO

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MPSCC Spring 2020

President & CEO Tim Lorello presenting two educational sessions:

Sunday, March 22nd:

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM: Preparing ECC Leadership for Cyber Attacks
When a crisis occurs, people look to leadership to know what to do. A cybersecurity breach is no different. Having the proper foundation of cybersecurity training, policies, and plans can make all the difference when a hacker strikes. If an Emergency Communications Center is properly prepared, an attack which may have escalated to crippling ransomware, could be a minor cyber-incident with no down time. Attend this session to learn which cyber defense and incident response strategies 9-1-1 cybersecurity experts recommend for public safety. Dive into the latest cyber attacks statistics and discover the impact leadership can have on ECC cybersecurity.

2:00PM - 2:50PM: Fixing the Top 5 Public Safety Cyber Vulnerabilities
News reports are full of stories in which hackers have attacked public safety agencies – such as 911 Centers, Police Departments, Sheriff Offices, Fire Departments and others. They have caused serious disruption to our ability to respond to a 911 caller’s plea for help. Based upon the cybersecurity monitoring of hundreds of public safety networks, SecuLore has amassed many examples of how hackers can and are attacking 9-1-1. Attend this session to discover the top 5 public safety cyber vulnerabilities and how to protect yourselves from the mischief they bring.

March 30 - April 3, 2020
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

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IWCE 2020

CEO & President Tim Lorello speaking in two panels:

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 in room S230:

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM: NG911 - It Takes a Village
The migration to Next Generation 911 is a complex undertaking involving a multitude of technology partners who must work in harmony to maximize the benefits of this endeavor. This iCERT based panel of industry partners will focus on the complexity of NG911 components and the need for coordination of the various elements of a successful NG911 implementation.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM: Protecting NG911 from Cybersecurity Threats and Hacker Attacks
As 911 rolls out more enhanced services – typically as they access or are accessed by IP-based networks – the ability to be compromised increases. Learn about the most critical threats to NG911 systems including ransomware, cryptojacking, Advanced Persistent Threats, distributed denial of service (DDoS), telephony denial of service (TDoS), where attack traffic is sent to the target in an unprecedented scale of terabits, jamming the network and overwhelming the 911 applications, firewall and session border controller. Discuss other potential attacks such as botnets, malware propagation, unauthorized connections and even the human element of insider threats. Examine how to harden the PSAP environment, keep out hackers, reduce cyber threats and protect emergency communications, as well as exploring the latest hardware and analytics breakthroughs to keep dispatchers, first responders and citizens safe.