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Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: New LockBit Ransomware Threat

A new critical security alert requires the mission-critical community’s immediate attention, and this one is regarding LockBit ransomware, which has become the prominent ransomware group based on its high volume of attacks in recent months.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Thinking of Drones as First Responders Is an Important Leap Forward

Unmanned aerial vehicles, aka drones, have been slow to fulfill their potential to enhance emergency response. However, drones use has grown exponentially since 2016 to more than 5,000

How to mitigate LMR tower site challenges to select the optimal location

A previous blog identified some of the most significant challenges that public-safety organizations face when trying to select a tower site that will deliver the largest signal coverage footprint.

LMR system tower site selection is fraught with challenges

In theory, selecting where to place land mobile radio (LMR) system towers is a straightforward and easy endeavor — simply choose the location that will deliver the largest signal coverage footprint. But in reality, site selection is anything but easy.

Busting a Few Myths Regarding GIS Data and NG911 Readiness

Geographic information systems (GIS) have been leveraged to great advantage by public-safety organizations for many years. But in the Next Generation 911 (NG911) environment,

What Is the Difference Between Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing?

A previous blog discussed the importance of penetration testing as part of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.

Topics: Cybersecurity

What Is the End Result of a Penetration Test and Why Is It So Critical?

In terms of cybersecurity, every organization exists in a zero-trust environment. Cyberattackers are smart, clever, motivated, and relentless. 

Topics: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: New Microsoft Exchange Zero-Day Vulnerability

A new critical security alert requires the mission-critical community’s immediate attention.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Swatting Has Serious Implications and Shouldn’t Be Ignored

A rash of “swatting” incidents recently occurred across the country.

A Lot Can Go Wrong With an LMR System Upgrade or Replacement — Part Two

Part one of this blog series identified a series of questions that must be contemplated by any agency that is considering a land mobile radio (LMR) system upgrade or replacement project.

A Lot Can Go Wrong With an LMR System Upgrade or Replacement — Part One

Public safety broadband networks, such as the one being implemented by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), are getting a lot of attention these days.

Grant Alert: Unprecedented Cybersecurity Grants for State and Local Governments Announced

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its long-awaited State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program