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Computer-Aided Dispatch Trends That Should Be on Your Radar — Part 2

A previous blog explored several short-term trends regarding computer-aided dispatch (CAD) of which emergency communications officials should be aware. These include:

  • The rapid evolution of CAD mapping
  • The increasing momentum of CAD interoperability

Computer-Aided Dispatch Trends That Should Be on Your Radar — Part 1

Computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems are the lifeblood of every emergency communications center (ECC) — without them, providing law enforcement, fire/rescue, and emergency medical response, while possible, would be much more challenging. Given the importance of CAD systems, every ECC manager should be aware of the following short-term trends.

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Microsoft Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Advisory Overview

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a unit of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has issued an alert regarding an advisory released by Microsoft concerning a critical remote code execution vulnerability.

MCP Grows Yet Again, This Time Adding Critical Cybersecurity Expertise

Over the last several years, Mission Critical Partners aggressively has pursued acquisitions that expand the services and solutions that we can offer to clients in support of their missions. That work continues with the addition of Secure Halo, which is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. This acquisition is the fifth executed by MCP in the last four years.

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: ‘Dirty Pipe’ Linux Vulnerability Provides Easy Privilege Escalation

Advisory Overview

Security researchers discovered and released information to the public regarding new vulnerabilities and kernel-level exploits. The vulnerabilities — CVE-2022-049 and CVE-2022-0847 — are two of the highest-severity exploits and affect out-of-date Linux distributions, aka “distros.”

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Continued Log4j Scanning Activity

As part of our effort to inform our clients about potential and serious cybersecurity issues, MCP provides advisories about vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of their critical communications networks. Sign up to receive these advisories in your inbox as soon as they are released.

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Microsoft Patch Tuesday

As part of our effort to inform our clients about potential and serious cybersecurity issues, MCP provides advisories about vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of their critical communications networks. Sign up to receive these advisories in your inbox as soon as they are released.

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Critical Java Zero-Day Vulnerability

As part of our effort to inform our clients about potential and serious cybersecurity issues, MCP provides advisories about vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of their critical communications networks. Sign up to receive these advisories in your inbox as soon as they are released.

This week there is a new critical alert that requires the mission-critical community’s immediate attention.

Advisory Overview

A critical remote code vulnerability has emerged in Log4j, a Java logging package that is used in numerous software products and platforms from organizations like Apache, Apple, Twitter, Tesla, and Steam. This vulnerability impacts almost every Java application that writes logs using this library. Apache has released a patch for this vulnerability, which is being tracked as CVE-2021-44228. MCP recommends applying this patch immediately to protect your organization.

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Fortinet and Microsoft Exchange Vulnerability Exploits

As part of our effort to inform our clients about potential and serious cybersecurity issues, MCP provides advisories about vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of their critical communications networks. Sign up to receive these advisories in your inbox as soon as they are released.

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: BlackMatter Ransomware

As part of our effort to inform our clients about potential and serious cybersecurity issues, MCP provides advisories about vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of their critical communications networks. Sign up to receive these advisories in your inbox as soon as they are released.

A Primer on the Most Prevalent Cyberattack Vectors

Cyberattacks pose to organizations in the public safety and justice sectors. This post offers a primer on the most prevalent attack vectors.

Ransomware — This is a specific type of malware that enables cyberattackers to encrypt the targeted organization’s files. Only when the organization agrees to pay a ransom—hence the name—does the cyberattacker decrypt the files. In the current environment, this is one of the most prevalent cyber attacks and is increasing in frequency.

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: BulletProofLink Makes Cyberattacks Easier

As part of our effort to inform our clients about potential and serious cybersecurity issues, MCP provides advisories about vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of their critical communications networks. Sign up to receive these advisories in your inbox as soon as they are released.