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NIST Released Draft NISTIR 8080, Usability and Security Considerations for Public Safety Mobile Authentication
November 20, 2015

In cooperation with the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program, NIST announces the release of NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8080Usability and Security Considerations for Public Safety Mobile Authentication. There is a need for cybersecurity capabilities and features to protect the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), however, these capabilities should not compromise the ability of first responders to complete their missions. This report describes the constraints presented by the personal protective equipment, specialized gear, unique operating environments, and how such constraints may interact with public safety. The overarching goal of this work is analyzing mobile authentication technologies to explore which may be more appropriate and usable for first responders. 
 
Deadline to submit comments is: December 28, 2015.
Email comments or questions to: nistir8080@nist.gov

Created December 21, 2016, Updated July 05, 2017