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NISTIR 8018, Public Safety Mobile Application Security Requirements Workshop Summary, has been finalized and is now available
January 23, 2015

NIST announces the release of NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8018Public Safety Mobile Application Security Requirements Workshop Summary. The purpose of this publication is to capture the findings of a half-day workshop held by the Association of Public –Safety Communications Officials (APCO) in association with FirstNet and the Department of Commerce. The workshop’s goal was to identify and define mobile application security requirements relevant to public safety by building on APCO’s Key Attributes of Effective Apps for Public Safety and Emergency Response and their related efforts. Workshop discussions centered around the following topics: battery life, unintentional denial of service, mobile application vetting, data protection, location information, and identity management. In addition to providing a description of the workshop and capturing attendees’ input, NISTIR 8018 identifies possible areas of further research related to public safety mobile applications.

Created December 21, 2016, Updated June 22, 2020