Date Published: November 2015
Comments Due: December 28, 2015 (public comment period is CLOSED)
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Withdrawn: July 27, 2016
Yee-Yin Choong (NIST), Kristen Greene (NIST), Joshua Franklin (NIST)
In cooperation with the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program, NIST announces the release of NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8080, Usability 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.
Keywords identity management; local authentication; public safety; remote authentication; usability; authentication; usable security
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