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NISTIR 8080 (DRAFT)

Usability and Security Considerations for Public Safety Mobile Authentication

Date Published: November 2015
Comments Due: December 28, 2015 (public comment period is CLOSED)
Email Questions to: nistir8080@nist.gov

Withdrawn: July 27, 2016

Author(s)

Yee-Yin Choong (NIST), Kristen Greene (NIST), Joshua Franklin (NIST)

Announcement

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.

Abstract

Keywords

identity management; local authentication; public safety; remote authentication; usability; authentication; usable security
Control Families

Identification and Authentication;

Documentation

Publication:
Draft NISTIR 8080

Supplemental Material:
None available

Document History:
Draft NISTIR 8080 (11/19/15)
NISTIR 8080 (7/27/16)

Topics

Security and Privacy
authentication; usability

Technologies
biometrics; communications & wireless; mobile

Sectors
public safety

Laws and Regulations
First Responder Network Authority