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NISTIR 8196 (DRAFT)

Security Analysis of First Responder Mobile and Wearable Devices

Date Published: December 2018
Comments Due: January 7, 2019
Email Comments to: nistir-8196-comments@nist.gov

Planning Note (12/6/2018): The email address for submitting comments has been corrected on this page and in the PDF.

Author(s)

Joshua Franklin (NIST), Gema Howell (NIST), Scott Ledgerwood (NIST), Jaydee Griffith (NTIA)

Announcement

With the upcoming public safety broadband networks (PSBNs), mobile and wearables devices will become ideal options for first responders (firefighters, law enforcement and EMS). These devices will provide many benefits to first responders, such as quality communication on a dedicated network and the ability to send vital information necessary to achieve success during an emergency incident. Draft NISTIR 8196, Security Analysis of First Responder Mobile and Wearable Devices, reviews the current and potential use cases of these mobile and wearable devices by first responders and then analyzes these devices from a cybersecurity perspective. Ultimately, the goal of this analysis is to identify security objectives for mobile and wearable devices to assist jurisdictions with selecting secure devices and enable industry to design and produce securer public safety devices.

Abstract

Keywords

cybersecurity; first responders; internet of things; IoT; mobile security; public safety; wearables
Control Families

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