DHS S&T $1.3M Small Business Innovation Research Awards

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program has awarded $1.3 million to 12 small businesses for 13 Phase I contract awards to develop technology solutions to Homeland Security challenges. 

Stopping TDoS Attacks

Imagine if your call to 911, your financial institution, a hospital, or even your child’s school doesn’t get through. In the past few years, 911 emergency call centers, financial services companies and a host of other critical service providers and essential organizations have been victims of telephony denial of service (TDoS) attacks.

New Bill Would Push for Cybersecurity Improvements at 911 Call Centers

Faced with national 911 systems deemed increasingly vulnerable to cyberattack, Sens. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., will introduce a bill within the next few weeks to federally fund and hasten the national transition to next generation 911 (NG911) systems.

Increased Connectivity Brings Cybersecurity Threats to 911 Call Centers

Emergency Management has published several articles about the movement toward a next-generation 911 (NG911) system based on modern Internet protocols that will allow responders to take advantage of capabilities such as text and video messaging.

Schumer Calling for Increased Security of 911 Communications Nationwide

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., is urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Communications Commission to develop a comprehensive plan to beef up outdated 911 call centers in New York state that could be open to terrorist and cyberattacks.

2016 R&D Showcase: Protecting Emergency Services from Complex Distributed Denial of Service

In February 2016, the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate Cyber Security Division (CSD) hosted its R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop. The event featured innovative CSD technologies that address current and complex cybersecurity challenges. In this video, showcase presenter Mark Collier of SecureLogix discusses protecting emergency services from complex distributed telephone denial of service attacks.