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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a fraud alert after their Office of the Inspector General (OIG) hotline was reportedly compromised.
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working to make sure TDoS attacks cannot disrupt critical phone systems including emergency calls to public-safety answering points (PSAPs) through two research projects.
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.
When a flurry of hangup calls hit one night last October, North Texas call takers were the first to realize that a cyber attack of the nation’s 911 system was under way.
The agency is working on a multimillion dollar effort to protect the country's most critical systems from distributed denial of service attacks, which are among the simplest digital assaults to carry out and the toughest to fight.
Stark County is not the only one who received simultaneous robocall bomb threats last year. Federal agents say Ohio is among those most likely to get a bomb threat.
Similar to DDoS attacks, telephony denial-of-service attacks – where bad actors flood the system with illegitimate calls to knock out access to emergency services or other critical communication -- are reportedly on the rise.
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.
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.