News and Events

PCSR Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting

June 12, 2017

On June 12-14, 2017, NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) will host its annual Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting, which brings together representatives from public safety, Federal agencies, industry, and academia. Participants will hear from PSCR engineers about testing updates, upcoming R&D efforts, and opportunities to get involved. PSCR will also invite industry leaders and public safety partners to present on cutting-edge technology trends, features, and functionalities. The annual Stakeholder Meeting enables PSCR to receive direct input, guidance, and feedback from their diverse stakeholder community. NCCoE Security Engineer William Fisher will provide a project overview, architecture presentation, and demonstration of the NCCoE's...

NIST invites tech developers to offer products, cybersecurity platforms for public safety

November 30, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence on Tuesday issued a call for organizations to provide products and technical knowledge to support new cybersecurity platforms for “mobile application single sign on” capabilities for the public safety sector and first responders.

NIST drafts mobile security standards for first responder technology

August 02, 2016

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has collaborated with the first responder community to draft a proposed reference design for both multifactor authentication and mobile single sign-on to help overcome security concerns regarding public safety data in the field. The draft is aimed directly at the public safety/first responder community and details all the standards-based technical options that public safety organizations will need to consider incorporating into their mobile security services.

NIST Cybersecurity Center to Utilize Standards-Based Strategies

July 31, 2016

The NCCoE published a draft project description, Mobile Application Single Sign-on, and will collaborate with industry, academy and government experts as well as members of the Public Safety and First Responder community and vendors of cybersecurity systems to build integrated, open, end-to-end reference design. The NCCoe will aim to deliver single sign-on capacity for native, web and browser-based applications.

NIST drafts mobile security guidelines for responder tech

July 28, 2016

Developed by NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), in collaboration with the responder community, the draft discusses all the standards-based technical options and trade-offs that public safety organizations will need to build out a range of mobile security services for their users.