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An investigation is underway into how the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department had funds stolen during the purchase of ambulances
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Risk management expert and Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham offers action steps for after a theft has occurred and how to prevent one in the future
Hayward dispatchers and public safety personnel are having to track calls using pen and paper
As ransomware and other attacks continue to threaten public safety organizations, here’s how to guard against these events
“It’s shocking that the department doesn’t already have such a plan,” said Oren Barzilay, president of Local 2507, which represents EMTs, medics and inspectors
A FirstWatch alert warns of attacks on communications and public-safety critical infrastructures in the next week to 10 days
FirstWatch’s Mike Taigman and Bill Ott discuss the cyberattack warning and lessons learned from a N.C. ransomware attack
Taigman calls on departments to immediately alert IT staff to check the integrity of their data, software and networks
FirstNet, warning systems focus of House subcommittee update
The Plano chief and chairman of the IAFC’s Terrorism & Homeland Security Committee highlights the top security issues fire service leaders must address
Focus your cybersecurity investment on initiatives that create more effort for the attacker
Preventing ransomware attacks is possible; our expert panelists offer several best practices your agency can follow to help reduce risk and mitigate potential issues
Organizations and citizens have a “shared responsibility” to defend their data, computer hardware and software systems from ransomware attacks
Greene County EM Coordinator David Lancaster said gas stations and the community have been supportive in prioritizing first responders
The bill would provide $15 billion to update the nation’s 911 infrastructure
Officials say the breach may have leaked the names and addresses of those who tested positive for the virus
The Department of Justice said at least one U.S. customer seeking to purchase PPE for fire departments, hospitals and nursing homes was offered 100,000 N95 masks
South Lane County Fire & Rescue released a statement saying its fire chief’s Facebook was hacked and taken down after a news station’s report
Four strategies to protect yourself from the unsavory results of consumer identity theft
How to protect your data as cybercriminals capitalize on the COVID-19 pandemic
Officials say 911 responses have not been affected, but the attack has changed the way dispatchers perform their work
The Riverside police and fire departments have been hit by a cyberattack twice in the last few weeks
The Department of Homeland Security and the Science and Technology Directorate said they found security flaws in almost every lifesaving app they analyzed
Don’t get caught paying to access your data; use these tips to prevent, identify and recover from public safety ransomware attacks
A cybersecurity expert offers a soup-to-nuts IoT security guide for every organization, individual and device with confidential data to protect