An Uptick in Cyber Attacks
Public safety agencies have become increasingly targeted by cyber-attacks in recent years, and this trend is expected to continue in the future. Cyber-attacks can take many different forms, including ransomware attacks, denial-of-service attacks, and data breaches, and they can have serious consequences for public safety agencies and the communities they serve.
A Tangled Web of Connections
It is important to consider cybersecurity when purchasing a logging recorder for public safety because the recorder is often connected to many other aspects of a network. For example, a logging recorder may be connected to other public safety systems such as Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD), Call Handling Equipment (CHE), IP phones or radios, and other communication systems. In addition, logging recorders may be connected to the internet or other networks, which can increase the risk of cybersecurity threats.
“A vulnerability in the logging recorder could have serious consequences for the entire public safety system.”
When a logging recorder is connected to multiple aspects of a network, it can provide a potential entry point for cyber attackers to access other systems on the network. This means that a vulnerability in the logging recorder could have serious consequences for the entire public safety system.
To mitigate these risks, it is important to ensure that the logging recorder is secured properly, and that appropriate cybersecurity measures are in place to protect it from cyber-attacks. This may include regular security updates, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and other cybersecurity tools and practices. By taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity, public safety organizations can help ensure that their logging recorders and other systems are protected against cyber threats, and that sensitive information remains secure.