Cybersecurity has become an ever-increasing threat for public safety. Emergency communications centers (ECCs) are a valuable and vulnerable target for bad actors of all types. As a result of their high importance and visibility within the public safety ecosystem, ECCs have been battling cyberattacks for years. Public safety is at constant risk for many types of cyberattacks. Research indicates that the frequency and intensity of cyberattacks will continue to grow.
All ECC employees need to be educated on the types of cyberattacks and related activity that occur daily in the United States. This course provides a basic overview of the critical pieces of information that all ECC employees should know – from surfing the internet to being aware of key indicators in email for possible phishing attempts. This course also provides several resources for creating an Incident Response Plan and what to do if your ECC experiences a cyberattack.
This course is built on the experiences of public safety cybersecurity experts and ECC professionals. This course will provide ECC professionals with foundational knowledge of cyberattacks, including the anatomy of a cyberattack, signs of an ongoing cyberattack and mitigation techniques. This includes preparing for cyberattacks, response to those attacks and the type of data to protect for post-attack forensics.
- How Cyberattacks Work
- Why ECCs Are a Target
- Brute Force Hacking
- Website Drive-By
- Pre-Hacked Software
- Pre-Hacked Devices
- Data Destruction
- Data Exfiltration
- Persistent Threat
- Public Safety Cyberattack Case Studies
- Preventing Exploitation
- Cyber Hygiene
- Importance of a Cyber Response Plan
- Cybersecurity for Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1)
CDEs Earned: 8
Recertification Requirements: None
Tuition: EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2023
* You must be a current Associate, Full or Commercial member to receive member discounts on all courses. Online members receive member discounts on online courses only.
** Virtual Classroom Requirements and Expectations
Late fee $25 (applied 10 days prior to course start date)
Tuition includes a comprehensive course manual and all certification fees.
Additional shipping fees may apply for international shipments.
Tuition for live courses does not include travel, lodging, meals or other costs. Online class tuition does not include web access fees or other local internet/web-related costs. Successful students will earn APCO Institute certification.