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APCO Cybersecurity Resources

Cybersecurity Fundamentals for the ECC
July 15, 2020 | Forsyth, GA

Cyber threats are a very real issue affecting public safety agencies across the country. Recent reports have indicated an uptick in malicious cyber activity related to COVID-19. Training designed specifically for the emergency communications industry is now available through APCO’s newest training program, Cybersecurity Fundamentals for the ECC.

Built on the experiences of public safety cybersecurity experts and ECC professionals, this training will provide live instruction on the foundational knowledge of cyberattacks, including the anatomy of a cyberattack, signs of an ongoing cyberattack and mitigation techniques. You will also learn how to prepare for and respond to cyberattacks, and the type of data that should be protected for post-attack forensic work. Tuition: $199 for APCO members and $239 for non-members.

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Bulletins

  • CISA Insights – Ransomware Outbreak
    In light of the recent increasing rate of ransomware attacks on local governments, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) has created a document titled, “CISA Insights: Ransomware Outbreak.”  APCO encourages all members to read the document and take the appropriate protective measures.
  • DHS - CISA Statement on Iranian Cybersecurity Threat
    In response to reports of an increase in cybersecurity threats, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher C. Krebs issued a statement on Saturday, June 22, 2019. APCO encourages all members to view that statement here and take appropriate protective measures.
  • Important Information From the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Concerning Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scheme 
    March 13, 2019 - Business email compromise (BEC) is a scheme in which cybercriminals send out targeted email messages to personnel with finance or resource roles within an organization in order to trick them into transferring funds to the cybercriminals.
  • Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community
    On January 31, 2019, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS- ISAC) released the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC)that provides an overview of the national security threats facing the United States.
  • DNS Hijacking Notice Update - 1/25/19
    On January 16, 2019, APCO distributed information about a known Domain Name Server (DNS) hijacking campaign. The specific indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with this threat have now been released.

Cybersecurity Committee

PSAP Specific Activity

Cyber Perspective – From APCOs Technology Team