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Security

Security Cross-Cutting Research Portfolio logo

Security, including cybersecurity, is an area which will affect every aspect of public safety communications. PSCR aims to develop and enhance security solutions to current and future public safety communications through identity, credential, and access management (ICAM), biometrics, multifactor authentication, and other tamper-resistant authentication tools.

Security Portfolio Pecha Kucha
Security Portfolio Pecha Kucha
Security Portfolio overview portion of the PSCR 2021 Pecha Kucha presentation.

Security Portfolio Mission:

To enable the Public Safety Community to securely and effectively conduct their operations and accomplish their mission by leveraging superior technology and standards for all aspects of communications including network, devices, peripherals, applications, and user interface.

Security Portfolio Vision:

To serve as a leading communications research lab enhancing Public Safety’s cybersecurity and success through innovation and collaboration.

Featured Project


The creation of a public safety-specific Federated Identity Credential and Access Management (ICAM) is a solution which addresses the unique requirements of First Responders. Benefits include: accelerating the incorporation of proper security for other tech that is being developed and implemented; providing a secure foundation for interoperability; and allowing agencies to keep their current IdP while still realizing the benefits of federation

Internal Research

  • Federated ICAM and Enhanced Authentication

    • Federated Identities

    • Biometric Authentication

    • Continuous Multifactor Authentication

    • Identity as a Service (IdaaS) for Public Safety

    • Cloud Security

  • 3GPP Security Standards Representation for Public Safety

  • Expanding the SIM Card for Public Safety

  • IoT Device Configurations

Extramural Research

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Created September 20, 2017, Updated February 9, 2022