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Security Cross-Cutting Research Portfolio logo

Security, including cybersecurity, is an area which will affect every aspect of public safety communications. PSCR serves to develop and enhance security solutions to current and future public safety communications.

Internal Research Projects

  • 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

Featured Research Project:
Federated ICAM & Enhanced Authentication

The PSCR Security Portfolio is strongly focused on ICAM solutions to support Secure Information Exchange for public safety. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has an excellent ICAM research team and we are fortunate to partner with them on our ICAM research efforts. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a division of the NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), is a collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity issues.   Learn more about how the NCCoE supports public safety through its partnership with PSCR and also supports other business sectors. Learn more at:

Extramural Research


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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.

Created September 20, 2017, Updated December 10, 2021