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PSCR 2021: Riding the Wave of an IoT Tsunami



Gema Howell, Don Harriss, Kevin Gerard Brady


IoT device use in public safety has greatly benefited day to day operations by reducing response times and providing expedited, life-saving data for enhancing decision making. However, the number of connected IoT devices has grown exponentially, creating operational and security challenges for first response technologists. PSCR is researching emerging technologies and methods that can be used to manage and secure IoT devices. This project builds off a series of IoT best practices that NIST has provided in various publications, such as NISTIR 8235, Security Guidance for First Responder Mobile and Wearable Devices. In this session, we will discuss the challenges of securing IoT devices, why it matters for public safety, and the different approaches and methodologies used to secure IoT.


Howell, G. , Harriss, D. and Brady, K. (2021), PSCR 2021: Riding the Wave of an IoT Tsunami, [online], (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created October 1, 2021, Updated November 29, 2022