TDoS & DDoS – How Cyber Thugs Can Shut Down 9-1-1 and What to Do About It
Denial of Service attacks are popular techniques for cyber-thugs to wreak havoc on our 9-1-1 systems. Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS) can impact the ability for our PSAPs to receive 9-1-1 calls from our citizens or impair the use of public safety administrative lines. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can shut down a PSAP’s data communications, making it impossible to retrieve and share information.
Whether a PSAP has E9-1-1 or NG9-1-1 capabilities, both of these attacks affect our emergency response. Our public safety infrastructure must have enough resilience to prepare for these types of attacks.