Protecting Against Cyberattacks; A Guide for Public Safety Leaders

New and evolving technology is keeping firefighters safer and better protected. From advances in self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to indispensable software that can be accessed directly from fire trucks, the digital world continues to infiltrate every aspect of firefighting. However, as reliance on technology increases, so does risk.

Cyberattacks can cripple technological systems and jeopardize firefighters' ability to protect lives and property. As a result, fire leaders have a new task: cybersecurity.

The IAFC, in collaboration with American Military University and FireRescue1, created this free guide for public safety leaders about issues related to cybersecurity. The articles in this publication are intended to enlighten leaders about identifying cyber threats, strategies to protect networks, and tips for building stronger working relationships with IT professionals.

Do not wait until it’s too late to learn about cybersecurity; do not learn the lessons the hard and costly way. Just as fire leaders have embraced technology to improve safety and operations, it's time to approach cybersecurity with the same enthusiasm to protect departments.

Download the FlipBook or use the button below to download the PDF.

  • Topics:
    • Featured Large Scale Response
    • Volunteer
    • Personnel
    • Learn & Develop
    • Information Technology
    • Featured Tools & Topics
    • Featured Personnel
    • Featured Communications & Technology
    • Department Administration
  • Resource Type:
    • Guide/ toolkit/ template
  • Organizational Author:
    • Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee
    • IAFC
    • External

Related Resources

  • This handbook provides corrective measures that will help to increase the safety of emergency responders, reduce the costs of worker's compensation claims, maximize the longevity of emergency service careers, and assist with sending personnel into healthy retirements. read more
  • A defibrillator sends a shock to the heart during ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with the automated external defibrillator is one of the first response systems for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases. The importance of their rapid response ... read more
  • First responders have encountered several unprecedented challenges in 2020, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, pandemic-related illness and loss of life, protest-related unrest and violence, catastrophic wildfires, hurricanes, and significant fiscal setbacks. Despite these historic challenges, our nation’s first responders have ... read more
You are not logged in.