APCO receives approval for security training standards


Monday, 13 January, 2020


APCO receives approval for security training standards

In the US, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International has received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for an American National Standard (ANS) that pinpoints cybersecurity training standards for public safety communications personnel.

APCO 3.110.1-2019 Cybersecurity Training for Public Safety Communications Personnel was developed by a standards development committee working group.

The purpose of the standard is to establish cybersecurity training for emergency communications centre (ECC) staff, including public safety telecommunicators, management, supervisors, administration and other privileged users.

“This standard will enable ECC managers to instil a culture of cybersecurity awareness through the establishment of minimum training requirements and appropriate cybersecurity policies and procedures,” said Tracey M Hilburn, President of APCO International.

The standard can be downloaded from the APCO standards webpage.

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Originally published here.

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