Counties: Bolster Cybersecurity Protections for 9-1-1 Centers

On January 19, 2022, MACo Legislative Director Kevin Kinnally testified before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in support of SB 83 Criminal Law – Public Safety – Interference with a Public Safety Answering Point – Penalties. This bill would bolster state laws to protect against sophisticated cyber-attacks that pose a significant threat to the security and stability of Maryland’s 9-1-1 system.

From the MACo testimony:

Hackers are increasingly targeting state and local governments – including public safety agencies – with sophisticated cyberattacks that can jeopardize sensitive information and disrupt emergency services. By strengthening state laws to protect against growing and evolving cyber threats, SB 83 would enhance public safety communications in Maryland and in our local communities.

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