NCCoE: Draft Report On Authenticating First Responders

NCCoE News:

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a new draft report, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Interagency or Internal Report (NISTIR) 8334, Using Mobile Device Biometrics for Authenticating First Responders.

This report examines how first responders could use mobile device biometrics in an authentication system and what challenges they may face in deploying these systems.

Many public safety organizations (PSOs) are adopting mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to provide first responders with immediate access to the sensitive information they need from any location. However, authentication requirements meant to safeguard that information, like entering a complex password, can hinder access.

Many PSOs are looking toward mobile biometric solutions to authenticate their users efficiently. Before adopting these solutions, PSOs must make informed risk decisions on their use and deployment.

This report was developed in joint partnership with the NCCoE and the Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) at NIST. PSOs considering using biometrics for authenticating first responders are encouraged to use the guidelines in this NISTIR.

Submit comments:

Review the draft report and submit comments on or before July 19, 2021, or contact psfr-nccoe@nist.gov. 

Read more here.


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