Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Public Safety IT Cyber Security Challenges In Today’s Information Sharing World April 4 2013.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Public Safety IT Cyber Security Challenges In Today’s Information Sharing World April 4 2013."— Presentation transcript:

1 Public Safety IT Cyber Security Challenges In Today’s Information Sharing World April

2 Stressed the need for better collaboration Stressed the need for better situational awareness Stressed the need to better share information WTC

3 Had already started building a regional Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system in 1996 for public safety first responders. Today through partnerships with other counties, cities and public safety agencies it’s one of the largest LMR networks in the country with numerous public safety partners on the infrastructure and approximately 85,000 Federal, State and Local public safety users sharing one radio network. 3

4 4

5 5 Harris County Hurricane EvacuationDFW Tornadoes 2012

6 square miles Over 4.1 million people 2nd largest port based on exports 3rd largest county in U.S. by population 34 cities 54 fire departments Over 125 law enforcement agencies 22 major watersheds Over 1200 water and electrical districts 8800 miles of pipeline 35 Presidential Declarations of Disaster In 2011, Harris County had 52 EOC activations and monitoring incidents

7 7 U.S. manufacturing cities Largest Port in the US for international commerce Energy capital of US Largest IT service economy in US U.S. manufacturing cities Largest Port in the US for international commerce Energy capital of US Largest IT service economy in US Port generate $178.5 billion+ in statewide economic impact 1 million jobs in Texas are dependent upon port activity Port generate $178.5 billion+ in statewide economic impact 1 million jobs in Texas are dependent upon port activity

8 Comal County Floods DFW Tornadoes Amarillo Ice Storms Texas Wildland Fires

9 9 Bastrop Fires 2011

10 10

11 11 Texas has faced far more catastrophic incidents than even the second place state, California.

12 12 Hurricane Ike WTC Man Made/Terrorist Natural Disasters Usually result in the lose of life Impact our economy

13 US Coast Guard HCSO City of Houston City of Baytown HC ITC & PID State of Texas TxDOT & DPS HSCSD A Complete Solution Federal State Local & Private Public Partnership

14 Infrastructure and equipment to minimize or reduce our Man Made/Terrorist threat This Private Public Partnership has not only helped with our LTE deployment for better information sharing

15 Remarkable diversity of tower owners (7) of current (14) sites – TxDoT, Harris County ITC, Texas DPS, City of Baytown, Transtar, Cypress Creek EMS and T-Mobile Core Equipment Facilities – Texas A&M, TxDoT/Harris Co. Backhaul – LEARN, TxDoT Fiber, HSCSD, Harris Co. Public Infrastructure Dept, HC Toll Road Authority 15 Sharing Arrangements Commercial Site Sharing Existing T-Mobile Agreement User Site Sharing Baytown – Reduced Fees Early partnerships with tower providers, carrier and local agencies enabled a viable business model.

16 Cellular networks were completely lost during hurricane evacuation due to congestion LMR voice worked well but mobile data applications via cellular were either lost or converted to satellite if available Non-LMR responders were not reachable After the storm, cellular networks were down and responders were dependent upon carrier response Carriers responded as quickly as possible but based upon their own evaluation of priority Harris County realized that mobile data is mission critical as well -- An alternative was essential 16

17 Harris County began planning for PS LTE in 2009 Funded system efforts through Port Security grant program and local contributions for match and O&M through the Port Security District Texas was one of the initial 21 waivers issued by FCC In May 2011, Texas received a statewide waiver from the FCC in the Texas Waiver Order (11-863) 17 In partnership with Harris County ITC, the State aggressively pursued authorization to operate – Since the Texas Waiver, DPS has filed over 1800 pages and over 70 filings with FCC Represents original waiver entities

18 18 Provides Public Safety First Responders better situational awareness & capability  Integration of video, computer aided dispatch, priority service and LMR Push-to-Talk interoperability along with the ability to roam to a National Carrier with current subscribers being provisioned for the 3G network  Large disasters and weather events - hurricane season, tornados, flooding, wild fires Protects critical infrastructure through better information sharing  Replacing antiquated equipment and data services  Supporting transportation Hurricane Ike resulted in 195 deaths and $37.5 Billion in damage

19 FCC approved Texas Interoperability Showing, v9, on July 31, 2012 allowing operation for 31 days In August, Texas applied for 6 month Special Temporary Authority (STA) 19 Super Bowl Ice Storm Dallas 2011 FCC granted Texas STA for 14 sites for Harris County on August 31, 2012 ( ) Allowed use of all 20 MHz of spectrum

20 20 Enable dedicated services to support First Responders: Essential for safety & efficiency Enable dedicated services to support First Responders: Essential for safety & efficiency Enable group-based services: Interagency response & collaboration is crucial in this region of so many shared resources Enable group-based services: Interagency response & collaboration is crucial in this region of so many shared resources Deliver service even when carrier networks are most likely to be down or congested: Evacuation of 3 million plus people in 36 hours Deliver service even when carrier networks are most likely to be down or congested: Evacuation of 3 million plus people in 36 hours Deliver dynamic priorities to handle overload situations: Dynamic and multiple local control; partitioning Deliver dynamic priorities to handle overload situations: Dynamic and multiple local control; partitioning Redundancy and hardening: An infrastructure no less reliable than the regional Public Safety LMR system – TxWARN Redundancy and hardening: An infrastructure no less reliable than the regional Public Safety LMR system – TxWARN Enable high bandwidth for data intensive applications: Video especially key for port security and other applications Enable high bandwidth for data intensive applications: Video especially key for port security and other applications

21 21 Facilitate an open, standards-based environment Support diversity & choice while maintaining cohesive, long-term plan Facilitate an open, standards-based environment Support diversity & choice while maintaining cohesive, long-term plan Enable nationwide interoperability Support integration into and deployment of the Nationwide PS Broadband Network (NPSBN) Enable nationwide interoperability Support integration into and deployment of the Nationwide PS Broadband Network (NPSBN) Strategically position Texas for the future Next Generation Border operations Integration with existing Land Mobile Radio (P25) Strategically position Texas for the future Next Generation Border operations Integration with existing Land Mobile Radio (P25) Serve ALL of Texas Law Enforcement Fire EMS Transportation Urban Border Rural Tribal

22 22 LMRLTE AvailableToday Standards evolution 3GPP, TIA, OMA Feature development R&D Investment Feature rollout Test, trial, & deploy ~500ms group communications setup, low latency One to Many Site & zone trunking, failsoft, IP path re-routing Network Resiliency High velocity, ruggedized, environment, accessories Mission Critical Devices Subscriber continuity, out-of-network coverage Direct Mode Console control & interrupt, agency partitioning DispatchDispatch 95%+ guaranteed geographic coverage, in-building CoverageCoverage LMR networks, legacy applications & services InteroperabilityInteroperability Subscriber ID, location, remote monitor, pre-emption EmergencyEmergency Individual, group, jurisdictional, agency, voice PriorityPriority E2E encryption, key management, access control SecuritySecurity

23 23

24 24

25 25

26 26 Illustration is conceptual, not all connections are shown. Broadband Interoperability Gateway Network (BIG-Net) BIG-Net operates on PS PLMN ID – First one issued! BIG-NET Vehicular-based system using Vehicle Subscriber Modem (VSM) Distributed EPC components for operational efficiencies EPC connected to Harris County PSAN EPC connected TxWARN P25 to LTE PTT service Not connected to commercial carrier at network layer Initial applications include: – video, PTT, database inquiries, and intranet access Approximately 40 Units in operational testing

27 27 Nationwide Commercial 3G Coverage Commercial EVDO (3G) Design allows coverage throughout region, but is not optimal – 3G not as robust, delivers fewer features and control mechanisms BC14 Harris County Coverage Uses Mobile VPN Routers in both: Connects to 3G EVDO OR 4G PSLTE BC14 3G requires separate subscription Switch-over performed by VPN Operating on BIG-Net BC14 Operating On Verizon Currently no connection between networks

28 P AGE 28 BIG_Sys_Backhaul_v4.1 Kyle Field McElroy Park WARFN-I Evergreen Pinehurst Cypress CreekTomball DPS HQ Transtar Wallisville Baytown N Main TX99 WARFN-K Gessner WARFN-H Hensel Backhaul Network HCPID

29 P AGE 29 Current coverage for (7) operational sites Dark green = VSM Uplink Light green = VSM Downlink

30 Footprint of (14) sites as authorized Dark green = VSM Uplink Light green = VSM Downlink P AGE 30

31 P AGE 31 Evergreen Pinehurst McElroy Park Cypress CreekTomball DPS HQ Transtar Wallisville Baytown N Main TX99 WARFN-K WARFN-I Gessner WARFN-H Hensel Backhaul Network HCPID Baytown Harris County Transtar TX DPS T-Mobile TAMU Houston

32 Port Security is a constant concern as so much of the nations energy resources pass here Border violence is still very real and very intense 32 April 2012

33 Thank You! John Chaney Mobility Architect Harris County Information Technology Center Information Technology Center 33


Download ppt "Public Safety IT Cyber Security Challenges In Today’s Information Sharing World April 4 2013."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google