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Subject: Re: [emergency] FYI: New paper "Protecting First-Level ResponderResources in an IP-based Emergency Services Architecture

Title: Re: [emergency] FYI: New paper "Protecting First-Level Res
Thanks Carl,

It's good to be aware of these developments. One tends to think that these relatively young technologies are more mature than they are. For instance, today InformationWeek ran a small item that highlights a flaw of which I was unaware in my Treo SmartPhone which puts data at risk from incoming calls http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=197006515

And, since I just put my former fax line, computer workstation handsfree phone on Vonage to cut down the long distance agony of my many TC  and other professional committee activities, it is important to understand the intricacies of how 911 works.

Taken together these two technologies overlap to make a significant risk.

Cheers, (uh maybe) ;-)

At 10:38 AM -0700 2/19/07, Carl Reed OGC Account wrote:
Thought the following might be of interest. I collaborate with the authors of the referenced paper as part of the OGC standards collaboration work with the IETF. While this work is at a deeper layer in the internet infrastructure than the work of the EM TC, I know that a number of your organizations deal with PSAPS and NENA and other groups that do worry about the topics discussed in this paper.
A group of IETF geopriv/ecrit standards collaborators have written a paper on
"Protecting First-Level Responder Resources in an IP-based Emergency
Services Architecture".  They submitted it to the NetCri workshop
(see http://www.cs.umd.edu/~sharno/NetCri07/) and with the permission of
the workshop program chairs they are allowed to distribute it already
before the workshop (which will be April 13th, 2007).

Please find the camera ready version of the paper here:

The purpose of the paper is to give an overview of currently discussed
solution proposals in order to stimulate a discussion about potential
follow-up work that may need to be done in this area.
Carl Reed, PhD
CTO and Executive Director Specification Program
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