Join Security for NG9-1-1 (NG-SEC)

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The Security for NG9-1-1 Standard (NG-SEC) remains the key Cyber Security standard for 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1, and the need to keep the standard current is a necessity. This WG is forming to assess, analyze and recommend areas that need to be addressed by NENA 75-001. The WG will focus on cyber security functions that have become a common thread between the established guidelines and standards. As the group focuses on new items to include, they will also work to establish a recommended guideline built to minimize the risk and limit the damage to 9-1-1. The WG will also work to ensure the standard is aligned with NENA-STA-010. Additionally, the WG may review specific mechanisms (TDoS / DDoS, Ransomware etc.) that may require a policy or guideline to guide how vendors are pursuing NG9-1-1 security. An organizational call to discuss and refine the Working Group Charter will likely be held in December with regular Working Group call commencing in early January.
5.1 Working Group Participation Expectations
It is the responsibility of the WG Chair to ensure all prospective WG Members are advised of the expectations for membership. WG members are expected to attend meetings/calls on a regular basis. Those who miss three (3) consecutive meetings without notifying the Working Group Chair(s) may be dropped from the roster and minutes distribution and forfeit their voting right in that Working Group. All committee, subcommittee, and working group members are required to participate in all polls to indicate their agreement or disagreement with the resolution of an Issue, except when there is more than one representative from an entity on a given committee, subcommittee or working group. In such cases, voting is limited to one vote per Participating Entity on any given subject. Members who do not fully participate and fulfill their membership responsibilities may be dropped from all distribution lists. Members who do not actively contribute and participate may be dropped at the DSC/Development Committee Chairs’ discretion.

NENA requires an explicit Intellectual Property Rights Policy to conduct its daily work. The objectives of this policy are to:

* Ensure that Members’ and participating Entities’ IPR are protected;
* Promote awareness of IPR issues among NENA Committees so as to permit informed decision-making about the tradeoffs associated with technical alternatives encountered in committee work; and
* Ensure that implementers producing products or services based on NENA standards are not unreasonably inhibited by IPR licensing requirements.