CONFIRMED: Half a billion Marriott guests victim of data breach

BREAKING NEWS: A data breach including 500 million hotel guests has been confirmed by Marriott, after the company’s Starwood guest reservation database was hacked. Guest information accessed by hackers may include addresses, emails, phone numbers, dates of birth, passport numbers, and payment information. Today Marriott International said hackers have had illegal access to its Starwood…

BREAKING: NIST releases free LTE coverage app

BREAKING NEWS: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division, with funding from the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), has developed a Long Term Evolution (LTE) coverage application. Its purpose is to enable public-safety personnel to measure general LTE coverage quality using a standard…

November Newsletter: What is priority and preemption?

Pyramid Consulting’s November newsletter tackles the importance of priority and preemption for the public safety sector! Are you worried you don’t have the answers about #P&P? Don’t fret, give Pyramid Consulting a call today, and we’ll answer those tough questions for you!

Rare issue causes police body cameras to explode

BREAKING NEWS — The nation’s largest police force is changing its body-camera policy after a malfunctioning camera started smoking while white still secured to a patrolling officer’s chest. According to Route Fifty, who printed a story originally published by The Atlantic, said the NYPD police commissioner is removing around 3,000 Vievi LE5 body cameras after…

Harris receives praise from Florida, local agencies about SLERS during Hurricane Michael

BREAKING NEWS — A statewide radio system built by Harris Communications is receiving praise from Florida officials after it remained operational throughout Hurricane Michael. According to news reports, the Harris-built SLERS network allowed public safety officials to communicate throughout the massive storm, even during 100 plus per mile winds. (https://urgentcomm.com/2018/11/06/harris-receives-plaudits-from-state-of-florida-local-agencies-about-slers-during-hurricane-michael/) “Florida’s Statewide Law Enforcement Radio…