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Hacking Wireless Access Points by Jennifer Kurtz

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Chapter 8

Noncivilian Government Context

Abstract

The agencies involved with public safety, emergency management, and national security operate under tighter schedules and, typically, more stressful conditions—regardless of government level (i.e., federal, state, local). Individual lives (not just livelihoods) are frequently endangered, both for agency representatives and citizens. Their missions carry a different sense of urgency, and their information assets may be more susceptible to attacks from other nation-state actors or their agents. These are environments that stress-test technology tools, people, and policies/processes. The organizations discussed here operate in at least semi-autonomous fashion, which can lead to challenges with respect ...

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