Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) kicks off its inaugural Emergency Communications Month. Through its emergency communications mission, CISA supports and promotes the ability of emergency response providers across the nation to communicate in the event of a natural disaster, terrorist act, or other hazard. CISA also provides various resources and guidance for stakeholders to establish emergency communications infrastructure and protocols.
“At CISA, our Emergency Communications mission is focused on ensuring that emergency response providers and critical partners can communicate across jurisdictions, disciplines, and every level of government to protect our homeland during time of crisis,” said CISA Director Jen Easterly. “To highlight the critical role of emergency communications, we are officially designating April as Emergency Communications Month. To all of the emergency communicators out there, the folks who are on the front lines every day, we are proud to be your partner and teammate. Thank you for everything you do to keep us all safer.”
CISA’s emergency communications mission was established in 2007 in response to the communications challenges faced during 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. This mission has only grown in importance. CISA provides resources to support our government and industry partners to help them build up and strengthen their emergency communications capabilities.
Throughout the month, CISA will highlight the role of emergency communications in CISA’s mission, the role of cybersecurity in emergency communications, and the role our partnerships and stakeholders play in helping the agency achieve its goals.
To learn more about Emergency Communications Month and how to amplify our resources, visit cisa.gov/emergency-communications-month.