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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 217103     Find in a Library
Title: Voice Encryption for Radios
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Journal:
Date Published: 03/2007
Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This paper briefly describes the effectiveness of voice encryption in securing the confidentiality of sensitive public safety radio traffic.
Abstract: Key points identified in the use of voice encryption include: (1) unencrypted public safety voice transmissions can be intercepted, abetting criminal activity, thwarting public safety efforts, and endangering the public and public safety personnel; (2) voice encryption helps ensure that voice transmissions can be accessed only by authorized personnel; (3) voice encryption adds complexity and cost to public safety voice networks; and (4) effective management is essential to implementing an encrypted voice network successfully. Public safety land mobile radio systems are vulnerable to eavesdropping and can easily be exploited by criminals. To ensure that sensitive information is shared only among authorized individuals or organizations, public safety operators need to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive radio traffic which can typically be accomplished through voice encryption. However, adding encryption to a radio system involves securing and transmitting the message and managing cryptographic keys. 2 notes
Main Term(s): Voice communications
Index Term(s): Police safety ; Telecommunications ; Security codes and ordinances ; Security systems ; Information dissemination ; Security management
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: NIJ In Short--Toward Criminal Justice Solutions, March 2007
   
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https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=238728

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