Critical Issues Forum. i3 – The future and beyond Brian Rosen Emergicom. Caveats for this session. Lots of different stakeholders here – I’ll be moving back and forth among messages to each of them
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Current congestion control mechanisms limit the number of calls into the PSAP to a very small number
Current Internet Viruses can infect 10s of thousands of machines, more than 50% of which have modems connected to existing PSTN lines
If a virus was directed to call 9-1-1, wait for answer, hang up and try again from thousands of machines spread out all over the country, the entire 9-1-1 system would be taken down. Not related to VoIP.
Such a virus has ALREADY been written, but not widely deployed
There is no defense available to stop this kind of attack