If you’ve ever been pulled over by police or had an ambulance rush to your home, laptop computers offer a way for first responders to check some of your most personal information. Former Chester County Technical Communications Specialist David Cucchi insists however that the laptops in his county also offered a glaring opportunity for hackers.
“It is the worst scenario that you could possibly be in,” Cucchi said.
Cucchi claimed major cyber security gaps in Chester County’s computer-aided dispatch system were obvious even as he and a colleague were first installing it last August. He later filed a whistleblower complaint earlier this spring alleging that he was fired from his job after bringing his concerns to light.
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This is not the first time we’ve read of privacy and security concerns involving emergency services in Pennsylvania. Anyone else having flashbacks to the Monroeville situation?