Former Employee: Chester County First Responders and Citizens Are Vulnerable to Hackers Due to Cyber Security Gaps

NBC10 reports:

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.

Read more on NBC10.

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?

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