A Framework for Securing the Signaling Plane in the Emergency Services IP Network (ESINet) Conference Paper uri icon


  • IP-based emergency systems (or Next Generation 911) are being designed to allow any type of communication device, from any access network, to make IP-based emergency calls. A special purpose IP network an Emergency Services IP Network (ESINet) is being planned by public safety agencies. In this paper, we address the challenges on defining a framework for managing the security of the signaling messages in the context of IP-based emergency calls. The challenges rely on choosing a security mechanism that protects the signaling, is practical for implementation by different parties, and meets the requirements of citizen-to-authority emergency calls. 2011 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2011 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC)

published proceedings

  • 2011 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC)

author list (cited authors)

  • Zacchi, A., Goulart, A., & Magnussen, W.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Zacchi, Anna||Goulart, Ana||Magnussen, Walt

publication date

  • January 2011