Where Do Drones Fit in With Security?

 

When It Comes to Securing a Drone, Think of It As a Flying Device

It is estimated that a million drones enter the world’s airspace each month. In addition to serving a variety of military applications, these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are also used to capture images in dangerous locations, including forest fires and areas around nuclear disaster sites. And, of course, they’re also available commercially for those of us who are still interested in flying really cool remote controlled planes.

However, drones can be put to other, sometimes illegal uses as well. They have been used to smuggle drugs and weapons into prisons and as tools in corporate espionage. In some cases, drones have been landed on top of data centers with the purpose of gathering and transmitting sensitive data.

Despite their ability to fly, drones are not very different from video cameras when it comes to securing them. First, for anyone purchasing a drone, you should pay careful attention to whether or not it offers encrypted communication. This will help safeguard the communication between the drone and the ground station that communicates commands. Then, once you have a drone, the next step is to reset the default password.

 

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