We are starting Module 15 of C1b3rWall Academy 2021/22 “Drones“. In the first part of this course, we will learn about the main uses, platforms and applications of drones from Antonio Gutiérrez Menéndez, systems engineer at ISDEFE and Héctor García Calleja, National Police specialised in aerial security and protection.

Drones are unmanned vehicles capable of autonomously maintaining a controlled and sustained level of flight.  Héctor participates in this module with the presentation “Integration of UAS and C-UAS in police operations” in which he explains that the uses of these drones include the transport of parcels, air taxis, emergency services, traffic management, inspection of facilities, private security, execution of works and entertainment activities such as the recording of sports or musical performances.

In Spain, all matters relating to drones are the responsibility of the State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA), founded in 2008. It is responsible for civil aviation safety throughout the country. At continental level, there is the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), founded in 2002 and whose function is to unify common airworthiness standards in the member states of the European Union, as well as to ensure environmental protection in civil aviation.

Antonio will talk about “Anti-drone systems in public safety” and will explain, among other things, the main risks that drones can pose, including the following:

  • Illegal flights (recklessness vs. knowledge).
  • Flights of criminal activities (against privacy, smuggling…).
  • Terrorist threats.
  • Dissemination and awareness campaigns.
  • Flight control (electronic identification).
  • Collaboration with manufacturing companies.
  • Collaboration of all the agents involved: security managers, universities, research centres, companies, etc.

The modules are getting really interesting. We invite you to see them all on the e4you campus. You can learn more about all this content at the Digital Security and Cyberintelligence Congress C1b3rWall from 21 to 23 June at the National Police School.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.