Drones and cybersecurity

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.

Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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