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 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.