(Infosec Institute) The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, represent a revolution in the security context; these powerful systems could be used in various contexts such as military and also civil sector.
Drones use most advanced technological equipment and the research on these vehicles is providing continuous improvements, the scope is the definition of a new generation of UAVs characterized by high performance, high autonomy, extreme versatility which makes their use suitable for many uses.
Drones are sensibly transforming military operations. Every day it is possible to read about strikes conducted by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in critical areas of the planet. Drones are remotely controlled airborne systems that make large use of sensors and positional systems to operate.
Their use was initially conceived for reconnaissance and surveillance operation, but with each passing month governments, such as the US and Israel, have started to use the drones for offensive purposes, initially against member Al-Qaeda members and affiliates.
By 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to have as many as 30,000 drones flying over the United States. Of course, the large diffusion of the vehicles must be sustained by meticulous attention to matters related to the security and privacy of the population.
The use of these vehicles raises a series of discussions about their security. These systems are complex environments that theoretically could be hacked becoming a weapon in the hand of attackers. Other serious questions are related to their use in the civil sector and privacy issue related to the improper management of data collected by the drone during the missions…read full article