PA Consulting’s James Dale, a cybersecurity expert, is quoted in an article in Threat Post. The article looks at the increasing security threat of hacked drones.
James warns: “Equipment is now available to hack drones so they can bypass technology controls.
“There are now regulatory controls, in some regions, to force drone operators to use geofencing systems. Yet, there are examples of online vendors selling software and hardware modifications for drones, which are designed to disable these ‘No Fly Zones’ limitations.”
James goes on to point out: “The main security risk from drones is still their ability to bypass traditional physical controls by breaching fences or accessing the top floor of an office.”
Finally, James goes on to talk about the importance of organisations protecting themselves against drones: “Organisations should conduct threat-modeling exercises to identify and understand the potential threats. They should consider ‘what-if’ scenarios involving drones such as a rogue access point being dropped on the roof, or the CFO’s laptop screen being filmed through the window. They then need to work out how to protect themselves from these events and how to react.”