Global Drone Security Network #4

Arison Neo
Global Drone Security Network #4


The Global Drone Security Network (GDSN) is the only event of its kind focusing on Cyber-UAV security, Drone Threat Intelligence, Counter-UAS, and UTM security.

Speakers have worked within drone bug bounty programs, counter-uas operations, threat intelligence, first responders, physical security guards, laws and regulations and more.

The Event

For GDSN #4, the theme is innovation through security.

We have expanded our reach internationally and engaged industry experts and leaders to bring you their experience in the realm of drone security. Speakers will be covering topics on drone threat, drone vulnerabilities security and the future evolution of drones.

Register now at:

DroneSec Live Training

Course: Counter-Drone Test & Evaluation

Your Trainer: David Kovar (CEO - URSA)

For a limited number of attendees, we'll have a trainer-led live, virtual training session during the same week. If this is of interest to you, please contact us on or call on +61 1800 957 449 to book your team in. Minimum number of attendees applies.


This free event is 100% virtual and will be streamed live via YouTube on November 3rd 7AM AEDT Melbourne Time to 3PM (UTC+11).

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Register your tickets to receive the invite link. You will need to have a registered YouTube account to join in the comments/discussion.

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Speakers, Talks and Schedule

Time reflected are in UTC+11

Current speakers are by invitation-only and include:


7:00AM: David Hambling (Author and Consultant on Technology, Military, Drones & C-UAS)

A Smart Drone Is A Dangerous Drone  

Improvements in autonomy are increasing the threat from small drones and this presentation will cover how smart drones are becoming a risk to militaries and nations globally.

8:00AM: Brooke Tapsall (CEO - DroneALERT)

Drone Incident Investigation: Evidence Collection

Drone incident evidence is an important stage of the entire C-UAV solution, yet it is a process that has gaps and non-standard processes across the world.  In the presentation we will discuss the importance of evidence collection during and post-drone incident from the public and authorities to benefit the investigative process, what evidence can be collected and how, to ensure robust and standardised evidence which supports global knowledge sharing and planning.

9:00AM: Ryan J. Wallace, Ed.D (Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

Using Detection Data to Address UAS Safety & Security Threats

UAS detection data can be used for much more than merely response.  The presenter will reveal how to leverage UAS detection and data analytics techniques to understand UAS operator behavior patterns.  Additionally, the presenter will highlight the value of integrating UAS detection data with other data sources, enabling the generation of actionable safety and security information.  

10:00AM: Lt Col Mark D. Jacobsen, PhD (Assistant Prof USAF, Founder Rogue Squadron)

Rogue Squadron: Keeping Pace with Drones Inside the US Government

Between 2017 and 2020, Lt Col Mark Jacobsen (USAF) founded and led a UAS/C-UAS-focused software engineering team inside the U.S. Department of Defense called Rogue Squadron. The team sought to keep pace with sUAS development in the private sector by rapidly developing and fielding UAS/C-UAS capability to U.S. troops. In this talk, Lt Col Jacobsen will discuss the challenges of confronting such a fast-moving technology from within the U.S. government. He will offer insights that might be helpful to companies as they navigate doing business with governments.

11:00AM: Steven Tisseyre (Digital Drone Forensics & C-UAS Expert)

Drone Digital Forensics – A new discipline to uncover the truth of an incident

A presentation on the importance of digital forensics following an incident or suspected incident.

12:00PM: Randall Nichols (Professor of Practice UAS Cybersecurity at Kansas State University)

UAS Cyber Terror Implications & Spoof-Proof ADS-B/GPS using ECD

This presentation will cover a new evolution in terroristic threats. Weaponization of small / medium sized  Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/drones) combined with cyber attacks on  SCADA and GPS systems represent both probable and potentially high-risk threats to aircraft, infrastructure, civilians, and Vessels at sea.

The presentation will discuss countermeasures for these attacks on air defense systems (ADS) and a robust / unique anti-spoofing  algorithm to detect, mitigate and recover from GPS false signals. Special attention is given  to incidents in the South China Seas (SCS).

1:00PM: Zachary Kallenborn (Research Affiliate with the Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division, START)

Build a National Counter Drone Network

A federally operated counter drone network offers a flexible approach to critical infrastructure protection. Such a network would allow federal law enforcement to keep control of counter drone systems, while still offering rapid response for private sector entities. A counter drone network can also prioritize high risk entities, while accommodating shifts in adversary behavior.

2:00PM: Christopher Church (Senior Forensics Specialist at INTERPOL)

The Challenge of Drones for Law Enforcement – Threat – Tool - Evidence

Chris will present an overview of the recent cUAS exercise in Norway and share INTERPOL's current project in drones so that the audience can understand the current issues and challenges law enforcement face in this area. He will also give an introduction to drone initiatives from around the world in order to encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing in these areas.

3:00pm: End of GDSN



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