Drone Threat Intel Report: DroneSec Notify #32

This summary has been extracted from our weekly public threat intelligence report. For more information on the platform or weekly email PDFs, please visit: dronesec.com/pages/notify or email us at [email protected] or join the slack group at dronesec.slack.com

We are excited to announce that our Global Drone Security Network (GDSN) online event will now take place over a full day. We have various speakers from the CUAS, Law Enforcement, Security Surveillance, and Threat Intelligence sectors providing insights into unmanned security-specific topics. We will also be opening up our Call-For-Talk submissions this week for 20-minute and 40-minute talk slots for the few that are left. If you would like to participate in speaking, please send your talk Topic, Description, and Bio to [email protected] before the public registration opens up.  The event will be free and following its inaugural event in Singapore, is the only of its kind focusing specifically on drone security, counter-drone, and cyber-UAV topics.

This week we see a report from the Israel-Lebanon border focusing on a successful hijack and safe-landing of a drone by IDF forces – albeit a drone being flown for hobbyist/commercial purposes. The exact Counter-UAS system is not stated but suggested as being in use. Israel has a number of boutique CUAS vendors, including NSO Group’s Convexum and D-Fend Solutions, and large military primes with more of a focus on wartime/battlefield CUAS technologies.

Azerbaijan is regularly increasing in reports of shot-down and jammed UAV’s, as are the SMM reports from Ukraine where a number of mini-UAV and long-range UAV’s record various levels of GPS jamming and signal interference. Parrot digs its heels into cyber-security with a WISEKEY partnership, with chatter surrounding the potential of a Bug Bounty security program to mirror that of manufacturing rival DJI.

In the UK a report reviews the progress of the 2020 police mobile counter-drone unit, and on the other side of the pond, the US Armed Services Committee assess whether a “Counter Drone Center of Excellence” would provide greater oversight and support for a skilled workforce entering the CUAS industry. A newly released paper Review of Counter-UAV Solutions Based on the Detection of Remote-Control Communication has been released, added to this report, and the platform for Notify customers.

Whilst our Singapore office is back open for business, Melbourne is still in Level-3 lockdown with new mandatory mask laws and restrictions on travel. We hope everyone is well and staying safe during this period.

As always, if you have comments or feedback, or want to join in the discussion in our slack group, please don’t hesitate to contact us.



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