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Drone Threat Intel Report: DroneSec Notify #45

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

This week, we have some exciting updates to provide Notify platform users and clients. We announced a strategic partnership with DroneALERT (drone-detectives.com) to 1) enrich the global knowledge and intelligence sharing of UAV incidents, and 2) provide some level of incident case management. This means if an incident is reported, it can be overlaid with detected incidents nearby, attributed threat actors or even detect patterns within similar events. Further to this, for certain reports that are made by contributors, these will be triaged and appear within the system. This is great for a number of reasons, but we will let you get into the details yourself. The DroneALERT team are fantastic and wholly committed to our goal of focusing on rogue and malicious flights whilst protecting the innovation of hobbyists and commercial operators https://www.suasnews.com/2020/10/dronesec-and-dronealert-partner-on-threat-intelligence-sharing-and-incident-case-management/dronesec-dronealert/

The DroneSec team also expanded, adding another Drone Security Consultant in Brisbane, Australia, who joins us with over 10 years’ experience as a military fighter jet pilot, software engineering and penetration testing experience.

This week we had quite an interesting evolution come out of Liteye systems, with a CUAS modelling and simulation system. We’ve seen autonomous software simulations for rogue drone behaviour but never a focus on how a certain CUAS may react and simulating the effect. Moving onto law enforcement, a combination of pilot skills and usability resulted in the apprehension of a suspect with very little interaction or potential harm to operators. It is an intriguing watch and quite convincing to see the benefit of its use to first responders.

In the UK, another near-miss between a drone and passenger plane at Heathrow airport has been released by the airprox board. In Singapore, investigators used drone forensics to identify past infringements and piece together the unauthorised activities of the individual. Things continue to heat up in the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict, where the Armenian side allege Turkish air control posts are those operating the combat UAVs – not Azerbaijan.

There was some very, very interesting information shared in podcasts this week. Popular Front cover UAS in combat over Armenia-Azerbaijan and the Inspector General the Justice Department is interviewed on the threat of surveillance and contraband from drones into its prisons. Both are very detailed and highly recommended by the team.



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