Anatomy of DJI Drone Identification Implementation

“This white paper examines several nuances in DJI Technology’s implementation of Remote Drone Identification (DroneID or UAS-ID).  The paper reviews the purpose of P.L. 114-190 (specifically, the requirements proposed by the FAA’s UAS-ID ARC committee) and whether DJI has responded appropriately to the requirements.” White Paper: Anatomy of DJI’s Drone Identification Implementation, November, 2017…
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The Emerging Threats From Autonomous Systems

Self-described “serial entrepreneur” Robi Sen, Chief Technology Officer with the company Department 13, offered attendees a glimpse into the future and implications of autonomous systems and artificial intelligence. Sen traces the history and the future prospects of these systems. Benefits could include fewer accidents, finely tailored personalized medicine, reduced natural resource use, opening of areas…
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Quantifying the COTS Drone Threat Landscape

Recently there has been no shortage of public commentary about drones as a potential threat vector. Unfortunately, there have been very few Threat Modeling conversations about the perceived threats that drones represent. Historically, much of the data about the actual impact of malicious drones and RC aircraft has been classified. However, social media is increasingly…
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U.S. drone registrations skyrocket to 770,000

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – There are a lot of drones in the United States — and the number is growing rapidly. More than 770,000 U.S. drone registrations have been filed in about 15 months, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Michael Huerta said at a conference on Monday. That’s an increase of 100,000 in the past three…
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Increase in drone accidents prompt new restrictions in Canada

Flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) just got a little harder in the Great White North. The Canadian government has instituted new temporary, on year rules that prevent the use of recreational drones near airports, garnering praise from private- and public-sector stakeholders in the air transport business. In addition to clearly marking their devices, drone operators…
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Drone smashes through woman’s apartment window

A GoPro drone crashed through a Manhattan woman’s 27th-floor window and landed just feet from her as she sat in her living room enjoying a quiet evening at home, police sources said Sunday. The 66-year-old resident was working on her computer inside the East River high-rise when the hobby craft smashed through the window at…
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