Danger with drones getting hacked: it will get worse before it gets better


With the recent news of a drone causing chaos at Gatwick airport, hacking IoT devices has resurfaced as a topic of discussion especially regarding the security issues should a multitude of devices be hacked.

In the optimal situation, there is no way that anyone should be able to access, much less hijack, the critical functions of an IoT device such as a drone. While the power for destruction from just one drone may seem paltry, directing these drones in large numbers at a target is a very real, and dangerous, possibility – as confirmed by this news.

The time to act is now to take control of security in IoT devices at the most basic level: the hardware.

Manufacturers need to move away from the attitude that “it works, let’s try to secure it and get it to market” to “if it’s not secure, it doesn’t work”. Unless the industry adopts this attitude, the security problems of IoT will continue to proliferate at an alarming rate and unfortunately, lives could quite literally be at stake.

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More about what can be done today to secure IoT: prpl Security Guidance for IoT

More about what can be done today to secure the smart home: prpl Smart Home Security Report

 

About Cesare Garlati
Chief Security Strategist prpl Foundation Cloud Security Alliance Fellow

4 Responses to Danger with drones getting hacked: it will get worse before it gets better

  1. Hi David, Thank you for stopping by! Really cool solution but what happens if the hunter is hunted the same way in the 1st place? BTW, I’d love to learn more about DFSL. Feel free to connect via Twitter @CesareGarlati. Thanks! Cesare

  2. David Frucht says:

    There is a real solution https://youtu.be/Nx67pfBpXQg

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