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Drone regulation – Keeping the skies safe from commercial drones

My participation at the World Insight on CCTV discussing the Federal Aviation Administration regulation for the commercial  drones. Q1 First of all, the Federal Aviation Administration gave a very compressed timeline. They’re asking a expert panel task force to make registration guideline recommendations by November 20 and the
Publish At:2015-11-12 04:30 | Read:2712 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Security Drones FAA Hacki

North Dakota Legalizes Weaponized Drones for Law Enforcement

North Dakota was named the first U.S. state authorizing local police departments to fly drones with “less-than-lethal” weapons, including tasers, sound cannons, teargas and non-penetrating firearms, after the passage of House Bill 1328 last week.The initial proposal of the legislation, introduced by Rep. Rick Becker, was aimed at requiring police to obtain s
Publish At:2015-08-31 17:05 | Read:2491 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Drones FAA North Dakota

Drone Firing Semi-Automatic Handgun, what’s next?

While a video of a drone firing a semi-automatic handgun is circulating on the internet, security experts demand a strict law in the use of UAVs. I decided to present you this case to raise once again, my concerns on the uncontrolled and the unregulated diffusion of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are a powerful instru
Publish At:2015-07-27 16:15 | Read:2463 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Drone FAA Hacking safety security UAV

Report Recommends Series of Cybersecurity Changes at FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration needs to upgrade and update its information security capabilities–including building a threat-modeling capability and implementing federal security guidelines–in order to ensure the safety of the nation’s aviation infrastructure, according to a new report by the General Accounting Office.The report is the
Publish At:2015-04-15 17:55 | Read:2518 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Vulnerabilities aviation Cybersecurity FAA GAO go

In-flight Wi-Fi is “direct link” to hackers

Airplanes with in-flight Wi-Fi are vulnerable to hacks by passengers and could be targeted by a "malicious attacker" on the ground, a US report has warned.The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) described the potential dangers in a new report for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) titled "FAA Needs a More Comprehensive Approach to Address Cy
Publish At:2015-04-15 14:40 | Read:3631 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment FAA in-flight Wi-Fi

FAA systems hit by malware-based attack earlier 2015

According to officials at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), hackers earlier this year targeted the Agency network with a malware. It’s official, the network of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was targeted early 2015 by unknown hackers. According to FAA officials, the threat actors used a malware to com
Publish At:2015-04-08 10:25 | Read:2848 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking FAA Federal Aviation Admin

Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems are a serious issue for FAA

A GAO report to FAA reveals that the systems adopted in the Aviation industry are still affected by weaknesses that could be exploited by hackers. A report published by Government Accounting Office (GAO) in January urges the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to adopt a formal process to “Address Weaknesses in Air Tra
Publish At:2015-03-04 17:30 | Read:3241 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security auditing cyber security cyber threats

Hacking satellite communications equipment on passenger jets

Cyber security expert claims to be able access satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and in-flight entertainment systems. Airplanes Can Be Hacked Through Wireless In-flight Entertainment System, this is not a new discovery as I explained in a post published more that one year ago and titled &
Publish At:2014-08-09 17:01 | Read:3749 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking Security aviation backdoors Entertainment System FAA

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