Keeping Secrets Safe From Prying Eyes in the Sky

(DGIwire) – Imagine being in charge of security at a professional sports stadium, entertainment destination, movie studio or high-tech corporate campus—and watching a drone approach and hover overhead. The sense of intrusion would be palpable. Unfortunately, this is no sci-fi scenario; it’s happening already, with a rash of incidents  spurring searches for better drone protection. […]

Taking Control of Terror from the Sky

(DGIwire) – In December 2016, a Hamas member was gunned down in Tunisia. According to Defense News, Hamas described the man as a “drone program supervisor,” revealing the reality that Hamas—and possibly other terror organizations—have taken up drone warfare. In light of this, the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act takes steps to address […]

Stop That Drone: Keeping Flying Threats at Bay

(DGIwire) – How can drones be kept from flying where they shouldn’t? According to Reuters, a range of companies are developing techniques to deal with drones that are being used to engage in a variety of illegal activities. Reuters notes, for example, that drones have been used to smuggle mobile phones, drugs and weapons into […]

How Prisons Can Keep Their Skies Drone-Free

(DGIwire) – Prisoners don’t usually expect contraband to drop from the skies. But on July 29, 2016, that’s just what happened at Mansfield Correctional Institution in Mansfield, OH. According to CNN, a drone flew over the prison yard and dropped a package containing 144.5 grams of tobacco, 65.4 grams of marijuana and 6.6 grams of […]

Preventing Drone Crashes: When National Security Depends On It

(DGIwire) – Keeping small drones from smashing into things is a big challenge. According to a recent article in IEEE Spectrum, these flying devices often don’t have the payload capacity for sensors needed for real-time avoidance of trees or power lines. Now a team of drone researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has devised a […]

Landing Enemy Drones Safely: Here Comes the Technology

(DGIwire) – It’s always impressive to see a drone take flight. But what may be even more impressive, according to a recent report in Silicon Beat, is the ability to safely land a hostile drone before it is able to do any damage. One device, unveiled in October 2016 at the PacSec 2016 security conference […]

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