Drone technology a “next step for security research”

While recent news has highlighted the negative aspects of drone use, including potential threats to physical safety (take for example White House drone crashes and a father/son armed drone concoction), interest in the cyber impact of drones is rapidly increasing. As drone technology advances, both the “good guys” and the “bad guys” are racing to use unmanned aerial devices to gain control over data. A Christian Science Monitor article reveals that mini laptop-like drones have become a popular tool for hackers. Likewise, companies have been able to use similar technology to protect their networks from cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Drone experts are citing UAV research as an important “next step” in online security, implying that it is likely only the beginning of the impact drones may have on cybersecurity issues. 

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