Securing drones and UAVs from hacking and cyberattacks

Securing drones and UAVs from hacking and cyberattacks


WEIMER>>What we want to do is allow these UAVs,
these drones, to detect problems, fix them in flight, fight through the bug, and
complete the mission even in the face of cyberattacks. While the technology is
very, very good at stabilized flight, security has lagged behind. Right now
they’re very vulnerable to remote attackers that can either just make them
land or crash, or make them do the wrong thing. NARRATOR>>Weimer is part of a team of researchers who are developing a suite of security
applications. These address different types of attacks that include access to
flight controls and recorded information. [Drone flying] WEIMER>>When an attacker tries to break in we
don’t want to just fold or snap, we want to be resilient, bend a bit like a willow,
and say, “Nope, we’ve got a way to get past that and complete the mission.” [Outro music]

Eugene Islam

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