Drone Hacking Could Kill, Warns Insurer

Following the news that insurance giant Allianz has warned that the increasing volume of drones in our skies could present a major cybersecurity threat, potentially even resulting in loss of life. Mark James, Security Specialist at ESET commented below.

Mark James, Security Specialist at ESET:

mark-james“Sadly this technology is very hard to secure. Take into account the scale of these devices currently available and unregulated; the potential to use these devices for foul deeds is huge currently. The fact that these devices communicate over wireless methods is even more of a concern. There’s no 100% way to secure them but something needs to be done urgently to get them under control and at least get some serious guidelines in place for security purposes. As usual consumer demand has overtaken security, playing catch-up in this industry is a dangerous game and usually ends up with serious consequences.”