Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) — also known as drones have operating systems, network connections and hardware which all have programmed code which can be just as easy to hack into like a computer.

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Designers, developers and users of UAVs need to understand the risk profile of a specific UAV system, by addressing various system vulnerabilities, identify high priority threats, and select mitigation techniques for these threats.

At London’s Commercial UAV Show November 2019, the largest in Europe. I highlighted UAV’s security risks and recommended new security policies. DOWNLOAD Dr Ikhalia’s Presentation


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When malicious hackers take over a website it is not a pretty picture and may cause a tremendous psychological, reputational and financial burden for the victim. …


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Introduction

Blockchain is largely based on PKI (public key infrastructure) and some of the operational security challenges are due to its fundamental design. Transactions must be signed by a specific private key. To access a Blockchain data requires access to either the ledger file (stored on a number of servers) or access to the interface mechanisms placed over the Blockchain data. These interfaces are typically secured via a network credential system (linked to the corporate directory) or a custom password authentication mechanism.

These multiple security mechanisms have to operate without increasing the surface area for attacks while maintaining the security of a system that potentially contains data from other companies due to the consortium model that is typical of most BlockChain arrangements. Security mechanisms are the primary consideration when integrating highly secure, cryptographically-based BlockChain security protocols with other, potentially looser access and control rules in existing legacy systems. …

About

Joseph E. Ikhalia, PhD.

Cyber Security Engineer

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