Following this morning’s story that the regulation of privately owned drones is in a state of “chaos”,David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below.
David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab:
“The use of drones is becoming more widespread – and whilst this benefits organisations and businesses, it presents lots of dangers to consumers, and – unless managed effectively – marks a potentially worrying development for our society. These devices are small and unobtrusive and could monitor us without being seen, thus severely impacting our privacy. The current state of drone activity highlights the importance of regulating drones for protection, as if they fall into the wrong hands, they could give cybercriminals swathes of personal information. These devices must be implemented with security protection otherwise our privacy could be completely surrendered. We need to consider physical dangers too, in order to avoid interference with aircraft and other dangers.”