The 3D Threat: Case Studies of Drone Threats and Incidents and How to Mitigate Future Attacks

The 3D Threat: Case Studies of Drone Threats and Incidents and How to Mitigate Future Attacks

April 11, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Unmanned Education Theatre on the Exhibit Hall Floor-Rear of Hall A

While significant efforts are underway in the defense industry to address the challenges faced by adversarial use of UAVs on the battlefield, the civilian domain still remains in the early stages of development. The threats posed by small (Group 1 and 2) UAVs to soft targets outside of battlefield are generally little-known to the public beyond basic privacy concerns, but have already begun to manifest at numerous sporting events, correctional facilities, airports, and other gatherings of people across the US and abroad. This session focuses on real-world malicious use of drones though specific incident case studies, as well as neutralization methods that are currently available or in development.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this talk, the participants will understand the scope of threats posed by UAVs in civilian environments beyond the popular “peeping Tom” privacy concerns, to include intellectual property piracy, industrial espionage, and threats to safety and security. Participants will be exposed to real-world malicious use of drones by non-state actors, including assassination attempts, bombings, and intelligence gathering. Participants will understand the capabilities and limitations of current drone detection methods as well as the technical actions that can be taken against verified drone threats.


  • Max Klein


    Chief Technology Officer

    SCI Technology, Inc.

    Dr. Max Klein is the Chief Technology Officer for SCI Technology, Inc. (SCI), a Sanmina company, in Huntsville, Alabama. He is responsible for...

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