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CYBERSECURITY CONCERNS GROUND DRONES IN THE MILITARY
The Department of Defense (DoD) has temporarily banned the purchase and use of commercial off-the-shelf drones because of cybersecurity risks. The Pentagon needs to plan to patch the cybersecurity vulnerabilities in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and mitigate security risks before the ban is lifted. UAS ground control elements, which include smartphones and tablets, are also included in the ban. Senator Chris Murphy said that Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI), a technology company that manufactures drones, including those used by the US military, was using its products to provide US military data to the Chinese government. This has the potential to be a massive data breach of sensitive US sites. When DJI responded to security concerns two years ago, it stated it does not share customer information with Chinese authorities. READ MORE