Do you have a R&D facility? Involved in new product development? Protecting IP? Carry out outdoor testing? If you have these elements in your business, have you considered how well protected you are from drones infiltrating your site? Individuals flying drones may innocently or intentionally compromise your corporate security. Having a plan in place to safeguard your investments is critical to deal with the drone threat, to help you prepare for a drone incursion, and prevent it.
Consider an innocent drone enthusiast flying over your site and capturing footage of your latest research or product prior to release. Next consider the impact of them posting this on youtube for all to see. There have been a number of high profile incidents like these in the UK (Faslane and HMS Elizabeth), and will be more across the globe as the inquisitive or more sinister actors adopt the technology to search out interesting things to capture.
What can be done?
You may already be in a position to go to market and select appropriate technology to help mitigate the risks to your organisation. On the other hand you may be at the start of the process and needing a clearer picture of the actual threat and risks prior to investing in drone defence measures. Either way you’ll eventually want to make sure you’ve captured requirements and are in a position to clearly evaluate solutions against them.
So how do you go about evaluating risk or defining requirements?
A comprehensive threat assessment will cover an array of elements, from understanding your asset base, threat profile, and your particular site characteristics through to your current security processes. That will support the development of a requirements package that clearly defines your risk and identifies the most appropriate solutions to mitigate them. It will also enable you to enhance your existing security protocols to include a drone response.
By defining clear set of requirements you can effectively evaluate drone defence technology and separate the snake oil from reality, and avoid the pitfall of investing in unnecessarily complex and expensive solutions, or simply technology that wont address your risk profile.
What we offer
As leading drone security experts we work with you to support a better understanding of the threats posed by drones and identify appropriate measures that can be taken to mitigate them. Working with your security lead (inhouse or 3rdparty) we carry out a comprehensive drone threat assessment and develop a strategy to mitigate the risks identified, including defining a set of defence requirements where applicable.