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New DHS CISA- FBI CyberSecurity Guidance on Chinese-Manufactured UAS

Updated: Jan 18


Critical Infrastructure Colleagues and Partners,  


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Cyber Division, released Cybersecurity Guidance: Chinese-Manufactured UAS. CISA and FBI developed this guidance to increase awareness on the risks associated with Chinese-manufactured Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).


This product provides critical infrastructure and state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) partners insight into Chinese-manufactured UAS that carry an increased risk of the Chinese Communist Party gaining unauthorized access to sensitive information. It also provides a series of cybersecurity recommendations to mitigate risk to networks and information.  


The Cybersecurity Guidance: Chinese-Manufactured UAS product is a continuation of CISA’s suite of products related to UAS cybersecurity, including Cybersecurity Best Practices for Operating Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems andSecure Your Drone: Privacy and Data Protection Guidance.  


To access this guidance and learn more about Chinese-manufactured UAS vulnerabilities and cybersecurity recommendations, visit:

A NOTE FROM DRONERESPONDERS: This bulletin focuses on critical infrastructure. Since most of what public safety flies does not fall under critical infrastructure, an alternative for consideration is to add non-Chinese drones to their toolbox to be used over critical infrastructure and restricted airspace.


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