From DHS CISA and FBI
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: https://www.cisa.gov/resources-tools/resources/cybersecurity-guidance-chinese-manufactured-uas.
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.