San Diego CyberTECH September 2016 Security Table Breakfast – Securing Drone and Unmanned Vehicle Spaces Report

Part of the iHive Incubator Posts Category.

This morning I attended the Security Table Breakfast – Securing Drone and Unmanned Vehicle Spaces Meetup where about 40 or so people attended. Good food and drinks were provided to all. This event was held at the iBoss Cybersecurity San Diego location.


A Panel Discussion ensued and a wide variety of aspects of drones and their effect of society were covered by these panelists.


  • Moderator: Kathleen Glass, President San Diego AA-ISP
  • Co-Chair Egbert Oostburg, CEO, Drone Aviator
  • Nick Phillips, CEO, MiPOV Technologies
  • John Marselus, DMin, Director of Aviation SDCC Aviation
  • Chris Park, CIO iboss
  • Daniel Magy, Founder & CEO, Citadel Defense Company

The audience interacted with the panel in voicing their questions and comments.

Below are some of my notable takeaways from this presentation:

  • In 2016 there have been been more drone pilot registrations than any other type of aircraft
  • Network hacking is taking place by drones landing on roofs to crack into unsuspecting networks, or to use cameras to spy into buildings from extended range
  • Drones are selling at the rate of 200,000 a month in the U.S. and 500,000 worldwide
  • UCSD has a huge drone lab
  • Kali Linux may be run on a Raspberry Pi for  digital forensics and penetration testing. Mounted on a  drone, Sticky Fingers Kali is one of the ambitious ways to hack networks
  • Every prison in the world is being penetrated by drones 5-10 times a day. Dropping 5 or so phones at a time, later a wireless server outside the prison is established allowing the phones to communicate

I couldn’t cover everything mentioned. It is one of the reasons to attend CyberTECH events and to join the CyberTECH community as paid members.

Please consider attending CyberTECH’s future Meetups. I’ll look for you there. 🙂

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About Don Larson

Using computer technology since June 1980.
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