A Red Flag on Chinese-Made Drones

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) dropped a quick reality check on its latest joint advisory.

About what, you ask? Well, they’re waving the red flag about Chinese-made drones infiltrating our critical infrastructure, and let me tell you, it’s a situation worth paying attention to.

The Legal Loophole: PRC’s Data Access

The brass tacks here concern the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and its legal right to snoop into the data of companies operating within its borders.

Sounds harmless, right? Not quite.

Suppose you’re rolling out Chinese-manufactured unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in critical sectors like energy, chemicals, and communications.

In that case, you’re basically laying out a welcome mat for the PRC to stroll through sensitive information.

Now, we’re not just talking about national security; we’re also including economic security and public health and safety.

David Mussington, the Executive Assistant Director over at CISA, is sounding the alarms, says: