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An In-depth Look at Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Security


Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are a rapidly emerging technology with global impact.

Candice Carter, chair of MS-Cybersecurity at WilmU and an internationally recognized expert, has co-authored a definitive text on UAS and how to protect the skies over America in a new book.

Carter and her co-authors address China’s advances in military, commercial, and recreational UAS and their potential threat to U.S. airways. Carter joined with experts from industry and academia to write  Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the Cyber Domain: Protecting USA’s Advanced Air Assets, published by New Prairie Press.

The authors contend that U.S. military and commercial developers of UAS hardware and software must perform cyber risk assessments and mitigations before UAS systems are delivered to stay internationally competitive and secure. They take an up-close and in-depth look at such topics as government policy issues, information security, collision avoidance systems, stealth design, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, and weapons systems security.

“It was amazing working with a few hidden industry legends,” she says. “Most of all, I am proud to put Wilmington University by my name.”

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