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A Look at Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Security

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

Candice Carter, the chair of MS-Cybersecurity at Wilmington University and an internationally recognized expert, has co-authored a new book, “Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Cyber Domain: Protecting USA’s Advanced Air Assets,” published by New Prairie Press.

Carter collaborated with Randall Nichols, Julie Ryan, Hans Mumm and Wayne Lonstein to co-write the book, in which they address China’s advances in military, commercial, and recreational UAS and its potential threat to airways in the United States.

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 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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