Cyber Security and Law Enforcement Unmanned Aircraft Systems

dc.contributor.advisor Beckman, Wendy Robinson, Chasity LaShae
dc.contributor.committeemember Georgiou, Andrea
dc.contributor.department Aerospace en_US 2016-12-21T20:25:46Z 2016-12-21T20:25:46Z 2016-10-28
dc.description.abstract Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have created a universal paradigm shift within political, commercial, military, recreational, and emergency response operations. For example, law enforcement departments have started to utilize UAS due to their operational advantages. However, the continuous development and utilization of UAS have resulted in security concerns. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the cyber security vulnerabilities of UAS and their impact on law enforcement use of UAS. This study utilized a survey based on a likert-scale and a literature analysis to collect data and answered the study’s research questions. This study has identified available resources for hackers to successfully collect data from law enforcement UAS. The study revealed that law enforcement do not believe hackers can collect data from law enforcement UAS to pose harm on public safety. However, law enforcement does view cyber hacking on law enforcement UAS as a security risk due to malfunction, inadequate training, unauthorized access, and irresponsible operations. M.S.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Cyber Security
dc.subject Law Enforcement
dc.subject UAS
dc.subject Unmanned Aircraft Systems
dc.subject.umi Transportation
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.title Cyber Security and Law Enforcement Unmanned Aircraft Systems
dc.type Thesis
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