CNN broke a story last week that the DHS is continuing to warn U.S. public safety and businesses utilizing Chinese drones. In the memo it stats that there is a “potential risk to an organization’s information.” The fear is that these products “contain components that can compromise your data and share your information on a server accessed beyond the company itself.” The team at Macatawa Unmanned, especially being a veteran owned company, takes this memo very seriously and is looking at the validity of the charge.
DJI sent us the following statement:
“At DJI, safety is at the core of everything we do, and the security of our technology has been independently verified by the U.S. government and leading U.S. businesses. DJI is leading the industry on this topic and our technology platform has enabled businesses and government agencies to establish best practices for managing their drone data. We give all customers full and complete control over how their data is collected, stored, and transmitted. For government and critical infrastructure customers that require additional assurances, we provide drones that do not transfer data to DJI or via the internet, and our customers can enable all the precautions DHS recommends. Every day, American businesses, first responders, and U.S. government agencies trust DJI drones to help save lives, promote worker safety, and support vital operations, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We are committed to continuously working with our customers and industry and government stakeholders to ensure our technology adheres to all of their requirements.”
If you want to implement the mitigation measures as described by DHS CLICK HERE to download the step by step process.
Macatawa holds the security of our nation above all. If you, your company, or department has concerns please contact us and we will forward on your concerns to the proper departments, either at DHS or DJI.