Heard of drone hacking or counter-UAS systems?

You've probably seen it on the news or experienced it in games like Tom Clancy's Wildlands.

So what are they? Well, they're more common (and real) than you think. Prisons, stadiums, airports and military bases are constantly fighting off drones with explosive payloads, hacking equipment and narcotic payloads.

These courses include the very same training we teach our own staff from day 1.

Fundamental Training

Courses Overview

Join your trainers as they walk you through the world of Drone Security and C-UAS. From an introduction to drone incidents, to the threats faced by physical environments, these classes will provide you with the tools and methodologies it takes to work in this industry.

This is an efficient and effective crash course. You will have a hybrid of audible and self-read components from experts with unique real-world experience. We want to empower the future generation of skills we'd like to hire.

On completion of the courses, if you complete and pass the required assessments, you stand to earn one of our Certifications. These are both physical (via mail) and digital.

What You Will Learn

How to collect, identify, triage and report UAS Threat Intelligence

How to assess cyber and physical security vulnerabilities in UAS/C-UAS systems

How to conduct site assessments and environment threat models

How to identify the different threats from drones, their payloads and operators

How to quickly respond to a drone incident or analyse one

How to mimic an adversary and assess Counter-Drone system effectiveness

The ability to understand and model future and potential threats such as swarms

What You Will Get

‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏Tools, references, reports and presentations ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎Courses of general and technical content

‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎Free UAS Threat Intel reports and intel ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎Online access and instructor-led videos

Access to our private slack community

Fundamental Training

A day in the life of...

Organizations have hired our expert trainers to do things like:

  • Hack into (and secure) their drones and C-UAS
  • Simulate the bad guys to test counter-measures
  • Track intelligence for rogue threat actors who use drones
  • Assess sites for potential take-off points and risks
  • Break into buildings using drones for reconnaissance

We have identified security vulnerabilities and compromised the systems of some of the world's largest drone manufacturers, analysis tools, UTM/UAM software and Counter-UAS systems.

Our expert trainers have helped organisations identify their risk surface and brought awareness to the threats that exist. These courses will give you insight into the operations that you can take to ensure safe and secure innovation of the drone industry.

What do the courses cover?

The protection of friendly drones, the systems that support them and countering rogue or hostile drone threats with detection and mitigation technologies.

What level of experience is required?

We start from zero (0). Some of the advanced modules will challenge you, and require some level of existing skills and experience.

Participants with a security background will pick up the topics much quicker.

Who is this course for?

Drone Security combines cyber, aviation and physical security. You may be a student, consultant, penetration tester, security guard, counter-drone vendor or law enforcement officer.

Hackers who want to better protect clients (drone manufacturers, counter-drone vendors, UTM/UAM) against misconfigurations, vulnerabilities and exploits.

Counter-Drone vendors or operators who want to conduct threat intelligence, forecast emerging threats or red team simulations against their technology.

Law Enforcement and Government who want to understand, explain and baseline drone smuggling, narcotics or payloads with threat modelling.

Military who work to protect physical or digital perimeters in both conflict and non-conflict zones.

Some courses are restricted and require vetting in order to participate.

Discovering your career?

Discover the drone security and counter-drone industries to determine if it's the industry you want to work in. As a rapidly growing industry it can be a highly exciting, well-paid and fulfilling experience.

Become the SME!

Become the expert in your organisation all things drone security. Creating an internal C-UAS program? Assessing the risks drones present to the environment? You can discover that here.

Save time and effort.

If you're already tasked with analysis, speed up your workflow with proven methodologies, step-by-step intel gathering techniques and comprehensive reports.

Meet DroneSec

DroneSec is an all-source threat intelligence firm which provides drone threat awareness, incident analysis and training to government, law enforcement and military globally. DroneSec provides real-time coverage (daily, weekly, monthly) of drone threats capabilities, threat actors and their budgets, technology, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).

The DroneSec Drone Threat Intelligence Platform (DTIP) is an automated aggregation, categorisation and dissemination platform for drone incidents relating to weaponization, contraband, ISR, smuggling and other categories. The platform provides customers with a central operating picture for tracking thousands of drone incidents around the world and fusing data sources to provide threat modelling and determine intent off trends and patterns. 

Staff include hackers, ex-military drone and fast-jet pilots, threat intel analysts and counter-drone experts. Since 2015, Since 2016, DroneSec has helped shape the C-UAS industry through intelligence, training and conferences. DroneSec have trained over 5,000 students in Drone Cyber Security, Counter-Drone and Drone Threats, with the Drone Security Operations Certificate (DSOC) being the most recognised and trusted certification in the industry.

Join thousands of enrolled students from the world's largest organizations working on the C-UAS problem

Suited to the non-technical

Even without coming from a technical background, these courses are incredibly helpful to newcomers like myself. Succinct delineation between indirect and direct threats! Great examples of asymmetric use of malicious UAS actors.

A+ course, one word - unique!

The course is really well done, It presents all the steps to study and deepen for those who face such an innovative topic.

I want to congratulate DroneSec on their courses. I find it very current and complete as it touches on subjects ranging from drone cyber security to counter-drones.

Solid course and resources

From the outside looking in, this is a great, welcoming course for those not familiar with, or seeking to enter the industry. The resources - in particular the threat briefs and openness to entering the community will mean a lot to those you’re trying to attract from outside the industry. Really solid.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. These courses are expensive!

It represents the value of the course, years of experience from the trainers and the hundreds of customer engagements used to document this doctrine, knowledge and skill transfer.

It's our mission to ensure you get your money's worth back whether it's a new career, engagements or opportunities through the course and community.

Q. What if some of the information is already available online?

DroneSec have pioneered much of the C-UAS industry knowledge-share and thought leadership since 2016.

This course is a great way to shortcut all of the research yourself, and includes all the learnings from mistakes we've made along the way.

It's in the bleeding-edge of technology and there is very little public methodology around drone security operations, if any.

Q. Are you a company?

Yes, come say hello in person! We started in Melbourne, Australia but now operate from the United States and have staff around the globe.

Hundreds of organizations trust us to provide them with UAS Threat Intelligence and incidents on a real-time, weekly and monthly basis.

In the past, we have conducted penetration testing, red team simulations and drone security consulting to organisations in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Our staff have spoken and trained at conferences around the world on the subject and are deeply ingrained in their local communities. Find out more about us at www.dronesec.com or on YouTube or LinkedIn.

Q. Am I buying an online course or in-person?

You are purchasing a self-serve, instructor video-led, online accessible course.

However, we offer live trainer-led and in-person courses for intelligence customers.

Q. Can I share this course, login or documents with my friends?

If you'd like to support us and the creation of new content, you can do so by referring your colleagues to purchase the course. We also remind students that as per our information security policy all material is watermarked per student ID just as it would be in person.

Q. Do you offer bulk discounts?

We offer discounts of up to 5% on group bookings. Email us at [email protected] to inquire.

Q. Do I have to complete the assessments?

We highly recommended it, and it is required in order for you to get the certificate for that course. Plus, if you send us evidence of your portfolio of coursework at the end, we'll send you some swag!