Heard of drone hacking or counter-UAV systems?


You've probably seen it on the news, deployed one in Call-of-Duty Warzone 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.

It's a job. Heck, we even hired the worlds first ever Drone Security Consultants. This is the very same training we teach our staff from day 1.

Fundamental Training

Course Overview

Join your trainers as they walk you through the world of Drone Security. From an introduction to drone incidents, to the threats faced by physical environments, this class 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 consultants with unique teaching experience. We want to empower the future generation of skills we'd like to hire.

On completion of the courses, if you'd like to complete the activities, you can try achieve the Drone Security Operations Certificate (DSOC).

What You Will Get

‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏Tools, references, reports and presentations ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎3 courses of general and technical content

‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎Ongoing Weekly UAV Threat Intel Reports ‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ Archive access to 6 months of past reports

Access to our private community


Fundamental Training

A day in the life of...


Organisations hire people like us to do things like:

  • Hack into (and secure) their drones and drone software
  • 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.

Why? We help organisations identify their risk surface and give them recommendations for mitigating potential threats. This course will give you insight into the operations that you can take to ensure safe and secure innovation of the drone industry.

What does the course cover?

The protection of friendly drones, the systems that support them and countering rogue drone threats.

What level of experience is required?

We start from zero (0). We've had 16 year old's take the course in anticipation of working as a Counter-UAS operator one day. Some of the advanced modules will challenge you towards the end.

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.

Students who one day want to work in the physical, digital or aviation security sectors. This includes software development, analytics, intelligence, perimeter security or drone operators.

Who is this course not for?

Generally, this course is specific to those wanting to break into or already a part of the security industry. However, it's been used by software developers, drone pilots, non-technical security guards and investors to understand the area, add a certification to their belt or secure their organisation.

This is not a 101 introduction to generic hacking, forensics, physical security or building drones - rather a combination to understand drone security. We will reference alternative 3rd parties, courses and tools.


Discovering your career?

Discover the cyber-security, drone and counter-drone industries to determine if it's the industry you want to work in. As a consultant 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 drone 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

A Cyber-UAV firm founded in Melbourne (Australia!) DroneSec provides security and threat intelligence services to clients within the drone, counter-drone and UTM/UAM space. Staff include hackers, ex-military drone pilots and ex-fighter jet pilots with one mission: safe and secure drone operations.

DroneSec has helped shape the industry since 2016 through whitepapers, holding conferences, consulting/advisory and responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities. DroneSec develop their own tooling which is used and trained on all over the world.

Today, places like Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and 250+ other organisations trust our materials and/or tools to uplift their drone security capabilities.

We are embedded in our local security communities, enjoy CTFs and are also friendly. Say hello!

Join students enrolled from the following organisations


Suited to the non-technical

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

A+ course - unique!

The course is really well done, It presents all the steps to study and deepen for those who face such an innovative and futuristic topic. It covers all the basic scenarios to be understood for those who in the future (or even just for their own knowledge) will want to face this work.

I want to congratulate DroneSec on the course. I find it very current and complete as it touches on subjects ranging from Cybersec to anti-terrorism. Really nice.

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 archive of assessments, access to the Notify platform 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. This course is expensive!

It represents the value of the course, years of experience from the authors and the hundreds of engagements used to document this doctrine, knowledge and skill transfer. We built this so our new staff don't have to spend years getting up to speed, just days. 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?

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 operate out of our Melbourne (Australia) office and have staff in Sydney, Brisbane and Singapore.

We have over 300 organisations that trust us with providing them UAS Threat Intelligence 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 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, LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.


Q. Will there be future courses/modules?

Of course! There was way too much to pack into just a 3-course series. This is the tip of the iceberg and we welcome feedback you have on future training.


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

You are purchasing the self-serve, available-forever, online accessible version.

However, we offer online trainer-led and in-person courses for select and approved public agencies.


Q. Is there a refund or guarantee for the course?

We love hassle free refunds ourselves and we extend that courtesy to our students.


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 friends 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 25% on group bookings. Email us at [email protected] to inquire.


Q. Do I have to complete the coursework?

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