Warner, Blackburn Urge CISA to Reexamine Chinese-Built Drones
17 Mar 2023
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency should reevaluate security risks of Chinese-built drones operating in support of U.S. law enforcement, wrote Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., in a bipartisan letter Thursday with Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and 14…
other senators. The letter cites threats from drones built by Shenzhen DJI Innovation Technology, a company they said has “deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party.” Shenzhen provided drones to “operators of critical infrastructure and state and local law enforcement” in the U.S., they said: “The use of its drones in such sensitive contexts may present an unacceptable security vulnerability.” They recommended CISA examine the issue and publish findings in its National Cyber Awareness System. CISA didn't comment.