Drone Forensics Services

Drone Forensics Services by Cyforce

What is Drone Forensics?

Drone forensics is a branch of digital forensics relating to the recovery of digital evidence or data from a drone under forensically sound conditions.
Drones and all types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) are proven to be valuable sources of information in the majority of criminal investigations.
The phrase drone forensics (UAV) usually refers to drones however, it can also relate to any wireless remote-controlled UAV that has both internal memory and communication ability, including Cameras, WiFI, GPS, and 3G or 4G connectivity.
Drone Forensics Services

Why do we need Drone Forensics services ?

Drone forensics services are a valuable tool for many types of drone investigation including:
  • Smuggling of drugs, mobile phones, knives, and guns into prisons using drones.
  • Disruption of airports and air traffic using drones.
  • Delivery of IED’s into stadiums or other venues by terrorists using drones.
  • Invasion of privacy by press or paparazzi using drones.
  • Espionage by intelligence agents using drones.
The above list is not exhaustive but provides a good flavour of the many nefarious uses of drones and illustrates why drone forensics is such an important capability for investigators to be able to call on.

What Data is Recoverable:

  • The serial number of the drone aircraft and some internal components such as MAC, IMEI.
  • Version number.
  • Metadata from operations such as launching, waypoint logs, GPS available or unavailable during flight.
  • Geolocation information for critical locations – launching, landing, and home or return location.
  • Full flight path information.
  • Wifi Data | SSID | MAC | I.P
  • Bluetooth | Paired devices | Timestamp