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For most people, a drone is just a toy that enables them to explore the world from above.
Companies such as Lufthansa see things differently. In August 2016, an Airbus pilot on approach to Munich airport discovered a drone just ten meters from his right wing-tip. This all took place about 1,000 meters above the ground, and shows how drones can become dangerous – and this applies to companies, too.
Deutsche Telekom offers a comprehensive drone protection system for its customers. “We started by getting an overview of known drone attacks in the private sector and against the police and military,” says project manager Markus Piendl, the security technology expert leading Deutsche Telekom’s efforts against this new threat from the skies.
“Many national and international companies and authorities helped by explaining incidents that had come to their attention. The spectrum was huge. The attacks, some of which were professionally executed, targeted critical infrastructure or involved breaches of privacy, sabotage, economic espionage or extortion,” Piendl continues.