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Practical Drone Hacking - from zero to hero €3,590 $3,900
Practical Drone Hacking - from zero to hero €3,590 $3,900

Practical Drone Hacking - from zero to hero €3,590 $3,900


Advancements in UAV technology is opening new opportunities and applications in various fields of life. However, these advancements are also causing new challenges in terms of security, adaptability, and consistency. Especially the small drones are even suffering from architectural issues and the definition of security and safety issues.

In this couse, we will introduce security risk and design considerations in designing and implementing drone systems as well as operating drones in a safe and secure way. It covers technical details from hardware to software, from attack to defense related to drone security.  Participants will get first-hand experience in attacking drones via hardware disassembly, signaling, software programming, forensics.  At the same time, participants will attempt to design their own secure drone control system architecture, implement their own drone control protocols via embedded and client programming supported by open programming platform with commodity hardware.

Topics Covered



Regulatory warning



Risks Caveat/Disclaimer Requirements

Attack Vectors

Introduce the common methods for drone hacking from internal to external: Firmware, Application and Communication

Reverse engineering of software components and protocol analysis

WiFi attack and BLE sniffing / testing

Race condition with application command protocol and low level BLE / UDP protocol

Man-in-the-Middle threat associated with architecture design of software framework to orchestrate operator control

Software Implementation

Introduce the application and software involved in drone hacking

Drone client control programming

Drone embedded programming with MicroPython on ESP32

Custom application control protocol implementation over BLE / UDP

Drone Forensics

Data and Log Analysis

BetaFlight Configurator

Blackbox Log Viewer/Explorer

CLI/Blackbox Analysis

In-depth Chip-Off Analysis

Drone Architecture

Learn basic drone operation

Build a programable small drone

Program the drone and remote controller

Drone Signal

Radio Frequency

Wireless Connection

Video Transimission


Signal Spoofing and Generation

Software: Use application to identify the drone signal.

Hardware: Use SDR devices with the application to generate the signal and understand the concept

Illustrate how to build the device step-by-step

Shoot the Drone

It is an unique and never launches in the market. The course focus on the whole architecture of drone with its attack potential from internal to external, including kernel, application and signal communication.

Who Should Attend

Cyber Security Professionals (e.g. Pentesters, Red Teamers)

Wireless Radio & RF/SDR enthusiast

Drone pilots & hobbyists

Physical security staff

Electronic Warfare (EW) and Signal Security

Key Learning Objectives

  Software Implementa0on

  Drone Operation

  Drone Signal Hacking

  Flight Control / Firmware

  Jammer

Prerequisite Knowledge

Basic Knowledge of (but not limited to)

Small Drone Opera0on

Embedded System

RF and Wireless technology

Programming experience preferably in Python and/or C/C++/C#

Knowledge in TCP/IP, UDP, and BLE protocols

Hardware / Software Requirements

A programable quadcopter drone

A programable remote controller

A portable signal generator

A USB wireless dongle

SDR devices

UAS flight control board

Cato Yuen is a drone pilot with over 10 years of experience, he has been building his own multirotor drones and providing unmanned aerial services to local government and corporations.

He founded Flysmart Digi in **2015**, bringing multirotor components to individuals, works with various manufacturers in product development and testing for upcoming multirotor technologies. In recent years Cato also organizes events with local schools and organizations to provide training and experience opportunities for interested parties.



Sky Yeung aka DNTSky is the chairman of DNT FPV Drone Association Hong Kong, China.  He is also:

– Speaker of Black Hat MEA 2023
– ⁠Specialist on drone education and tech development with both defensive and offensive security
– ⁠Delivered speeches in over 150+ primary, secondary and ngo education system in Hong Kong
– ⁠STEM consultant of 16+ countries under organization from in South Korea IDSC.  
– ⁠Drone Pilot Trainer and Accessor in Hong Kong and China ASFC Jude
– ⁠Organizer of Tier 1 Chapter in Asia of MultiGP International Race



Alan has ample experience handling complex dispute and litigation cases, having served as forensic examiner, e-discovery specialist, and expert witness testified before courts of laws, at multiple top-tier multinational forensic firms.

As an digital forensics and incident response expert Alan is well respected for his deep understanding of technologies, acquired through years of diverse background in network & infrastructure security, IT audit & penetration testing, and security solution architecture & design, across nearly two decades of deeply technical engagements.

Captain (a.k.a. Forensics and Hardware Ninja) is an independent security researcher. He focuses on hardware, UAS (Drone) security researches, and digital forensics analysis. He was the first and the only Asian who led a group of white-hat hackers to hold an in-depth, hands-on drone and hardware hacking village in BLACK HAT and DEFCON. He was also a frequent speaker and trainer in different top-notch security and forensics conferences including SANS, HTCIA, DFRWS, GCC, CodeBlue, HITB, SINCON, AVTokyo and HITCON.

DATE: November 11th-14th, 2024

TIME: 8am to 5pm 
VENUE: Holiday Inn Express, Canal De La Villette, Paris

TRAINERS: Cato Yuen, Sky Yeung aka DNTSky, Alan Chung, Captain Kelvin

- 32 hours of training with a certificate of completion.
- 2 coffee breaks are provided per day
- Note: Food is not included

-VAT included in the price.

Payment via wire is accepted.

Wire Instructions:

Bank Name:  Wells Fargo Bank
Bank Address:  420 Montgomery San Francisco, CA 94104
Account Name: Def Con Communications Inc
Routing number: 121000248
Account number: 2019560081

You'll receive confirmation within 1 business day.

Registration terms and conditions:

Trainings are refundable before September 15th, the processing fee is €250.

Trainings are non-refundable after October 1st, 2024.

Training tickets may be transferred. Please email us for specifics.

Failure to attend the Training without prior written notification, will be considered a No-Show. No refund will be given.

By purchasing this ticket you agree to abide by the DCT Code of Conduct and the registration terms and conditions listed above.