AirMap, a provider of airspace services for drones, said that information security expert Jared Ablon has joined the company as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney (USAF Ret.) has joined the company´s board of advisors.
Ablon is responsible for securing the network for real-time information exchange related to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). As CISO, his purview also includes the development of future-thinking protocols for authenticating UAS and their operators, filing of secure flight plan trajectories, and detecting and defending against intrusions from bad actors.
McInerney now heads the board of advisor´s security committee. He started his Air Force career as a pilot and flew 407 combat missions during the Vietnam War.
AirMap provides airspace services for drones. Its real-time services are available to manufacturers through an API and through an SDK for application developers.