Mary-Lou Smulders

Drone Incursions at Major Events Are on the Rise. How Technology is Working to Prevent Them

The 2023-24 football season that came to a close last week once again shone a spotlight on the rising security threats present at large-scale events. The sport, one of the largest in the world, is best enjoyed live, but the nature of live events means they can be interrupted for any number of reasons. Despite massive resources in place, even the Super Bowl itself isn’t immune to unexpected interruptions, such as a power outage that notably stopped 2013’s game for just over half an hour.