For this certification, DEKRA is collaborating with the Telecom Technology Center (TTC) and establishing itself as a pioneer in providing the first certification program for drone cybersecurity. Consequently, DEKRA has designated TTC as the first DEKRA Authorized Testing Laboratory (ATL). TTC will conduct cybersecurity evaluations on drones according to DEKRA’s Cybersecurity Standard, utilizing their advanced laboratories in Taiwan.
“The increasing use of drones across such diverse applications present security vulnerabilities that can potentially compromise sensitive data, disrupt operations, and even pose threats to public safety. DEKRA's Cybersecurity Certification program will bring the drone ecosystem the base level of security needed to increase confidence among users. Besides, considering the large number of drones operating nowadays and how quickly its use cases are growing worldwide, working with TTC and combining our knowledge will be essential to making it happen," stated Fernando E. Hardasmal, Executive Vice President and Head of Digital & Product Solutions at DEKRA.
DEKRA’s Cybersecurity Certification for drones establishes the baseline cybersecurity requirements for this type of device. The certification covers the evaluation of different areas and functionalities to assess if the drone securely stores sensitive data, if it establishes secure authentication to prevent unauthorized access and control, if it counts with countermeasures to avoid GPS spoofing attacks, and if it's able to guarantee secure software updates or minimize exposed attack surfaces, among others.