Parrot partners with WISeKey
PARIS – French drone maker Parrot has announced a partnership with cybersecurity provider WISeKey to enhance security of the company’s range of ANAFI drones.
With more and more people using drone for various commercial and individual purposes all over the world, the issue of drone security has inevitably come to the fore. Of late, drone have found themselves being integral to industries that include public safety, security, defense and inspection – and these professions demand the highest levels of privacy, encryption and security for their flights. Through the partnership, parrot hopes WISeKey’s decades worth of expertise in cybersecurity technologies will provide solutions compliant with the world’s most strict privacy regulations and also set a new paradigm of standards for future innovations.
The world’s second largest provider of commercial drones says integrating WISeKey’s digital security systems will strengthen the already robust security features, especially on its latest offering; the ANAFI USA drone, which Parrot claims further elevates the security-focus of the ANAFI platform through features including secure network connection and authentication, robust data encryption and privacy features ensuring that end users have total control over where and how their data is managed.
“WISeKey’s VaultIC4xx series of secure elements offers reliable solutions to secure and prove the drone’s digital identity, and at the same time protect data and firmware against compromise when stored in the drone or in transit” said Parrot in a stement. “This guarantees a secure connection between the controller and the drone. WISeKey’s VaultIC4xx secure elements are certified by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) following FIPS140-2 Level 3 standard, one of the strongest and globally recognized digital security levels. These are developed on Common Criteria EAL5+ certified hardware, another government grade security certification.”
Victor Vuillard, Chief Security Officer/CTO Cybersecurity of Parrot added; “As drone use continues to climb exponentially within the professional sector, Parrot understands the immense need for cutting edge cybersecurity standards and capabilities to ensure the ongoing protection of valuable data. Our partnership with WISeKey will further secure our ANAFI drones’ infrastructure, redefine modern drone security, and deliver peace of mind to our professional users.”
WISeKey’s Founder and CEO, Carlos Moreira was elated about the latest partnership.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Parrot as we continue our company’s mission to secure digital identity, firmware and sensitive data, and extend the applications of our technologies into new markets and growing industries across the globe,” said Moreira. “Drones are increasingly used for sensitive operations thus remain a key target of bad actors. Through the powerful ANAFI drone platform, we look forward to driving a stronger future for drone cybersecurity.”