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Fortress Information Security and AUVSI launch drone certification

Fortress Information Security and AUVSI launch drone certification

Fortress Information Security and AUVSI launch drone certification

ORLANDO – Fortress Information Security has joined forces with the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) to launch a cybersecurity certification program for commercial drones.

The Green Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) provides a standardized method of evaluating cybersecurity for off-the-shelf commercial drones the groups wrote in a release. They’re utilized by almost every industry including federal government agencies, local law enforcement, first responders, state departments of transportation, and industrial enterprise users such as energy and utilities, telecoms, manufacturing, food and agriculture, and logistics and mapping/surveying companies.

"We have developed a resource that enables enterprises to purchase secure UAS Systems," said Tobias Whitney, vice president of strategy and policy for Fortress. "Ultimately, Green UAS will be the first step for verifying the security of any uncrewed system, whether a drone, car, truck, or ship. This game changer will enable cybersecurity to become critical criteria in the procurement process."

The release notes that supply chain security is the foundation for UAS Systems to reach its potential as vital components of U.S. national security. Green UAS is just the first product of AUVSI’s larger Trusted Cyber Program that extends Fortress Information Security's expertise in supply chain security for critical industries and the U.S. Department of Defense.

"Our nation's most vital industries increasingly rely on UAS to perform mission-critical tasks. Our national security relies on cyber-secure UAS products," said Michael Robbins, Chief Advocacy Officer at AUVSI. "A standardized means of securing UAS products and their supply chains is the foundation for exponential innovation and the development of new uncrewed solutions."

The organizations promised that Green UAS-certified products will meet the highest levels of cybersecurity and National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) supply chain requirements. Green UAS mirrors the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) 's Blue UAS certification program but is designed for customers who do not immediately require Department of Defense (DoD) authority to operate. 

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