“Your security is important to us”
We all want to ensure that our personal and company information is kept safe, out of the hands of people who would abuse that information. As security specialist, BB Drone Services Ltd always protects its client’s information with the up most diligence and now with the introduction of the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced to our fleet we bring a drone designed with security in mind.
First of all I am going to address the elephant in the room. Many people have been concerned about the security of DJI products because of them being manufactured by a Chinese, the state that is well known for spying on other nations. However, there has been no evidence to say that China have used data links from DJI drones for surreptitious activity.
For those people or companies that want that added level of reassurance the new DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced has been designed with a ‘Discreet Mode’ setting. This mode allows the remote drone operator to sever the connection from DJI servers at the touch of a button. Proven to disconnect the drone, meaning that any data captured will be stored locally on the drone memory and viewed only by its linked controller which provides that assurance to your data. This mode has impressed the Home Office who have now approved the use of the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced for some of it Police Forces.
The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced is packed full of security features. In addition to the ‘Discreet Mode’ the Enterprise Advanced is also equipped with an AES 256 encrypted data link. Cybercriminals are always on the prowl, looking for weak links to break and crack.
Encryption is one of the most common ways to protect sensitive data. Encryption works by taking plain text and converting it into cipher text, which is made up of seemingly random characters. Only those who have the special key can decrypt it. AES uses symmetric key encryption, which involves the use of only one secret key to cipher and decipher information.
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is the first and only publicly accessible cipher approved by the US National Security Agency (NSA) for protecting top secret information.
AES-256, which has a key length of 256 bits, supports the largest bit size. 256-bit AES encryption has 2256 possible key combinations (a number 78 digits long) and is practically unbreakable by brute force based on current computing power, making it the strongest encryption standard.
Because of the way the mathematics works, 256-bit encryption is not twice as hard to break in to or ‘crack’ as 128-bit encryption, but 340 billion-billion-billion-billion times harder.
256-bit AES encryption:
• Current gold standard for futureproofing against new technology
• Even harder to compromise than 128-bit
• Takes more processing power to encrypt and decrypt data, can lower performance
• No reason to deploy it unless it is truly needed e.g. military/government
256-bit encryption is sufficient to protect against sustained attacks from very sophisticated criminal gangs or the resources associated with rogue state entities. Given the quality of this level of encryption, it is often mandated by standard bodies associated with the financial, medical and security industries. In particular, it’s considered safe enough to protect TOP-SECRET classified information.