As a platform provider for integrated drone management, the security of data, its transmission, and processing plays a central role. In the context of IT and data security, the following questions constantly arise for FlyNex:
- Who should have access to which data?
- Which regulatory requirements apply?
- How can data security and data protection be ensured without losing added value?
In this article, we address these questions and look at the specifics that data collection by drones entails.
The Right Data at the Right Time
Especially with regard to (map-based) project management, it is important that information about objects or projects is easily retrievable and up-to-date. The quality of recorded data is composed of different aspects:
- Is the right type of data being captured? It is necessary, for example, to have image material in a high resolution when inspecting structures. The image sensor technology (camera) is therefore an important element.
- Is the data comparable? For example, by acquiring images of the same object from the same position consistently?
- Is the data usable? This aspect is particularly important in post-processing. Simplified: If you want to evaluate an image, it is of no use if the data is only available in text format.
Once the quality of the data collection has been ensured, questions often arise regarding simple role and rights management. Not only must the right data be collected at the right time and be usable, but it must also be clearly defined who has access to which information and how this access is structured. This includes not only those with access rights but also third-party solutions, technical infrastructure, and data processors.
IT-Infrastructure: A Matter of Details
All FlyNex applications are based on FlyNex’s own IT protection framework, which is strongly oriented towards the recommendations of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). This is because in technical terms (see infrastructure schema), every instance that processes or stores data must be checked in the context of access and rights management. This relates both to generated data captured by means of drones and to information on projects, employees, planning, etc., which has been set by the user him/herself.
Based on these considerations, FlyNex runs its web applications in a Microsoft Azure environment. Based on these considerations, FlyNex runs its web applications in a Microsoft Azure environment. With “Azure Cloud Solution”, Microsoft fulfills the conditions to ensure that the entire data value creation is secure and performant. The requirements of the FlyNex IT protection framework, the implementation of data protection, and the need for security result in the FlyNex Cloud Infrastructure, as shown here: