by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Earlier this week, Skydio announced a major inclusion to its data security compliance in the form of a SOC 2 (System and Organization Controls) Type II report, an internal audit that provides insight into the way a company stores and handles customer data based upon a set of standards and restrictions put in place by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
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Skydio’s audit was carried out by Geels Norton LLC, who conducted a thorough examination into Skydio’s security processes, covering areas such as access controls & reviews, software development, network and platform monitoring, vendor risk management, and security & compliance monitoring, among others.
“Issuance of Skydio’s SOC 2 Type II report further demonstrates their commitment to implementing and operating an internal control environment focused on protecting the security and privacy of customer information within the Skydio Cloud platform”, said Geels Norton Co-founder Nick Norton.
Organizations across the globe are more frequently employing drones for the collection and storage of sensitive data, resulting in an increase of concerns surrounding that data’s privacy and security. Skydio’s incorporation of SOC 2 compliance demonstrates further commitment by the company that its infrastructure, tools, and processes will be used to protect customer data, as well as the interests of the organizations who employ its services.
In the case of both program managers and IT personnel, certified data security comes as a welcome addition, simplifying the process of establishing and operating a drone program by removing an administrative issue. “Security concerns are top of mind for many of our largest professional fleets,” said Skydio’s Head of Security Jeff Horne. “With SOC 2 Type II compliance, we are excited to help our customers grow their fleets with more confidence and less paperwork.”
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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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