• 1 Department of Aerospace Controller and Pilot Training – National University of Public Service, Hungary


As Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are converging an Internet of Things-like infrastructure, always connected to the internet, cryptographic security becomes a primary concern to ensure confidential, but even more importantly tamper-proof transport of data. Another emerging problem is the high number of unregistered drone flights, with no regard towards airspace regulations. The wellestablished and standardized processes of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) can be utilized for electronic identification of drones and associating them to the owner, while providing encryption and integrity protection of data. Nowadays various companies provide PKI for drones. This material summarizes the trends, challenges, possibilities of hardware-based on-board secure storage of secrets and describes a possible solution for government-level electronic administration of drones and owners.



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