Integrating Governance, Risk and Compliance for Commercial Drone Operations



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This thesis examines the proliferation of drone technology in the civilian world and provides guidelines for securing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) using a compliance and risk management approach. It is divided into three sections. The first provides an overview of commercial drone use and related regulations. The second introduces a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) perspective by reviewing research on the integrated discipline. GRC techniques will then been applied in the third section to the regulations that drone personnel must observe as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the Small UAS Rule (14 CFR Part 107) and further explores the security risk management of drone operations.



Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), Integrating Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), Security risk management