Embedded device security company Red Balloon Security has partnered with Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) to deliver enhanced cybersecurity for the latter’s building automation systems.
Red Ballon Security said that this collaboration will initially feature embedded security for Siemens building automation controllers and will be deployed in 2020.
Red Balloon Security’s technology integrates into the controller firmware and continuously verifies the integrity of the controller’s critical code and data, protecting controllers in real-time from cyber-attacks, the company said.
By integrating Red Balloon Security’s firmware runtime protection, Siemens can offer an embedded security solution to harden its building controllers, helping its customers defend against advanced cyber threats to building automation systems.
“We are continuously striving for the highest standards of cybersecurity,” said Vincent Catalano, account executive at Siemens Smart Infrastructure in the U.S. “In the age of the Internet of Things, cybersecurity is the key driver for successful digital businesses. Protecting our customers from unauthorized access is of the highest priority for us.”
“Partnering with Red Balloon Security underlines our commitment in this field and will enhance the cybersecurity of our building automation systems,” he added.
“We are excited to partner with Siemens SI to elevate the cybersecurity of its smart buildings offering,” said Ang Cui, CEO of Red Balloon Security. “By integrating this level of host-based security, Siemens will be deploying a first-of-its-kind cyber defense for building controllers and continuing to lead the industry in cybersecurity.”
Red Balloon Security is a cybersecurity provider and research firm that specializes in the protection of embedded devices across all industries.