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Red Balloon Security Partners with Siemens to Deliver Cybersecurity to Building Automation Systems

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Red Balloon Security, a leading embedded device security company, has partnered with Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) to deliver enhanced cybersecurity for its building automation systems. 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.

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 US. “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 Dr. 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.”

About Red Balloon Security

Founded in 2011, Red Balloon Security ( is a leading cybersecurity provider and research firm that specializes in the protection of embedded devices across all industries. The company’s technology defends embedded systems with a suite of host-based firmware security solutions that provide continuous runtime protection of firmware and secure embedded systems against exploitation. Red Balloon Security’s pioneering R&D is led by a team of world-class academic researchers and developers who have published seminal research papers in the fields of embedded security and intrusion detection, led US Department of Defense-funded research activities, ethically disclosed vulnerabilities within hundreds of millions of ubiquitous embedded devices and worked as embedded security researchers within various intelligence agencies.

About Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. SI creates environments that care. With around 71,000 employees worldwide, Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and its U.S. corporate headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA.