ENGINEERING BEFORE SCIENCE.
SCIENCE BEFORE ART.
ART BEFORE PROFIT.
RED BALLOON SECURITY was founded by Dr. Ang Cui out of Columbia University’s Intrusion Detection Systems Lab in 2011 with its pioneering technology, Symbiote Defense. Today, its R&D has expanded to a team of world-class researchers and developers who continue to publish seminal research papers on embedded security and intrusion detection.
Since its inception, the team at Red Balloon has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, performing on funded research activities and deploying its defensive technologies on a range of critical embedded systems. The company has also ethically disclosed vulnerabilities in hundreds of millions of embedded devices and continues to advance the state of embedded device security as part of its mission.
THE RED BALLOON STORY
WORLD-CLASS SECURITY CAPABILITIES
U.S. Government research & deployment contracts
SBIR achievements in US Government
Most under-hyped research
Greatest Tech of 2016
A HISTORY OF AWARD-WINNING WORK
Recipient of U.S. Government award for demonstrating significant economic and social impact from R&D funding
Red Balloon Security received a Tibbetts Award for its accomplishments in creating cutting-edge technologies from funding made available by U.S. Government small business innovation research programs.
Red Balloon Security delivers proven cybersecurity protection to electric power segment
Red Balloon Security performs in the final DARPA RADICS exercise, demonstrating its embedded defense technologies in a range of power distribution devices manufactured by industry leading companies.
Partnership with Siemens on building automation controllers
Red Balloon Security partners with Siemens Smart Infrastructure to deliver cybersecurity to building automation systems.
Critical vulnerability disclosure in Cisco’s secure boot process
Red Balloon Security discovers critical vulnerability in millions of Cisco switches, routers, and firewalls.
Series A financing of $21.9 million
Red Balloon Security raises $21.9 million in Series A funding, led by Bain Capital Ventures with additional investment from Greycroft, American Family Ventures, and Abstract Ventures.
Strategic partnership and investment from In-Q-Tel
In-Q-Tel announces a strategic development agreement and investment in Red Balloon Security.
Red Balloon Security launches cyber defense for automotive industry
Red Balloon Security launches embedded security for automotive ECUs and gateways.
Commercial deployment with HP on enterprise printers
HP, Inc. partners with Red Balloon Security to deploy its embedded security technology on its enterprise printers.
First U.S. Government SBIR contract awarded to develop Symbiote technology
DAPRA funds Red Balloon Security its first SBIR contract to perform research and development on its Symbiote technology to repair and secure vulnerable firmware.
Red Balloon Security is founded
Red Balloon Security spins out from Columbia University’s Intrusion Detection Systems Lab and incorporates.
A PIONEERING HISTORY
GUIDED BY OUR RESEARCH
Our team specializes in advancing research for embedded security.
DARPA RADICS PROGRAM
Protecting the power grid
Red Balloon provided embedded defense to protection relays, RTUs and network equipment to increase device protection, detect attacks and bring device level forensics.
Commercializing tech for deployment
U.S. Government funded Red Balloon research to bring advanced on-device security with real-time detection to production-network building controllers.
Defeating Cisco’s secure boot
Red Balloon discovered a vulnerability which allows an attacker to persistently bypass Cisco’s proprietary secure boot mechanism and lock out future updates.