Global security giant Kaspersky and robot cybersecurity firm Alias Robotics have announced a partnership that will seek to enhance protection for robots used in operational technology (OT) infrastructure. Used in many industrial operations, robots. a key component of Industry 4.0, represent yet another type of endpoint in OT settings that must be secured. However, as robots are separate, complex and connected systems with specific protocols and tools, protecting them requires a unique approach.
“Protection measures and tools should also work smoothly with each other to cover the entire environment without any gaps. Considering the growing implementation of industrial robots, this partnership with Alias Robotics allows our customers with robots in their infrastructure to meet the demand for reliable protection,” Anton Shipulin, solution business lead, Kaspersky Industrial Cybersecurity stated.
According to a case study from Kaspersky and Alias Robotics, the solutions offered by each company can effectively work together to prevent attacks on OT networks with robots, harden control stations and protect robot endpoints from being compromised. The OT systems require specialized cybersecurity measures that need to happen at the endpoint to guarantee no-human-harm. By integrating Alias robot immune system (RIS) into Kaspersky Industrial Cybersecurity, the clients can now protect their robots with RIS and manage the security.