Alias Robotics and Kaspersky have participated in a joint research in order to boost cyber-protection for robots used in operational technology (OT) infrastructure. As recently confirmed in a dedicated case study, Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity and Alias Robotics’ Robot Immune System (RIS) solutions can work together, successfully preventing attacks on OT networks with connected robots. As a world leader in IT cybersecurity for both households and industrial uses, Karspersky has trusted Alias Robotics' expertise in the field of robot related OT environments cybersecurity in this joint effort.

As proven throughout the case study, Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity solution and the Robot Immune System (RIS), the integral robot endpoint protection solution by Alias Robotics, together protect all levels of the OT environment used by robots. This was tested with an array of attack vectors, including process network insider, controller insider and compromising the Robot Operating System (ROS) network. Kaspersky Industrial Cyber Security for Nodes adds complex protection for industrial control stations while Robot Immune System provides dedicated protection for robot controllers.

“Robot Immune System (RIS) supports more than 40 different robots today and we are partnering with best of class industrial networking monitoring solutions to secure robots in OT environments. By integrating RIS into Kaspersky’s Industrial CyberSecurity (KICS) solution, our clients can now protect their robots with RIS and manage the security of their ICS infrastructure seamlessly via KICS.” - Víctor Mayoral Vilches, CTO and Founder at Alias Robotics.

“As the OT infrastructure becomes more complex, it is important to add security for each of its parts and layers. 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,” comments Anton Shipulin, Solution Business Lead, Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity, Kaspersky.

Robotics is one of the key components of Industry 4.0. The implementation of industrial robots is increasing, with the market expected to grow exponentially and exceed $24 billion by 2025. Used in many industrial operations, robots represent a distinct type of endpoint in OT infrastructure. However, protecting them deserves a particular approach, since robots represent a separate complex and connected system with specific protocols and requirements.


About Kaspersky

Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats.

About Alias Robotics

Founded in 2018, Alias Robotics is a leading robot cybersecurity firm. It was founded upon previous experiences in robotics and their clients include some of the most popular robot component providers, as well as a growing list of robot end-users in the industry and healthcare domains. Their team is composed of recognized roboticists and security researchers who take a roboticists' approach to cybersecurity, delivering a core robotics know-how. The company is behind Robot Immune System (RIS), a security certified software solution that protects robots and robot components against malware. RIS is installed directly into the robotic endpoints delivering an integrated suite of protection technologies. Learn more at aliasrobotics.com.

Note: This news was first published under the title of “Alias Robotics and Kaspersky partner to boost robot cybersecurity”, on 12/11/20. Both companies participated in a specific research case demonstrating the joint capabilities of our robot cybersecurity products. This partnership did not entail technology transfer from our part nor special access to our software. It did also not include an investment from Karspersky in our company. After some doubts and questions from some of our stakeholders we decided to update this piece of news in order to better reflect the nature of our relationship with Karspersky.