Building Automation Systems and various building sub-systems (e.g., HVAC, lighting, access control, fire protection, etc.) are generally a mix of old and new technology. Adding more automation and connections between these sub-systems and the internet increases the cyberattack surface for bad actors. Binary Armor segments and protects these sub-systems by permitting only approved data exchange. This makes an attack against system controllers much less likely, and thereby reduces the threat against systems that make buildings safe and habitable.
By allowing only pre-approved, known safe messages to reach OT, Binary Armor protects against insider threats,