Red Balloon Security
Calvin Chu is Chief Operating Officer at Red Balloon Security, a company devoted to developing products and services that are based upon the Software Symbiote technology invented in the IDS lab at Columbia University (Chu is former Senior Licensing Officer at Columbia Technology Ventures).
Co-founded by Ang Cui and Salvatore Stolfo, RBS has developed FRAK under the sponsorship of DARPA’s Cyber Fast Track program. FRAK is a system that provides the core capability to automatically unpack, modify and repack embedded system firmware to install Symbiote defenses. The Symbiote technology, exclusively licensed to Red Balloon Security, provides for the first time, effective host defenses for embedded systems.
Chu was also the founding Managing Director for the R/GA Accelerator powered by Techstars, focused on Internet of Things startup companies.
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