WISeKey in Focus at Davos as the WEF Names Cyber-security a Top Global Risk
DAVOS, Switzerland, January 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
WISeKey has been named a Global Growth Company Partner of the World Economic Forum
(WEF), granting the company full participation at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Davos.
WISeKey is recognized as a role model for innovative cyber-security technology and efforts
to protect individuals, businesses, and governments on the Internet. The WEF ranks
cyber-attacks as one of the top five risks in the world.
WISeKey is using its new status with the WEF to inform enterprises to the
ever-changing landscape of cyber-security. Cyber attacks of 2010 and 2011 focused needed
attention on the lack of appropriate safety measures.
The growth of cloud computing highlights the complexity of data sovereignty: data can
be stored virtually anywhere but it has a physical presence somewhere in the world. This
location operates under a jurisdiction whose laws could have unexpected impact on the
availability or ownership of data.
Cyber-terrorism or the infiltration of sensitive information could neutralize vital
systems. Software engineers are, pound for pound, the most valuable weapons in a military
Social networks compile data daily with no international regulations on personal
privacy. The gap between a person and a digital identity leaves millions vulnerable to
dangers beyond identity theft. “There isn’t anything built into the Web that can verify
who you are,” says Carlos Moreira, WISeKey CEO. “WISeKey’s systems have been the closest
thing for years. WISeID (http://www.wiseid.com) is the first global answer to this
Mr. Moreira discussing Generation C: http://youtu.be/CFuG6N4Ajco
Established in 1999 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, WISeKey is a leading
information security company, providing specialized technologies for identity management
and authentication to secure communications and transactions without compromising trust.
WISeKey SA Eileen Weinberg Marketing and Communications email@example.com +41-22-594-30-00
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