WISeKey unveils citizen digital identity platform

19/07/17

Swiss-based cybersecurity/IoT company WISeKey has announced its new citizen digital identity platform under the Microsoft CityNext, a smart city programme.

In a statement, WISeKey said the identity management and innovative cybersecurity solution for IOT will provide smart cities with a scalable, easily manageable object identity management and security solution when connecting to Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft-based platforms. 

The Managed WISeKey Root of Trust (RoT) serves as a common trust anchor, which is recognized by operating systems (OS) and applications to ensure the authenticity, confidentiality and integrity of on-line transactions. With the Cryptographic RoT embedded on a device, provided by WISeKey as a hardware Secure Element or a software Certificate, the IoT product manufacturers can protect the devices and secure the interactions among and between objects and people.

"Government employees and City infrastructure from traffic lights and smart parking solutions, to power grids and smart utility meters, are vulnerable to cyberattacks," said Carlos Moreira, WISeKey's CEO. "We view Microsoft's CityNext initiative as an innovative force that will help to transform government infrastructure and we are pleased to have already collaborated with Microsoft on government and city
cybersecurity projects in various countries around the globe."

The firm added that WISeKey and Microsoft have been working since they announce the partnership a year ago, to introduce our alliance to existing and potential customers, and we have secured projects in Rwanda, Mauritius, New York, Argentina and India. 

 

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