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WISeKey to Showcase Multiple Groundbreaking Cyber Security Initiatives at the Davos World Economic Forum

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DAVOS, GENEVA, January 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

WISeKey, the Swiss cyber security expert and World Economic Forum Global Growth Company Partner, will be spearheading multiple thought leadership events within the cyber security and digital neutrality space at this year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, taking place in Davos, Switzerland 22-25 January 2014, by organizing two events: Digital Security Task Force in partnership with OISTE.ORG and ID Personal Cloud Services launch during the Swiss Night.

WISeKey will host Swiss Night, an annual traditional Davos event that brings together international leaders from the public and private sector to celebrate Swiss innovation. At this year's event, WISeKey and the OISTE Foundation will be launching the Digital Security Task Force (DSTF). Under OISTE.org's leadership, the task force's central focus is to promote worldwide changes to the digital security environment, including neutrality, standardization, digital identification, trusted clouds, and data sovereignty for a more efficient cyberspace framework which will allow countries to use this model as reference for their national cyber security strategies. The DSTF plans to vigorously engage international organizations to cooperate in and contribute to the development, dissemination, and implementation of cyber security advancement, with a focus on the improvement of current conditions and mitigation of potential risks.

Davos delegates attending Swiss Night will receive complimentary subscriptions to WISePhone, the Voice Encryption application, and WISeID Personal Cloud allowing users to benefit from full protection of data and voice communications.

Additionally, WISeKey CEO Carlos Moreira will be presenting the company's deployment plan for Personal Secure Cloud Services, which makes 'Swiss' grade secure cloud storage available to users across the globe.

"2014 is the year we will see personal clouds move the gravity center from application-centric to personal centric models where users will retake the control of their personal data. Gone are the days of huge centralized clouds and ID metasystems with no respect to personal data. The trend WISeKey is launching this year is Personal Clouds. Developing localized personal cloud computing will localize and reduce the cost of the cloud technology" - Carlos Moreira, Founder/CEO, WISeKey.

About The OISTE FOUNDATION

Founded in 1998, OISTE was created with the objectives of promoting the use and adoption of international standards to secure electronic transactions, expand the use of digital certification and ensure the interoperability of certification authorities' e-transaction systems. The OISTE Foundation is a not for profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, regulated by article 80 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. OISTE is an organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and belongs to the Not-for-Profit constituency (NPOC) of the ICANN.

The OISTE foundation has proprietary rights upon a Root Cryptographic Key that allows robust digital certification of persons and objects. The society WISeKey acts as the Operator chosen by the foundation for the management of the root cryptographic key. OISTE and WISeKey are bound by a defined Trust Framework and Certification Practice Statement (CPS).

About WISeKey

WISeKey (http://www.wisekey.com) is one of the fastest growing eSecurity companies in the world, being a leading Swiss information security and identity management software and services company established in 1999 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. WISeKey's mission is to facilitate the global growth of secure electronic transactions by providing businesses, governments and individuals with advanced technology and services that authenticate the identity of communicators, signatures, and objects during Internet transactions.

WISeKey is a Global Growth Company Partner of the World Economic Forum: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/AM14/WEF_AM14_GGC_Profiles.pdf 

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