WISeKey International Holding Ltd., a global cybersecurity & IoT company, has recently launched a new application, WIShelter, in its WISeID App ecosystem. The new app has been designed to remediate the risks of the novel coronavirus during the global lockdown period.
Users can geo-localize as well as communicate with other certified users by using the WISekey-secured digital identity. Their Personal Identifiable Information privacy has been maintained and kept encrypted to avoid disclosure without their consent.
The new WIShelter app is based on the company’s Digital Identity platform, WISeID, and brings a suite of mobile applications and web services under a unified solution. All WISeKey’s services & other affiliated services can be accessed by using the digital identity WISeID account with a unique credential. A digital certificate in the app offers strong digital signatures and authentication to safeguard emails and communication by users during Teleworking. The confidential information can be securely stored in the personal encrypted vault.
The company is currently working with various health organizations and governments to add functionalities to the new app. These functionalities include users’ ability to upload & digitally certify their COVID-19 test results. This advancement can, in turn, protect the high-risk individuals and mitigate the further spread of the virus that has caused economic crisis across the globe.
The company also has maintained a track record of contributing to the design & implementation of the global standards for decentralized, point-to-point information exchange about organizations, people, or other things. With an aim to serve users by protecting personal data, it has launched the upgraded version of WISeID and added email security and strong authentication capabilities to alleviate the risks of identity theft, ransomware, and phishing. Strong Authentication has complemented the traditional secured username/password access by adding other security factors such as OTPs, hardware tokens, and biometry. Additionally, email security has been maintained by affixing a digital signature of the users to the outgoing email.