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WISeKey and OISTE.ORG Release The HUMAN (IT) Manifesto Empowering The Person to be at the Internet’s Center of Gravity

Zug/Geneva/New York, December 22, 2016: WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SW) (“WISeKey”) announced today the release of The HUMAN(IT) Manifesto and invites all internet users to show their support for the need to manage the dynamic relationship between humanity and technology.

During 2016, WISeKey, the OISTE.ORG Foundation and their global partnership ecosystem delivered new initiatives around the world bringing the number of interconnected devices featuring WISeKey’s vertical platform to 2.6 billion of the total estimated market volume of 8 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

“As we predicted, while the IoT is delivering previously unthinkable technological achievements, one of the greatest challenges has been how to secure the interconnectivity of billions of devices,” advises WISeKey’s Founder and CEO, Carlos Moreira. “The year ahead promises great advancements for WISeKey and the other innovators in internet technology development and application. And, while we will continue to pioneer the security of IoT, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI), we will do so with a keen awareness of the need to manage the dynamic relationship between humanity and technology. For this will, in fact, secure our future.”

To address internet security needs and the growing business opportunity, in addition to the integrated WISeKey Vertical Platform solution, the company has also introduced AI at the chip level this year, with the acquisition of a semiconductors company that is now embedding the WISeKey Root of Trust (ROT) and allowing the chips and IoT sensors to provide authenticated data. By integrating AI into the WISeKey Root of Trust and Vertical Platform, WISeKey helps objects develop their own cybersecurity behavior, thus making smarter and safer decisions. In 2017, the company anticipates introducing the WISeKey Root of Trust into over 400 million new devices.

“We are living in the most prolific time in human history. Self-driving cars, voice-controlled homes, and interactive, do-anything robots are the headline-grabbers but this era offers more than tools to optimize people’s time and efforts. Seismic shifts to the major physical systems of the world-transportation, food production, energy consumption, scientific discovery, education and healthcare are occurring at an increasingly rapid pace,” stated WISeKey’s Senior Advisor and HUMAN (IT) Manifesto Co-Author, David Fergusson. “To encourage and empower the person to be at the center of gravity of the internet, we have developed The HUMAN (IT) Manifesto which we invite all to join us in supporting.”

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 WISeKey will host its annual Cybersecurity Roundtable during the Annual Summit of the World Economic Forum at Davos. Since 2014, when the company hosted the first Davos Roundtable on Identity Security, Carlos Moreira has been at the forefront of this industry leading dynamic and revealing discussions with industry experts about the future of cybersecurity and internet technology. Securing The Internet of Value is the roundtable theme for 2017 featuring Blockchain expert Don Tapscott, the best-selling author of “Blockchain Revolution.”. Host Carlos Moreira will be joined by industry experts including returning panelist David Fergusson, Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor; Senior Editor of The Economist, Matthew Bishop; and the Chairman of Investment for the Government of Mauritius, Gérard Sanspeur.

To Sign the HUMAN(IT) Manifesto CLICK HERE

About WISeKey

WISeKey is a leading cybersecurity firm selected as a World Economic Forum Global Growth Company. WISeKey is currently deploying large scale Internet of Things (“IoT”) digital identity ecosystems and has become a pioneer of the 4th Industrial Revolution movement launched this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos. WISeKey’s Swiss based Cryptographic Root of Trust (RoT) integrates wearable technology with secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, and empowers IoT and wearable devices to become secure transactional devices. WISeKey has patented this process in the USA as it is currently used by many IoT providers. For more information, visit

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