WISeKey assists teleworkers to secure their communications during the COVID-19 lockdown

WISeKey International announced that it is offering free downloads of its WISeID app to secure interactions of teleworkers locked-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and help companies reduce information security risks.

While this new Coronavirus is a real biological threat, it’s raising big awareness in the cybersecurity community, as the increased use of remote connectivity or higher dependence on communication means such as email. 

Hackers are already profiting from this situation by launching new phishing attacks, pretending to be company managers or government agents, and trying to access computers and hijack corporate systems. In most companies the urgent need to enable teleworkers to keep up with their usual daily activities caught the IT infrastructures unprepared and not properly secured. Attackers are well aware of these deficiencies and will profit from it.

The use of PKI and Digital Certificates can help to secure the email messages and reduce the risks by adding digital signatures that ensure the authenticity of the messages and also by enabling the encryption of confidential data. 

WISeKey’s WISeID Identity Platform is available for anyone to obtain a digital certificate and immediately protect their email.

“We are deeply concerned for this human catastrophe, and we want to make our best to collaborate by letting anyone to create their WISeID Account and get a digital certificate to protect their email, this at least will prevent the spread of opportunistic attacks,” said Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s founder and CEO.

WISeKey’s WISeID accounts can be created for free at WISeID.com and by the mobile App “MyWISeID” available in Apple’s App Store and Google Play. A free WISeID account provides a basic security service that is already useful to protect the email messages. 

Companies requiring a corporate access to manage the accounts of the employees can obtain it by contacting WISeKey. WISeKey is giving special commercial conditions to companies during these complex days.


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