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Gibraltar (UK), Geneva, Switzerland) – October 242022WISeKey International Holding (“WISeKey”, SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading IoT and AI cybersecurity company, today announced the signing of an agreement with Continent 8 Technologies (Continent 8), a global hosting, connectivity and managed security company, to deploy a local node of the WISeKey platform, capable of delivering trusted managed services for digital identity, IoT and NFT-related projects.

In September 2021, WISeKey announced the signing two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Mr. Fabian Picardo, Chief Minister of Gibraltar and the Mayor of La Línea de la Concepción, Mr. Juan Franco, for the development of a 4e Industrial Revolution Center of Excellence (LLG 4IR Center of Excellence) spearheads innovation in the region.

This new announcement confirms WISeKey’s commitment to the project and a solid step towards achieving the objectives of establishing a node of the WISeKey platform in the Campo de Gibraltar region. The 4e The industrial revolution is changing the dynamics of technology and the value chain, cross-border collaboration, and the way companies integrate their research and technology to create value for their customers. New business and cooperation models are emerging through the integration of business partners and customers. The business model of the LLG 4IR Joint Center of Excellence is to help innovative start-ups in areas such as AI, Blockchain, Cloud, IoT, Satellite, IoT, Drones, Cybersecurity and the Quantum to carry out collective R&D activities, to promote their technologies internationally, to facilitate the rapid adaptation and integration of solutions based on the 4IR, to foster closer collaboration between the public, private and academic sectors and cooperate to ensure that the latest technological standards are made available in a safe and reliable manner. The LLG 4IR Center of Excellence node in Gibraltar is securely with the WISeKey Center of Excellence in Geneva and will coordinate with other 4IR Centers around the world, allowing all partners to fully benefit from experiences and of shared resources. Each Center of Excellence has developed specific expertise which can be shared between all the centres.

With this localized node, the platform provided by WISeKey will facilitate access to digital identity by leveraging the use of PKI and OISTE root of trust. Based in Switzerland, WISeKey can ensure the independence of its trust services, allowing its customers to issue digital identities recognized around the world. Businesses and citizens will also benefit from the unique advantages of the jurisdiction of Gibraltar, which is particularly open to exploiting new technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies and NFT.

The Gibraltar node will be connected to the WISeSat Antena installation, carried out on the roof of the La Línea de la Concepción town hall building, which lays the foundations for the new LLG 4IR Center of Excellence, which will become the connection point for the deployment, control and communication of IoT satellites, such as the WISeSat constellation developed by WISeKey. WISeSat is a dedicated and secure IoT connectivity solution anywhere on Earth that uses picosatellites and low-power sensors, among other FOSSA Systems satellite deployments.

Continent 8 is a global provider of managed hosting, connectivity, cloud and cybersecurity services. Its cybersecurity offering includes DDoS, WAAP, EDR & MDR and SIEM & SOC solutions. The company has a privately connected network spanning nearly 90 locations on four continents. Connecting Gibraltar to the rest of the world, Continent 8 has established itself as the leading infrastructure provider in Gibraltar, with the most secure and well-equipped accommodation site in the jurisdiction, located deep within the Rock.

The company will be a key partner in the WISeKey initiative, notably reducing the time required for this new node of the WISeKey platform, which by its nature requires state-of-the-art technical infrastructures, protected according to physical protection standards. the highest. and logical security countermeasures.

“This new move demonstrates our commitment with the project and the signatories of the memoranda of understanding to build this center of excellence. We are pleased to have Continent 8 as a key partner in this initiative,” said Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO of WISeKey.

“We have been providing world-leading hosting, connectivity and cybersecurity services to businesses operating in and from Gibraltar since 2011. We are delighted to be working with WISeKey as they expand their trusted managed services offering into many new regions, as well as their exciting plans surrounding the development of a 4e Industrial Revolution Center of Excellence. As a company passionate about local focus while delivering global reach, I believe we are a perfect fit for WISeKey’s ambitious future,” said David Black, Managing Director EMEA of Continent 8 Technologies.

The deployment project has already started and is expected to be in full production in the first quarter of 2023.

About WISeKey

WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large-scale digital identity ecosystems for people and things using Blockchain, AI and the IoT by respecting the human being as the pivot of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing that shapes today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an installed base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, phones laptops, cryptographic tokens, etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of IoT, as our semiconductors produce an enormous amount of big data that, when analyzed with artificial intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications predict failure of their equipment before it occurs.

Our technology is endorsed by the Swiss-based cryptographic root of trust (“RoT”) of OISTE/WISeKey which provides secure authentication and identification, in physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, blockchain and artificial intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions between objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

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