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WISeKey and Arago Announce Unique AI Based Risk Management Approach to Build a Fully Secured Ecosystem for Managing COVID-19 Pandemic

WISeKey International Holding Ltd, a leading cybersecurity and IoT company and arago GmbH, a leading AI company, have combined their technologies to proactively and safely manage and reduce COVID-19 infection risks while maintaining full privacy of individuals. The combination of WISeKey’s cybersecurity and identity management system with arago’s risk management platform delivers a COVID-19 pandemic management tool that securely reduces the risk profile of the pandemic for individuals.

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WISeKey’s cybersecurity and identity management solutions are used to digitally certify and encrypt sensitive personal medical data originating from IoT health sensors, medical test lab results, and proximity tracing devices. After input into arago’s risk management platform, all the data points are processed to determine an individual’s risk assessment. Enterprise customers are then able to select which employees, customers or partners that should undergo screening tests based on arago’s risk assessment. Based on this proprietary assessment, enterprise customers can reduce the systemic COVID-19 risk to the enterprise and their employees. Using the WISeKey identity management solution, individual health and risk status profile can be shared anonymously with third parties without revealing the identity of the individual. This approach makes it possible to have low risk on an individual basis, minimize the amount of testing people are exposed to and create an ecosystem of trusted health status. It is now recognized by many governments that COVID-19 strengthens the case for Digital Identities and Digital ID cards as provided by the WISeID platform (https://www.economist.com/leaders/2020/09/05/covid-19-strengthens-the-case-for-digital-id-cards).

Enterprises and governments around the world are still struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. While social distancing, remote work and temporary lockdowns have helped on the short-term to quell exponential spread, these measures cannot be applied for much longer without causing permanent social and economic damage. A trusted health platform for COVID-19 risk management will enable enterprises to bring their operations back to almost normal levels, i.e. without requiring the current levels of capacity reduction or social distancing.

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The computational core of this risk management platform is powered by arago’s AI based Knowledge Automation and its Data platform HIRO for data management and exchange.  The end-to-end integration with tracing, testing, symptom management adheres to the highest standards security and privacy by design based on WISeKey’s cybersecurity and identity management technologies, which guarantee GDPR compliance.

This is the first of many market applications for WISeKey’s AIoT technology resulting from the groundbreaking strategic combination of industry leading products: arago’s HIRO platform and WISeKey’s Cybersecurity and IoT technologies. AIoT integrates semiconductors, smart sensors, IoT systems, Artificial Intelligence and data core technology to deliver to a unique starting point for empowering end-to-end innovation and digital transformation without losing privacy. Using WISeKey’s cybersecurity technology and IoT network, trusted data can be collected in HIRO where it is processed and automatically acted upon, in real time and in a highly secure environment.

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