WISeWorld2000 The WISeKey Global Trusted Infrastructure By Carlos Moreira President & Cofounder WISekey
Key elements Provision of a secured e-business layer using the World Wide Web Using PKI for a scaleable Trust Hierachy (authentication), Gateway (authorization) and confidentiality services Using Know Your Client procedures Digitizing existing procedures & practices Bridging islands of Trust & provision of inter-operability Provision of a Global Solution – erasing the digital divide Neutrality both politically and commercially Rapid deployment on a global infrastructure bringing economies of scale and making solutions affordable.
Key Dates WISeKey SA created as a private Geneva based company in February 1999. Partnership signed with International Telecommunications Union in May 1999. Baltimore becomes an equity partner in July 2000 WISe Association created August 2000 Deployment of Infrastructure in more than 40 countries October 2000 Deployment in remaining 60 plus countries first Q 2000 WISeWorld2000 November 2000
Trust Model Use existing Trust Parties through digitizing their current processes – Analog to Digital Trust. WISeKey acts as the interface between the islands of trust providing global recognition and inter- operability. Technically achieved through the sharing of a root certificate by high authenticate Certification Authorities. Neutral ownership of the root certificate by an International Organization, operated by WISeKey and administered by a neutral forum.
WISeKey Infrastructure Current Transaction Process Between unfamiliar parties User Legend of relationships Transaction Legend of relationships Transaction
A Certification Authority issues users with electronic passports /certificates to verify their identity CA 1 CA 2 CA 3 CA 4 CA 5 User Legend of relationships Certification Transaction Legend of relationships Certification Transaction
No realtionships between Certification Authorities results in users being only recognized within their island of trust CA 1 CA 2 CA 3 CA 4 CA 5 User Legend of relationships Certification Transaction Legend of relationships Certification Transaction
Vertical Markets create their own larger islands of Trust to issue passports to their user communities Banking Bank 1 Bank 2 Bank 3 Ministry Trade 1 Trade 2 User Accounting Business 1 Legend of relationships Certification Transaction Legend of relationships Certification Transaction
No realtionships between Vertical Markets results in users requiring several electronic passports /certificates to verify their identity. The Problem still exists Banking Bank 1 Bank 2 Bank 3 ministry Tradeorg 1 tradeor 2 User Accounting Business 1
The necessity becomes obvious Wisekey Banking Bank 1 Bank 2 Bank 3 Ministry Tradeorg 1 Tradeorg 2 User Wisekeys Electronic Commerce Infrastructure Domain Legend of relationships Certification Transaction Legend of relationships Certification Transaction Accounting Business 1
Wise-Mount Some of the principal PKI centres in the world are located in an area that has been subject to severe earthquakes. If an earthquake or other disaster causes an operations failure, their operations will be interrupted for a significant period. Wise-Mount is an Ultra Secure facility under the Swiss Alps in a geographically stable zone. This facility is already operational and provides our customers with an ideal mirror site for their PKI requirements under the WISekey Common ROOT currently being deployed in 170 organizations in 105 countries.
Global Deployment The remarkable growth of the WISeKey PKI continues unabated as the latest total of 214 Registration Authorities released today demonstrates. With 400 Registration Authority applicants now forecast by end of this year, WISeKey expects that the 10 million certificates mark will be reached by end 2001 if not sooner. The WISeKey PKI is in contact with 214 applicant organizations, many of which have been nominated by their governments through the ITUs EC-DC project, that are being enabled to provide secure electronic commerce services using WISeKey compatible PKI technology and services. Membership to the WISeKey PKI is expected to increase by the end of this year as some 51 new members join - taking the total close to 214 member organizations from 110 countries.
WISeWORLD2000 The Secure Electronic Commerce Partnership Conference GENEVA, Switzerland, November 27, 28, 29 ITU Building