WISeKey to Co-Develop an IoT Early Warning System for Early Detection of Future Virus Outbreaks

WISEeKey | May 19, 2020

  • WISeKey is teaming with several leading partners for the development of an IoT Early Warning System designed.

  • Leveraging WISeKey IoT-sensors equipped with WIShelter app capable of measuring temperature and providing geolocation of targeted quarantines.

  • EWS is a core type of data driven IoT systems. The potential benefits of using a semantic-type EWS include easier sensor.

WISeKey International Holding Ltd. a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, announced today that it is partnering with global technology organizations to provide an IoT early warning system that can be used to facilitate early detection of viruses and future outbreaks.


WISeKey is teaming with several leading partners for the development of an IoT Early Warning System (EWS) designed with the objective of saving lives through early detection as one of the main technology integrations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As a result, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT) along with artificial intelligence (AI) is already being used to help predict future outbreak areas.

Leveraging WISeKey IoT-sensors equipped with WIShelter app capable of measuring temperature and providing geolocation of targeted quarantines, WISeKey’s technology can help mitigate the spread the coronavirus. IoT, a network of interconnected systems and advances in digital certification, data analytics, AI and ubiquitous connectivity, can help by providing an early warning system to curb the spread of infectious diseases.

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In the Asia-Pacific region, China leads the way in IoT adoption (followed by Japan), and it is anticipated to spend $254.6 billion in IoT by 2025. The simple answer might for enterprises, cities, and national governments to collectively create a massive global network of sensors.


Using the network of billions of interconnected smarts IoT sensors we can detect the spread of viruses by combining the anonymized digital identity with the behavior of a person.

However, this would require standardization, planning and implementation on a global scale and, a special focus on privacy, to develop the Early Warning System. Lack of security increases the risk of users’ personal information being hacked while the data is collected and transmitted to the IoT device. IoT devices are connected with a consumer network, and sometimes unauthorized users might exploit existing security vulnerabilities, if the infrastructure is not properly secured.

EWS is a core type of data driven IoT systems. The potential benefits of using a semantic-type EWS include easier sensor and data source plug-and-play, simpler, richer, and more dynamic metadata-driven data analysis and easier service interoperability and orchestration.

The IoT will live up to its promise only if the connected devices, the data they generate, the business applications that control these devices and the services around them, can be fully secured and trusted.  In today’s environment, where cyberattacks have become more common and increasingly sophisticated, there is an urgent need to fundamentally rethink the Security Stack for the IoT cloud. IoT-enabled services and products will generate vast amounts of data which, when well-analyzed, will be very valuable to government organizations, product manufactures, corporations and end-users. Users can take advantage of this unique solution in the market by remotely being able to uniquely identify and control an IoT Edge Device (activation/deactivation/revocation), securely provision (point to point secure update) the IoT Edge Device credentials and secure the messages in motion between Edge Devices and Business Applications.

The first phase of the ultra-low-power Bluetooth 5 secure beacon implementation was developed using WISeKey’s VaultIC407, the RSL10 and N34TS108 temperature sensor from ON Semiconductor, as well as Tatwah’s BLE IT-005 IP68 class Beacon. The device has an outstanding battery life, with no compromise to security. The secure implementation allows replay attack protection, device clone protection, VaultIC absence detection, revocation capability, measurement validity check, and true temperature display.

WISeKey has combined a complete set of technologies to guarantee health data integrity and confidentiality:

• A secure element is added to the RPM device to protect the data at source and encrypt & digitally sign them over a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection to a local communication gateway. This secure element is either a certified WISeKey’s VaultIC407 added to the device microprocessor, or a secure enclave of this microprocessor based on WISeKey’s proven security Intellectual Properties (IPs).

• Patients’ drugs containers and other sensitive consumables are equipped with NanoSealRT, the WISeKey’s NFC solution to provide any object with a communication channel for authentication, tracking or interactivity purpose.

• A local gateway connects all medical devices at home to the HDO server through a 5G network. Similarly to connected devices, the gateway contains a VaultIC407 or WISeKey’s security IPs to protect the local BLE network of medical devices and guarantee the health data integrity and confidentiality until the HDO server.

• WISeKey’s VaultiTrust service for secure data generation and injection into secure elements is at the heart of this infrastructure. It provides any object with a strong digital identity.

• On the HDO server, patient’s medical data are still managed under a consistent security scheme with WISeKey’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) based on the OISTE Foundation Root-Of-Trust. WISeKey’s blockchain technology is used whenever a secured distributed ledger must assure the ubiquitous availability of the data.

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About WISeKey:

WISeKey is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install 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, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.).  WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.


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