Kaspersky Lab and WISeKey, a Swiss-based cyber-security company, announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos the launch of the WISeID Mobile Security Cyber-Resilience app that protects user’s most personal and valuable information from cybercriminals. Tackling cybercrime is a global issue, with partnering for cyber-resilience a key objective for the World Economic Forum in 2016.
The WISeID Mobile Security Cyber-Resilience app includes Kaspersky Mobile Security SDK, a powerful solution for protecting mobile apps that adds advanced security features like award winning anti-malware engine, web and network protection, device and data protection as well as risk detection.
WISeID keeps passwords in an encrypted vault, generates hard-to-crack passwords as required, and safely synchronises data between computers and devices on multiple platforms using secure cloud storage. The vault can only be unlocked with the user’s Master Password and/or defined pattern, with additional face-recognition authentication protection. With simple one-click website access, WISeID is a great choice for extra personal security.
The new WISeID Mobile Security Cyber-Resilience Edition integrates the best technologies from both partners, WISeKey and Kaspersky Lab, to create a unique identity for the device user and provides a secure personal data vault for account usernames, passwords, credit-card numbers and access PINs – information highly sought after by cybercriminals as well as real-world attackers intent on device theft for data extraction.
Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, said: “The landscape of cyber-threats is becoming increasingly complex, and we’re investing a lot of effort into staying a step ahead of advanced cybercriminals. A growing number of business transactions are carried out with mobile devices, and a huge amount of sensitive data is stored in them; all this makes them high-profile targets for criminals. That’s why fighting against mobile threats is such an important activity for my company.”
Carlos Moreira, CEO of WISeKey, said: “Mobile security threats are on the rise as hackers look for new and better ways to hijack devices, for example for Bitcoin mining, cyber-espionage and to trick users into revealing their personal identity and bank account information. Today’s mobile operating systems offer significant security features, but the temptation presented by the sheer number of mobile phones in use means that criminals, both virtual and real, are not easily put off. The inventiveness that hackers apply to trick users into installing their predatory apps is a tribute to the dark side of human ingenuity.”
WISeID Mobile Security edition is available now on iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac OSX, Windows and Kindle http://www.wiseid.com