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WISeKey attended SkyBridge alternatives (SALT) Conference in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, May 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WISeKey's Founder and CEO, Carlos Moreira attended the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference, which took place from May 5th to May 8th at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the conference, Mr. Moreira met with business and political leaders and held discussion focused on the need for establishing a cybersecurity global coalition to protect the financial sector.

The SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference facilities balanced discussions and debates on macro-economic trends, geo-political events and alternative investment opportunities for the year ahead. With over 1,800 thought leaders, public policy officials, business professionals, investors and money managers from over 42 countries and 6 continents, the SALT Conference provides an unmatched opportunity for attendees from around the world to connect with global leaders and network with industry peers.

This year's event featured presentations from industry leaders in investment management, business, economics and public policy including: former US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel; former US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice; Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard; US Army General, David H. Petraeus; Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, Steve Forbes; and Former Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Dr. Ben S. Bernanke. Over the course of the program, more than 100 speakers participated in over three dozen panels, speeches, and breakout sessions, addressed current critical geopolitical and economic issues. The agenda and list of speakers are available at http://saltconference.com.

Mr. Moreira, said, "It was a great honor to be invited to attend the SALT Conference in Las Vegas, a prestigious annual conference hosted by the investment firm, SkyBridge Capital. During the event, I had the opportunity to introduce the concept of BIGtrust in the U.S. BIGtrust is a global cybersecurity venture jointly established by WISeKey and OISTE.Org foundation, with the objective of promoting the use and adoption of international standards to secure electronic transactions."

What is the difference between 'security' and 'trust' on the internet?

Trust is local, security is global. 2015 is shaping up to be the year that consumers and companies both come to this realization. Opportunities to bridge this gap abound as cyber-security start-ups quickly become Silicon Valley's most recent fascination and venture capitalists have flooded the sector with investment as they look to back the latest technology used to fight criminals online.

On the whole, we're doing a great job at securing the internet and developing new technologies to allow for enhanced personal data protection. But if security is to be viable, it must be engineered at the global level. Enter BIGtrust, the new coin of the realm that is rapidly replacing the market's fascination with Big Data.

At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos January 2015, BIGtrust emerged as a concept that gives due weight to trust's importance in the digital age as billions of people around the world have grown increasingly distrustful of the internet and that the urgent necessity for a new model has emerged. For more information visit www.bigtrust.org.

About SkyBrige Capital

SkyBridge Capital is a global alternative investment firm with $13.1 billion in assets under management or advisement (as of February 28, 2015). The firm offers hedge fund investing solutions that address a wide range of market participants from individual investors to large institutions.

SkyBridge takes a high-conviction approach to alpha generation, expressed through a thematic and opportunistic investment style. The firm manages multi-strategy funds of hedge funds and customized separate account portfolios, and provides hedge fund advisory services.

About WISeKey

WISeKey is a leading information cybersecurity and identity Management Company, a global growth partner of the World Economic Forum, providing specialized technologies for data protection, effective identification and authentication of people or objects to ensure secured communications and transactions without compromising trust. Established in 1999 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, WISeKey has facilitated and enabled the use of secure digital identities in everyday life as well as enhancing trust, privacy and inclusion.

A world-leading eSecurity company, WISeKey presides over physical infrastructures, mobile networks and the Web to ensure secure communications, exclusive relationships, protected identities and authenticated transactions. All without compromising trust and privacy. Its strategic location in Switzerland and partnerships with leading global organizations and brands set WISeKey apart from other digital security providers. While its DNA is strongly based in digital security technology, the Company strives to deliver 360 degree solutions based on individual needs.
For more information visit https://www.wisekey.com

Contact Press: Youmna Abisaleh, yabisaleh@wisekey.com, +41 22 594 30 00

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Source: WISeKey