An Ecosystem Connecting 140 Million Farmers and 200 Companies

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WISeKey reached an agreement that would result in the localization of WISeKey’s Cybersecurity Platform in India to serve several markets such as IoT, Cybersecurity and Authentication of objects.

The WISeKey India Joint Venture incorporation and deployment includes the development of a full Root of Trust and Public Key Infrastructure (“PKI”) for WISeKey India including a globally trusted Certification Authority under the “Digital India Vision,” a campaign launched by the Government of India that has taken major initiatives to make the country e-ready by initiating various e-governance implementations across the country like automation of income tax, passport, Company Law, e-procurement and bidding etc. Public Key Infrastructure forms the backbone for all these initiatives.

The project is aiming to enable the evolution of IPL’s end-user base of 140 million farmers with digital identification for people and objects including the secure connection of over 200 distribution channels into a Trusted Cybersecurity Platform enabling farmer empowerment by inclusive eco-systems. Farmers and distributors will be enabled with the latest Digital Identity and IoT technologies allowing them to be authenticated and allowing them preferential tailor made access to data through a trusted exchange between IPL, farmer’s communities, government entities and private enterprises. This would be done by providing each WISeFarmer with a cryptographic smart card that once connected to their mobile will give them access to secure services provided by IPL adding digital certificates on their chips at the hardware level to encrypt the communication and authenticate the devices.

The IPL platform will also provide real time traceability to all products produced and distributed by IPL such as fertilizer bags as every object will have a digital certificate of authenticity. It is based on the principle of the traditional paper-based certificate, but instead of using a forgeable piece of paper, a non-duplicable digital certificate is stored on a cryptographic chip or Intelligent Trusted Code embedded into the Fertilizer Bag. This allows manufacturers, distributors or resellers to directly engage with the WISeFarmer to prove the authenticity of the items to their customers, and of course, for the customers to securely engage with IPL and their ecosystem over the Internet.