WISeKey Attracts Top Executive Tim Bloechl From Microsoft to Lead its Public Sector Vertical

By Wisekey Sa, PRNE
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

GENEVA, April 6, 2011 - WISeKey, a leading eSecurity company, announces Tim Bloechl, former
Managing Director for Worldwide Public Safety & National Security at
Microsoft, has joined WISeKey to lead its global public sector business.

Before joining Microsoft Partner WISeKey, Mr. Bloechl was Microsoft's
first senior executive, chief strategist and spokesperson for Public Safety
and National Security markets and initiatives globally. He was responsible
for business strategy development and execution for several public sectors
including military, intelligence, homeland or internal security, justice, and
first responders (police and fire). Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005 from
the Pentagon, Tim served as the first Director for the International
Information Assurance (IA) Program, and Deputy Director for IA Operations,
for the United States Department of Defense (DoD). He led international
military cyber security outreach, policy and program development, and was the
department's representative for interagency, international and operational
cyber security coordination. He also served as the DoD co-chair for the
National Cyber Response Coordination Group under the U.S. National Response
Plan. Prior to this assignment, from July 1999 to December 2002, Tim was a
Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, providing international affairs,
foreign disclosure, intelligence and military operational consulting support
to the Joint Task Force-Computer Network Operations (JTF-CNO) in Arlington,
. Before joining Booz Allen, Tim served a 20-year military intelligence
career in the U.S. Army retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. A West Point
graduate, Tim saw combat duty in Panama and the 1st Gulf War, led and
participated in Cold War intelligence operations while based in West Berlin,
and joined the ranks of U.S. Generals Eisenhower and Petraeus as the top
graduate in his 1992 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College class.

WISeKey has cooperated with Microsoft in several projects in the Public
Sector arena, including the Citizen Service Platform, designed to meet the
specific needs of the citizen and protect their privacy at every step. This
cutting-edge approach takes multiple and complex citizen identity management
systems, government services and e-government portals and packages them in an
accessible and functional manner, allowing citizens to independently use the
facilities, services and tools that governments provide for their citizens.

According to Bloechl: "My 5-1/2 years with Microsoft was a super
experience. We were able to build upon solid defense and public safety
businesses in the US, UK and elsewhere to truly go global, emphasizing
Partner-built solutions on the Microsoft platform. I have a deep focus on
public sector security and I think it is fantastic to transition to serve
these customers as part of the expanding WISeKey team."

Carlos Moreira, WISeKey's founder and CEO, said, "We are very happy to
welcome Tim to the team, and to benefit from his experience in leading public
sector activities to take WISeKey's cutting-edge activities even further."

    WISeKey SA
    Eileen Weinberg

Contact: WISeKey SA, Eileen Weinberg, eweinber at wisekey.com, +41(0)22-594-30-00

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