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Full interview: GlobeX Data signs deal with largest real estate company in the world to use DigitalSafe


GlobeX Data ( OTCQB:SWISF-CSE: SWIS) CEO Alain Ghiai sat down with Steve Darling from Proactive Vancouver to discuss Keller Williams signing a deal to the use the DigitalSafe platform for its Keller Williams Agents and offices at the Keller Williams marketplace. 

Ghiai discusses the deal and also told Proactive what this could mean in revenue for the GlobeX. 

GlobeX Data to provide data security for Keller Williams in-house app

The company has integrated DigitalSafe, its security, document management, and encrypted email solution, into the KW Marketplace, an app store for Keller Willam's 160,000-plus agents

GlobeX Data - GlobeX Data Ltd teaming with Keller Williams Realty to provide data security for KW Marketplace app for real estate agents
Keller Williams is the world's largest real estate technology franchise by agent count

GlobeX Data Ltd (CSE:SWIS) (OTCMKTS:SWISF), a data security company, announced Friday it’s joining the Keller Cloud Innovation Program, an AI-fueled real estate platform for Keller Williams Realty agents.

The company said it has integrated DigitalSafe, its Swiss-hosted security, document management, password management and encrypted email solution, into the cloud program and the KW Marketplace -- an app store for its 160,000-plus agents to browse top software integrations made by third-party developers.

GlobeX, based in Toronto, said it is working with its marketing team to update some marketing materials for its DigitalSafe application in the KW Marketplace. It anticipates that all updates will be completed by January 2020. 

READ: GlobeX Data Ltd wins OTCQB Venture market listing

Some of the updates include newer documentation for real estate-use case, larger data storage capacity and a new look and feel for the application, as well as a synchronized back-up feature new to DigitalSafe. 

As the application releases new features, Keller Willams agents will benefit greatly from these complimentary upgrades to the application, GlobeX said. 

“Keller Williams has been a pioneer in the real estate industry by embracing technology to maximize efficiency and profitability for its agents, and to provide its agents the best tools to run their business,” said GlobeX CEO Alain Ghiai in a statement. 

“As partners in the KW Marketplace, and later on as integrator of Command, the smart CRM-plus suite of applications hosted on the Keller Cloud, we look forward to providing KW agents the security and privacy DigitalSafe will provide them and their clients when sharing documents, generating passwords, sending encrypted emails and backing up their data in DigitalSafe's Swiss hosted secure cloud.” 

Businesses are often the targets of hacking attempts, making financial and other data vulnerable to cyberattacks. The company's DigitalSafe technology allows institutions and their clients to manage personal data in a secure Swiss cloud and gives users full control of their data, minimizing the risks of data attacks. 

GlobeX said Keller Willams agents can use DigitalSafe to securely communicate information such as contracts, banking statements, legal documents, PIN codes and passwords and other types of sensitive data. 

VirtualVaults Technology

Agents will be able to communicate securely by preloading sensitive documents and share those documents with their clients and co-workers. All these advantages come with Swiss data privacy laws, among the highest data privacy in the world, the highest encryption standards, and GlobeX Data's proprietary VirtualVaults technology.

VirtualVaults technology uses multiple layers of encryption requiring more computing processing power than the products available in the market. It is a process that is too costly for mass cloud services and other large service providers. In the unlikely event of a breach of data, VirtualVaults protects each individual account holder by segregating each user from the other users, creating an individual barrier of protection.

Additionally, GlobeX said it is exploring way to integrate its DigitalSafe application later in 2020 into Command, a smart CRM-plus suite of applications hosted on the Keller Cloud, the world's largest real estate technology franchise by agent count.

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Globex Data Featured on GadjetGram Article On Reducing Cyber Attacks

 Don’t Be the Victim of a Cybercriminal

Article by Alain Ghiai, CEO of GlobeX Data Ltd.
(See Full Author’s Bio at the end)

This bylined article was written for your consideration, offering tips on how everyday people can better protect themselves from the ever-growing threat of a cyberattack.


Not a day seems to go by without reading about the latest cyberattack.  No one is safe anymore — big companies like Equifax and Facebook to Uber and eBay have been suffered major security breaches, along with countless everyday people. There has long been a prevailing attitude among many individuals that goes, “If I get hacked, I’ll just change my password.” Whether that reflects misplaced trust in our constantly-connected world or simply laziness, it seems the majority of people think a digital security breach will never strike them and if it does, it won’t be a big deal. But deep inside they know that may not be true.

Victim of a Cybercriminal

Not only is our money at risk, but our personal information, as well. As for easily fixing things after you’ve been hacked? Ask anyone who’s been digitally compromised and they will tell you it can take years to repair the damage.

With the deck seemingly stacked against us, what chance does the average person have if the bad guys have them in their crosshairs? Despite numerous reports of major corporations and entire cities being held hostage by cyber criminals, there actually are things the average person can do to protect him or herself.

Tips on How to Safeguard Against the Next Cyberattack

  • Never assume you are safe online.

Today’s online world is convenient, with apps for everything and access to our personal finances and our most personal information just a tap away on our smartphones. But convenience comes at a price. This very ease in use is at the center of the problems we are facing today.

  • Cyber theft is largely based on hackers using your personal information against you.

The biggest culprit is social media. Whenever you update your status on any of the many platforms, you are giving away information about yourself which artificial intelligence can capture. Through this means hackers can develop a profile on you and your personal habits, including determining where you bank, where you eat, which gym you frequent. Most people don’t realize they are making it easy for hackers to target them by announcing their profiles to the world.

  • Do not use free services, such as Wi-Fi, email and cloud data storage.

While many of these online services are household names and extremely popular — such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger — they are all inherently insecure. In addition, your privacy is compromised when you use them. Remember the old saying, “Nothing is really free?” Their business model is based on advertising and through their careful monitoring of the habits of their users. Countless millions of individuals are inadvertently handing over their personal data to these companies, which they turn around and sell to other businesses.

Victim of a Cybercriminal

  • Consider using an encrypted email service to protect the privacy and security of your messages.

If you insist on staying with G-mail, Yahoo mail or any of the other many free email services, assume your messages can be read by anyone.  Therefore, do not send anything sensitive or personal via these email services, such as credit card numbers and passwords.

  • Always remember that when you connect to Wi-Fi in a coffee shop, hotel or airport, you are inadvertently exposing yourself to virtually every single person who is logged on at the same time.

Many hackers hang out on public Wi-Fi just waiting for the opportunity to strike.

  • Do not do online banking through apps.

Apps are created by third-party developers and there is no way to know they are secure.  Your life savings could be wiped out simply by using an app with security holes.

  • We’ve all heard this a million times, but do not use the same password for all your accounts.

Also, be sure to change them regularly. The easiest way to handle this is through an inexpensive password manager.


The piece was written by Alain Ghiai, the CEO of GlobeX Data Ltd., a publicly-traded company which hosts its international cybersecurity services out of Switzerland. (

About Alain Ghiai:

Alain Ghiai is the CEO of GlobeX Data Ltd., a publicly listed company (CSE:SWIS) that distributes, designs and develops Swiss-hosted software and cybersecurity solutions for secure data management and secure communications. He has been an active internet entrepreneur since 2000. In 2009, he was mandated by the Republic and State of Geneva’s Economic Development Office to represent it to Gulf Cooperation Council countries and Canada in all matters relating to the fostering of good relationships between companies originating in GCC countries, Canada and Switzerland. (


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PDG de GlobeX Data Ltd., Alain Ghiai Sur ICI Radio Canada International - les données volées peuvent être utilisées pour faire de l’extorsion sur le « dark web »?

Alain Ghiai explique que des données volées peuvent être utilisées pour faire de l’extorsion sur le « dark web » au micro de Maryse Jobin.

La cybersécurité passe par des investissemenst accrus par les gouvernements et les entreprises privées. Photo : Radio-Canada

Entreprises et gouvernements doivent améliorer leur cybersécurité


Il y a quelques semaines, un médecin albertain a compromis les données de milliers de patients en utilisant son courriel personnel gmail pour partager des informations.

Selon Alain Ghiai, expert en cybersécurité, les courriels personnels ne sont pas suffisamment sécurisés pour partager de l’information de nature médicale.

Une tendance qu’il constate dans des entreprises privées et des services gouvernementaux. Ils ont souvent du mal à mettre à jour leurs vieux ordinateurs et ceux-ci peuvent facilement être la proie de cyberattaques.

Ou comme dans l’exemple du médecin albertain, les mesures de sécurité de base n’ont pas été appliquées.

Alain Ghiai explique que des données volées peuvent être utilisées pour faire de l’extorsion sur le « dark web » au micro de Maryse Jobin

Alain Ghiai répond aux questions de Maryse Jobin. Photo: Courtoisie

Autre phénomène de fuites de données, les entreprises qui font affaire avec des tierces pour assurer leur sécurité. Alain Ghiai, pdg de GlobeX Data Ltd. :

« 62 % des fuites dans les bases de données tels que Capital One sont faites par les employés de la société directement. Et ça c’est un grand problème, car ils utilisent une société tierce pour garder leurs bases de données et là il faut leur faire confiance. Cela dit, il y a moins de risques en utilisant l’infonuagique que ses propres machines dans ses bureaux.»


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