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Phil Zimmermann at CeBIT

In March 2016, Phil is traveling to Hannover, Germany, to speak at the CeBIT Global Conferences.

24 Nov. 2015
Phil Zimmermann - Pretty Good Privacy

Phil Zimmermann is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), the most widely used e-mail encryption software in the world, and is one of the best-known cryptographers around. Phil is based in Geneva, Switzerland – next year’s CeBIT Partner Country. Switzerland is renowned for its world-leading privacy legislation, and is also home to Silent Circle - the secure communications company Phil co-founded in 2012. In March 2016, Phil is traveling to Hannover, Germany, to speak at the CeBIT Global Conferences.

Originally developed as a human rights tool, PGP was published for free on the Internet in 1991 and remains the standard for encrypting and signing e-mails. Zimmermann’s most recent projects include the Blackphone 2 – Silent Circle’s next-generation secure smartphone offering privacy without compromise – which launched globally just weeks ago – and Silent Phone, the world's most secure calling and messaging platform for enterprise communications.

Phil Zimmermann’s pioneering work in cryptography has won him numerous technical and humanitarian accolades. In 2008, for example, PC World named him one of the “top 50 tech visionaries” of the last 50 years. In 2012, the Internet Society inducted him into its Internet Hall of Fame. And in 2014, he was inducted into the Cyber Security Hall of Fame and was named by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of that year’s leading global thinkers. His work on the groundbreaking Blackphone led to Silent Circle being named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies of 2014.” And now, on 16 March 2016, Phil Zimmermann will appear on the Center Stage as part of the “Security” agenda at the CeBIT Global Conferences in Hall 8 of the Hannover Exhibition Center.

About the CeBIT Global Conferences

The CeBIT Global Conferences are the highlight of the conference program at CeBIT. High-profile international speakers from business and government will discuss the big issues and challenges of the digital world in a range of presentation formats spread across three stages. Held in Hall 8, the Conferences will feature keynote addresses, workshops, expert discussion panels and a networking area. Admission charges apply. The Conferences will be conducted in English and German. For further information on the Conferences, go to { "href" : "http://", "vLink" : false, "text" : "www.cebit.de/en/cgc", "target" : "_blank", "tracking" : null , "vTrackingFooter" : null } .

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