Robert Knapp

CEO and Co-founder CyberGhost


Robert Knapp is Co-founder and CEO of CyberGhost SRL. CyberGhost is one of the most known VPN suppliers worldwide. The company consists of 20 employees, who established in an extremely short time an extraordinary service with more than 5 million users!

As a CEO, he sets the short, mid, and long term milestones for the company and leads the people in the right direction. He always keeps his office door open and his eyes on the revenue.
He started his own company when he was 18, and since then he was self-employed, first in music and event-business, later in IT and internet. Since then, he learned everything from his own mistakes and managed to cultivate a love-hate relationship with attorneys and accountants.

Cryptography – our weapon in the 21st century

CyberGhost is the first company in its industry to publish a transparency report and has made a tradition publishing yearly insights about the various requests to disclose users data. Since we do not keep logs, all these requests remain just a confirmation of the fact that our online activities are being watched.

Robert Knapp, co-founder and CEO of CyberGhost will elaborate on these topics, offering insights of various user data requests and will highlight the importance of online privacy in the new era of the digital life.

The revolution of the digital and technologized world begins with us and the measures we take to protect our identities. Our weapons in the digital times are encryption and anonymization.

Robert will address the following questions:

What are the untold stories of protecting the identities of CyberGhost’s users?
The insights behind law enforcement requests of data in Germany, U.S. and the world.
What can you do to protect your privacy knowing that your being watched?
How can we change and shape the future of privacy trough cryptography?

Are you the next cyber security superstar?

If you are passionate about an information security topic or you have strong technical skills developing researches on your own, you should definitely Apply at Call for Papers. By submitting you will have the chance to showcase your work to +2000 attendees.

Other speakers joining this year

Razvan-Costin IONESCU

Security QA Engineer Intel (RO)

Andrey Lovyannikov

Co-Founder AVULN Security Industries & Embedded Systems Reverse Engineering Expert (RU)

Konrad Jedrzejczyk

Senior Incident IS Response Analyst (PL)

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Orange Romania is the leader of the local telecom market and part of the Orange Group, one of the largest global telecommunications operators, connecting hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. With over 11 million customers and an annual turnover exceeding 1.5 billion euros, Orange Romania connects 1 in 2 Romanians and offers an extensive range of communication solutions to its customers, both individual users and companies, from basic services up to complete voice services, fixed and mobile data, TV services or smart home services, but also mobile financial services. Orange is also a leader in innovation investing yearly over 200 million euros in network infrastructure and R&D initiatives in Romania. In the past 3 years Orange has launched two 5G Labs in Bucharest and Iasi, that aim to support researchers, startups and companies to test their 5G solutions in advance. In addition, Orange is a long-term supporter of the startup ecosystem through the Orange Fab accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs in the development of innovative products and their distribution locally and internationally. 

Orange Services was created in 2013 and is a 100% owned subsidiary of Orange Group. As a technology services company, our DNA is in IT, but our teams also work in other domains including mobile networks and a number of commercial and business functions. Orange Services is one of the largest technology hubs in the Orange Group, working internationally for both Orange corporate functions and country operations. Through a unique combination of cutting edge know-how and expertise, our teams provide a broad range of services: development and supervision of IT services in domains such as Big Data, Cloud, M2M, IoT, TV, Connected Objects; design and development of IT infrastructure and desktop solutions; testing & planning for mobile networks; implementation of supply chain solutions and also improvement of commercial & business performance including BI, CRM, Analytics, Digital learning and Customer Care. Visit us on LinkedIn.

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