Pretty Good VoIP Security at ClueCon Roundtable Event

June 27, 2011 by Nathan Miloszewski

The annual telephony user and developer conference ClueCon is putting a focus on VoIP security next month with a VoIP Security Roundtable that welcomes none other than email encryption pioneer, internet hero, and PGP creator  Philip R. Zimmermann.

Zimmermann created PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) as an email encryption software package to ensure that your private matters stay private.  Distribution of his high strength software overseas violated US cryptographic export laws at the time resulting in a criminal investigation by the US government.

Charges were eventually dropped and cryptography export policies were relaxed.  Since then Zimmermann has been working on Zfone, a VoIP encryption protocol that aims to bring the same level of PGP’s email security to internet phone calls.

PC World named Zimmermann one of its Top 50 Tech Visionaries and is a continuous advocate for telecommunication privacy and security.  To hear his insights on the VoIP Security Roundtable, register for the ClueCon Open Source Telephony Developer Conference running from August 9-11, 2011 in downtown Chicago, IL at the Sofitel Hotel.

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