News from Olvid
RAID chooses Olvid
RAID uses Olvid for secure communication!
The RAID (Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence), an elite unit of the French National Police, chooses Olvid to ensure communications between all its members. Founded in 1985, the unit’s mission is to fight organized crime, gangsterism and terrorism. It must therefore protect itself more than anything else against malicious acts, with the constant challenge of securing the data shared between its members.
“We chose Olvid because it is an extremely advanced French solution in terms of cryptography, which protects the anonymity of RAID operators”, explains Eddy, head of the unit’s technical resources…
internet & press
Olvid in Le Point
“We have to stop considering Telegram as an encrypted messenger. It is a social network like Facebook, without any particular security”.
An excellent article to discover here 👉
Olvid on B SMART
TV Interview of Thomas Baignères by Thomas Hugues in Écosystème TV show with Franck DeCloquement, expert in strategic intelligence, from the School of Economic Warfare (EGE), member of the Center for Strategic Studies and Prospects (CEPS), of the Institute of Applied Geopolitical Studies (IEGA), and of the CyberTaskForce.
Olvid secures the Ambassadors of the Gendarmerie Reservists
Olvid selected to secure communications for all Gendarmerie Reserve Ambassadors.
ANAROSGend, the “National Association of Ambassadors of the Gendarmerie Operational and Specialty Reserves”, is now securing its communications with Olvid.
🇫🇷 A partnership that will benefit the hundreds and then thousands of Ambassadors of the Gendarmerie’s Operational and Specialty Reserve 👮♂️🧑🎓.
🙏 Thanks to Colonel Georges Pierrini, President of ANAROSGend, and to his teams for selecting Olvid.
Olvid winner of the France 2030 plan
Olvid is a winner of the France 2030 Investment Plan which also supports the « development of innovative and critical cyber technologies », annonce Bruno Le Maire , Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery, by inaugurating the Campus Cyber in la Défense and reviewing the first achievements of the national cyber strategy, with Cédric O. , Secretary of State for Digital Transformation and Electronic Communications, and Frédérique Vidal , Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
Partnership with Sopra Steria
Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting, digital services and software development, announces the launch of its new cyber resilience offer to help organizations securely recover their critical activities.
Sopra Steria chooses Olvid to preserve communication security in the event of an IT crisis.
Olvid at Viva Technology
Olvid will be at Viva Technology, Europe’s biggest startup and tech event. June 16-19, 2021. In Paris & online. Hosted by BNP Paribas - Lab / WAI.
Olvid receives a second Security Visa (CSPN certification) issued by ANSSI
Olvid was the only messenger to have a Security Visa (CSPN certification) issued by ANSSI. Now it’s the first to have two!
Olvid at the MEDEF Webinar
Olvid invited to the MEDEF Webinar: “Instant messaging: what are the risks to your data sovereignty? A no-holds-barred debate on the digital and economic security of our data. Which actors should be trusted and under what security conditions? ”.
Laurent Giovachini, Co-Chairman of the MEDEF’s Economic Sovereignty and Security Committee, CEO of Sopra Steria, Chairman of the Syntec X-ENSTA Federation.
Christian Poyau , Co-President of the MEDEF’s Technological Change & Societal Impacts Commission, CEO of Micropole.
Arnaud Vieules, deputy director of economic protection at the DGSI (General Directorate of Homeland Security).
Thomas Baignères , CEO and co-founder of Olvid.
Conclusion by Christine Hennion , Deputy of Hauts de Seine.
MEDEF visits Olvid
Laurent Giovachini, Co-Chairman of the Medef Sovereignty Committee, CEO of Sopra Steria, Chairman of the Syntec X-ENSTA Federation.
Christian Poyau , Co-Chairman of the Medef’s Technological Change & Societal Impacts Commission, CEO of Micropole.
Stephanie Tison , Deputy International Director of Medef.
Gautier Berna , Mission Director at Medef’s social division.
Marguerite Bérard , Director of Networks France, member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas.
tv & internet
Olvid invited on 01HEBDO
Followed by a precise article written by Gilbert Kallenborn .
Podcast La Robe Numérique
Oriana Labruyère , lawyer in digital law and DPO, receives Cédric Sylvestre for the launch of the podcast “La Robe Numérique” (The Digital Dress) which allows to discover technological solutions responding to modern legal issues.
Thomas and Olvid in the "Most Significant Interviews of 2020" for clubic
Thomas Baignères and Olvid in the “Most Significant Interviews of 2020” for 🗞 clubic, alongside a co-creator of Siri and David Caroll, a Cambridge Analytica/Facebook whistleblower, among others 👏. The year is off to a strong start. Thank you Alexandre Boero . Best wishes to all of you.
Olvid on the front page of clubic
We dreamed about it, Alexandre Boero did it 🙌 ! Thanks to him for this great interview where we come back on what makes Olvid a really respectful messaging service for its users, really safe, fundamentally different!
Olvid in Le Figaro Economie
That is done 🙌! “Olvid, a French start-up, challenges WhatsApp and Telegram on security” by Ingrid Vergara . Also published in the week-end printed edition of Le Figaro Economie, with the anniversary issue of Madame Figaro’s 40th birthday.
Olvid Wins Jury and Public Awards for Innovation at the 2020 Cyber Security Forum Les Assises
Olvid has the tremendeous honnor to be awarded the jury and public prizes of the Innovation Award of the Cybersecurity Forum Les Assises 2020.
Olvid receives a Security Visa (CSPN certification) issued by ANSSI
Olvid becomes the first instant messenger to receive a Security Visa (CSPN certification) issued by ANSSI. It attests to Olvid’s robustness, based on a compliance analysis and penetration tests performed by an independent Information Technology Security Assessment Center, renowned for its high standards.
Mathematical proof of Olvid's security is published
The mathematical and independent proof of Olvid’s security is available. Thanks to Michel Abdalla, Adjunct Professor at ENS, CNRS Senior Researcher and Chairman of the Board of IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research) for this honor 🙏.
Olvid featured among the 100 startup handpicked by Challenges!
Every year, the weekly business magazine Challenges publishes a handpicked selection of 100 startups. We are very proud to be part of the 2020 edition 😎!
CONF@42. Can you trust instant messengers?
Conference at 42. Can you trust WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, and all the others? If you want to understand how these instant messengers work, their security model, and how they treat the protection of your personal data, listen to Thomas Baignères and Matthieu Finiasz.
Olvid in Challenges, the French weekly business magazine
“Olvid, the French messenger that aims to be more secure than WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal”. Challenges, the French weekly business magazine, publishes a comprehensive article entirely dedicated to Olvid, by Antoine Izambard .
Olvid wins the FIC 2020 Startup Award
Olvid has the honnor to be rewarded the FIC 2020 Startup Award, from the hands of Frédéric Julhes, President of the jury and CEO of Airbus Cybersecurity SAS, during the FIC (International Cybersecurity Forum) .
National Days of the GDR in cybersecurity
Lecture on the applications of cryptography in communications at the annual days in Paris, CNAM. The GDR Sécurité informatique, an animation tool of the French scientific research, was created by the “Institut des sciences de l’information et de leurs interactions” (INS2I) of the CNRS.
Building an instant messenger providing true security: Which security model? Which cryptographic means?
Conference for members of OSSIR (Observatory of the Security of Information Systems and Networks) .
CESIN, the club of Cybersecurity Experts
Presentation of the challenges of securing communications with CESIN members.