“When you turn your hobby into your profession, one thing is very clear: Passion and passion become the DNA of the company.”
Year of birth: 2000
Place of birth: near Hamburg, grew up in Hannover
Hobbies: kayaking (Außenalster), racing bike, traveling
Heart Topics: Penetration Testing, Security Awareness, Social Engineering, SMD Soldering, Personality Development, Brand Awareness, Brand Identity, Consulting.
(Sven.) Philipp Kalweit is an experienced IT security consultant on the topics of security awareness and offensive IT auditing. For the past six years, he has been advising and auditing clients from the SME and group environment, in particular ECB and BaFin-regulated organizations as well as groups in the retail sector. His consulting focus is on holistic IT security.
At the age of nine, he found his passion for IT security, began to gain initial experience with computer systems and programming languages. The first presentations at renowned conferences such as CeBIT followed. By means of an exemption, he succeeded at the age of 16 in having himself pronounced fully competent by the district court of Neustadt am Rübenberge (Hanover). Shortly thereafter, he registered as a freelance IT security consultant. Due to high customer demand, he founded a better organized legal form at the age of 17, and KALWEIT ITS GmbH came into being.
Today, the company is considered one of the best-known and leading consultancies specializing exclusively in manual penetration testing. Since 2017, the company has been serving a large number of KRITIS and DAX companies from the financial, retail, insurance and healthcare sectors.
Philipp Kalweit is majority shareholder, founder and current managing director of KALWEIT ITS GmbH. He was honored for his work in 2019 by DIE ZEIT as “Hamburger of the Month” and in the same year was included in the Forbes “30 under 30 DACH” list.