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Taher
Elgamal

Taher served as chief scientist at Netscape Communications from 1995 to 1998 where he was recognized as the “inventor of SSL”, the foundation layer of security throughout the online industry. Taher invented several industry and government standards in data security including the DSS government standard for digital signatures. Several thousand publications have been written in the space referred to as "the Elgamal Cryptography". He also was the director of engineering at RSA Security Inc. before founding Securify in 1998 and becoming their CEO (now part of McAfee). In October 2006 he joined Tumbleweed Communications as CTO (acquired by Axway). He is an advisor to Onset Ventures, glenbrook partners, PGP corporation, Arcot Systems, Finjan, Facetime, Simplified, and Zetta, sits on the boards of Vindicia and SignaCert, Inc., and serves as Chief Security Officer of Axway, Inc. Taher has a BS degree from Cairo University as well as MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University. In April 2009, Taher was awarded the RSA Conference Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the information technology (IT) security field and, in particular, for his work on SSL.

Former Chief Scientist at Netscape Communications

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