As chief technology officer (CTO), Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan leads the development of RSA’s technology strategy and is responsible for bringing to market innovations that protect customers from advanced cyber threats. He joined RSA in 2015 from Elastica, where he was CTO. Previously, he was Sourcefire’s chief scientist, and before that, technical director of Symantec’s Security Technology Response division. Ramzan holds more than 50 patents and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. His doctoral advisor was Professor Ronald L. Rivest, co-founder of RSA Data Security.