Chief Technology Officer
Taher Elgamal is an industry veteran in Internet security. He is the inventor of the Elgamal Digital Signature scheme, which is the basis for Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA). While serving as Chief Scientist of Netscape Communications, he was the driving force behind SSL. Elgamal was the recipient of the 2009 RSA Conference Lifetime achievement award.
Elgamal serves as the CTO, Security for Salesforce. He was the founder and CEO of Securify, and was the director of engineering at RSA Security Inc. prior to joining Netscape. Elgamal has served and is serving on many public and private boards, as well as advisory boards of many security and software companies. Elgamal has a M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University.