RSA Names Zulfikar Ramzan as Chief Technology Officer

BEDFORD, MA , MARCH 17, 2015 - RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE:EMC), today announced Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Dr. Ramzan is responsible for leading the development of the company’s technology strategy and will focus on bringing to market the innovations that help protect RSA customers from the growing number of advanced threats.

Prior to joining RSA, Dr. Ramzan served as CTO of Elastica, where he leveraged machine learning technologies and natural language processing to enable customers to more securely access and use cloud services. Before Elastica, Dr. Ramzan respectively served as Chief Scientist of both Sourcefire, acquired by Cisco in October 2013, and malware analytics company Immunet, acquired by Sourcefire in 2010. Dr. Ramzan previously served as the Technical Director of Symantec’s Security Technology and Response division where he was the architect for the company’s reputation-based malware detection technology.

Dr. Ramzan earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Amit Yoran, President, RSA

“Zulfikar’s depth of cybersecurity industry experience is a great addition to RSA - and we’re thrilled to have him on board as we drive the industry forward to better address emergent cyber threats. Zulfikar’s vision of where the security industry needs to focus will push us to deliver solutions that address today’s security threats and continue innovating to help organizations better defend themselves tomorrow.”

Zulfikar Ramzan, CTO, RSA

“Security is no longer an afterthought or relegated to a subset of the IT organization. If the events of the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that security is mission critical and it has become a topic of discussion at the Board level. As the threat landscape continues to evolve and more advanced threats are unleashed into the wild, it’s key to have an agile security strategy. I’m excited to be part of an organization that is pioneering the future of security, and look forward to helping guide RSA as new threats – and threat platforms – emerge.”


RSA’s security solutions help organizations reduce the risks of operating in a digital world. Through visibility, analysis, and action, RSA solutions give customers the ability to detect, investigate and respond to advanced threats; confirm and manage identities; and ultimately, help prevent IP theft, fraud and cybercrime. For more information on RSA, please visit