Taher Elgamal is a leading expert in computer, network and information security. He is currently the CTO of Security at Salesforce.com, and previously served as Chief Technology Officer of Tumbleweed Communications, Founder/Chair of Securify, and was Chief Scientist of Netscape. Taher is recognized in the industry as the “inventor of SSL”, having written the base algorithm used in SSL, and helped establish SSL as the Internet Security standard. He is the inventor of several industry and government standards in the data security and digital signatures area, including the DSS government standard for digital signatures. Taher has public Board of Director experience with RSA Security, hi/fn, Phoenix Technology and Tumbleweed. He has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

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