Chief Technology Officer, Elastica
Zulfikar Ramzan is CTO of Elastica, a firm taking a data science approach to cloud application security. Prior to joining Elastica, Zulfikar was chief scientist at Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco). Prior to joining Sourcefire, Zulfikar was technical director of Symantec's Security Technology and Response division. Zulfikar has co-authored 50+ technical articles and two books, including Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2008. Zulfikar has 50+ patent applications, 40+ of which have been granted. He was served as general chair of Crypto 2010. Zulfikar has produced a series of cybersecurity educational videos (sourcefire.com/chalktalks) and has served as guest faculty for the educational non-profit Khan Academy (khanacademy.org). He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with thesis work in cryptography.