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Zulfikar Ramzan Joins RSA as CTO; Amit Yoran Comments

Zulfikar Ramzan
Zulfikar Ramzan

Zulfikar Ramzan, formerly chief technology officer at Elastica, has joined EMC’s (NYSE: EMC) RSA security division as CTO.

Ramzan will oversee the development of RSA’s technology strategy, with focus on providing customers with technologies to counter threats, RSA said Tuesday.

Amit Yoran, president of RSA (a 2015 Wash100 recipient), said Ramzan’s vision of where the security industry needs to focus will help the company develop services intended to address security threats and continue to help organizations protect their assets.

At Elastica, Ramzan worked to leverage machine learning technologies and natural language processing in order to secure cloud access for clients.

He served as chief scientist of both Sourcefire, acquired by Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) in October 2013, and Immunet, acquired by Sourcefire in 2010, prior to his role at Elastica.

Ramzan was previously the technical director of Symantec‘s (NASDAQ: SYMC) security technology and response division.

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