Zulfikar Ramzan, Ph.D.

Zulfikar Ramzan


RSA Security
Chief Digital Officer, RSA; CTO, RSA Security

As Chief Digital Officer, Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan leads RSA IT, Security and Risk Office, Cloud Transformation Organization, and Facilities for the organization. In this capacity, Ramzan drives the digital journey for RSA, including the implementation of IT systems and processes, refining the organization’s data architecture and connected flexible workplace strategy, and managing digital risk for the organization. Ramzan also serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the RSA Security Business Unit, which helps global organizations enhance their cyber resilience and address emerging cyber threats. In this role, he oversees RSA Labs, which focuses on forward learning research and advanced development. He joined RSA in 2015 from Elastica (acquired by Blue Coat Systems), where he was CTO. Previously, he was Chief Scientist of Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco) and, before that, Chief Scientist of malware analytics company Immunet (acquired by Sourcefire). Ramzan holds more than 50 patents and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. His doctoral advisor was Professor Ronald L. Rivest, co-founder of RSA Data Security.