Research Intern @ Alcatel-Lucent From 1998 to 2001 (3 years) Chief Security Architect @ IP Dynamics From 2002 to 2003 (1 year) Chief Scientist @ Immunet (acquired by Sourcefire) In charge of furthering the efficacy of Immunet's core cloud-based security software, including its free cloud antivirus security product, Immunet Protect 2.0 which launched in June 2010 and...
Research Intern @ Alcatel-Lucent From 1998 to 2001 (3 years) Chief Security Architect @ IP Dynamics From 2002 to 2003 (1 year) Chief Scientist @ Immunet (acquired by Sourcefire) In charge of furthering the efficacy of Immunet's core cloud-based security software, including its free cloud antivirus security product, Immunet Protect 2.0 which launched in June 2010 and has been installed by over 650,000 people. Developed key detection technologies utilizing machine learning, generic fingerprinting, and large-scale data mining ("big data"). Analyzed data sets to identify threat landscape trends. Immunet was acquired by Sourcefire. From 2010 to 2011 (1 year) Senior Research Scientist @ DoCoMo Labs USA I did academic style research in cryptography and information security -- publishing papers and patenting ideas along the way. From May 2003 to February 2006 (2 years 10 months) Chief Technology Officer @ Elastica (Acquired by Blue Coat) * Led key technology vision and development for Elastica (acquired by Blue Coat).* Also helped develop market positioning, sales enablement content.* Continuously briefed industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester, 451, SecurOsis, and others) to provide perspectives on the market and technology scope.Elastica is an innovative data science powered Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) vendor that provides organizations with deep visibility and controls over their use of SaaS applications and other Cloud Services through the use of web-scale system design, large-scale data mining, machine learning (both supervised and unsupervised), and natural language processing.Elastica is the recipient of numerous accolades, including: * Finalist, Info Security's Global Excellence Awards "Innovation in Cloud Security" * Finalist, Info Security's Global Excellence Awards "Startup of the Year" * The Channel Company’s CRN 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2015 list * Finalist for Cloud Awards Program in the Security Innovation of the Year category * Finalist for Rookie Security Company of the Year by SC Magazine * Global 250 Top Private Companies by AlwaysOn * 12 Hot Security Start-ups You Need to Know by Network World * OnDemand 50 Private Companies to Watch by AlwaysOn For more info: http://www.elastica.net From February 2014 to March 2015 (1 year 2 months) San Jose, CAChief Scientist, Cloud Technology Group @ Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco) In charge of the in-field efficacy of FireAMP (enterprise) and Immunet (consumer) advanced malware protection offerings. These technologies leverage large-scale data mining, statistical machine learning, distributed computing, and cloud-based approaches to help several million customers, ranging from individual consumers to enterprises. Designed and implemented key pieces of the technology, especially the back-end machine learning framework, our generic signature engine (back-end), and our advanced analytics engine using techniques from large-scale data mining and distributed computing. Generally help guide the overall vision of our technology and also work to bolster our intellectual property portfolio. Spearheaded the Sourcefire Chalk Talk Series (http://sourcefire.com/chalktalks) and personally created 100+ videos to educate others on cybersecurity. A large part of my role involves working closely with our sales and marketing teams frequently engaging with the media, presenting at conferences, meeting with customers and partners, and briefing industry analysts. I work closely with the field and spend a considerable amount of time meeting with customers and prospects across all the major regions and industry verticals.In July 2013, Cisco announced its intention to acquire Sourcefire; the transaction closed on October 7, 2013 (http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1273122). From January 2011 to February 2014 (3 years 2 months) Technical Director (Architect) @ Symantec * Sr. technical leader who designed, developed , and delivered next-gen reputation-based technologies using large-scale data mining & machine learning to improve efficacy of core products. Technology shipped as flagship feature of Norton Internet Security 2010, Norton AntiVirus 2010 & 2011, and Norton 360 ($2B+ annual revenue stream). Tech also shipped in Norton 2011, SEP 12.x under the names Ubiquity & Insight respectively. * Wrote code for key machine learning and data mining algorithms in C/C++, Perl, Java, and Python. This tech responds to several billion reputation queries per day and detects several million new malicious software (malware) threat instances per month previously undetected by Symantec’s products* Wrote code for Anti-Virus Engine in Norton Internet Security 2009 & 2010, Symantec Protection Network (SMB Back-up Solution), and Norton AntiSpam 2010* Previously managed advanced threat research team, conducting research on (and developing countermeasures for) emerging threats, like online fraud, phishing, pharming, and web security*Co-authored / Co-edited “Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses” (Addison Wesley, 2008)* Helped discover cross-site request forgery vulnerability in home routers (termed “Drive-by Pharming”) garnering significant press* Briefed US Govt officials (Federal: Senators, Congressmen; State: Governors, State Legislature) and Foreign Govt officials on cybersecurity Issues * Briefed mainstream media outlets (NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reuters, Associated Press, CNN, Newsweek, US News & World Report, Washington Post, BBC, Toronto Star, Forbes) and technical outlets (IDG (Computer World, PC World, Network World), PC Magazine, E-Week, Information Week, SC Magazine, CNET, ZD Net, Scientific American, New Scientist, Wired Magazine, Technology Review, Slashdot)* Spoke frequently at industry & academic conferences * Briefed Symantec’s biggest customers as well as industry analysts (e.g., Gartner) From February 2006 to August 2010 (4 years 7 months) Chief Digital Officer @ RSA Security As Chief Digital Officer for RSA, I'm responsible for leading IT, our Security and Risk Office, andFacilities. I also continue to serve as CTO for the Security business unit, where I oversee RSA Labs, which engages in research and advanced development to provide innovative capabilities to our customers. Across the board, my mandate is to drive the digital journey for RSA, including the standup of new IT systems and processes, our data architecture, our connected flexible workplace strategy, the cloud transformation of our products, and management of digital risk for RSA Chief Technology Officer @ RSA Security I have the privilege of guiding the technology strategy for the most amazing and trusted brand in cybersecurity! RSA has renowned offerings in Security Monitoring & Analytics (Netwitness Suite), Identity (access/authentication, single-sign, continuous authentication through our SecurID suite), and Governance, Risk & Compliance (through our Archer Platform). I spend most of my time engaged with RSA's customers and partners to understand market needs. I also work closely with our product teams and research lab to determine how RSA can address those needs moving forward. From March 2015 to September 2020 (5 years 7 months)
1998 to 2001
Chief Security Architect
2002 to 2003
Immunet (acquired by Sourcefire)
2010 to 2011
DoCoMo Labs USA
Senior Research Scientist
May 2003 to February 2006
Elastica (Acquired by Blue Coat)
Chief Technology Officer
February 2014 to March 2015
San Jose, CA
Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco)
Chief Scientist, Cloud Technology Group
January 2011 to February 2014
Technical Director (Architect)
February 2006 to August 2010
Chief Digital Officer
Chief Technology Officer
March 2015 to September 2020
What company does Zulfikar Ramzan work for?
Zulfikar Ramzan works for Alcatel-Lucent
What is Zulfikar Ramzan's role at Alcatel-Lucent?
Zulfikar Ramzan is Research Intern
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Zulfikar Ramzan works in the Computer & Network Security industry.
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