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Stanford University, MS
Electrical Engineering
Stanford University, PhD
Electrical Engineering


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Dr. Taher Elgamal

Taher joined ONSET Ventures after five years as a Venture Advisor with Diamondhead Ventures. He is a leading expert in computer, network and information security.

Taher is currently the Chief Security Officer of Axway, was the Chief Technology Officer of Tumbleweed Communications, was the Founder/Chair of Securify, and was the Chief Scientist of Netscape. He is recognized in the industry as the “inventor of SSL”. He wrote the base algorithm used in SSL and helped establish SSL as the Internet Security standard within standard committees and within the industry.

Taher invented several industry and government standards in data security and digital signatures area including the DSS government standard for digital signatures. Several thousand publications have been written in the space referred to as “the Elgamal Cryptography”. He developed security software that was used in commercial products by approximately ten companies as well as in 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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