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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|Apr 15, 2014||The Verge - The plot to kill the password|
|Jul 18, 2012||Techworld - Will tech companies ever figure out how to deal with passwords?|
|Apr 27, 2012||Computer World India - Trustworthy Internet Movement: Majority of Internet's Top 200,000 HTTPS Websites are Insecure|
|Apr 26, 2012||Ars Technica - 90% of popular SSL sites vulnerable to exploits, researchers find|
|Apr 25, 2012||Techworld - InfoSec 2012: New online dashboard to monitor SSL quality|
|Apr 25, 2012||ZD Net - Risky websites to be named and shamed|
|Mar 11, 2010||Threat Post - Taher Elgamal on Encryption, SSL, The Cloud|
|Jan 14, 2010||ZD Net - Data leakage prevention still lacks bite|