RSA's Zulfikar Ramzan: Beyond Digital TransformationChief Digital Officer on the Evolution of Digital Risk Management
Nearly a year ago, RSA's chief digital officer, Zulfikar Ramzan, sat with Information Security Media Group to discuss 2021: A Cybersecurity Odyssey. Which predictions came true, and how have the threat and technology landscapes exploded in unexpected new directions?
In a video interview as part of ISMG’s RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Ramzan discusses:
- How RSA is responding to "work from anywhere";
- The new digital risk;
- Emerging technologies to take us beyond mere digital transformation.
As chief digital officer, Ramzan leads RSA IT, security and risk office, cloud transformation organization and facilities. He 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 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 research and advanced development. Ramzan 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 adviser was Professor Ronald L. Rivest, co-founder of RSA Data Security.