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Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr.

Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr.

Verisign Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer


Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr., senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), leads Verisign’s long-term technology vision, and is responsible for the Verisign Labs applied research program, university collaboration, industry thought leadership and advanced technology incubations. He also facilitates the technical community within Verisign.

Prior to joining Verisign in 2011, Kaliski served as the founding director of the EMC Innovation Network, the global collaboration among EMC’s research and advanced technology groups and its university partners. He joined EMC from RSA Security, where he served as vice president of research and chief scientist. Kaliski started his career at RSA in 1989, where, as the founding scientist of RSA Laboratories, his contributions included the development of the Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS), now widely deployed in Internet security.

Kaliski has held appointments as a guest professor at Wuhan University's College of Computer Science, and as a guest professor and member of the international advisory board of Peking University's School of Software and Microelectronics. He has also taught at Stanford University and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Kaliski is a trustee emeritus of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society and Tau Beta Pi.

Kaliski holds a doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science, Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science, and a Bachelor of Science in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where his research focused on cryptography.