Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr., senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), leads Verisign’s long-term research program, an ongoing series of innovation initiatives that explore emerging technologies, assess their application to the company’s business and recommend new strategies and solutions. He is also responsible for the company’s industry standards engagements, university collaborations and technical community programs.
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 member of the Association for Computing Machinery, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society, and a member of Tau Beta Pi.
Kaliski received a doctorate, master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where his research focused on cryptography.