Zulfikar Ramzan

Zulfikar Ramzan is currently a senior principal researcher with the Advanced Threat Research Group at Symantec. In this role, Zulfikar is at the forefront of identifying sophisticated computer security threats and trends approximately 12 to 18 months out. Prior to joining Symantec, he held positions as a senior research scientist and lead security architect at NTT DoCoMo USA Labs and IP Dynamics, respectively. Dr. Ramzan's main interests include the practical and theoretical aspects of information security and cryptography. He has co-authored over 30 published research papers, over 15 patent applications and one book entitled "Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses." Ramzan received his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with his thesis research conducted in cryptography and information security. He can be reached at [email protected]

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