Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr.

Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr.
Senior Vice President and
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr., Verisign Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr. is Verisign's Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. As such, he is responsible for the company’s long-term technology vision. He is the leader of Verisign Labs, which focuses on applied research, university collaboration, industry thought leadership and intellectual property strategy. 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 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his research focused on Cryptography.