Verisign Labs

Talented, Collaborative and Dedicated

The Verisign Labs team brings a tremendous breadth of expertise and talent.

Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr.

Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr.

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer


As senior vice president and chief technology officer, Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr. 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, 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.



"Reducing the X.509 Attack Surface with DNSSEC’s DANE", Securing and Trusting Internet Names, SATIN 2012, March 2012


Innovating With the Domain Name System: New Opportunities Enabled by Trusted Key Distribution. Presented at World Hosting Days India 2013, Mumbai, India, May 27, 2013

"Building Blocks for a Connected Digital World: Reflections on Public-Key Cryptography and the Internet" (invited), Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, September 7, 2012

"Verisign's Applied Research Program" (invited), MIT CSAIL, Cambridge, MA, USA, February 23, 2012

"Harnessing Innovation, Inside & Outside the Organization" (invited), Nantucket Conference 2011, Nantucket, MA, USA, June 10, 2011


Xconomy Forum: The Future of Big Data, Boston, MA, USA, October 24, 2012

"Closing Roundtable - Game Changers: Where will they take us by 2032?" (panelist), Global INET 2012, Geneva, Switzerland, April 24, 2012; View video

"SOP Workshop 202: Cybersecurity: Safeguarding the Global Internet and Emerging Issues/Opportunities for Developing Countries" (panelist), IGF 2011, Nairobi, Kenya, September 28, 2011; Read panel transcript

"EI Workshop 214: A Practical and Pragmatic Look at Making Cloud Successful in Developing World" (panelist), IGF 2011, Nairobi, Kenya, September 28, 2011; Read panel transcript

"IPv6 Transition for Enterprises" (panelist), IPv6 2011, New York, NY, USA, July 14, 2011

Additional publications may be found in Burt’s prior pages at RSA Laboratories and EMC.