The Pioneers of the Information Technology Age

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:00AM – 10:00AM PT

The following luminaries were the original frontiersman and inventors of; ARPANet system architecture, TCP/IP, SSL/TLS, DSS, RFC, public-key cryptography and many other groundbreaking efforts. These innovators were instrumental in leading change and responsible for building what is todays internet.

This is an invitation only session for government and industry CISOs and risk executives to include a Q&A session. Please contact Janice Avellar if you are interested in attending this virtual opportunity.

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Robert Rodriguez
Chairman & Founder, SINET

Elgamal, Taher

Taher Elgamal
Chief Technology Officer


Whit Diffie
American Cryptographer

Vint Cerf

Vinton Cerf
Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist
Google LLC


Steve Crocker
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Shinkuro, Inc.

Vint Cerf; Widely known as the “Father of the Internet” Recipient of the U.S. National Medal of Technology by President Bill Clinton, the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush and the ACM Alan Turing Laureate Award.

Taher Elgamal; Father of SSL, Marconi Prize Awardee and RSA Conference Lifetime Achievement Awardee, CTO Security Salesforce and many other accolades

Whit Diffie; Cited for his invention of public-key cryptography along with Martin Hellman, Marconi Prize Awardee, ACM Turing Laureate Award and many other accolades

Dr. Steve Crocker; Established the Request For Comments (RFC) which, to this day, is used to document the protocols of the Internet, Awarded the 2002 IEEE Internet Award and CEO of Shinkuro