Melih Abdulhayoglu

CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo

Melih Abdulhayoglu

Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and founder of the Comodo companies,
is an inventor, innovator and Internet security expert.

The Comodo Companies

Under Melih's direction, the Comodo companies have grown since 1998 to a worldwide presence acclaimed in the industry for innovation and trust. Today, the Comodo companies have used that success to build complementary product lines assuring financial growth and worldwide name recognition.

Industry Standards

Melih actively advocates higher standards throughout the security industry. As the originator of the Certification Authority Browser Forum (CA/B Forum), a consortium of Certificate Authorities and Internet browser providers, Melih brought industry leaders together to establish new authentication standards for Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates. Melih has also initiated the Common Computing Security Standards Forum (CCSS), a voluntary organization of security software vendors, operating system providers, and Internet browser software creators who are working together to mitigate the risk of malware and protect consumers worldwide.

In 2008, Melih's efforts to promote Internet security earned him the Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year® award in Information Technology Software for New Jersey. He is a frequent speaker on Internet security issues and has appeared as an expert on various media outlets, including Fox TV and USA Today.

Melih earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from Bradford University, United Kingdom.

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