Jim Bidzos is considered a security founding father. From 1986 to 1999 he served as president and CEO of RSA Data Security and vice chairman until 2002. In 2008 he took center stage at Verisign, another company he founded, acting as interim CEO and president. Since then he has streamlined the businesses of Verisign in an effort to focus on its core Internet infrastructure products of identity and authentication, domain naming and SSL. In order to do this, Verisign has been selling off other businesses at a rapid clip.