Founder, Vice Chairman, and CTO, FireEye, Inc.
Ashar founded FireEye in 2004 and leads both the technical and business strategies of FireEye as CTO and CEO. He is also the original inventor of the core set of technologies behind FireEye's ground breaking Malware Protection Systems. This work has led to the filing of over 18 patents on various aspects of FireEye's technologies. Ashar has received over 20 patents in the areas of networking, cryptography, network security and data center virtualization for work done prior to FireEyeAshar holds an S.B. (Scientiae Baccalaureus) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the UC Regents Fellowship.