Melih Abdulhayoglu

Melih Abdulhayoglu
CEO and Chief Security Architect at Comodo

Melih Abdulhayoglu created Comodo in 1998 with a bold vision of making the Trusted Internet a reality for all. His innovations have challenged some of the largest corporations and deeply entrenched business models to make the vision a reality, and his success has benefited the ecommerce industry, online businesses and users alike. Melih's pioneering business model has allowed him to provide the Comodo Firewall absolutely free, while continuing to grow revenue by over 30 percent, year over year. This innovative business model earned him Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Award in the Information Technology Software Category for New Jersey.

Melih earned a BS in Electronic Engineering from Bradford University in 1991. During his tenure at Bradford, Melih was instrumental in creating new digital security technologies for large enterprises, computer manufacturers and governmental organizations worldwide. Using that experience and training, Melih established Comodo's core business building principle around the concept of Value Innovation - delivering solutions recognized for their technological innovation that has high value in the marketplace.

This intense focus on creating trust online has yielded such significant results that within just three years, Comodo has powered its way to the number two Certificate Authority position, controlling nearly one-third of all SSL certificates worldwide. Meanwhile, the company's award-winning, free firewall has become one of the most downloaded products in the world, protecting another PC every second of every day.

Posts by Melih Abdulhayoglu

Anti-virus Approach Is Not Enough; We Need Default Deny Protection
by Melih Abdulhayoglu - 2009-05-22 00:00:00 in General Information

It makes no sense to use 20th century technology to protect our networks against 21st century threats.


The Anti-Virus Approach Is Not Enough!
by Melih Abdulhayoglu - 2009-05-15 00:00:00 in General Information

A government-initiated "kick in the pants" may be just what the doctor ordered. Ideally, though, private entities would join in the fun of cybercrime-stopping. After all, everyone has a dog in this race.


Compromised Power Grid Demonstrates That We Need Security Standards
by Melih Abdulhayoglu - 2009-04-09 00:00:00 in General Information

I spoke these words two weeks before Siobhan Gorman of the Wall Street Journal broke the news that cyberspies, most likely from China and Russia, had penetrated the cybergrid that controls the US electrical supply, and and had left behind potentially disruptive software. I wasn't a bit surprised.


Drugged Three-Year-Olds Enslaved
by Melih Abdulhayoglu - 2009-03-24 00:00:00 in General Information

I might have a three-year-old computer, a Pentium.And if it started running slowly I might think that I needed to either delete some old files or buy some new memory.I would have no reason to think my three-year-old was really a zombie slave.


A New Digital You is Born?
by Melih Abdulhayoglu - 2009-03-18 00:00:00 in General Information

A new era of Digital You is born! A natural delivery with the inauguration of Web 3.0 (a.k.a. semantic, pervasive or media-centric web) set to change the way you surf, interact, search and transact on the Internet, than how you do this today.