Dr. Taher Al-Ghamal (Born August 18, 1955) is an Egyptian encoder and entrepreneur. He is recognized as the "father of SSL" for his work in computer security while working at Netscape, which helped create private and secure communications on Internet.Elgamal also known for his 1985 paper entitled "Public Key Encryption System and Signature Scheme on the Basis of Separate Algorithms" in which he proposed the design of the separate encryption system for the ElGamal registry and ElGamal signature system. This latter scheme became the basis of the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA) adopted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a digital signature standard (DSS). He also participated in the SET credit card payment protocol as well as a number of online payment plans. according to an article about the love of the average Elgamal I was mathematics. Although he came to the United States for a PhD in electrical engineering at Stanford University, he said, "... Encryption was the most beautiful use of mathematics he had ever seen.