Addison Fischer is recognized as a pioneer in computer security and office automation. He is a board member of numerous IT security companies, in addition to Surety. He was also a long-time board member of RSA Data Security, Inc., a world leader in cryptographic software, until its merger in 1996 with Security Dynamics, Inc. Mr. Fischer has been involved with a number of committees that set U.S. standards for computer security and electronic commerce. He has addressed the U.S. Congress, by invitation, on various topics, including digital signature standards, proposed FBI digital telephony legislation, and global U.S. competitiveness. Mr. Fischer has degrees in mathematics, holds numerous U.S. and international patents, and is a lifetime member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.