Nitesh Dhanjani

Nitesh Dhanjani

Author, Speaker

  • @nitesh_dhanjani

Areas of Expertise:

  • IT strategy
  • security strategy
  • application security strategy
  • ethical hacking
  • cloud computing
  • virtualization
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing

Nitesh Dhanjani is a well known information security researcher and speaker. Dhanjani is the author of "Hacking: The Next Generation" (O'Reilly), "Network Security Tools: Writing, Hacking, and Modifying Security Tools" (O'Reilly), and "HackNotes:Linux and Unix Security" (Osborne McGraw-Hill). He is also a contributing author to "Hacking Exposed 4" (Osborne McGraw-Hill) and "HackNotes:Network Security" (Osborne McGraw-Hill).

At Ernst & Young, Nitesh is Executive Director in the Americas Information Security Center of Excellence (CoE), responsible for helping some of the largest corporations successfully establish enterprise wide information security programs and solutions. Nitesh is also responsible for evangelizing brand new technology service lines around emerging technologies and trends such as mobile security, cloud computing, and social media.

Prior to E&Y, Dhanjani was Senior Director of Application Security and Assessments at Equifax where he spearheaded security efforts into enhancing the enterprise SDLC, created a process for performing source code security reviews & threat modeling, and managed the attack & penetration team. Before Equifax, Dhanjani was Senior Advisor at Foundstone's Professional Services group where, in addition to performing security assessments, he contributed to and taught Foundstone's Ultimate Hacking security courses.

Dhanjani holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Science from Purdue University.

Dhanjani's personal blog is located at You can follow him on Twitter here: @nitesh_dhanjani

Hacking: The Next Generation Hacking: The Next Generation
by Nitesh Dhanjani, Billy Rios, Brett Hardin
September 2009
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

Network Security Tools Network Security Tools
by Nitesh Dhanjani, Justin Clarke
April 2005
Print: $34.95
Ebook: $27.99

Webcast - Psychotronica: Abusing and Leveraging Intelligence from Social Networking
September 29, 2009
In this presentation, we will go beyond discussing the obvious security and privacy implications of social media. We will tie the items of discussion to privacy implications as well as how they can be leveraged for investigations as well as business ...

"It says everything it should without the endless repeating and rephrasing so that readers would understand the concept, because it was so clearly explained the first time. This is a book that will get and keep your attention, and a must-read book for everyone dealing with computer and information security."
--Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security

"I'd really recommend Hacking: The Next Generation to my fellow techies. More important than learning new ways to mess with each other's minds, it will expose you to a number of new attack vectors that you may not have considered. And in most cases, simple awareness of those new vectors is enough to allow you to start to defend against them. "
--Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings