Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA
Nitesh Dhanjani

Nitesh Dhanjani
Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP


Nitesh Dhanjani is a well known security researcher, author, and speaker. Dhanjani is the author of the upcoming book “Abusing the Internet of Things: Blackouts, Freakouts, and Stakeouts”. He has also written “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”. Dhanjani has been invited to talk at various information security events such as the Black Hat Briefings, RSA, Hack in the Box, Microsoft Blue Hat, and OSCON.

Dhanjani is currently executive director at a large consulting firm, where he advises some of the largest corporations around the world on how to establish enterprise-wide information security programs and solutions. Dhanjani is also responsible for evangelizing brand new technology service lines around emerging technologies and trends such as cloud computing and virtualization.

Prior to his current job, Dhanjani was senior director of application security and assessments at a major credit bureau, where he spearheaded security efforts into enhancing the enterprise SDLC, created a process for performing source code security reviews and threat modeling, and managed the Attack & Penetration team.

Dhanjani graduated from Purdue University with both a Bachelors and Masters degree in computer science.


1:15pm–1:55pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: Generals Residence
Nitesh Dhanjani (Ernst & Young LLP)
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This talk will discuss and demonstrate cutting edge attacks against IoT devices (lighting, cars, door locks) and discuss how to build better security mechanisms to protect against such attacks. Read more.