Neil Daswani is an accomplished technical visionary and an internet security leader that has helped protect today’s leading websites. Neil is a co-director of the Stanford Advanced Security Certification Program, and an expert in web application security and malware. He is the lead author of the book “Foundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs To Know.”
In 2008, he co-founded Dasient, an Internet security company funded by Benhamou Global Ventures, Floodgate, Google Ventures, and other leading investors. Dasient was acquired by Twitter in 2012. Prior to Dasient, Neil was previously a product manager at Google. At Google, he led the authoring of “The Anatomy of Clickbot.A,” a detailed analysis of a 100,000 machine botnet constructed to conduct click fraud, and a book chapter on “Online Advertising Fraud.”
Prior to his roles at Twitter, Dasient, and Google, Neil served in a variety of research, development, teaching, and managerial roles at Stanford, Yodlee, Lucent, and Bellcore. His additional areas of expertise include wireless data technology and peer-to-peer systems. He has published extensively in these areas, frequently gives talks at industry and academic conferences, and has been quoted by publications such as The New York Times, USA
Today, and CSO Magazine. He has also been granted several U.S. patents.
While at Stanford, he received a Ph.D. in computer science. He also holds a M.S. in computer science from Stanford University, and a B.S. in computer science with honors with distinction from Columbia University.