Saumil Udayan Shah
Founder and Director, Net-Square Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Saumil continues to lead the efforts in e-commerce security research at Net-Square. His focus is on researching vulnerabilities with various e-commerce and web based application systems. Saumil also provides information security consulting services to Net-Square clients, specializing in ethical hacking and security architecture. He holds a designation of Certified Information Systems Security Professional. Saumil has had more than nine years experience with system administration, network architecture, integrating heterogenous platforms, and information security and has perfomed numerous ethical hacking exercises for many significant companies in the IT area. Saumil is a regular speaker at security conferences such as BlackHat, RSA, etc.
Previously, Saumil was the Director of Indian operations for Foundstone Inc, where he was instrumental in developing their web application security assessment methodology, the web assessment component of FoundScan - Foundstone's Managed Security Services software and was instrumental in pioneering Foundstone's Ultimate Web Hacking training class.
Prior to joining Foundstone, Saumil was a senior consultant with Ernst & Young, where he was responsible for the company's ethical hacking and security architecture solutions. Saumil has also worked at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, as a research assistant and is currently a visiting faculty member there.
Saumil graduated from Purdue University with a master's degree in computer science and a strong research background in operating systems, networking, infomation security, and cryptography. At Purdue, he was a research assistant in the COAST (Computer Operations, Audit and Security Technology) laboratory. He got his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Gujarat University, India. Saumil is a co-author of "Web Hacking: Attacks and Defense" (Addison Wesley, 2002) and is the author of "The Anti-Virus Book" (Tata McGraw-Hill, 1996)
Nitesh Dhanjani is a senior consultant for Ernst & Young's Advanced Security Center. He has performed network, application, web-application, wireless, source-code, host security reviews and security architecture design services for clients in the Fortune 500.
Nitesh is the author of "HackNotes: Unix and Linux Security" (Osborne McGraw-Hill). He is also a contributing author for the best-selling security book "Hacking Exposed 4" and "HackNotes: Network Security".
Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Nitesh worked as consultant for Foundstone Inc. where he performed attack and penetration reviews for many significant companies in the IT arena. While at Foundstone, Nitesh both contributed to and taught parts of Foundstone s "Utimate Hacking: Expert" and "Ultimate Hacking" security courses.
Nitesh has been involved in various educational and open-source projects and continues to be active in the area of system and Linux kernel development. He has published technical articles for various publications such as the Linux Journal.
Nitesh gratuated from Purdue University with both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science. While at Purdue, he was involed in numerous research projects with the CERIAS (Center for Education and Research Information Assurance and Security) team. During his research at Purdue, Nitesh was responsible for creating content for and teaching C and C++ programming courses to be delievred remotely as part of a project sponsored by IBM, AT&T, and Intel.