Neil Daswani

Neil Daswani
Born (1974-09-20) September 20, 1974
Citizenship United States
Alma mater Stanford University
Columbia University
Known for Dasient
Scientific career
Fields Computer science

Neil Daswani is a co-director of the Stanford Advanced Security Certification Program, and an expert in web application security. He is the lead author of the book "Foundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs To Know."

In 2008, he co-founded Dasient, a web security company, along with another ex-Googler and Berkeley alum Shariq Rizvi, and former McKinsey strategy consultant Ameet Ranadive. Daswani was previously a product manager at Google.


Prior to his roles at Google and Stanford, Daswani served in a variety of research, development, teaching, and managerial roles at Yodlee, Lucent, and Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies). His additional areas of expertise include wireless data technology, and peer-to-peer systems. He has published extensively in these areas,[1] frequently gives talks at industry and academic conferences, and has been granted several U.S. patents.[2]

At Google he led the authoring of "The Anatomy of Clickbot.A",[3] a detailed analysis of a 100,000 machine botnet constructed to conduct click fraud, and a book chapter on "Online Advertising Fraud".[4]

While at Stanford, he was the PhD student of Hector Garcia-Molina, and he co-founded the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) Security Certification Program.[5] 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.


  1. "Neil Daswani Publications". Archived from the original on March 10, 2013. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  2. "Neil Daswani Patents". Archived from the original on September 2, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  3. "The Anatomy of Clickbot.A" (PDF). Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  4. "Online Advertising Fraud" (PDF). Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  5. "Stanford SCPD's Advanced Computer Security Certificate". Retrieved February 28, 2013.

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