Himanshu Dwivedi is a founding partner of iSEC Partners, a digital security services and products organization. Before forming iSEC Partners (www.isecpartners.com), Himanshu was the Technical Director for @stakes San Francisco security practice, a leader in application and network security. His professional experience includes application programming, infrastructure security, and secure product design with an emphasis on storage risk assessment.
Himanshu is considered to be an industry expert in storage security. He has been published in major journals, magazines, and news articles regarding his storage security research. Himanshu has been invited to speak at several security and storage conferences in the United States and in Asia, such as BlackHat and Storage Networking World. While specializing in SAN and NAS security, Himanshus research includes storage technologies such as Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS, and CIFS, as well as storage devices such as Fibre Channel switches, host bus adapters, storage controllers, iSCSI initiators, NAS filers, iSNS servers, NAS gateways, and encryption appliances. Himanshu has also written several tools for storage security assessment, including the iSCSI CHAP Password Tester and the Storage Port Scanner.
Himanshu currently has a patent pending on a storage design architecture that he co-developed with other professionals (U.S. Patent Serial No. 10/198,728). The patent is a security design for Fibre Channel storage networks. Himanshu has also published two other books, including Storage Networks: The Complete Reference – the Security Considerations chapter (McGraw-Hill/Osborne) and Implementing SSH: Strategies for Optimizing the Secure Shell (Wiley Publishing). Furthermore, Himanshu has also published two security white papers, including Securing Intellectual Property and Storage Security.