About Me

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Hi there!

This is Hitesh

Security Researcher by day and night

I am a Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia and a Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science from KLS Gogte Insitute of Technology, Belgaum

During the course of my academics I had the great fortune of being advised by Dr. Damon McCoy. My interests lie in the intersection of Cyber Security, Machine Learning and Big Data. I am also a part of the CESR: Center for Evidence-based Security Research

Since January 2015, I have founded and run Informant Networks. A company that focuses on solving problems in Network Security and Phishing among other things

I previously was a Security Researcher at FireEye where I maninly research new threats and do reverse engineering to improve malware detection. Previous to that I worked at The International Computer Science Institute where I was working with Dr. Chris Grier, Dr. Vern Paxson and Paul Pearce on the monetization of bitcoin mining malware and web search order hijacking

I love the world of FOSS and have been involved with FOSSTR. In my spare time I fiddle with things which are available here

If you are feeling extra generous, I have a wish list on Amazon that you can pick from

Papers, Posters, Blogs and Slides

Contact Details

Informant Networks
3rd Floor,
1714 Ramdev Galli,
Belgaum, Karnataka, India - 590001

E: hello at hitesh dot xyz

Secure Mail:
hitesh dot dharamdasani at gmail dot com
Key available on pgp.mit.edu
Key Fingerprint:
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H: Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM