Additional Info

Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Security Engineering Manager
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Google
Company size (employees)10,000 or more
CountryUnited States
Headquarters RegionNorth America


Karan Dwivedi is a recognized cybersecurity expert. Currently, he serves as a security engineering manager at Google. Karan has led large-scale security projects at Google and Yahoo in the US for products like Google Search, Google Assistant, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Finance, Flickr, etc, to safeguard over a billion users. At Yahoo, he was part of the security team responding to the world’s largest data breach. He is the author of the book “Kickstart your security engineering career” which is a definitive guide for anyone looking to start a career in security engineering. Karan contributed to the latest internet standard for scoring vulnerabilities, the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS 4.0). He is featured in major media like Hakin9 Media Magazine, Forensic Focus News, etc. He has delivered talks at national and international conferences like Tech Ex North America, Tech Summit SF, BSides Las Vegas, National Cyber Summit, etc, to influence private and public sectors. Karan was featured as a subject matter expert in the Google Cybersecurity Certificate program launched in May 2023 on Coursera, which had an enrollment of over 41000 students in a few weeks. Furthermore, Karan has served as an advisor to startups, an editorial board member in international security journals, and judged global competitions. He holds a master’s degree in Information Security from Carnegie Mellon University, USA.


1) Contributed as a subject matter expert in the new Google Cybersecurity Certificate program which was launched in May 2023 on coursera which had an enrollment of over 249,000 students till date (2024).

2) Authored a book "Kickstart your security engineering career" to guide newcomers to enter the field of security. The book provides proven frameworks to not only find the right role for a newcomer in the field to pursue but also prepare them for daunting interviews using a methodical approach. He also launched a companion website with up to date resources for readers.

3) Delivered talks in national and international conferences like Tech Ex North America 2023 (6000 attendees (, Tech Summit SF 2023 (2000+ attendees), National Cyber Summit (2500+ attendees), BSides Las Vegas (2500+ attendees) ( etc.