About Kevin Mitnick - The World's Most Famous Hacker, Expert and Speaker on Cybersecurity:
Kevin Mitnick is the world's most famous hacker, best-selling author and the top global cybersecurity speaker. Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant and strategist to the Fortune 500, global governments, agencies and organizations - including AT&T, Toshiba, Microsoft, Humana and MasterCard. Kevin's presentations are akin to technology magic shows which include the latest hacking trends and techniques that educate and inform - while keeping people on the edge of their seats. He offers expert commentary on issues related to information security and increases "security awareness".
Mitnick is the CEO and chief "white hat" hacker at Mitnick Security, one of the world’s most advanced boutique security firms, where he and his team, The Global Ghost Team™ maintain a 100% success record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into - using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering. In his role, he also mentors executives and staff on the theory and practice of social engineering, as well as working with consumers - from students to retirees - on cybersecurity safety measures. Also in his role of Chief Hacking Officer of KnowBe4 - he helps produce critically acclaimed security awareness training programs to counteract social engineering and to improve security effectiveness.
Mitnick has been called before Congress to testify on security matters affecting the U.S. - and featured as a commentator, analyst and interview subject on leading outlets, including CNN, Al Jazeera, FOX News, BBC, Radio Moscow, NPR, Good Morning America and 60 Minutes. His books, Art of Intrusion: The Real Story Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers and Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security, are both mandatory reading for security professionals - and his autobiography Ghost in the Wires is a New York Times best-seller.
With expert perspective on the rapidly evolving world of cybersecurity and a fascinating story to tell - Mitnick engages audiences with unique and extremely valuable insight on increasingly important issues for companies, agencies and organizations of all sizes.
What Kevin Mitnick Talks About:
How Hackers Attack and How to Fight Back: It takes One to Know One
People are the weakest link. They can be manipulated or influenced into unknowingly helping hackers break into their organization’s computers. You’ll learn how easily you can be an unsuspecting victim who can be manipulated into handing over the keys the kingdom – if you haven’t done so already.
In this engaging and demonstration-rich experience (with live hacking demonstrations of the current threats to you and your organization) – Kevin Mitnick illustrates how a hacker’s thought process works and how they ply their trade-craft. You just might realize that you – like almost everyone else on the planet – have a misplaced reliance on security technology, which has now become ineffective against a motivated hacker using a technique called “social engineering.”
Kevin is uniquely qualified to take you inside the mind of a hacker, as it takes one to know one. He was once the FBI’s Most Wanted, although he never stole for profit or damaged systems. He is the most elusive computer break-in artist in history because he hacked into the NSA – and more than 40 major corporations just for the fun and adventure.
Ghost in the Wires: Go on the Run with the Most Wanted Hacker in the World
Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience. Come on the run and escape with Kevin as he takes you on this hilarious and mind-boggling adventure based upon his New York Times best-selling autobiography Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker. Kevin is a master storyteller who puts you right in the action of this sophisticated cat-and-mouse game that led authorities through false identities, jumping from city to city, plenty of close shaves – and ultimately, a bizarre showdown with the feds. He was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, and no matter how fast the authorities were, Kevin was faster – using technology not only to evade but also to spy on and track his pursuers. His story – packed with hysterical pranks and fear-driven hysteria – actually started a movement and changed how companies secure their information”. Would you like to see a real ghost?
We would need to give out FREE PUPPIES this year to match the record crowds and excitement that Kevin Mitnick generated at our trade show booth last year - so, we just booked him again!
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