Kevin Mitnick

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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.

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What Kevin Mitnick Talks About:

Hook, Line, and Sinker: How Phishers Bait Remote Workers with Social Engineering
When it comes to fishing, you can reel in a big catch with the right bait. Cyber “phishing” is no different; all a hacker needs is a clever backstory and a little deceit to turn your employees into suckerfish.

Now more than ever, remote employees are being caught in malicious social engineering nets. Knowing all-too-well that many companies aren’t taking proper security measures and that employees are distracted while working from home, bad actors posing as trusted sources are tricking your staff into clicking infected links and sharing private information to hack their way into your servers.

How do you prevent users from falling hook, line, and sinker? Better protection starts with proper awareness and education.

Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous hacker, will use live demonstrations to illustrate how cyber criminals take advantage of your employee’s trust through the art of social engineering.

This acclaimed presentation will entertain your employees while educating them about the latest cyber threats— risks many don’t even know exist! This eye-opening exposé demonstrates just how easily anyone can be tricked into handing over the keys to the kingdom. Not only will listeners hear real-life accounts of Kevin’s pentesting exploits and see live hacks right before their eyes, but “Hook, Line, and Sinker” will also explore the psychology of deception— from the neuroscience behind why we take the bait to cognitive defenses anyone can use to swim smoothly through an ocean of digital threats.

Formerly one of the FBI’s “Most Wanted” targets for his elite hacking, there’s no one more qualified than Kevin to talk about the art of cyber deception. Your audience will watch in pure astonishment as the most elusive digital trickster in history shares a live look inside the mind of a hacker.

Drawing the Curtain: “Houdini of Hackers” Reveals the Latest Social Engineering Tricks
When it comes to hacking, the average person has no idea how it actually works. And while— just like magic— cyber breaches often seem to appear out of nowhere, hacking is often not always as mysterious as you may think.

As the “Houdini of Hackers” Kevin Mitnick is known for his spellbinding live demonstrations, where he lifts the veil to show, step-by-step, what real hackers are hiding up their sleeves.

Bad actors use information about your company and your employees against you, posing as trusted sources to gain access into your networks. These “social engineers” use human psychology to deceive you and your workforce; and in this talk, we’re drawing back the curtains to reveal their biggest tricks.

There’s no one more qualified than Kevin to talk about the art of cyber deception: his real-life exploits once put him on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list. Today, audiences watch in pure amazement, and being astonished by the most elusive digital trickster in history shares a live look inside the mind of a hacker.

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?

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