Kevin Mitnick

The world's most famous computer hacker and leading cyber security expert

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About

Once one of the FBI’s “Most Wanted”, because he went on an electronic joyride during which he hacked into more than 40 major corporations just for the challenge and not for monetary gain, Kevin Mitnick was once the most elusive computer break-in artist in history.

Today, he is a trusted, highly sought-after security consultant to Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Kevin Mitnick is the world's authority on hacking, social engineering, and security awareness training. In fact, the world’s most used computer-based end-user security awareness training suite bears his name.

With more than twenty years of experience in exploring computer security, Kevin Mitnick is a largely self-taught expert in exposing the vulnerabilities of complex operating systems and telecommunications devices.

His hobby as an adolescent consisted of studying methods, tactics, and strategies used to circumvent computer security, and to learn more about how computer systems and telecommunication systems work.

"Security is not a product that can be purchased off the shelf, but consists of policies, people, processes, and technology".

In building this body of knowledge, Kevin gained unauthorised access to computer systems at some of the largest corporations on the planet and penetrated some of the most resilient computer systems ever developed. He has used both technical and non technical means to obtain the source code to various operating systems and telecommunications devices to study their vulnerabilities and their inner workings.

As the world's most famous hacker, Kevin Mitnick has been the subject of countless news and magazine articles published throughout the world. He has made guest appearances on numerous television and radio programs, offering expert commentary on issues related to information security.

He has attended hundreds of industry events as a keynote speaker, hosted a weekly talk radio show in Los Angeles, testified before the United States Senate, written for Harvard Business Review and spoken for Harvard Law School.

Kevin is a global bestselling author and his books are available in over 50 countries and 20 languages. He is the world authority on social engineering and security awareness training. Well over 1 million professionals watch Kevin Mitnick’s Security Awareness Training program every year.

His written works are mandatory readings for security professionals. They include:
● The Art of Intrusion: The Real Story Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers
● The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
● Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker (2002
● The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

Speech Topics

Kevin Mitnick’s keynote presentations are one part magic show, one part education, and all parts entertaining. Whether delivered virtually or live, Kevin will entertain and educate your audience with real demonstrations of the latest hacking techniques to help raise the security awareness of individuals and organisations worldwide while keeping attendees on the edge of their seats.

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.

His most popular keynote speeches include:

Hacked – A Keynote with Kevin Mitnick
The #1 Cyber Security Awareness Presentation
In this 60-minute keynote speech, delivered virtually or in-person, audience members will follow along as Kevin hacks multiple systems in real-time and exposes just how vulnerable individuals - and enterprises - really are.

In Hacked, Kevin creates a custom hacking experience for your organisation or attendees, showcasing not just the power of social engineering in the hands of a competent hacker, but also the latest threats that you may be exposed to today. Throughout the presentation, Kevin will share stories, experiences, and history of his most thrilling exploits and successful infiltrations.

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 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 defences anyone can use to swim smoothly through an ocean of digital threats.

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.

It Takes One to Know One: Live Hacking Demonstrations with the World’s Once “Most Wanted” Hacker
The iconic saying goes, “it takes one to know one”— and in many cases, it’s true. That’s why when it comes to hacking, you can’t trust the theory of cybersecurity alone. You also need to understand its application.

On the playing field of cybersecurity keynotes, others just talk about the game, while Kevin Mitnick actually plays. There’s no one more qualified than Kevin to talk about the art of cyber deception. Through live demonstrations, Kevin illustrates exactly how cyber criminals take advantage of your employee’s trust through the art of social engineering.

Testimonials

Kevin Mitnick's talk at Microsoft was a huge hit. He was charming, funny and definitely in the zone. The talk covered his early childhood pranks, illuminating how he developed the hacker instinct that ultimately got him into trouble. We look forward to the movie that will be based on “Ghost in the Wires”! Thanks much to Kevin for joining us!

Amy Draves – Microsoft Research Visiting Speaker Series Manager.

The Webinar [on social engineering] with Kevin was fantastic and we have received lots of positive feedback about the event. Kevin is a great speaker with tons of wit and a flair for making points thoughtfully.

Shane Westcott, Manager, Technology Support, Calgary Board of Education.

Kevin Mitnick has a unique ability to connect with both technical and non-technical groups, which makes him a perfect fit for almost any event, especially those audiences that run the full gamut of technical ability. Die-hard techies will enjoy “geeking out” with Kevin, and everyone else will still be fascinated and perhaps a little frightened by what they learn. Our attendees could not have been more pleased with Kevin and his “Art of Deception” keynote.

John Dietrich, Marketing Director, Dell, Inc.

Kevin Mitnick's presentation was not only informative and entertaining; it also brought home some very relevant information security issues. The audience was captivated by his live demonstration of what information is available at the click of a mouse.

Teresa Rojas - Acting Director, Office of Systems Security Operations Management Social Security Administration.

Since Kevin Mitnick first produced a webinar for Qualys in 2009, he has always been known to deliver crushing crowds in-person or online. When I finally got the chance to share the stage with Kevin for a special appearance at our RSA 2017 trade show booth, I saw first hand his spectacular draw power that caused never-ending line-ups circling the booth and ear-to-ear smiles on every face waiting to meet him. I'll never forget it and I'm even smiling as I think of it now. Kevin is a charismatic living legend and a true cyber security superstar.

Time White - Former Director of Product Management - Qualys.

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!

Michelle Mendal - Sr. Field Marketing Manager, Healthcare - VMware.

Books and DVDs

Clients often ask about purchasing books for giveaways and delegate packs. Below you’ll find a selection of products by Kevin Mitnick. Click the images to view on Amazon's website. For bulk orders, please speak with your Booking Agent.

How to book Kevin Mitnick for your event

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