Kevin Mitnick is one of the most infamous hackers in recent American history. Recognised for his high profile conviction, the social engineering expert has since become an invaluable asset to governments, Fortune 500 companies and corporate clients, utilising his skills to find the weaknesses in their security systems. As a global authority, Mitnick is sought after to teach others the theory and practical implementation of social engineering and how to employ it for the benefit of business success, a topic he discusses extensively as a speaker. A vivid story teller, and thought-provoking authority, Mitnick is the ideal speaker to share his expertise with your audience.
Founder of Mitnick Security Consulting, Mitnick set up the business in 2003 to provide security strategies, penetration testing and incident response to governing bodies and corporations. Utilising his decades of self taught skills, Mitnick is now the CEO and Chief White Hat Hacker of his consultancy, transforming the way in which businesses approach the biggest threat of the modern era; cyber security. Also working as a Chief Hacking Officer for KnowBe4, Mitnick has acted as an advisor to the likes of NASA, the FBI, Microsoft and MasterCard, proving his dominance in the field. Similarly, he has provided keynote talks to businesses and leaders on the transformative power of advanced security, through his consultancy.
Finding himself of the FBI’s Most Wanted, Mitnick’s early years were spent evading capture from the law as he hacked into 40 major corporations, simply to see if it was possible. The pinnacle of his crimes, prior to his FBI pursuit and arrest in 1995, Mitnick had spent his school days employing the technique of social engineering in order to avoid paying for the bus, access to an unauthorised computer network and hacked voicemail computers. Driven by curiosity, an analytical mindset and the challenge brought by problem solving, Mitnick’s controversial past led him to prison time, and to becoming one of the world’s most infamous hackers.
Since rising to prominence Mitnick has been the subject of a number of films including Takedown, documentary Freedom Downtime and inspired the graphic novel Wizzywig. With such an intricate and exhilarating story, Mitnick has been featured extensively on CNN, Fox News, and Good Morning America, as both a storyteller and security expert. Of his three published books, his autobiography became a New York Times best seller ‘Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker’ with readers captivated by his illustrious life story. For an entertaining and invaluable keynote talk from an iconic source, hire Kevin Mitnick.