Kevin Mitnick is the world's most famous hacker, global bestselling author, and the top cybersecurity keynote speaker. 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 is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide.
As the CEO of Mitnick Security Consulting, Kevin and The Global Ghost TeamTM now maintain a 100 percent successful track 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. Also, in his role of Chief Hacking Officer of KnowBe4 he helps produce the world’s most popular security awareness training based on his name and experience to counteract social engineering and to improve security effectiveness.
Kevin mentors leaders, executives, and staff on both the theory and practice of social engineering, topics on which he is the leading global authority. Kevin also helps consumers —from students to retirees— learn how to protect their information and themselves from harm. Kevin has been a commentator, security analyst, or interview subject for almost every major news outlet around the globe. His television programming is seen in over 170 countries.
Kevin’s books are available in over 50 countries and 20 languages. His works include The Art of Intrusion: The Real Story Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers and The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security, which are both mandatory readings for security professionals. His autobiography, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker is a New York Times bestseller and his latest work released in 2017 is 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, a ground-breaking book on privacy.
As a one-of-a-kind public speaker, Kevin's presentations are akin to technology magic shows, which include the latest hacking 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".