To many, the name Kevin Mitnick is synonymous with "notorious hacker", having been caught by the FBI after a well-publicised pursuit. Now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide, Kevin and The Global Ghost Team™ maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system using technical exploits and social engineering.
Synonymous with hacking, Kevin Mitnick’s cyber-adventure has been documented in countless international news and magazine articles. His story of being caught by the FBI and serving five years in jail for wire and computer fraud, has been widely publicised and he has made numerous guest appearances on TV and radio, offering expert commentary on issues related to information security.
Kevin has been exploring computer security for several decades. He is a self-taught expert in complex operating systems and telecommunications devices, and has made a career out of exploiting their faults. Since his early teenage years, Kevin has been formulating plans to circumnavigate computer security, and to become so knowledgeable in the workings of technology that he can make or break almost any device.
Using his unparalleled knowledge, Kevin succeeded in breaking down the unauthorized gateways of computer systems at some of the largest corporations in the world and penetrated the most unbreakable computer systems on earth. By obtaining source codes to various operating systems and telecommunications systems, he has been able to study their vulnerabilities and their inner workings.
He has written best-selling books about his software intrusion and hacking scandals, these have been hailed by the likes of the New York Times and other leading publications.
Since leaving prison, Kevin has acted as a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Alongside his team, he is able to penetrate and hack all kinds of security systems honing on his expertise and technical prowess. Available as a technology, security and risk speaker, Kevin’s insights from his unique journey will teach any audience a thing or two about social engineering.