Kevin Mitnick

Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted after hacking into 40 major corporations’ systems just for the challenge, Kevin Mitnick is now a trusted security consultant to some of the largest Fortune 500 companies and governments worldwide. Mr. Mitnick and the Global Ghost Team™ 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. As chief executive officer and chief "white hat" hacker at one of the most advanced boutique security firms in the world, Mr. Mitnick mentors leaders, executives, and staff on the theory and practice of social engineering, topics on which he is the leading global authority. He also helps consumers—from students to retirees—learn how to protect their information and themselves from harm. As the world’s most famous hacker, Mr. Mitnick has been the subject of countless news, movies, and magazine articles published throughout the world. He has made guest appearances on numerous television and radio programs, including CNN, CNBC, Al Jazeera, FOX News, CBC, BBC, Radio Moscow, Tech TV, National Public Radio, Good Morning America, and 60 Minutes. He has been called before the U.S. Congress to testify on security matters affecting the United States. Mr. Mitnick also works in partnership with KnowBe4 to produce critically acclaimed security-awareness training programs to counteract social engineering and to improve security effectiveness. Mr. Mitnick’s books include Art of Intrusion: The Real Story Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders, and Deceivers and Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security, which are mandatory readings for security professionals. His autobiography, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker, a New York Times best seller, is now available in 15 languages.