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Kevin Mitnick, the world's most wanted computer hacker, managed to hack into some of the country's most powerful—and seemingly impenetrable—agencies and companies. By conning employees into giving him private information and maneuvering through layers of security, he gained access to data that no one else could.

Praise from Publisher's Weekly

"It's the piquant human element that really animates this rollicking memoir of high-tech skullduggery. Mitnick (The Art of Deception) recounts his epic illegal computer hacks of Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment Corporation, and any number of cellphone makers; his exploits triggered a manhunt that made headlines. He insists he did it not for money but for the transgressive thrill of looking at big, secret computer programs--otherwise he apparently lived a threadbare existence on the lam--and the claim rings true; there's something obsessive and pure about his need to hack and brag about it to others, habits which eventually brought about his downfall." Read more here »


"Kevin Mitnick, world renowned hacker and security expert, entranced an audience of over 1500, including 1000 US Naval Academy Midshipmen, at the United States Naval Institute’s Conference on cyber security. His presentation explained the dangers of social engineering and how individuals can reduce the risks having their personal information and online accounts stolen. During his demonstration, he showed how readily information can be gathered by hackers using perfectly legal means from any organization’s forward facing servers. He additionally showed a Midshipman how easily he could, through readily accessible and legal means, obtain personal information stored on the Internet.

Mitnick was exciting and provided real-world information that not only informed but entertained the audience. He left the Academy a buzz as word of his presentation spread and had the Midshipmen asking for additional sessions with him!"
CAPT Steven "Doc" Simon, USN
Director, Cyber Security Center
United States Naval Academy
December 10, 2012

"We have been fortunate enough to work with Kevin over the past 3 years. I am consistently amazed at the quality of work from him and his team. We have used a number of third parties for various security tests over the years. Kevin's thoroughness and breadth of knowledge is unsurpassed. Kevins results are not just a finding on a report. He shows you how it could be exploited. Working for a software company it can sometimes be tough to convince development staff that a finding is really an issue. It is extremely powerful when Kevin and his team not only puts it in the report but sets up an example and shows the staff what could happen. This past year we had Kevin perform his testing and then follow up with a presentation to the entire organization. Kevin is not just a brilliant security tester. He is a very engaging and effective speaker. Kevin was able to mix stories from his past with stories from our organization and come up with the most effective security presentation I have ever seen. At many organizations security is just something that we have to do. In our company our employees understand the threat because they have seen it. This is a testament to the work that Kevin has done over the past few years for us."
Joel – Chief Security Officer – Financial Services company

"It is not what you know that is scary, it's what you don't know and Kevin Mitnick has a presentation that will demonstrate just how ignorant you are. If you need to put the fear of god into your C-Level co-workers or motivate your directors to approve your security budget, I would suggest that you have them attend his highly interactive and entertaining demonstration.

Kevin starts his show by demonstrating some fairly straight forward hacks. With multiple monitors set up, Kevin demonstrates a user opening a PDF file—with no tipoff to the user, Kevin takes control of the targeted PC. He repeats the demo with an IM message and then a flash drive. Think you have USB devices locked down? I did until Kevin showed a modified Flash Drive that looks like a "Human Interface Device". It emulates a keyboard and is programmed to surreptitiously "type" input on command.

Thank goodness you think, "well, at least my building is physically locked down and secure". Not for Kevin. Another demo showed how quickly many proximity cards can be copied and cloned just by walking by someone who has access to the door that you desire to enter.

Kevin spends quite a bit of time discussing "social engineering" and the fact that successful attacks almost always take advantage of people. Whether it is following human nature by holding a controlled door open for someone with a heavy package, or the stupidity of your receptionist who gives a password to a stranger posing as IT support, the technical side of attacks is only the tools. The simple fact is that the most vulnerable link in security is people. We object to security because security is almost always a tradeoff versus convenience. Further, far too rarely do we question the people and events happening around us. We let our guard down thinking it can't happen because it hasn't happened. Perhaps the only reason it hasn't happened is because you, up until now, have been lucky. See Kevin and bring the leadership of your company. At the very least it is an eye opener. At best, maybe a future hacker will decide you are just too well informed to attack."
-Steven L. Susman, Director-Information Technology, Manager-Engineered Systems, Supreme Security Systems, Inc.

"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

"I think I speak for everyone when I say that Kevin delivered 100% today... He was engaging, entertaining, informative, and the response has been very good top to bottom. Beyond the presentation, he went above and beyond given the obstacles that were thrown at him by the venue... He deserves much credit for being flexible, open, and able to adapt, to what I am sure he will tell you, might be his most challenging presentation [situation] ever. [Our] Senior Leadership Team (President included) enjoyed the presentation and lunch where he was certainly the star. We hope that you can pass on our sincere thanks for a job well done."
- Feedback on a speech in May 2011 for a confidential company

"We were so lucky to have Kevin in our Conference! You were rated the best speaker of the whole seminar with an average score of 4.4 out of 5 points -- our audience found your content to be brilliant, breathtaking and hair-raising. Excellent job."
- Kirsi Antola, Talentum Events Oy, Helsinki, Finland (November 2010)

"I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude all of your hard work. I have worked for this company for 15 years. In that time, I have seen lectures given by vice presidents, heads of state, senators, legendary theoretical physicists and even financial gurus; however, your presentation was the first time I have seen our employees rush the stage to meet the speaker. In the last three days, I have received many requests from our employees asking if they can view the presentation again... I have received nothing but accolades on your presentation. You truly captured our audience and made IT Security awareness interesting and entertaining."
Feedback on a speech on September 16th, 2010 for a confidential government agency

"Kevin's presentation was fantastic and he was delightful to work with—very accommodating and very gracious!"
Liz Cress
General Dynamics
June 2, 2010

"We were delighted to bring Kevin back for a second appearance at our annual event—and he did a great job! He had many interactive demonstrations to illustrate his speaking points and he put in the time, in advance, to ensure that they all worked perfectly on-site. His customized speech on PCI compliance was very relevant to our audience."
Carolyn Schnare
May 13, 2010

"Social engineering is a section of Security that is not always taken into account. Today is becoming more important with the web 2.0 and social networks. Mr. Mitnick / Kevin showed us the importance and risks of it in a pleasant, simple and powerful way. The audience was captivated by his live demonstrations showing how easy can be an attack by social engineering."
Pablo Martinez
Bic Berrilan,
April 8, 2010

"Mission accomplished! Thanks for giving us a great presentation at the World Game Protection Conference. The general feedback I have had from attendees on your talk can be summed up as "scary" (I mean that in a scary good way). You opened their eyes and that's what I wanted. Well done."
Willy Allison
World Game Protection
February 26, 2010

"[Kevin's] session was extremely successful... we appreciated his participation at HIMSS09!"
Mari Franks
Program Manager, North America Education

"I would like to thank you for being one of our keynote speakers at the inaugural Cyber Awareness Summit this month. I know that you have a very busy schedule, and I truly appreciate you making the effort and taking the time. You did an excellent job and we really appreciate your participation."
- Cyber Innovation Center
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"The way you and each panel member interacted demonstrated an obvious synergy that made everyone comfortable and kept the discussion interesting and 'alive'."
- ASIS International 2008 (Click Here for PDF)

FBI Computer Crime Survey
“This computer security survey eclipses any other that I have ever seen. After reading it, everyone should realize the importance of establishing a proactive information security program.” - Kevin Mitnick
Click Here To Download The Report

The Art of Intrusion:
The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders, and Deceivers

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The Art of Deception:
Controlling the Human Element of Security

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Speaking Schedule
Kevin will be in the following cities and countries:
04/28-04/29 Madrid, Spain
05/20-05/21 Stockholm, Sweden
06/18-06/19 Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Radio & TV Appearances

Recent Press Coverage

No Technology Completely Secure
Mar 21, 2014 - Raconteur

World's greatest hacker calls security 'shameful'
Jan 16, 2014 - Fox News

Watch Kevin Mitnick Explaining How He Used to Troll the FBI
Nov 20, 2013 - Softpedia

Kevin Mitnick Q&A
Oct 22, 2013 - Reaktor Q&A

Kevin Mitnick: 'The only thing McAfee is good at is making videos'
Oct 16, 2013 - Computing

Kevin Mitnick opens IP EXPO 2013: "Anti-virus software isn't going to save you"
Oct 16, 2013 - ITProPortal

Hacker Kevin Mitnick Slams Anti-Virus at IT Expo
Oct 16, 2013 - CBR

Kevin Mitnick - The Word Document Exploit
Sep 24, 2013 Use VPN! Former 'Most Wanted Hacker' Mitnick talks Snowden, NSA, and privacy
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Former hacker and renowned security expert Kevin Mitnick to open IP EXPO
Sept 11, 2013 - ITProPortal

Kevin Mitnick Details Modern IT Threats
Aug 29, 2013 - eWeek

A master hacker's take on hacktivism today
Aug 29, 2013 - Al Jazeera

Guests: Kevin Mitnick
July 25, 2013 - Coast to Coast

Renowned ex-hacker Kevin Mitnick and top experts highlight cyber threats and countermeasures at Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference
Jun 4, 2013 - Zawya

Kevin Mitnick
May 25, 2013 - Rose State College

Notorious hacker Kevin Mitnick now helping keep elections secure
Feb 17, 2013 - NDTV Gadgets

Meeting Kevin Mitnick Thanks to ISSA PR
Feb 4, 2013 - Raul Colon

Former Hacker Reveals How Business Owners Should Protect Their Web Sites
Sep 6, 2012 - Business Insider

nCircle Announces Kevin Mitnick as Featured Keynote Speaker at World Wide User Group
Sep 5, 2012 - Herald Online

How the pros thwart computer spies with James Bond tricks
Sep 4, 2012 - CNET

KnowBe4 and ITIC study: Security lacks for 'own devices'
Sep 4, 2012 - Tampa Bay Business Journal

KnowBe4 and ITIC Latest Study Reveal Companies Lack Security for "BYOD"
Sep 04, 2012 - PR Web

KnowBe4 Supports FBI Tips Against RNC Cybercrime
Aug 23 2012 - Melodika

Book review: Ghost in the Wires
Jan 1, 2012 - ZDNet UK

Security tips from a legendary hacker
Dec. 19, 2011 - CBS News

23 Questions with Kevin Mitnick
Dec. 13, 2011 - Hak5

CNET 100: The celebrity entourage: Kevin Mitnick
Dec. 12, 2011 -

John J Nazarian's Guest Tonight is Famed Computer Hacker Kevin Mitnick
Dec. 11, 2011 - Straight Talk with John J Nazarian

Kevin Mitnick talks social engineering and his new book
Dec. 8, 2011 - Tekzilla

Book Review: Ghost in the Wires
Dec. 7, 2011 - Hacked Existence

Book Review: Ghost in the Wires by Kevin Mitnick
Dec. 7, 2011 - The Crisan Chronicles

Tech Books of Note
Nov. 30, 2011 - Bloomberg

Kevin Mitnick Talks Celebrity Hacking, Common Mistakes, and Tips for the Average Joe
Nov. 26, 2011 - International Business Times

Book Review: Ghost In The Wires
Nov. 13, 2011 - SecurityTube

Kevin Mitnick spills the beans on his exploits
Sept. 7, 2011 - Willamette Live

Mitnick's Tale Sheds Light on Social Tactics
Sept. 6, 2011 - Dark Reading

Inside the world of computer hacking
August 31, 2011 - CNN

10 Questions for Kevin Mitnick
August 29, 2011 - Time Magazine

Triangulation Episode 21: Kevin Mitnick
August 24 2011 - TWiT

Reuters Shows How To Hack Phones 'Like A News Of The World Reporter'
August 29, 2011 - Huffington Post

How to hack like a News of the World reporter
August 29, 2011 - Reuters Video

Confessions of a hacker
August 22, 2011 - American Public Media

Hacker filled the tank with nerve, took FBI on wild ride
August 20, 2011 - Winnipeg Free Press

Kevin Mitnick loved the cyberspace break-in game
August 20, 2011 - Salon

Master Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shares His 'Addiction'
August 21, 2011 - NPR

TNW Sessions ft. Kevin Mitnick—The world's most wanted hacker
August 19, 2011 - TNW

The Godfather of Hacking
August 19, 2011 - The Daily Beast

Mitnick's "Ghost in the Wires" Will Hack Your Mind With Real Life Adventures in Hacking
August 16, 2011 - Stay N' Alive

Ghost in the Wires takes a fascinating look at the high-stakes art of computer hacking through the eyes of a man who perfected it.
August 15, 2011 - American Way Magazine

Kevin Mitnick with Stephen Colbert
August 18, 2011 - The Colbert Report

Kevin Mitnick, Former Fugitive Hacker, Laments How The Game Has Changed
August 16, 2011 - Huff Post Tech

Kevin Mitnick's book lands
August 15 2011 - LA Observed

A Hacker Tells All
August 12, 2011 - New York Times

Protecting Your Data From People Like Me
August 13, 2011 - Wall Street Journal

Book Excerpt: Ghost in the Wires — My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
August 16, 2011 - Wired's Threat Level

Hacking the system, because he could
August 16, 2011 - New Scientist's CultureLab

Review of Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
July 20, 2011 - Technorati

Hackers often fool people, not technology, to get data
July 28, 2011 - Mercury News

Early Review of Ghost in the Wires
April 30, 2011 - TaoSecurity

THN Review : Ghost in the Wires - Kevin Mitnick
July 2011 - The Hacker News

GHOST IN THE WIRES: My Adventures as the World's most Wanted Hacker
July 1, 2011 - Kirkus Reviews

A review of Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick
July 23, 2011 - The Nerdy Teacher

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
July 20, 2011 - RSA Conference

The Client Reviews Ghost In The Wires
June 15, 2011 - Zqueakz

Hackers trick public over rapper Tupac Shakur's death
May 31, 2011 - BBC News

Ghost in the Wires
May 19, 2011 -

Anybody can be a hacker, for a price
January 26, 2011 - CNN Video

For Kevin Mitnick, staying legal is job No. 1
Aug 5, 2010 - CNET News

The people involved in sale of lost iPhone revealed
Apr 29, 2010 - CNET News

Mitigating the social engineering threat
Apr 21, 2010 - TechRepublic

Ataques más comunes en Internet
Mar 18, 2010 -

Kevin Mitnick to keynote World Game Protection Conference
Feb 16, 2010 -

Smoking the Competition: Creative business cards are the ones people remember
Feb 2010 - Entrepreneur Magazine

Hackers for Hire
Feb 2, 2010 - Fox News


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