Mitnick Security Consulting, LLC


"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

"[We] were amazed by the 'magic demos' given by Mr. Mitnick and they not only learned and opened their minds to the IT security issues that every company must manage on a daily basis but enjoyed the show tremendously."
- Guillermo Santos
El Tiempo

"Kevin has a unique ability to connect with both technical and non-technical groups, which makes him a perfect fit for almost any event, especially those audiences that run the full gamut of technical ability. Die-hard techies will enjoy "geeking out" with Kevin, and everyone else will still be fascinated – and perhaps a little frightened – by what they learn. Our attendees could not have been more pleased with Kevin and his 'Art of Deception' keynote."
John Dietrich
Marketing Director
Dell Inc.

"One of the ways of social engineering could be the deficiency of awareness about the security or how much insecurity there is in relation to the management of the information and that is one of our main challenges as Cluster TIC of Security.

Well, besides entrepreneurs, representatives of public organisms, young talents, universities, associations and a long list of others, we can conclude that the presentation of Mr. Mitnick was, very enlightening in this matter and he has allowed us to give a great jump in our task of awareness: to permit the assistants beginning to speak about the security of their information."
- Lucio Gonzalez, Director of the Cluster TIC of Security – Madrid, Spain

"I want to thank you for your presentation at the National Symposium on Cyber Crime sponsored by the U.S. Pretrial Services agency, Central District of California, and the Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association (FPPOA). This symposium, which was held in Long Beach, California from February 11 through February 14, 2008, was the first federal conference to address this subject for Pretrial and Probation officers.

An informal sampling of remarks obtained from the attendees felt that your talk was insightful and extremely informative. Many felt you were able to make a significant connection with the audience that contributed to the presentation of the subject matter. One person even called you 'a legend' in the field."
- United States Federal Probation Office (Click Here for PDF)

"Endeavour Events was very happy to have Kevin as one of the featured key-note speakers at our "InfoProtect Summit". Being a legendary figure in the world of IT Security, he helped us attract many interesting delegates and solution partners to the event. His presentation was very dynamic, insightful and simply exciting. With 'InfoProtect' being our first event, it was extremely important for us to over-deliver on all fronts – Kevin certainly helped us achieve that and was an instrumental part in the event's huge success. We do look forward to working with him in the future!"
- Endeavour Events

"Mitnick left his audience shaken, but better equipped to stave off attacks via social engineering."
- Computer Sciences Corporation (Click Here for PDF)
"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
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"The conference that Kevin Mitnick gave for El Tiempo, the largest newspaper in Colombia, about Enterprise IT Security was a total success. Not only the concepts related to the IT security that are important that all the enterprises have in mind but also the demos that Mr. Mitnick gave to the assistants made the conference the best given by El Tiempo this year.

The assistants were amazed by the 'magic demos' given by Mr. Mitnick and they not only learned and opened their minds to the IT security issues that every company must manage on a daily basis but enjoyed the show tremendously.

Mr. Mitnick demonstrated in this conference, that as a matter of fact is the second one he has given for El Tiempo in Bogotá,, Colombia, that he is an excellent speaker. He teaches about IT security in clear manner so that they can be easily understood and his demo shows are the highlights of the conference."
- Guillermo Santos
El Tiempo

"It's both frightening and informative to hear how effective social engineering can be in assessing what should be security sensitive information."
- The AIM Institute
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"[The] presentation was educational and enlightening and the attendees' response was very positive."
- Infragard
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"The panel was very informative, creating a standing room only event! The audience was fascinated with the information shared, due in large part to Kevin's high-impact insights and demos."
- The 41st Parameter
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"Mr. Mitnick's presentation was not only informative and entertaining; it also brought home some very relevant information security issues. The audience was captivated by his live demonstration of what information is available at the click of a mouse."
-Social Security Administration's (SSA)
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"The presentation was very thorough and was given in a professional and interesting manner, the comprehensive course guides you provided are of high educational quality and were delivered before the course, which helped the class day run smoothly [and] numerous real-time exercises were exciting to watch and participate in for all involved."
- FAA, Aviation Safety
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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
06/03-06/04 Texas, USA
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
Sep 12, 2013 -

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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