Great Hacker

00"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!"
Who is Kevin Mitnick?

Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick (born August 6, 1963) is an American computer security consultant, author, and hacker. In the mid nineties, he was “The World’s Most Wanted Hacker”. Since 2000, he has been a successful security consultant, public speaker and author. Kevin does security consulting for Fortune 500 companies, performs penetration testing services for the world’s largest companies and teaches Social Engineering classes to dozens of companies and government agencies. His last book ‘Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker’ was a New York Times bestseller late 2011.

In 2000, Miramax made a movie made about Kevin’s life, which was based on the book Takedown by John Markoff and Tsutomu Shimomura. The DVD was released in September 2004. An independent documentary was made that corrected many errors in the Miramax movie.

Kevin Mitnick wrote two computer security books with William L. Simon:
- The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers...