Kevin Mitnick‘s Biography
Once one of the FBI’s Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin Mitnick is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide.
Mitnick and his 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 CEO and chief “white hat” hacker at one of the most advanced boutique security firms in the world, Mitnick mentors leaders, executives, and staff on both the theory and practice of social engineering, topics on which he is the leading global authority. Mitnick also helps consumers—from students to retirees— learn how to protect their information and themselves from harm, using understandable terms and a friendly approach.
Mitnick has been a commentator, security analyst and interview subject on CNN, CNBC, Al Jazeera, FOX News, CBC, BBC, Radio Moscow, Tech TV, National Public Radio, Playboy, Good Morning America, and 60 Minutes—to name just a few. He has been called before Congress (both the House and the Senate) to testify on security matters affecting the United States. Kevin also works in partnership with KnowBe4 to produce critically acclaimed security-awareness training programs to counteract social engineering and to improve security effectiveness.
Mitnick’s books include Art of Intrusion: The Real Story Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers, Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security and his autobiography Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker.