Kevin Mitnick

With more than 25 years of experience in exploring computer security, Kevin Mitnick is a largely self-taught expert in exposing the vulnerabilities of complex operating systems and telecommunications devices. In building this body of knowledge, Mitnick gained unauthorized access to computer systems at some of the largest corporations on the planet and penetrated some of the most resilient computer systems ever developed.


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With more than 25 years of experience in exploring computer security, Kevin Mitnick is a largely self-taught expert in exposing the vulnerabilities of complex operating systems and telecommunications devices. In building this body of knowledge, Mitnick gained unauthorized access to computer systems at some of the largest corporations on the planet and penetrated some of the most resilient computer systems ever developed. He has used both technical and non-technical means to obtain the source code to various operating systems and telecommunications devices to study their vulnerabilities and their inner workings. Mitnick's New York Times best-selling autobiography, Ghost in the Wires, tells the story of his security break-ins and FBI evasions, producing "...a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escape...."

As the world's most famous (former) hacker, Mitnick has been the subject of countless news and magazine articles published throughout the world. He has made guest appearances on numerous television and radio programs, offering expert commentary on issues related to information security. In addition to appearing on local network news programs, he has made appearances on 60 Minutes, The Learning Channel, Tech TV's Screen Savers, Court TV, Good Morning America, CNN's Burden of Proof, Street Sweep, and Talkback Live, National Public Radio, and as a guest star on ABC's spy drama Alias.

Mitnick has served as a keynote speaker at numerous industry events, hosted a weekly talk radio show on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles, testified before the US Senate, written for Harvard Business Review and spoken for Harvard Law School. His first best-selling book, The Art of Deception, was published in 2002, and his second title, The Art of Intrusion, was released in 2005.  

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