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A Top 5 Technology & Futurist Speaker for 2014

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Kevin Mitnick
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The World's Most Famous Hacker

There is no one like Kevin.

Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into forty major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Kevin and his Global Ghost Team™ now maintain a 100% successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using technology and social engineering. As head "white-hat" hacker at one of the most advanced boutique security firms, Kevin mentors leaders, executives, and staff on both the theory and practice of social engineering, topics on which he is the world's leading authority. Kevin is also able to relate—in easily understandable terms—how consumers, from students to retirees, can protect their information and themselves from harm.

His true life story on the run was a well-publicized chase, a thrill-ride that electrified and inspired a generation. Kevin eluded the law on a harrowing and hilarious hacking spree as the FBI's Most Wanted. Kevin didn't want to be wanted; he was just exploring systems and having fun. He never stole for profit. The law wasn't amused though, and they tried to ban him telling his side of the story, forever. Now he gets paid to hack. Kevin is still having fun. He chalks it up to ironic justice.

Kevin is the author of multiple best-selling books and—due to his unique story—he has millions of fans and supporters around the world. He has been the subject of countless articles, books, and movies, and many myths and legends have made him a celebrity, including the iconic "Free Kevin" stickers that consoled him during his legal mistreatment continuing to pop up throughout the world and it's media arts to this day. His "call me" hand to the ear mimicking of a phone call has become a meme used in everyday body language by people everywhere.

Kevin's opinion on current events and his story are highly sought after. His many appearances include being a commentator, security analyst, or the subject on CNN, Al Jazeera, FOX News, CBC, BBC, Radio Moscow, Tech TV, National Public Radio, Playboy, Good Morning America, and 60 Minutes, to name some of hundreds. He has been called before both the US 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 to counteract social engineering and to improve security effectiveness.

Kevin's books include Art of Intrusion - The Real Story Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers and Art of Deception - Controlling the Human Element of Security, which are mandatory reading for security professionals, and his autobiography, Ghost in the Wires - My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker, a New York Times bestseller, is now available in fifteen languages.

Kevin Mitnick makes paid speaking engagements and other appearances for:

       Events, conferences, and symposiums

       Product launches and information tours

       Entertainment and consumer showcases

       Private functions, boardrooms, and security training kickoffs

       Broadcasts, education, and media events

Quotes about the Mitnick Experience

“. . . funny and definitely in the zone . . .”

Amy Draves, Microsoft

“. . . unique ability to connect with both technical and nontechnical groups.”

John Dietrich, Dell

“. . . You opened their eyes, and that's what I wanted.”

Willy Allison, World Game Protection

“. . . He showed how readily information can be gathered by hackers . . .”

Capt. Steven “Doc” Simon, USN

“. . . sitting on the edge of their seats . . .”

Robert Sensenig, Core BTS

Choose one of three great keynote speeches:

Many of Kevin's presentations are akin to technology magic shows that educate and inform while keeping people on the edge of their seats. He offers expert commentary on issues related to information security and increases "security awareness" for everyone in the audience.

  1. THE ART OF DECEPTION: Controlling Humans - People are the weakest security link. The world's most famous hacker and the worldwide authority on "social engineering," using jaw-dropping technology, illustrates just what easy prey we all are. It's entertaining and enlightening for all audiences.

  2. THE ART OF INTRUSION: How Hackers Attack, How to Fight Back - If your audience is pure security specialists or hacking enthusiasts, give them this deep, demonstration-rich experience and enlightenment from the world's most famous hacker who's worked both sides of the security battle.

  3. GHOST IN THE WIRES: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker - Based on his New York Times best-selling autobiography, Kevin retells his fascinating, harrowing, and hilarious life on the run from the FBI. This is the "Catch Me If You Can" story of the computer generation, and it can't be missed.
  • Review full outlines of Kevin's keynote presentations here

Additional Kevin Appearances to Add to Your Event:

The following are available on their own or in combination with keynote presentations to generate larger draws and greater returns on your investment. Pricing for each additional appearance below is quoted based on an event's overall requirements:

Panel Discussion or Questions and Answers (Q&A) - Entertaining, insightful, and informative

Book Signing - Line them up around the block by adding this fan favorite that is always a huge draw. Due to some overwhelming lines and individual interactions recently, the maximum length is three hours, but Kevin prefers two.

Press Conference - Gain publicity for your event and organization. The press adores Kevin, so you're able to increase your odds for maximum media coverage.

Private Event - Use Kevin to attract leads and deals and to treat your special guests to a once-in-a- lifetime meeting they won't forget. Kevin's presence at an event is an excellent perk to attract key sponsors.

Kevin's Return-on-Investment (ROI) is at the top of the speaking industry. Promoting "The World's Most Famous Hacker" as part of an event is always a great draw. Kevin always brings in terrific crowds and sponsors, and that opens new doors for potential clients and creates solid revenue streams for our his hosts. It's rare that we hear the "Kevin revenue factor" didn't far surpass the initial investment in securing him. This has been proven time and time again by the many repeat clients who book Kevin for multiple cities year after year after year.

We also know that an event's success isn't measured simply by being in the black. It's also about being in the press and being effective at directing messages toward your audience. Below you'll read how others describe Kevin's presentations. Audiences are captivated, and the press adores Kevin. That means you're able to obtain good exposure with direct invitations to the media if they know they'll be able to ask Kevin questions directly.

DON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. Please place a temporary hold on your tentative date(s) as you go through the decision and reservation process. A polite reminder, Kevin did 35 presentations last year, in-conjunction with a thriving security consulting business, so it's best to reserve him as early as possible as to not be disappointed because competing offers for his time do, and will occur, if Kevin isn't booked early.

Book Kevin Mitnick to speak at your event.

You can also contact Kevin Mitnick's agent for any other questions, or for Kevin's pricing and availability.

ATTENTION SPEAKER BUREAUS. Kevin and his agent welcome all opportunities to work with speaker bureaus and co-brokers. If you have clients for one of Kevin's presentations, we offer an excellent rewards package. Kevin's marketing collateral will be tailored to suit your exact listing and response needs. To represent the World's Most Famous Hacker to your clients please contact us.

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