Kevin is the world's most famous hacker, bestselling author, and the top cyber security speaker. Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Kevin and The 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.
Kevin's presentations are akin to "technology magic shows" and include live demonstrations the latest hacks and cyber threats.
The Keynote Theater
Wednesday 18th October at 08:35 to 9:40
The Art of Deception: How Hackers and Con Artists Manipulate You and What You Can Do About It
People are the weakest security link. They can be manipulated or influenced into unknowingly helping hackers break into their organization’s computers. You’ll learn how easily you can be an unsuspecting victim who can be manipulated into handing over the keys the kingdom, if you haven’t done so already. Kevin Mitnick will entertain and educate you by performing his "live technology magic show" of the latest hacking techniques. You just might realize that you—like almost everyone else on the planet—have a misplaced reliance on security technology, which has now become ineffective against a motivated hacker using a technique called "social engineering."
Social engineering is a technique used by hackers and con artists that leverages your tendency to trust. Trust is a truly noble human characteristic; however, in terms of personal and organizational security, it’s also a significant weakness because trust can be exploited. Kevin is the worldwide authority on social engineering and constantly improves and updates this highly acclaimed "security awareness" presentation with the latest threats and risks most people don’t even know exist.
You’ll learn how to detect manipulation and take steps to protect yourself and your organization. Gain the power to think defensively.