SEE LIVE: The Art of Invisibility: Kevin Mitnick in Conversation with Jeff Lanza

Linda Hall LibraryMay 4, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Event Category: Lectures
Organizer: Eric Ward
Phone: 816.926.8753

This program is made possible through funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

The presenters :

There is no one like Kevin Mitnick. 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. As CEO and chief “white hat” hacker at one of the most advanced boutique security firms in the world, Kevin mentors leaders, executives, and staff on both the theory and practice of social engineering, topics on which he is the leading global authority. Kevin also helps consumers—from students to retirees— learn how to protect their information and themselves from harm, using understandable terms and a friendly approach. Kevin’s insights on current events are highly sought, leading to hundreds of media appearances 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 also been called before Congress (both the House and the Senate) to testify on security matters affecting the United States.

Jeff Lanza was an FBI Special Agent for over 20 years. He investigated corruption, fraud, organized crime, cyber crime, human trafficking, and terrorism. He appears regularly on the Fox News Channel and has informed the public on other national programs including the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline, and Larry King Live, among others. He is passionate about keeping people and organizations safe from risk and has presented to thousands around the globe. His clients include Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Nationwide, Citigroup, the Young Presidents Organization, American Century, Hallmark, H & R Block, The Society of Human Resource Management, Edward Jones, Standard and Poor’s, Oppenheimer, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, and others. Prior to his career as an FBI agent, Jeff was employed by Xerox Corporation as a computer systems analyst. He has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven and a MBA from the University of Texas.

Admission tickets 

The event is free and open to the public. Registration for free e-tickets will be available in spring 2017.


Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter.

Source: Linda Hall Library

Topics: Social Engineering, terrorism, Fortune 500, fraud, hack, computer security, cybersecurity expert, FBI, hacking, Jeff Lanza, keynote speaker, protect information, security awareness training, security consultant, Kansas City, Linda Hall Library, The Global Ghost Team, cyber crime, Kevin Mitnick

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