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Infosecurity México 2018 confirms the participation of Kevin Mitnick, the most famous hacker in the world

Feb 28, 2018 - B&M NEWS, by Staff

(Translated from Spanish using Google Translator)

Infosecurity México 2018, the event that will present the latest knowledge, trends and solutions to protect corporate and institutional information, announced its next edition that will take place at the Citibanamex Center, where the best practices to face current threats will be announced in the voice of recognized speakers at national and international levels.

One of them is precisely Kevin Mitnick, described as the most famous hacker in the world, the best selling author on cybersecurity issues and the main speaker in his specialty.  Kevin was one of the most wanted FBI hackers because he joined the top 40 corporations just for the challenge they represented, but he is currently a trusted security consultant for Fortune 500 companies and governments around the world.  Kevin and The Global Ghost Team ™, an organization that brings together ethical hackers in the world, now maintain a hundred percent successful penetration record, under contract, in the security of any system to hack through the combination of technical elements and social engineering.

"Kevin's presentations are similar to tech magic shows, and include live demonstrations of the latest hacks and cyber threats. We consider that with your participation we will offer a very complete program that includes conferences, workshops, success stories and technological solutions developed by leading companies in the cybersecurity sector, with which our visitors can be sure of knowing the latest advances for the protection of its assets and technological resources," explained   Philippe Surman, Country Manager of Reed Exhibitions México, organizing company of Infosecurity México 2018.

"For professionals responsible for cybersecurity in Mexico, our event is very important if we take into account that, for example, in the world three trillion dollars was allocated to maintain the security of computer goods, and this figure will increase to six trillion dollars for 2021. And in particular, our country is second with the highest incidence of cyber attacks and with the largest generation and sending of SPAM in Latin America, and is number eight globally in identity theft. Our event represents the opportunity for specialists to update themselves, share their experiences and success stories, and of course, find the opportunity to do business ", added Surman.

For the next edition, the organizing committee is scheduled to present lectures and workshops in four different spaces: Infosecurity Summit , in which national and international specialists will participate who will show the most advanced strategies in cybersecurity matters;   Smart Defense Arena , where there will be practical sessions that will encourage knowledge to face the current challenges of business;   Infosecurity Coffee , which will present cases of success by experts from different organizations, and where there will also be networking for attendees to develop new businesses; Y   Technology Lab , designed to disseminate trends in information security, and special events by international organizations.

Strategic allies have joined the project as the EC Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants), a cybersecurity technical certification body, considered to be the most important in the world; and with ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), a global, independent, non-profit association that participates in the development, adoption and use of world-leading knowledge and practices that are accepted in the field of IT.  Both agencies will share updated information on security.  Likewise, Surman added that for this edition of the event the presence of recognized companies in computer security, such as CSI  (Information Security Consultants),  S21SEC   Y   DarkTra ce  who will participate as sponsors.

Among the specialists who will participate as lecturers are Juan Luis Bolaños, director of Global Security of Gas Natural Fenosa; Xabier Mitxelena, founder of S21SEC; Prasanna Ramakrishnan, global director of Infosec Risk at PHILIPS; Arturo García Hernández, CISO of Banco de México; Arturo Gómez García, director of Laboratories and Forensic Investigation of the National Commission of Cybersecurity;   Heath Renfrow , winner of the recognition as Global CISO of the Year by EC Council, CISO of LEO Cybersecurit and former CISO of US Army Medicine; Y   Jay Bavisi , president and founder of EC-Council.

"We are ready to welcome professionals in cybersecurity and IT, both from the private sector and the public, who want to register now to be trained through a high-level academic program, take advantage of networking opportunities, and get to know first-hand hand the latest products, services and technology developed to protect the computer assets of your organization, "concluded Surman.

Registers here.