Kevin Mitnick – Keynote Speaker

The world's most famous hacker, a New York Times bestselling author, and the top cybersecurity keynote speaker

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Specialist Subjects

  • Hacked – A Keynote with Kevin Mitnick: The #1 Cybersecurity Presentation
  • Hook, Line, and Sinker: How Phishers Bait Remote Workers with Social Engineering
  • Sleight of Hand, Sleight of Keystroke: The Hacker’s Playbook Revealed
  • It Takes One to Know One: Live Hacking Demonstrations with the World’s Once “Most Wanted” Hacker
  • Digital Deception: Inside the Mind of a Hacker


  • English


Once one of the FBI’s Most Wanted because he went on an ‘electronic joyride’ during which he hacked into more than 40 major corporations just for the challenge and not for monetary gain, Kevin Mitnick was once the most elusive computer break-in artist in history.

Today, he is a trusted, highly sought-after security consultant to Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Kevin Mitnick is the world’s authority on hacking, social engineering, and security awareness training. In fact, the world’s most used computer-based end-user security awareness training suite bears his name.

Kevin’s keynote presentations are one part magic show, one part education, and all parts entertaining. Whether delivered virtually or live, Kevin will entertain and educate your audience with real demonstrations of the latest hacking techniques to help raise the security awareness of individuals and organizations worldwide while keeping attendees on the edge of their seats.

Kevin is a global bestselling author and his books are available in over 50 countries and 20 languages. He is the world authority on social engineering and security awareness training.  Well over one million professionals watch Kevin Mitnick’s Security Awareness Training program every year. His written works are mandatory readings for security professionals. They include:

  • The Art of Intrusion: The Real Story Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers
  • The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker (NY Times Bestseller)
  • The Art of Invisibility: The World’s Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

He has been a commentator, security analyst, or interview subject for almost every major news outlet around the globe. Kevin has also been the subject of movies, books and countless articles.

What People are Saying:

  • “The World’s Greatest Hacker” Fox News
  • “The World’s Most Famous Hacker” CNN
  • “In our world, Kevin Mitnick is our David Beckham or Lebron James.” KPMG
  • “If hackers were rock stars, Kevin Mitnick would be Mick Jagger”

As the CEO of Mitnick Security Consulting, Kevin, along with his The Global Ghost Team™ 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. Also, in his role of Chief Hacking Officer of KnowBe4 he helps produce the world’s most popular security awareness training programs to counteract social engineering and to improve security effectiveness.

Popular Talks by Kevin Mitnick

Hacked – A Keynote with Kevin Mitnick: The #1 Cybersecurity Presentation

In this 60-minute keynote, delivered virtually or in-person, audience members will follow along as Kevin hacks multiple systems in real-time and exposes just how vulnerable individuals – and enterprises – really are.

This presentation will:

  • Keep audience members engaged and entertained as they see real hacks in action
  • Reinforce organizational messaging around raising security awareness
  • Highlight the most current cyber threats and exploits
  • Educate audiences about their own susceptibility to social engineering

In Hacked, Kevin creates a custom hacking experience for your organization or attendees, showcasing not just the power of social engineering in the hands of a competent hacker, but also the latest threats that you may be exposed to today.

Throughout the presentation, Kevin will share stories, experiences, and history of his most thrilling exploits and successful infiltrations.

This customizable presentation is ideal for:

  • Enterprise organizations looking to reinforce security awareness education
  • Cybersecurity conferences that need to wow audiences at all levels of experience and security expertise

Hook, Line, and Sinker: How Phishers Bait Remote Workers with Social Engineering

When it comes to fishing, you can reel in a big catch with the right bait. Cyber “phishing” is no different; all a hacker needs is a clever backstory and a little deceit to turn your employees into suckerfish.

Now more than ever, remote employees are being caught in malicious social engineering nets. Knowing all-too-well that many companies aren’t taking proper security measures and that employees are distracted while working from home, bad actors posing as trusted sources are tricking your staff into clicking infected links and sharing private information to hack their way into your servers.

How do you prevent users from falling hook, line, and sinker? Better protection starts with proper awareness and education.

Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous hacker, will use live demonstrations to illustrate how cyber criminals take advantage of your employee’s trust through the art of social engineering.

This acclaimed presentation will entertain your employees while educating them about the latest cyber threats— risks many don’t even know exist! This eye-opening exposé demonstrates just how easily anyone can be tricked into handing over the keys to the kingdom. Not only will listeners hear real-life accounts of Kevin’s penetration testing exploits and see live hacks right before their eyes, but “Hook, Line, and Sinker” will also explore the psychology of deception— from the neuroscience behind why we take the bait to cognitive defenses anyone can use to swim smoothly through an ocean of digital threats.

Formerly one of the FBI’s “Most Wanted” targets for his elite hacking, there’s no one more qualified than Kevin to talk about the art of cyber deception. Your audience will watch in pure astonishment as the most elusive digital trickster in history shares a live look inside the mind of a hacker.

This presentation:

  • Is ideal for remote and newly-remote teams
  • Includes customizable, real hacking demonstrations from Kevin Mitnick
  • Includes a live Q&A
  • Will help users – and organizations – improve their security posture, at home and in the office

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