Hacker Mitnick to Speak


Dennis Gosnell

Assistant Editor


Rose State Live has invited former hacker Kevin Mitnick to talk about his 30 years experience in computer security and his books at 3 p.m. April 12 in the Tom Steed Community Learning Center as part of their cultural series.




The presentation “Art of Deception: Are YOU in Danger of Being Conned” free event and seating is limited. After he speaks, the opportunity to purchase “Ghost in the Wires” and  ‘The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security” as well as have them signed by Mitnick.

Mitnick’s “Ghost in the Wires” details his time as a hacker. NY Times reviewer J.D. Biersdorfer wrote about how he was able to talk anybody into giving him any kind of information he wanted, such as personal information on the F.B.I. agents tracking him down and personal passwords. His adolescent hobby of studying tactics to circumvent security systems let him penetrate some of the toughest computer systems in the world.

Mitnick has made appearances on shows such as 60 Minutes, Court TV, National Public Radio, as well as a guest spot on the ABC spy drama “Alias.”

For more information on the event or to RSVP for seating call 733-7458 or visit rose.edu/rslive.

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