WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Data Center World, the global conference for data center, facilities and IT professionals, and HostingCon, the global event for the cloud and service provider ecosystem, today officially announced Kevin Mitnick, will keynote both events, which will take place in Los Angeles, CA at the Los Angeles Convention Center April 3-6, 2017. Mitnick's address will shed light on ways companies can protect themselves from malicious hacking attempts.
Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Mitnick is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Mitnick and The Global Ghost Team™ now maintain a 100% 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.
"Data Center World and HostingCon attendees are going to absolutely love hearing Kevin's take on the cyber security landscape," said Kelly Kocher, VP of Event Sales and Operations. "With high-profile hacking incidents seemingly occurring every week, Kevin is the perfect speaker to share practical steps companies can take to safeguard their data and prevent hacks."
No longer involved in "black hat" activities, Mitnick now mentors leaders, executives, and staff on both the theory and practice of social engineering, topics on which he is the leading global authority. Mitnick also helps consumers — from students to retirees — learn how to protect their information and themselves from harm.
"My presentation will clearly illustrate why people are the weakest link in the security chain," said Mitnick. "Attendees will see real demonstrations of some of the most current combinations of hacking, social engineering and cutting-edge technical exploits my team and I actually use to penetrate client systems, with a 100% success rate. They will also gain strategies to protect their organizations, and themselves, from harm and to help mitigate the risks they face."
Mitnick has been a featured on CNN, CNBC, Al Jazeera, FOX News, CBC, BBC, Radio Moscow, Tech TV, National Public Radio, Good Morning America, and 60 Minutes — to name just a few. He has also testified before Congress (both the House and the Senate) on security matters affecting the United States.
"I'm honored to be addressing the combined HostingCon and Data Center World audiences at their co-located event in Los Angeles," said Mitnick. "With security concerns in the data center and cloud community at an all-time high, it's more important than ever for service providers to be aware of the methods criminals, disgruntled staff and malicious governments use to breach their infrastructure and systems."
This year, HostingCon and Data Center World will feature an expanded exhibit hall that combines the best of both conferences exhibitors. Attendees will be able to discover even more products and services than ever before and have the chance to make more connections.
ABOUT DATA CENTER WORLD
Data Center World is the global conference for data center, facilities and IT professionals. It offers premier education, abundant networking and the broadest access to best-in-class vendors. Designed to help data center and IT infrastructure professionals with challenging issues, Data Center World presents top-quality knowledge without bias toward a specific vendor product or service. Data Center World will be held April 3-6, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit datacenterworld.com.
HostingCon is the global event for the cloud and service provider ecosystem. The conference connects the industry including hosting and cloud providers, MSPs, VARs, telecommunications providers, hardware and software vendors and other internet infrastructure professionals who make the Internet work to network, learn and grow. For details about HostingCon, visit www.HostingCon.com.
Data Center World and HostingCon are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.
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SOURCE HostingCon; Data Center World