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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Infamous Hacker-Turned-Consultant to Speak on Security at Rose State

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  • Computer “hacker” Kevin Mitnick will present, “Art of Deception: Are YOU in Danger of Being Conned?” on at 3 p.m. April 12, 2013 in the auditorium of the Tom Steed Community Learning Center at Rose State College.
     
    With more than 30 years of experience in exploring computer security, Mitnick is a largely self-taught expert in exposing the vulnerabilities of complex operating systems and telecommunications devices. His hobby as an adolescent consisted of studying methods, tactics, and strategies used to circumvent computer security, and to learn more about how computer systems and telecommunication systems work.
     
    In building this body of knowledge, Mitnick gained unauthorized access to computer systems at some of the largest corporations on the planet and penetrated some of the most resilient computer systems ever developed. He has used both technical and non-technical means to obtain the source code to various operating systems and telecommunications devices to study their vulnerabilities and their inner workings.
     
    As the world’s most famous (former) hacker, Mitnick has been the subject of countless news and magazine articles published throughout the world. He has made guest appearances on numerous television and radio programs, offering expert commentary on issues related to information security. His autobiography, “Ghost in the Wires,” was released in August 2011 and is a New York Times best-seller.
     
    This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
     
    To ask questions call (405) 733-7458, email awellfare@rose.edu, or visit www.rose.edu/rslive.
     
    The Tom Steed Community Learning Center, 6191 Tinker Diagonal in Midwest City, is located just off Interstate 40 and Hudiburg Drive. Plenty of free parking is available.

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