World-renowned computer hacker Kevin Mitnick was the keynote speaker at this week’s Cyber Security Atlanta 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event Oct. 17-18 featured more than 90 world-class speakers and more than 40 vendors.
Mitnick opened the keynote with a technology magic show of live hacks and demonstrations. Mitnick was once was one of the FBI’s Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge. He is now a trusted security consultant to Fortune 500 companies and governments worldwide.
Cyber Security Atlanta is part of the fastest-growing cyber security event series, which launched in 2017. It offers security insight from industry experts in all facets of cyber security and risk mitigation.
Atlanta is one of the fastest-growing high-tech metro areas in the U.S., home to more than 115 information security companies, accounting for 25 percent of the global security revenue market share, according to the Cyber Security Atlanta website.
Atlanta also places third for the city with the most Fortune 500 headquarters and produces talent from leading educational institutions, making it a cyber security powerhouse.
Cyber Security Atlanta allowed participants to keep up-to-date with cyber security without having to travel to the West Coast.