BRISBANE, Queensland - MITIGATE 2012, Australia's premier IT risk seminar, was announced today and will be held in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth from late August through early September 2012.
MITIGATE Seminar Director Avi Lewin, "It's time for Australian businesses and government entities to truly understand their IT risk exposure."
"MITIGATE 2012 is a one day seminar focused around the five biggest IT risks to an organisation - Hackers, Fraud, Disasters, Change, and ROI. We are bringing in a renowned expert to talk about each risk, and there is no one better to talk about hackers than Kevin Mitnick." said Lewin.
"Interest at the executive level in this area increased dramatically in 2011 as the rate and visibility of IT system compromises was splashed across the media. Social engineering is the art of manipulating people into taking action willingly, and as Microsoft noted in their recent Security Intelligence report it is now the most common method used by hackers to infect IT systems. As the person who is most often credited with popularising the concept of social engineering, Kevin Mitnick will share his expertise with Australian organisations through MITIGATE to help them reduce their risk of compromise by hackers."
Mitnick's 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. As the world's most famous (former) hacker, he has been the subject of countless news and magazine articles published throughout the world and was recently featured on the Nine Network's "60 Minutes" program. The 2012 MITIGATE tour marks Kevin Mitnick's first visit to Australia since 2005.
"I've spoken all over the world about hacking and Information Security. MITIGATE 2012 is special because it's not just about the risks themselves - it's about bringing IT professionals and business people together to better understand the risks." said Mitnick.
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