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Ex-Sunbelter Joins ex-Hacker Mitnick in Anti-Hacker Training

Stu Sjouwerman, a co-founder and former big-wig and at Sunbelt (and now founder and CEO of KnowBe4, which does training and builds compliance software) gave me a head's up about a new Web-based training course he and Kevin Mitnick are offering together to fight social engineering: "Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training."

If you recognize Mitnick's name, you probably should. Mitnick elevated "hacker" to a household word, even inspiring a straight-to-DVD movie starring Skeet Ulrich (I know...who? Here's a case where the subject is a hundred times more famous than the actor who played him).

Mitnick, known for his social engineering prowess, left his hacking ways behind years ago and has been using his skills for good ever since as a security consultant.

According to Sjouwerman, the new course is going well: "From the moment we announced it, this thing has been a hit," he said. "We're having fun out there!"

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/05/2012 at 1:19 PM


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