Kevin Mitnick is an American former hacker, IT security consultant, ethical hacking expert, public speaker, and author. He experimented with hacking since he was 12 and hacked into a computer system for the first time at 16. He was jailed for hacking into DEC's computer network. During his supervised release, he hacked into the voice-mail system of Pacific Bell. An arrest warrant was issued against him, and he spent the next 3 years as a fugitive. During this time, he used fake identification to evade arrest and never disclosed his location. He was eventually arrested on February 15, 1995, and convicted on multiple counts of wire fraud, possession of unauthorized access devices, and other cybercrimes. He then spent 5 years in jail. After the end of his supervised release in 2003, he focused on ethical hacking and providing cyber-security solutions to corporates and the government. He established the consulting company Mitnick Security Consulting and the IT training company KnowBe4. He has been part of numerous TV programs on cybersecurity and has also co-written four best-selling books.