Archive for June, 2010


Hungary’s National Defence University Embraces EC-Council’s Information Security Education

EC-Council has made important inroads into the Hungarian information security sector through the signing of an academic agreement with the Zrinyi Miklos National Defence University.

Directly under the control of the Minister of Defence of Hungary, the Zrinyi Miklos National Defence University is the only military institution with higher education programs in Budapest.

Established in the 18th century, the National Defence University is recognized as the only institution in Hungary equipped with a comprehensive research workshop for military science and military engineering.

EC-Council was selected by Zrinyi Miklos National Defence University based on its comprehensive information security content and the system of continuous updates. The University launched their first EC-Council information security programing this June 2o10.

“It is an honour to be selected to provide training and education to one of the most important institution in Hungary responsible for shaping future IT Security leaders within the military. This will go a long way to increase awareness towards education and training in information security” said Mr. Marcell Foti, CEO of Netacademia, the exclusive representative of EC-Council in Hungary.

“Today more than ever, a country’s threat vector has evolved to include cyber warfare. Every nation must remain vigilant to cyber threats as these threats, if materialized, will be able to paralyse any nation’s critical infrastructure. I have full faith that through our partnership with EC Council, it will enable us to better prepare our future military leaders to understand the threats involved, and coming up with countermeasures.” said Jean Sipos, Dean of the Bolyai Janos Military Technical Faculty of ZMNE.

EC-Council intends to put additional focus to fully engage countries in the Eastern European region and bring much needed information security awareness, knowledge and services to their government agencies, military and IT professionals in the commercial sectors. According to EC-Council’s vice president, Mr. Sean Lim, “Protecting Hungary’s intellectual property and critical IT infrastructure is to protect the very foundation of the nation’s  economic and strategic advantage. With our proven systems and methods, we look forward to equipping our students in Hungary with the latest information security tools and methodologies so as to give them the necessary ammunition to protect their nation’s security and competitiveness.”

About Zrinyi Miklos National  Defence University
Estalished in the 18thcentury, with the aim of training officers to protect the country; Zrinyi Miklos National Defence University (ZMNE) after surviving two World Wars is today one of the world’s recognized and prestigious military academic institutions.ZMNE mission is to provide academic and technical training for military sciences  in alignment with the training requirements of  The Ministry of Defense, The Hungarian Defense Forces Formations, The Ministry of Justice & Law Enforcement and The National Disaster Management just to name a few. ZMNE offer 3 undergraduate and post graduate specializations in National Defense& Military, Technology and Economics as graduate and post graduate studies. ZMNE has two campuses:  Budapest and Ozd.

For further information on Zrinyi Miklos National Defense University, kindly visit http://www.zmne.hu

About EC-Council
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce skills. It is the owner and developer of 16 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT). Its certificate programs are offered in over 60 countries around the world.

EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 members, through more than 450 training partners globally. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. federal government via the Montgomery GI Bill, Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).

EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

About Netacademia
Netacademia is one of the largest adult education institution in the field of information technology in Hungary. Established since 1999 and with the strategic partnership with EC Council they offer specialized training courses in IT Security eg CEH, ENSA, CHFI and so on. Netacademia was also awarded EC-Council’s ATC Circle of Excellence Award at the Hacker Halted Conference in Miami.


Hacker Halted USA Is Making Its Way To Miami Again

Overhauled cybersecurity conference to offer latest hacks on consumer devices, including health care. Aims to be the East Coast equivalent of Defcon.

Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) June 16, 2010 — This year’s Hacker Halted USA will be bigger, better and more extreme than anything yet seen on the East Coast, according to Sanjay Bavisi, president and co-founder of the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), the information security certification group that created the annual cybersecurity conference and training event.

Hacker Halted USA 2010 will take place October 9th – 15th in Miami, Florida.

The conference will showcase the latest threats and research on cloud computing security, Wi-Fi exploits, social engineering and cyberwar. However, it will also unveil new hacks on a variety of “important consumer products, not just computer systems,” according to Bavisi.

“We are going to push the envelope with this year’s Hacker Halted,” Bavisi said. “As such, we intend to go further than other conferences have in demonstrating the new risks facing important consumer products – particularly in health care.”

“We are not going to let the cat out of the bag just yet,” Bavisi said, “but we plan to unveil several never before seen hacks on electronic devices that will shock consumers and businesses – and hopefully awaken more people to the many new dangers facing our interconnected world.”

Bavisi also announced that the EC-Council plans to keep Hacker Halted USA on the East Coast, “to better meet the needs of the U.S. IT Security community.” Now in its second year in Miami, Bavisi said he is intentionally targeting the Latin American community, which he sees as an important emerging market for IT security training and resources.

This year’s Hacker Halted USA will also feature keynotes from the following U.S. experts:

More details about Hacker Halted USA 2010 will be announced in the next few months. To read the latest news and conference announcements, please visit www.hackerhalted.com.

ABOUT HACKER HALTED USA:

Hacker Halted USA is a prominent annual cybersecurity conference on the East Coast. Created and owned by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), the conference series, which has also been held in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, provides the latest research and testing on new hacker threats and key information security issues. Speakers at Hacker Halted include the world’s most prominent experts on information security and global security threats. The conference also provides world class security training classes via the Hacker Halted Academy.

The objective of Hacker Halted is to raise international awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security.
The global series of Hacker Halted is owned by EC-Council, a leading information security certification body, and the creators of the world-renowned Certified Ethical Hacker program as well as other certification programs.

More information available at www.hackerhalted.com.


EC-Council Sheds Light on The Evolution of Virtualization Security

Singapore June 3, 2010 – As virtualization cuts across the globe by improving the availability and efficiency of IT resources in all data center, Questex Media organized a Virtualization and Storage Symposium Conference. This event was designed to bring clarity and understanding between virtual servers and data center infrastructure and the impact of a virtualized infrastructure on storage.

Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council, was invited to keynote the event, and his presentation focused on virtualization security. During the highly informative session, Jay shared the highlights of effective security management in a virtual environment. He emphasized that while corporations around the world race to embrace this technology; they must not miss the risks that are inherent in implementing such technology without adequate focus and planning. Jay also stated that security should be viewed from a holistic perspective and stressed on the importance of information security education and training.

The conference, held at The Grand Hyatt, was attended by over 200 people, and attendees also heard from representatives of VMWare and NetApp, some of the top virtualization technology companies.

ABOUT EC-Council

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cyber security and e-commerce skills. It is the owner and developer of 16 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT). Its certificate programs are offered in over 60 countries around the world.

EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 members, through more than 450 training partners globally. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. federal government via the Montgomery GI Bill, Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).

EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information about EC-Council, please visit the website: http://www.eccouncil.org/

About Virtualization and Storage Symposium

The Virtualization and Storage Symposium will help you get up to speed on both basic and advanced virtualization topics including initial consolidation, advanced management capabilities and extending virtualization out to desktops and applications. For more information about Virtualization and Storage Symposium, please visit the website: http://virtualization.questexevents.net/