Archive for October, 2010


Juniper Global Threat Center Manned by CEH and CHFI

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hackers and Forensic Investigators Are Critical Components of Juniper’s Global Threat Center:

The Juniper Global Threat Center is an evolution of the Threat Center that was operating under SMobile Systems, which has been conducting mobile security research for more than seven years. The Center is staffed by industry experts with deep knowledge and expertise in mobile security and with technical and security certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI). The team routinely authors security-related articles and speaks at computer conferences worldwide.

 


Bloomberg Businessweek: “Will the Antivirus Industry Survive the Cloud?” – Jay Bavisi, President, EC-Council

Tech industry analysts have been predicting the demise of the desktop and download antivirus (AV) security model for years, due in large part to the ongoing transition to “the cloud.” But the traditional antivirus business isn’t going away soon.
The thinking goes that as more businesses and consumers shift to the cloud’s Internet-based software applications, the relevance of desktop antivirus products diminishes.

For more information, please visit “http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/oct2010/tc20101021_425496.htm“.


Microsoft’s Biggest Patch Tuesday Ever — Better Update Your System, or Else

Microsoft’s biggest Patch Tuesday ever is October 12th, and if you don’t pay attention, you just might get hacked.

For the last seven years, Microsoft has issued its security fixes on the second Tuesday of every month – i.e., Patch Tuesday. This day is an important one for Microsoft users, as the software is often criticized for being buggy and insecure. In the latest patch, Microsoft is fixing 49 vulnerabilities, including four critical, 10 important and two moderate fixes.

But here is the problem: The day after Patch Tuesday is known in the hacker community as “Hack Wednesday.”

For more information, please visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jay-bavisi/microsofts-biggest-patch-_b_758339.html


UAE students to get cyber security training

School students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will undergo special cyber security training to learn various safety measures while using the internet.

A series of lessons will be offered to school children during an “information security awareness camp” launched across the nation by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council).

The lessons are specifically designed to raise awareness of the students regarding the online threats that might endanger them while using the internet. The programme will also educate students about optimal use of the social networking sites and how to avoid suspicious websites.

For more information, please visit http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a173344.html


On September 23, EC-Council President was interviewed by America’s news giant Fox News to seek his opinion regarding cyberwar and the deadly “Stuxnet” worm

On September 23, EC-Council President was interviewed by America’s news giant Fox News to seek his opinion regarding cyberwar and the deadly “Stuxnet” worm which could further trigger the virtual cyber arms race on the Internet. (See http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/09/23/stuxnet-cyberattack-targeting-irans-nuclear-plant/).

To view interview, click HERE -> —-> http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/09/29/pssst-wanna-buy-dangerous-security-hack/


TRA Partners With EC-Council to Educate Students on Cyber Security

Oct 03, 2010 – The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) represented by the National Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), is joining hands with the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) to initiate a nationwide campaign aiming to educate students on cyber security and risks of improper use of the internet.
As a result of the joint cooperation between aeCERT and EC-Council, a series of information security lessons will be offered to school children during an “information security awareness camp”. These lessons are specifically designed by aeCERT and EC-Council to raise awareness of the students regarding the online threats that might endanger them while using the internet.
The objectives of the campaign also include providing students with necessary information about optimal use of the social networking sites and how to avoid suspicious sites and persons. After the successful completion of the training, students will obtain a globally recognized information security certificate by the EC-Council.