Archive for March, 2013


EC Council Code Uncode Partners with leading Corporates and Colleges in India

All set to kick start on May 19th ’13 it is a 3-level online competition commencing with the Preliminary round and concluding with the Grand Finale on June 2nd ’13.

Witnessing a lot of interest amongst Corporates, Colleges and the media across the country we have been flooded with requests and messages since the announcement of the launch.

Corporates like HCL Infosystems will interview the TOP 10% of the students that make it to the Grand Finale, ITsAP, a leading association of IT & ITes Companies of the AP state, CMS Infosystems, the largest player in Cash Management in India which also has training business as part of its diverse offerings, Modi Naturals, the leading producer of health oils in India and Synerzip.

Colleges like Lovely Professional University, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology and many more have already come on board to support the cause of secure programming in India.

With registrations flowing in we expect Code Uncode to be a revolutionary initiative that will not only bring a very important part of Information Security- Secure Programming in the limelight but also recognize talent in secure programming across India.

For more information please visit: www.eccouncil.org/codeuncode.aspx


EC-Council, the creators of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker course announces the release of Certified Secure Programmer – .NET

With its new certification, the EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer – .NET, (ECSP), EC-Council is making moves to usher in a new era of security.

INDIA- EC Council, the world’s leading provider of certifications and training in the information security domain, has launched its latest offering EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer- ECSP.

In today’s news, there is a continuous stream of reports about large, prestigious organizations falling victim to cyber-attacks. “Zero-day” threat vulnerabilities can mean big business on the black market as hackers buy and sell the right to exploit programming errors in some of today’s biggest software programs. EC-Council is responding to this growing threat by getting to the root of the problem – the lack of programmers skilled in secure coding.

The ECSP course focuses on .NET application security and emphasizes building software from the ground up with security as a core focus. It is not a typical training course which focuses on lecture, but rather, 60% of the student’s time is spent learning via dynamic lab exercises.

“We know the demand for software engineers has been climbing over the last decade and many people have embarked on careers in this field. We don’t see the growth in the demand for programmers to decline one bit – but what we do see happening is a huge emphasis on secure coding and the need for those skilled in secure coding.” Says EC-Council President, Jay Bavisi,

Software glitches, bugs, and vulnerabilities cost the world’s economies billions each year. In fact, the Nasdaq is still dealing with the fallout from its Facebook (FB) IPO, blamed on a software glitch, and estimated to eventually cost $62 million. Even car companies have to worry about securing their onboard software as evidenced by Toyota’s recall of thousands of its hybrid cars due to bad coding.

Mr. Bavisi went on to say that, “EC-Council has developed real world labs to ensure the next generation of security professionals have applied the skills they learn before they even get to a job.”

For more information regarding the EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer – .NET, (ECSP), please visit https://www.eccouncil.org/courses/ec-council-certified-secure-programmer-dotnet.

About EC Council

EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is one of the world’s largest certification bodies for Information Security professionals. EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various information security and e-business skills. It has been certified by American National Standards Institute to meet its ANSI 17024 standard. It is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and as well as many others programs. These programs are offered in over 92 countries and over have trained over 120,000 & certified more than 60,000 security professionals through a training network of over 500 training partners globally.

Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organizations around the world such as the US Army, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM and the United Nations.

For more information about EC-Council, please visit http://www.eccouncil.org


EC-Council Launches Code Uncode – India’s first ‘Secure Coding’ Competition

The competition, aimed to recognize India’s top secure programmers, will reach youth across India and expects to attract over 1 Lakh registrations

INDIA- May 18th, 2013 – EC-Council, the world’s leading provider of certifications and training in the information security domain, has launched Code Uncode, India’s first ever nationwide hunt for the best secure programmer. Kick starting on May 19th, Code Uncode will be a 3 level online competition.

Code Uncode is a nationwide competition for students, professionals, colleges and corporate. The event will bring together existing and aspiring security enthusiasts from all fields of the infosec world from the Corporate and government bodies to academic institutions.

“EC-Council is dedicated to strengthening cyber security across the world and Code Uncode ’13 is an initiative to draw attention to a very key component of the information technology domain- Secure Coding. We wish to provide a platform for students, professionals, existing and aspiring programmers to come together and test their domain knowledge and showcase their talent while competing for the title of India’s Most Secure Coder,” said Jay Bavisi, President, EC-Council.

According to a report by Gartner in 2011, the IT security market of India is expected to have a CAGR of 16.4 percent from 2011-2016.

Frost & Sullivan reveals that nearly 80 percent of Indian business enterprises have reported data theft through online hacking and 90 percent of Indian companies have placed IT security as their priority investment domain. The report states that the cost of computer crimes has reached a whopping USD 10 billion – India is ranked fifth in terms of e- commerce security breaches.

Sighting this trend and treating Cyber Security awareness as an urgent, need of the hour requirement, EC-Council is launching Code Uncode to strengthen a very important part of every organization- Secure Coding. The aim is to discover talent, methods and ideas; and provide a platform for programmers to demonstrate their coding abilities; encouraging development in this part of information security and raise awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security.

“The number of security professionals in India is expanding at an amazing rate and we’re looking forward to giving that community the right talent in secure programming which is a vital part of security,” said Akash Agarwal, Country Manager, EC-Council India. “I’m pleased that India will host the first ever Code Uncode by EC Council and I’m confident that India’s programmers will be able to showcase their exceptional skills at the event”, he added.

EC-Council backed with their vast experience in global competitions and conferences like Hacker Halted, TakeDownCon and Global Cyberlympics, is bringing the global movement and trend to India through Code Uncode.

For more information about Code Uncode 2013, visit www.eccouncil.org/codeuncode.
For more information about EC-Council, visit http://www.eccouncil.org/about_us.aspx

About EC-Council

EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is one of the world’s largest certification bodies for Information Security professionals. EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various information security and e-business skills. It has been certified by American National Standards Institute to meet its ANSI 17024 standard. It is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and as well as many others programs. These programs are offered in over 92 countries and over have trained over 120,000 & certified more than 60,000 security professionals through a training network of over 500 training partners globally.

Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organizations around the world such as the US Army, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM and the United Nations.