Archive for July, 2013


Spanish Information Security Professionals have expanded opportunities for advanced security training, keeping Spain’s organizations safer from hackers

Due to a partnership between industry leader EC-Council, creator of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and their top Spanish partner, IT-Institute, professionals seeking advanced training can now take training and earn the certification for EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA).

In a move designed to expand the training opportunities available to Spanish infosec professionals, IT-Institute of Spain has added EC-Council’s advanced hacking and penetration testing (pentest) training and certification, the EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA). The ECSA certification and training program represents a major step forward in the fight against malicious hackers, because it teaches students not only to understand the mindset and tools of a malicious hacker, but prepares students for real world pentesting – the practice of ethically hacking in order to find the weaknesses of a system.  The pentesting techniques taught in ECSA are those used by leading experts in the area.  The purpose of this certification is to add value to IT security professionals by providing training that will help them to design, secure, and test networks with a single purpose: Protecting their organizations from the threats posed by malicious hackers.

IT-Institute and EC-Council have already sent the first qualified professionals through the training, garnering rave reviews from students and instructors alike.  With this course added to their roster, IT-Institute and EC Council consolidate their leadership in security training and certifications in the Spanish market, but more importantly, make great steps forward in securing the information infrastructure of Spanish organizations, government agencies, and companies of all sizes.

About IT-Institute: IT-Institute, Advanced Information Technology Center, is the center of advanced training in Information technology with a huge portfolio of courses and certifications.  IT-Institute specializes in bringing the official courses from the most recognized brands of information technology to students around the world.  With a presence in Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, and Ecuador, their reach is growing all the time. In addition to ECSA, IT-Institute also offers a full suite of EC-Council certifications, including CEH, CHFI, and ECSP.

About EC-Council: The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. EC Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and various others offered in over 60 countries around the globe. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National  standards Institute (ANSI).

 

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

 


The Battle Against Cyber Attacks

The proliferation of ICT and virtualisation has brought about a revolution of a different sort – a cyber revolution – which has created a myriad of benefits and opportunities to countries, organisations and individuals, while introducing the new and unstoppable threat of cyber attacks. Bringing down entire organisations and throwing countries into cyber warfare, it is a growing inevitability, one that needs to be battled.

Understanding the importance of cyber security for governments and organisations in Sri Lanka, the Daily FT in collaboration with CICRA Consultancies, under the aegis of the US-based EC-Council, hosted the Cyber Security Summit 2013, a series of events that drew attention to this growing menace and through a line-up of international and local experts on the topic, shared insights into how it can be combated at all levels.

The flagship event was a full day summit, the ‘EC-Council Cyber Security Summit’, prior to which a leadership forum with some of the country’s top CEOs and chairmen was held. The series of events ended with the ‘Night Hack’ in the evening, an informative session with live demonstrations on cyber-related vulnerabilities.  Click Here to Read More…