EC-Council to Host Advanced Technical Security Summits in Alexandria and San Jose

Following the success of its inaugural advanced training summit last year, the EC-Council is expanding the EC-Council Summit to two new cities this year. The EC-Council Summit, formerly known as the CAST Summit, is a highly technical and advanced training workshop that offers IT professionals the chance to acquire critical cybersecurity skills in intensive three-days highly technical training workshops. This upcoming series will feature the world renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v7, advanced penetration testing, advanced mobile hacking and forensics, advanced application security and advanced network defense. EC-Council Summit will take place March 19-22 in Alexandria, Virginia and March 26-29 in San Jose, California.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST) – the advanced training division of EC-Council – announces the next installment of its successful advanced training series ‘EC-Council Summit’ (formerly known as CAST Summit) March 19-22 in Alexandria, Virginia and March 26-29 in San Jose, California. This series of summits feature five highly technical workshops in ethical hacking, penetration testing, mobile hacking/forensics, application security and network defense.

The highly technical training series first debuted in August 2011 in Washington, D.C. and is now being expanded to new cities this year following the strong reception it received among IT professionals.

EC-Council Summit is a unique training opportunity that gives attendees the chance to undergo an intense three-day ‘deep dive’ in five critical IT security fields with top industry experts. Unlike other training events where students are rushed through short presentations, the EC-Council Summit provides a unique opportunity to be immersed in key subject areas, with comprehensive training modules and a heavy focus on hands-on technical training and hacking labs, taught by the very best in their fields.

“EC-Council Summit is expanding its offerings this year following the remarkable turnout and success we had at the inaugural event last summer,” said Leonard Chin, Director of CAST and EC-Council Conferences & Events. “With an exponential increase of cyber threats facing businesses and government agencies, from the lone hacker armed with easily accessible hacking tools, hacktivists with malicious intents, to Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), offensive security training has never been more important than it is today. 2011 was called the ‘year of the hack’, but 2012 could be even worse due to the proliferation of hacking tools and the increasing popularity of the hacktivism movement. IT professionals must adapt themselves to this changing threat environment in order to safeguard the information assets of their companies and organizations.”

The goal of EC-Council Summit is to prepare security professionals, such as penetration testers and network security administrators, to use advanced hacking techniques in order to better identify and prevent threats before they impact a company or organization. Participants will walk way with a firm grasp of offensive security strategies and techniques, industry best practices, how to develop a secure baseline, how to harden enterprise architectures from the most advanced attacks, and how to reduce the capabilities of APTs.

Five three-day workshops, followed by a highly technical one-day seminar on key security subjects, will be hosted in each city on the following IT security topics:

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

ABOUT CAST:

The Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST) was developed by EC-Council (http://www.eccouncil.org), in conjunction with cybersecurity experts, to address the need for highly technical and advanced security training for information security professionals. Instructed by EC-Council’s select group of master trainers, CAST offers hands-on, lab intensive courses that cover the security industry’s top domains, including advanced penetration testing training, digital mobile forensics training, advanced application security training, advanced network defense training, crimeware attribution, web application security training, and more. CAST is hosted at various international events, including EC-Council’s flagship Hacker Halted and TakeDownCon conference series.

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. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT) certification. EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members.

EC-Council’s certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 87 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, 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 information security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information about EC-Council is available at http://www.eccouncil.org.