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Cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency; the International Telecommunication Union Endorses EC-Council’s Global CyberLympics

EC-Council’s Global CyberLympics (http://cyberlympics.org), the world’s first ethical hacking championship will be held this September across six continents. The Global CyberLympics is endorsed by IMPACT – the Cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency; the International Telecommunication Union. The mission behind the games is to foster better cooperation and communication on cybersecurity issues among countries.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – IMPACT – the Cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency; the International Telecommunication Union, has endorsed the Global CyberLympics, a new initiative by the EC-Council to foster stronger international cooperation on information security issues and to improve cybersecurity training and awareness in developing nations and third world countries.

Created by EC-Council, the Global CyberLympics is a series of ethical hacking games comprised of both offensive and defensive security challenges that will take place starting from September across six continents. Teams will vie for regional championships, followed by a global championship round to determine the world’s best cybersecurity team. The EC-Council is sponsoring over $400,000 worth of prizes at the CyberLympics. Read more…


EC-Council’s Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST) Debuts in the Asia-Pacific

PRWeb Summary: EC-Council’s (www.eccouncil.org) Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST) debuted a new Advanced Penetration Testing training in the Asia-Pacific, July 18-20, hosted by the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT). The CAST Advanced Penetration Testing is an intense three-day technical training course that teaches experienced information security professionals how to pen-test highly secured environments like government agencies and financial institutions. More than 80 percent of the course duration involves hands-on hacking labs.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – August 1, 2011 – EC-Council’s new Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST) recently debuted in the Asia-Pacific with a three-day Advanced Penetration Testing training, hosted by The International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats’ (IMPACT) global headquarters in Cyberjaya, Malaysia from Jul 18-20.

The CAST Advanced Penetration Testing program was led by EC-Council Master Trainer Joseph McCray and was attended by information security professionals from Malaysia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Brunei, Fiji and Rwanda, among others.

“CAST offers advanced and highly technical training, and serves as a platform for infosec professionals to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to combat current information security threats, thus playing an important role in strengthening the cybersecurity of businesses, organizations and government agencies around the world,” said Leonard Chin, Director of CAST. “It is of utmost importance for cyber security defender to be equipped with cutting edge IT security skills and proficiency in order to always stay ahead of perpetrators.”

“True to its philosophy, CAST programs are highly advanced and technical in nature. The Advanced Penetration Tester program trains security professionals on how to attack and defend highly secure environments, identify threats and understand different offensive attacking strategies, which are all essential knowledge to defend against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). This program also prepares information security professionals to deal with the escalating risk environment faced by most organizations today,” said Philip Victor, Director of Policy and International Cooperation, IMPACT.

CAST’s Advanced Penetration Testing is an intense three-day technical training course that provides a thorough understanding of how to pen-test highly secured environments like government agencies and financial institutions. It is an advanced course designed for experienced professionals, and 80 percent of the class involves hands-on hacking labs, enabling students to experience combating simulated real life scenarios.

The APAC students who completed the Advanced Penetration Testing course gained invaluable experience in pen-testing a high security network environment, such as those within a government agency or financial institution. Specifically, they learned how to move around the network without being detected by IDS/IPS, how to circumvent common security implementations such as Locked, and how to down desktops, GPOs, IDS/IPS/WAF, etc.

CAST is holding an inaugural CAST Summit in Washington, D.C. from August 22-25. The CAST Summit will offer advanced penetration testing, advanced application security training, advanced network defense training, digital mobile forensics training and cryptography training. The summit concludes with keynote addresses by renowned cybersecurity and cyber terrorism expert, Jeff Bardin and Richard Stiennon, and a series of lectures directly from CAST’s elite trainers. For more information on the CAST Summit, please visit http://www.eccouncil.org/castsummit.


ABOUT IMPACT:

The International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) is the world’s first comprehensive alliance bringing together governments, academia and industry experts to enhance the global community’s capabilities in dealing with cyber threats. Based in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, IMPACT provides its partner countries access to expertise, facilities and resources to effectively address cyber threats. For more information, please visit www.impact-alliance.org.

ABOUT CAST:

The Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST) was developed by EC-Council (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, advanced social engineering training, web application security training, and more. CAST is hosted at various international events, including the CAST Summit, as well as EC-Council’s flagship Hacker Halted conference series. More information about CAST is available at http://www.eccouncil.org/training/advanced_security_training.aspx.

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). 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 www.eccouncil.org.


CAST Summit Unveils Advanced Network Defense Training in Washington D.C.

EC-Council’s advanced network defense training course will be offered by its new Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST), at this year’s inaugural CAST Summit (http://www.eccouncil.org/castsummit), August 22-25 in Washington D.C. The CAST Advanced Network Defense program will train security professionals in offensive attack strategies in order to identify threats, properly address them, and defend against today’s Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). CAST also offers advanced, technical security training in the areas of penetration testing, application security, digital mobile forensics, exploit development and cryptography. The recent attacks against major companies demonstrate the devastating potential of lax policies in information security. CAST Summit aims to spark a change in the industry, by offering the most advanced and encompassing technical security training solutions available. Read more…


Advanced Penetration Testing Training at Hacker Halted in Miami

Advanced penetration testing training will be coming to Miami, as Hacker Halted (http://www.hackerhalted.com/2011) returns to South Florida for the third straight year in October. Advanced penetration testing training will arm students with the expertise to pen-test highly secured networks like those within government agencies and financial institutions. In light of all the recent attacks on major targets, from Sony to Lockheed Martin, Hacker Halted Academy aims to address the industry’s poor state of cybersecurity through advanced IT security courses offered by EC-Council’s new Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST), and other strategic partners, including BlueflyInc and their Web 2.0 Application Hacking training course. Hacker Halted will take place at the InterContinental Miami from October 21-27. Read more…


Advanced and Technical IT Security Training at Hacker Halted in Miami, Florida

Hacker Halted, presented by EC-Council (http://www.eccouncil.org) and held in Miami, Florida, will offer internationally recognized IT security certification and technical training workshops, including: the Department of Defense-accepted Certified Ethical Hacker, highly advanced programs offered by EC-Council’s new Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST); as well as other industry leading programs such as the (ISC2)’s CISSP and CSSLP, and CompTIA’s Security+. Read more…


EC-Council’s Center for Advanced Security Training to Hold First CAST Summit in D.C.

The Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST), developed by EC-Council in conjunction with a select group of cybersecurity experts, will be holding its first CAST Summit in Washington D.C., on August 22-25. This summit will feature five three-day workshops covering advanced penetration testing training, digital mobile forensics, advanced application security, advanced network defense, and cryptography, followed by an interactive training seminar headlined by noted cybersecurity expert Jeff Bardin. CAST is dedicated to teaching students advanced technical security knowledge directly from the experts themselves, through the use of proven tools and techniques, in hands-on, lab-intensive environments that simulate real-world scenarios. Read more…


IT Security Breaches Reinforces the Need for Advanced Security Training

Training is a minuscule investment, compared to potentially massive financial loss and irreparable damage to a company’s reputation. For training to be effective, it’s going to have to train security personnel how to think like a malicious hacker, in order to stop them. CAST Summit has such advanced security training opportunities for information security professionals.

The list of recently compromised companies just keeps growing, with names like Sony, Lockheed Martin, RSA Security, Citigroup, IMF, the Senate, and most recently, SEGA with 1.3 million users potentially being affected. There seems no end of the storm in sight. As technology evolves, there will be more features and complexity, which may lead to more vulnerabilities being exposed for perpetrators to exploit. More than ever, advanced security training is essential for companies to protect their information assets, thus EC-Council launched the CAST Summit to help address this need. Read more…


Internet Kill Switch for Your Computer, Jay Bavisi, EC-Council

Internet Kill Switch for Your Computer, Jay Bavisi, EC-Council


New Horizons Bulgaria Becomes First EC-Council Accredited Training Center in Bulgaria

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – July 6th, 2011 – New Horizons Bulgaria, a member of the global network of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, recently became EC-Council’s first Accredited Training Center (ATC) in Bulgaria.

The company also organized the first training workshops for Certified Ethical Hacker version 7 (CEHv7) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) in Bulgaria.

“EC-Council is a recognized global leader in cybersecurity training, and we are extremely proud to become its first Accredited Training Center in Bulgaria,” said Nikolay Penev, general manager of New Horizons Bulgaria. “Our new partnership will create better training opportunities for information security professionals in Bulgaria, and allow us to provide the latest, cutting-edge training courses available anywhere in the world.”

“We are pleased to have New Horizons Bulgaria as a new training partner of EC-Council and look forward to a long-standing and successful relationship,” said Hanan Wagie, Regional Director – EMEA of EC-Council. “Bulgaria’s information security community will surely benefit from New Horizons’ enhanced training offerings, and it will prove to be an asset for many local companies and organizations.”

Since its inception as an EC-Council Accredited Training Center, New Horizons Bulgaria has already certified 12 professionals as Certified Ethical Hackers and nine professionals as Computer Hacking Forensic Investigators.

As part of its launch effort for CEHv7, New Horizons Bulgaria also hosted an ethical hacker training conference in May, dubbed “Hack the Hackers.” The conference was attended by 230 representatives from high-profile companies in finance, telecommunications, information technologies, public administration, energy and manufacturing. An additional 60 visitors participated in the conference’s online portal.

For more information about EC-Council’s Accredited Training Center partnership program, please visit http://www.eccouncil.org/portals/accredited_training_center.aspx.

ABOUT NEW HORIZONS BULGARIA

New Horizons Bulgaria is the largest IT training center in Bulgaria, member of the global network of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, which is the leading provider of learning solutions for Information Technology, PC Desktop Applications, Project Management and Business Skills training. With 300 locations in 60 countries and over 400 courses, New Horizons is the world’s largest independent IT training company and delivers over three million student days of classroom training and over one million hours of online training each year.

New Horizons Bulgaria is a successor of all the activities currently performed by Consulting & Technical Education Company (CTEC-BG) and provides full range of solutions in the transfer of knowledge area: technical training (information security, ITIL, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM etc.), training on integrated business systems, office applications (Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint etc.) and business skills. The company offers the full range of official training delivery methods (Instructor-led classroom training, on-site training, mentored training and e-learning) according to the latest technologies by Microsoft, Cisco, IBM and so on.

New Horizons Bulgaria is a certified partner of leading global companies in the field of information technologies, amidst Microsoft (Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions, Information Worker Solutions and Security Solutions), Cisco (Cisco Learning Partner Associate), The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, EC-Council (EC-Council Authorized Training Center), IBM (IBM Authorized Training Provider), Pearson VUE (Pearson Vue Authorized Testing Center), Prometric (Authorized Prometric Testing Center), and others.

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. 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. Its certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 84 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 www.eccouncil.org.


IT Security Breaches Reinforces the Need for Advanced Security Training

Training is a minuscule investment, compared to potentially massive financial loss and irreparable damage to a company’s reputation. For training to be effective, it’s going to have to train security personnel how to think like a malicious hacker, in order to stop them.

The list of recently compromised companies just keeps growing, with names like Sony, Lockheed Martin, RSA Security, Citigroup, IMF, the Senate, and most recently, SEGA with 1.3 million users potentially being affected. There seems no end of the storm in sight. As technology evolves, there will be more features and complexity, which may lead to more vulnerabilities being exposed for perpetrators to exploit.

“If companies ever needed justification for investing more in advanced and technical security training, then the onslaught of attacks we’ve seen over the past couple of months are it,” said Jay Bavisi, president and co-founder of EC-Council, creator of the Department of Defense Directive 8570-approved Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program. “Today’s attackers are clever enough to launch sophisticated attacks, but if there’s a simple, common vulnerability to exploit, they’ll be on it. Security professionals must be able to match them, step for step, by staying abreast of all attack methodologies, from the everyday, routine attacks to the specific, complex attacks.”

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