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Security Conference in 2009: Global Security Experts to Present at Hacker Halted USA 2009

March 1, 2009
Amidst the global economic crisis, EC-Council is adamant to put up a world class information security conference that will serve the community well.

Security conference in 2009-Global security experts to present at hacker halted USA

EC-Council Lauches Scholarship Program

February 26, 2009
EC-Council to release US$100,000 worth of information security scholarships.


EC-Council Scores Success With Valentine’s Webinar for EU Partners

February 12, 2009
The 1st European 2009 webinar on 10 powerful and proven points to sell the Certified Ethical Hacker Certification C|EH attracts the attendance of participants from over 10 Accredited Training Centers in 12 countries.

EC-Council Success with Valentine’s Webinar in Europe

EC-Council’s CEH v6 receives recognition in France

February 1, 2009

EC-Council Receives Rave Review from French Online Magazine – Global Security Magazine.

EC-Council’s CEHv6 Receives recognition in france

Information Security Pay on the Rise: C|EH Salaries Up 40%

January 30, 2009
Pay for certified security professionals is among the fastest-growing in IT, study says

While cutbacks abound in IT departments and businesses across the globe, salaries in the IT Security space are actually on the rise, a new study says. Although overall pay for skilled IT technicians fell slightly last quarter, pay for some specific security specifications is up, according to data in the latest edition of the IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index, published by Foote Partners.

“It’s not just a ‘slash-and-burn’ recession strategy based strictly on CIOs cutting costs,” said David Foote, co-founder and CEO of Foote Partners, in a news report. “It looks like a calculated effort [by CIOs], in a time of chaos and severe constriction, to smartly invest in skills and technologies that will not only tactically see them through the recession, but also ensure that [their companies] are stronger and undiminished at their core when it’s over.”

Overall IT security certifications pay grew 0.8 percent over the past three months, and 1.9 percent year-over-year, the report states. Certifications posting the greatest gains were the GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), which was up 46.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008, and the
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification, up 40 percent. The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) was also up 7.1 percent over the past quarter. Of the highest-paying IT certifications, 18 out of 42, or 42.9 percent, were related to security, the report says.

For noncertified security skills, network security management made neither gains nor losses in the past quarter, but was up 6.7 percent over the past six months, and 14.3% year-over-year, the Foote study says. Network security management and “various project-based security skills” were among the highest-paying non-certified IT skills of the past three months.

University Students Need To Take IT Security Courses, Says Idris Haron

November 5, 2008
University students, especially those from the Information Technology (IT) faculty, are encouraged to enrol in IT Security courses to better train them in this area, Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Idris Haron said on Wednesday.Read More…

11th Hacker Halted Asia Pacific 2008 from Nov 3 – 6, 2008

The 11th Hacker Halted Conference has been successfully hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Nov 3 – 6, 2008.
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Nigeria: EC-Council, New Horizons to Boost Cyber Security

October 21, 2008
EC-Council, which currently trains staff of the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) in the United States of America, as well as staff of defense ministry from various countries of the world, will be offering courses on Master of Security Science in Nigeria, through the EC-Council University that is based in the U.S.
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More IT security courses and specialists needed

October 14, 2008
More IT security specialist and courses needed in the Middle East region.” President of EC-Council featured in top Middle East region business magazine

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SINGAPORE, October 7, 2008 – Raffles Education Corp College (REC College) today announced its collaboration with EC-Council, which will see the integration of the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certification (C|EH) into one of the modules of Raffles’ Advanced Diploma in InfoComm Security. The Advanced Diploma in InfoComm Security was introduced in REC College in response to the rising rates of cyber crimes affecting organizations worldwide. The course provides students with comprehensive academic qualifications and certifications encompassing the ICT security market. Ms Jenny Wong, Centre Director of REC College Singapore says, “One of the core values that sets REC College apart from other institutions is our drive to provide students with an education that goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. We focus on skills and industry experience which in turn will mold the careers of our students.”

“Through the integration of the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker  certification (C|EH), an international leader in security certification, into the InfoComm Security program, we hope that the students will not only
be equipped with the necessary knowledge, but it is also our objective that the successfully certified students will emerge more marketable compared to their peers in the job market,” continued Ms Wong. C|EH Program certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective. Certified Ethical Hackers are skilled professionals who understand and are able to locate the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of a target system and use the same knowledge and tools used by hacker.

Mr Leonard Chin, the Director of Marketing for EC-Council, shares the significance of the partnership, “We applaud Raffles’ visionary move to incorporate C|EH into their program. The regions’ keen interest in security investments will lead to a demand for certified professionals, and students from Raffles will be at the forefront in addressing this demand.”