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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.


EC Council Successfully Continues its Information Security Awareness Program

Launched a week back with an aim to educate budding security professionals, EC Council continues to partner with education institutions in Hyderabad and Chennai

India– 30th January, 2013 – EC Council, one of the leading certification and training organizations in the world continues its Information Security Awareness Program in India.

This initiative by EC Council was launched keeping in mind the need of the market and is well timed as Frost & Sullivan reported that nearly 80 percent of Indian business enterprises have reported data theft through online hacking. According to a recent Norton by Symantec report, of the total 137 million Internet users in India, 42 million have fallen prey to the cyber fraud in one way or the other. The financial loss per cyber-crime victim is around Rs 10,000 for 2012.

Keeping all of the above in mind, with an aim to educate young students and budding professionals about the hazards in cyber security and the menace of cyber threats, EC Council has launched this ongoing initiative, partnering with numerous colleges, universities and institutions across cities in the country.

Continuing to partner with educational institutions that started with Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, this week, EC Council has partnered with Padmasri Dr. B.V.Raju Institute of Technology, Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology and Rajalakshmi College, to talk about the perils of cyber threats with students of the CSE and IT Department and the faculty of the College.

Talking about this program, Mr. Jay Bavisi, Global President, EC Council says, “India is in urgent need of cyber security education. With the number of attacks and vulnerabilities on a rise, organizations and all security professionals need to know how to safe guard themselves from malpractices that can put their company at risk. With our globally adopted courses and trainings, we hope to educate these budding professionals so they are equipped to support organizations in their mission critical business needs that continue to grow. With this program we wish to make the Indian market more secure in the global cyber space. “

The EC Council Information Security Awareness Program is a platform for students preparing to be a part of the cyber world to meet, learn and plan together to secure the information security landscape of the future. The program is a combination of a series of seminars, talks, workshops, and events in which students and professionals are educated on topics such as cyber security, secure programming, hacking, cyber warfare, etc.


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, visit www.eccouncil.org.

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EC-Council Successfully Completes its First Ever Global Partner Conference in India

Hyderabad, Dec 1, 2012: EC Council, one of the leading certification organizations in the world wrapped its first ever Global Partner Conference (EGPC) in India in Hyderabad on Dec 1st ’12. The event held at Taj Deccan, saw partners from across the country come together for an engaging, learning and interactive session with the management team of EC Council.

Present at the event from EC Council were- Jay Bavisi, President, Sean Lim, VP and Akash Agarwal, Country Manager- India along with the entire India team.
The sessions for the evening ranged from the changing technology trends and the security requirements in the post PC era and EC Council’s plans for taken up by Jay and a session by Sean where he explained the various marketing and sales activities planned for the coming year.
Suggestions were made by the EC Council team on how Partners could maximize their reach, growth and education initiative in 2013 and solutions were provided for queries about EC Council’s courses, future plans and the upcoming activities in the coming year. Best practices were shared amongst the partners and they were full of enthusiastic questions, suggestions, appreciation and feedback that made this event worthwhile.

Speaking about the event Jay Bavisi, President, EC Council said, “The Indian market is a priority for us in terms of the opportunities and market potential. With our globally adopted courses, we hope to provide secure solutions to support organizations in their mission critical business needs that continue to grow. Our partners are an integral part of the EC Council family and interacting with them has been an extremely enriching experience. We now understand the market needs better and they understand the EC Council offerings better than before and we hope that together we will be able to make the Indian market a more cyber secure environment in the global scenario.”
We are excited to make EGPC a regular feature and an event that brings together the entire EC Council community, the day was wrapped with numerous fun activities and prizes, certificates and awards up for grabs.

About EC Council

EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is world’s largest certification body 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.
For more information please visit http://www.eccouncil.org/about_us.aspx
Catch a few glimpses of EGPC ‘ 12

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EC-Council Launches Information Security Awareness Program

With an aim to educate budding security professionals, EC Council partners with education institutions across India, starting with Hyderabad

Hyderabad– 28th January, 2013 – EC-Council, one of the leading certification and training organizations in the world has launched its Information Security Awareness Program in India starting with Hyderabad.

This initiative by EC Council is well timed as Frost & Sullivan reported that nearly 80 percent of Indian business enterprises have reported data theft through online hacking. According to a recent Norton by Symantec report, of the total 137 million Internet users in India, 42 million have fallen prey to the cyber fraud in one way or the other. The financial loss per cyber-crime victim is around Rs 10,000 for 2012.

Keeping all of the above in mind, with an aim to educate young students and budding professionals about the hazards in cyber security and the menace of cyber threats, EC Council has launched this ongoing initiative, partnering with numerous colleges, universities and institutions across cities in the country.

Kick starting this program in Hyderabad, EC Council has partnered with Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology to talk about the perils of cyber threats with students of the CSE and IT Department and the faculty of the College.

Talking about this program, Mr. Jay Bavisi, Global President, EC Council says, “India is in urgent need of cyber security education. With the number of attacks and vulnerabilities on a rise, organizations and all security professionals need to know how to safe guard themselves from malpractices that can put their company at risk. With our globally adopted courses and trainings, we hope to educate these budding professionals so they are equipped to support organizations in their mission critical business needs that continue to grow. With this program we wish to make the Indian market more secure in the global cyber space.

Speaking at the event, Dr. G. Chandra Mohan Reddy, Principal, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology said, “We see the benefit in this Awareness Program and the multiple ways in which our students will benefit from this. As an institution our goal is to provide world class education and empower the students with skills that will benefit them in the long run personally as well as professionally. We are glad EC Council has initiated this Program and would like to thank them for the knowledge imparted to our students and faculty.”

The EC Council Information Security Awareness Program is a platform for students preparing to be a part of the cyber world to meet, learn and plan together to secure the information security landscape of the future. The program is a combination of a series of seminars, talks, workshops, and events in which students and professionals are educated on topics such as cyber security, secure programming, hacking, cyber warfare, etc.

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, visit www.eccouncil.org.

Media Contact:
Mail To: marketing.india@eccouncil.org


EC-COUNCIL AUTHORIZED PARTNER, ITERA LAUNCHES THE FIRST SECURE PROGRAMMING COURSE IN SPAIN

January 1st 2013, Madrid:   EC-Council authorized training partner, ITERA Processing Consulting creates history in Spain by becoming paramount pioneers to launch EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer (ECSP) training in the region.

ITERA delivered the training to the focal mainstay of Spain’s vanguard of online banking communication security and the leading online bank namely “Selfbank.”
Owing to the exponential growing threat to financial and economic industries globally, Selfbank has taken the initiative to inculcate upgraded and more sophisticated security skills within their system to protect themselves against cybercrime and ensure that their client’s operations are highly secured.

This ECSP training has placed Selfbank at the forefront, in terms of qualification of their team, to fight against cybercrime since the very beginning of the development of their products and services.

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Global CISO Forum Announced in Wake of LinkedIn Breach

EC-Council is launching the Global CISO Forum to address the increasing demands faced by top-level information security executives. The IS landscape has never been so fraught with attacks as evidenced by the recent LinkedIn password fiasco or by Google sending warnings of state-sponsored attacks to gmail account holders. The Forum, which will take place in conjunction with EC-Council’s premier IS conference, Hacker Halted, will focus on bringing together CISOs from around the world to discuss how the constantly changing security challenges affect the day-to-day lives of CISOs from the largest and most prestigious organizations. A few of the topics to be discussed will include integrating wargames into security strategies, recruiting, training, and managing superior security teams; data loss prevention; as well as internally branding and integrating a security program while aligning it with business objectives.

The diversity of topics that will be covered hint at the breadth of issues with which an average CISO must contend in order to succeed at keeping their organizations’ data safe. “The cybersecurity war is becoming more complicated by the day.” says Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council. Mr. Bavisi went on to say, “EC-Council’s Global CISO Forum is an event that aims to bring together the world’s best and brightest CISOs to unite against the hackers and share information.”

One reason for continued breaches, according to the recent Wisegate report, could be the changing role CISOs are playing within their organizations. The report documents how CISOs are now more than ever being charged with an ever-expanding suite of responsibilities ranging from managing the conflicts that arise from the differing goals of IS and business development, to developing privacy policies and disaster recovery plans. The Global CISO Forum aims to address these challenges, partly through formal panel-based discussions, but also by bringing together the top minds in the CISO world and encouraging an atmosphere of best practice sharing.

One aspect of the fight for information security that’s long been observed in the industry is the tendency for “the bad guys” to do a better job of information sharing than the guardians of the world’s information. According to Dave Cullinane, CISO at eBay, “Continuous process improvement is happening on the dark side. Our adversary is sharing information quite effectively. We are not. We must begin immediately to do so – and do it far more effectively than ever before. We need to shift the balance of power back to the Good Guys.”

For more information and inclusion in the Forum, interested CISOs can apply to attend here: http://www.eccouncil.org/resources/ciso-executive-summit.aspx.

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CISOs To Huddle In Wake Of LinkedIn Breach, Gmail Warnings

The EC-Council invites security chiefs to get together before Halloween and decide how to bedevil their adversaries.

The EC-Council, the body behind the Certified Ethical Hacker certification, will convene a Global CISO Forum in Miami on Oct. 29 and 30, open only to a limited number of senior information security executives, to discuss a security landscape that is increasing in complexity and alarming Internet users. Apparently, when attackers start ripping off and decrypting large caches of LinkedIn’s hash-encrypted passwords and state-sponsored attacks are a big enough threat to Gmail users that Google has to issue warnings, it’s time for the world’s CISOs to huddle.

The summit, scheduled in conjunction with the EC-Council’s IS conference, Hacker Halted, will gather CISOs from the world’s “largest and most prestigious” enterprises to talk about how these types of extreme events affect their companies and what to do about it.

But what can a forum like this do to prevent data breaches? For one thing, it provides a venue for the exchange of ideas and information. For a long time, attackers have been well-organized and shared information freely. “But due to proprietary, governmental and other borders, we guardians of information do not share information as well as they do,” says Amber Williams, manager of strategic initiatives at the EC-Council. “This forum is designed to promote exchange of ideas and discussion, with six to seven experts per panel topic who will elicit a lot of responses from the audience as they go along.”

That’s all well and good, but, according to Danny Lieberman, CTO of Software Associates, most CISOs and infosec professionals already know what needs to be done for appropriate security countermeasures. For example, encryption is a cornerstone of securing data at rest, and our latest InformationWeek Strategic Security Survey recommendation list includes better vetting of service providers.

The problem is getting the CEO to agree.

While the EC-Council’s Hacker Halted events see increasing attendance year on year, says Williams, the council is capping attendance for the Global CISO Forum at 200. The goal is to make high-level executives feel free to talk about not just best practices but the struggles they have had without fear of hurting their brands, she says.

You know the EC-Council is getting serious when it talks about “integrating war games into security strategies.” Other topics of discussion planned for the summit include recruiting, training, and managing superior security teams; data loss prevention; and internally branding and integrating a security program while aligning it with business objectives. In fact, the EC-Council says one reason for continued breaches is the conflicts that arise from the differing goals of security and business development teams. The forum intends to address this issue and others not only through panels but also by encouraging an atmosphere of best-practice sharing.

It’s great that the EC-Council and CISOs are on fire about this. But it’s also clear that without approval from the CEO, anything with a price tag that doesn’t have demonstrated business value will go nowhere. That is why CISOs should pay special attention to the part about aligning with business objectives.

What CISOs should really be asking at this forum, says Lieberman, is how their peers develop a real business case to present to the CEO. How do I put together a threat model and evaluate the risk? How do I get the CFO on board before I go to the CEO?

Lieberman illustrates a sample exchange, where the CISO is prepared to say to the CEO, “There is X percent chance someone will steal our company’s intellectual property. I have put together a team to evaluate the risk, and that is its finding. It will cost $20 million if this IP theft occurs. I need a couple more employees and $1 million to buy hardware and software to protect that $20 million worth of IP.”

Better yet, have the CFO on the team that helped put together this analysis, something the EC-Council plans to address. “Because we are inviting mostly C-levels, they will report to a board or another C-level executive,” says Williams. “Part of what we want to share is how to brand a security program internally and sell it to the board, C-level executives, and the whole company. And in the case of governments, sell it to the many layers of government workers.”

Another concern for many security chiefs, says Alan Shimel, managing partner at The CISO Group, is the changing nature of the threat. Many CISOs at work today came into that role during a time when financial fraud and cybercrime were the motives for attacks, says Shimel. “Now we have hacktivists and people who are financially motivated, but instead of looking for personally identifiable information, they’re looking for intellectual property,” he says. “Due to these different motives, hackers use different attack vectors.”

Announced speakers for the event include Eddie Schwartz, CISO for RSA; Joe Albaugh, CISO at the Federal Aviation Administration; Ron Baklarz, CISO at Amtrak; and Richard T. Rushing, CISO for Motorola Mobility.

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