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.