EC- Council empowers Students through a Seminar on Cyber Security

Over 300 students come together for a seminar  on cybersecurity specifically in Penetration Testing and Computer Forensics

Mumbai, August 28th 2013: EC-Council, the world’s leading provider of certifications and training in the information security domain, in association with Zen Technologies, organized an educational seminar on August 28th 2013 at St. Xaviers College, Mumbai and Ramnarian Ruia College, Mumbai.

The seminar was organized to educate the students on the scope of career opportunities and future prospects in the Cyber Security domain- an extremely critical sector currently that is only set to grow in the coming years. The Seminar was conducted by Mr. Haja Mohideen, VP- Technology and Co- Founder, EC-Council.

Regarding this initiative Mr. Akash Agarwal, Country Manager, EC-Council India said “The field of cyber security is growing by leaps and bounds but there is a lack of skilled professionals to meet the growing need. By training and educating the future cyber security professionals while adhering to global requirements and standards, we wish to create an army of cyber warriors to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. India is the software capital of the world and definitely has a vast talent pool which can be trained and educated on the nuances of the fast growing need of the highly skilled cyber security experts.”

According to a recent survey conducted by the International Data Corp, there is a requirement of close to 5 lakh cybersecurity professionals in India. This number is only set to grow and the best step to tackle this issue is to train the professionals of tomorrow and ensure they are qualified to tap the opportunities and tackle the challenges that will be awaiting them.  Jobs in the market range from Penetration Testers, Network Security Specialists, Website Administrators, to Security Analysts.

According to Mr. Abhay Thakkar, CEO, Zen Technologies, “Not only does IT Security offer great career opportunities, but is also necessary for everyone to learn because of the constant threats emerging on the internet every day.”

To provide cyber security training and to fill the gap, EC-Council had recently initiated Code-Uncode, a nationwide competition for students, professionals, colleges and corporates. The competition aims to bring together existing and aspiring security enthusiasts from all fields of the infosec world from the Corporate and government bodies to academic institutions. The preliminary round was completed successfully a few weeks back.

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.

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.

About Zen Technologies
Zen Technologies was established in 2009. The Company has been involved in the field of training students and professionals in the field of IT Security and niche courses in Algorithm Trading.