EC-Council Building the Cyber Army; Organizes Seminar on Ethical Hacking at Thapar University

Over 200 students from Thapar University attend a two day seminar on ‘Ethical Hacking and its Essentials’

Mumbai, August 29th 2013: EC-Council, the world’s leading provider of certifications and training in the information security domain organized a two day educational seminar on Aug 30th and 31st at Thapar University to educate and engage with students on Ethical Hacking and its essentials in the cyber security domain, a sector that is set to grow exponentially and offer lucrative job opportunities.

The GOI recently released the ‘National Cyber Security Policy 2013’, highlighting the fact that the security of cyber space is not an optional issue but an imperative need. The policy has laid emphasis on creating a workforce of 5,00,000 professionals skilled in cyber security in the next five years through capacity building, skill development and training.

Mr. Akash Agarwal, Country Manager, EC-Council India said, “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 for the highly skilled cyber security experts.”
EC-Council recently organized another seminar in Mumbai on “How to Build a successful career in Cybersecurity using Penetration Testing and Computer Forensics” which was attended by over 300 students from St. Xaviers College and Ramnarain Ruia College. These series of Seminars will help not only educate the youth on the importance of cybersecurity but also provide them with solutions and opportunities to better their existing skills.
It is essential to train the professionals of tomorrow and ensure that they are qualified to tap the opportunities and tackle the challenges that will be awaiting them.  Job opportunities in the market range from Penetration Testers and Network Security Specialists to Website Administrators and Security Analysts.

To provide cyber security training and to fill the gap for professionals working in this field, EC-Council has initiated Code-Uncode, a nationwide competition for students, professionals, colleges and corporates. The competition aims to bring together existing and aspiring security enthusiasts across 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 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 information security and e-business skills. It has been certified by the American National Standards Institute for meeting 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 along with a multitude of other programs. These programs are offered in over 92 countries and have trained over 120,000 & certified more than 60,000 security professionals through a global training network of over 500 training partners.
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.