European University Recognizes Importance of Information Security Education

Valencia, Spain, December 1, 2009 – According to a report by Frost & Sullivan, Europe’s information security workforce is expected to set a record growth of 13 percent by year 2012. In line with the increasing demand for information security professionals in the region, Escuela Superior Arte y Tecnologia (ESAT), a central for creative and information technology learning in Spain officially acknowledges the importance of information security education with its participation in the EC-Council Academia Partner program.  Conceived by EC-Council, the program engages academic partners across the world in an ongoing effort to educate students on information security industry and the critical roles it plays.

With 12,000 students across the globe currently benefiting from the program, EC-Council Academia Partner is a valuable association in
both the academic and information security communities. Besides serving as a platform for industry networking among its alumni and
current students, the program is also an avenue for knowledge sharing and exchanging of information – an important factor in the dynamic industry of information security.

According to ESAT´s Director, Mr. Jaime Torres, “ESAT is recognized as one of the best schools of its kind in Europe since its inception
in 2006. As we have always tried to be at the forefront of technology, it is for this reason that we form a partnership with EC-Council, the
owner & developer of the best ethical hacking certification today”.

“Our philosophy is to offer our students the best possible training so that they could achieve their goals, as well as ours”, Torres added.

Under the Academia program, ESAT has begun integratingEC-Council’s curricula into their respective academic syllabus. Students pursuing their degrees at the university are currently exposed to intensive theoretical & practical training, which will add substantial value to their qualifications upon graduation. This will effectively give them an edge over their peers and most importantly, a head-start to a long and fulfilling career in the information security industry.

Vice President of EC-Council, Mr. Sean Lim revealed, “We applaud the move by ESAT in joining the EC-Council Academia Partner program as it demonstrates progressiveness in their approach towards information security”.

“We believe that this partnership will go a long way in creating awareness towards the significance of information security education. Most importantly, these students will soon be prepared to fill a niche gap in the region’s workforce”, he added.

About EC-Council Academia Partner Program

The EC-Council Academia Partner is a platform developed by EC-Council where academic institutes across the world are actively engaged as education partners in an-ongoing effort to educate students on information security industry and the critical roles it plays. There are 12,000 students from across the world currently benefiting from the program.

About EC-Council

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker course, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator program, License Penetration Tester program and various other programs offered in over 60 countries around the globe. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). For more information about EC-Council, please visit the website: http://www.eccouncil.org

About Escuela Superior Arte y Tecnologia (ESAT)

Escuela Superior Arte y Tecnologia (ESAT) is the central for Design and Information Technology in the city of Valencia. Located in a beautiful & unique building in the historical part of the city, it is very close to the Valencian Parliament and The Plaza de la Virgen (Virgin Square). ESAT focuses on training in art and technology areas. It specialises in educating and preparing its students in attaining Bachelor degrees at the most prestigious universities in UK and USA. ESAT training covers three distinct areas: higher education in Design & Information, specialized training in businesses and specialized graduate courses. For more information about ESAT, please log on to: http://www.esat.es