EC-Council Partners with one of India’s Largest Universities for Code Uncode

Thapar University supports Code Uncode- India’s First Ever Nationwide Secure Programming Competition.

INDIA- April 16, 2013 – EC-Council, the world’s leading provider of certifications and training in the information security domain, recently launched Code Uncode, India’s first ever nationwide hunt to recognize the top secure programmers in India. Code Uncode set to kickstart on May 19th is a 3 level online competition where individuals can test and showcase their talent in secure programming.

According to a recent Times of India article, India needs 4.7 lakh cyber security professionals by 2015 for protection of IT infrastructure in the country as well as to serve the export market.  To bridge this gap and provide India with the much needed cyber warriors, EC-Council has initiated Code Uncode, a platform for existing and aspiring programmers to come together.

To further help bridge this gap of need and availability of skilled professionals, Thapar University has taken the leadership position to support secure programming in India by conducting workshops on Information Security and having over 500 of its students to participate in this competition.  This will help Thapar University and EC-Council to develop and showcase outstanding talent of individuals that will meet the challenges of the IT industry in the coming years.

Dr. Seema Bawa, Dean of Student Affairs along with Dr. Maninder Singh, Head of the Computer

Science and Engineering Department spoke to students recently on the very lucrative and

upcoming career path in the information security domain.Talking of Code Uncode he said, “We are pleased that this partnership will help us educate students and better their knowledge in secure programming- a very important part of the cyber security domain. EC-Council is a renowned name in Information Technology certifications and trainings globally and this will be an excellent opportunity to create and recognize the talent in the programing world and build the future of a cybersecure India. Educational Institutes cannot afford to lay back at this moment and we at Thapar University have always taken the lead role in providing the best of opportunities to our students and Code Uncode is one, we definitely could not miss out on!”

EC Council is dedicated to strengthening cyber security in India and to tackle the issue of lack of skilled professionals we are partnering with training institutions across India. Thapar University is one of the largest universities in India and we are glad to come together with them to promote the awareness and education of cyber security through Code Uncode. ,” said Akash Agarwal, Country Manager, EC-Council India.

For more information about EC Council, visit www.eccouncil.org.

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 and Institute of Advance Network Technology come together to create Cyber Warriors in India; Join Hands to fight Global Cyber War

10,000 students to be trained in EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker and Secure Coding programs as part of IANT’s academic curricula to prepare them to become cyber warriors in India

INDIA- April 18th, 2013 – EC-Council, the world’s leading provider of certifications and training in the information security domain, join hands with Institute of Advance Network Technology- IANT, to train maximum students and professionals across India.

According to the recent data, India needs 4.7 lakh cyber security professionals by 2015 for protection of IT infrastructure in the country as well as to serve the export market. As per a report by Gartner in 2011, the IT security market in India is estimated to be around USD 218 million (2012), with an annual growth rate of 20-30 percent and the market is expected to have a CAGR of 16.4 percent from 2011-2016.

To help bridge this gap of need and availability of skilled professionals, IANT, an ISO 9001-2000 certified institute, has taken the leadership position to offer EC-Council’s world famous certifications to its students to ensure that the graduates are significantly advanced in cyber security skills as compared to graduates from other colleges in India, that lack world recognized cyber security credentials like the ANSI -ISO 17024 accredited Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer (ECSP). This will help EC-Council, to develop outstanding professionals to meet the challenges of IT industry.

To prepare Indian youth to meet the challenges of information age, and make them cyber educative, EC Council is glad to collaborate with IANT, India’s No 1 hardware & network institute. IANT, widely acclaimed for its quality team and state-of-art infrastructure brings forth highest number of quality IT students.

Rahim Kherani, Chairman, IANT said, “We are pleased that this partnership will help us educate students and better their knowledge in the cyber security domain. EC-Council is a renowned name in Information Technology certifications and trainings globally and this will be an excellent opportunity to build the future of a cybersecure India. Academic Institutes cannot afford to lay back and wait for the Government to do something. Instead, they need to be proactive and take measures to help the Nation to produce Cyber Warriors. Once again, we at IANT, have taken the leadership role in doing this for the Nation. ”

IANT caters to over 10,000 students through its 100+ institutes across India and all of their students will go through an intensive course in Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer (ECSP).

“EC Council is dedicated to strengthening cyber security in India and to tackle the issue of lack of skilled professionals we are partnering with training institutions across India. IANT is one of the largest training institutes in India and we are glad to come together with them to promote the awareness and education of cyber security. We aim to help India in creating its breed of cyber warriors to defend its cyber space and assets via academic partnerships with institutions like IANT,” said Jay Bavisi, President, EC-Council.

Jav Bavisi, President of EC Council and Rahim Kherani, Chairman & Managing Director of IANT, started their organizations with a vision to educate the youth of the nation. The patriotism towards their motherland encouraged them to work in the realm of education and bring India up to the global benchmark in the infosec space. With this tie-up both EC-Council and IANT eye to strengthen India for cyber war.

For more information about EC Council, visit www.eccouncil.org.

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 IANT

IANT (Institute of Advance Network Technology) was incorporated in 1999 with multifaceted projects like IT training, Infrastructure development, international certification, manpower outsourcing & recruitment. It’s one of the many ventures of the Kherani Group of Companies, which primarily deals in education & training. Headed by Mr. R. F. Kherani, IANT has witnessed the rapid growth of business & vision. Profiled with immense exposure of technology & experience of life, Mr. Kherani has succeeded to develop a team, which is skilled & highly motivated to transform an academic student into a corporate professional. The students trained at IANT, have proved to be a landmark in the growth of IANT and in becoming a prestigious & reputed institution in the market.

IANT has tie-ups and affiliations with education vendors like CompTIA, Microsoft, Red hat , Cisco, SCO, Sun etc. and has projected their international certification courses to the aspirants in an excellent manner. This is proven by the fact that IANT is the first and only institute Awarded as a CompTIA platinum Partner in CAPP, the best Red hat Certified partner ( National Network ) Training in India and the #1 Hardware & Networking Instate in India.

The Company is ISO 9001-2008 certified. IANT has developed a network of 110+ education centres all across India and is determined to expand to every corner of the country and also overseas. The mission of IANT is to make India a powerful and strong leader in cyber security by 2015 by educating and equipping individuals with the required knowledge.


Code Uncode Witnesses a Successful First Week and Partners with Leading Universities of India

The competition that aims to recognize India’s top secure programmers opened its preliminary window on May 19th

India, May 2013: Code Uncode, India’s first ever nationwide hunt for the best secure programmer, an initiative launched by EC- Council has witnessed participation from more than 500 participants- students and professionals across India.

The window to take the preliminary round of Code Uncode opened on 19th May and is open till the 1st week of July. The first week of Code Uncode saw over 500 participants from colleges like Brilliant Group of Institutions, Aurora Scientific and Technological institute, PRRM College and Gandhi Institute for Technology and leading IT company, CA Technologies.

The registrations are pouring in on a daily basis and Code Uncode is all set to have a grand successful preliminary round. As per the format of the competition after every round 10% of the participants will move to the next round finally moving to the Grand Finale.

To take Code Uncode to another level, EC-Council has also partnered with two of India’s leading universities- Amity University, wherein they will have participation from 30 of their campuses and Mahamaya Technical University, U.P’s biggest university with 400 colleges affiliated to it. On the Corporate front, registrations are ringing in from TCS, Infosys and many other IT firms.

“With this competition, participants will have an opportunity to move beyond theory and test their coding abilities. The rising entries that we are receiving only indicates the incredible talent pool of competent young people in India, who will become tomorrow’s IT leaders and also the need of an initiative and platform like this. We are glad to have had the foresight to launch an initiative like this that benefits not only the present but also the future of the IT industry of India.” said Akash Agarwal, Country Manager, EC-Council India.

The event will be conducted in 3 parts- Preliminary Semi Finals and the Grand Finale leading to identifying the top programmers in our country.

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.


Why are cybercrimes NOT always white-collar crimes?

– Dhananjay Rokde – Global Head – Information Security, Cox & Kings Group

A generic definition of a crime would be an act that is in violation of the applicable laws. A crime / criminal offense may essentially hurt an individual or the community (city or a nation) at large. This concept has now been taken to the next level with rising popularity of cybercrimes. In recent years, there are several analyst reports on the increasing trends of cybercrimes. Of late; several interchangeable terms for cyber crimes such as, computer crime, cyber fraud, internet crime, cyber exploitation, electronic rackets and many others, have emerged. Interestingly; there is no such term as a “cybercrime”, as per any Indian law.

In ‘The State of Information Security Survey -India, 2013′, a report by PWC it reported that the size of the information security market in India in 2012 was Rs 1,200 crore and their estimate for 2013 is Rs 1,415 crore, a growth of 18 per cent. According to the survey, medium businesses with revenues ranging from Rs 500 crore to Rs 5,000 crore, saw an estimated 17 per cent increase in security spending in 2011-12 followed by small businesses with revenues less than Rs 500 crore where the spending increased by 14 per cent. This proves that organizations are not only aware of the menace of cyber threats and attacks but are also focusing on addressing these issues.

There are local laws in almost all countries pertinent to cybercrimes and their admission in the legal system for trials. However, until an actual “terrorist intent” is detected; these perpetrators are never addressed as criminals – instead as white collar criminals or simply as ‘Hackers’. White collar crimes are generally victimless crimes and do not get the attention in society, as much as crimes of theft, hate, violence narcotics and terrorism. However in terms of actual state or national revenue lost, white collar crimes amount to just as much. A hack or a cyberattack can lead to organizations losing data worth millions and can have their revenues compromised. It is also because these criminals are often educated and have jobs in reputed organizations, that gives them leeway. They don’t get the same amount negative embellishment or social interest compared to other criminals. The damage that these crime do is often worse and has far-reaching effects.

To illustrate this let us look at an average cybercrime caused by a DoS (Denial of Service) or a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service, which is often an organized cybercrime). Web applications belonging to financial institutions like banks, stock exchanges, government bodies & universities remain hot-targets for such attacks. A simple DDoS on a banking site affects all the banks customers and parties associated to the bank. Very simply put it is a two-way damage affecting the payee and the recipient of funds. In many cases this can mean the difference between life and death. Clearly this is NOT a victimless crime. Because the victims are not around to lodge a complaint, or do not even know in most cases that they have been exploited.
The sheer penetration of internet, dependence on it and consumer-convenience of internet banking, e-commerce, trading and online management systems is what often provokes cyber criminals to commit crime. Services like internet baking, airlines bookings / check-ins are no longer a luxury; but life essential amenities. The outage of such services often causes a lot of media hype and gets the attackers exactly the attention they are looking for. Hacktivist groups and cyber vandals are constantly on lookout for such easy consumer based targets.

Just imagine; you are stuck in a blizzard cannot check into a hotel because your credit card limit has abruptly maxed-out, or you are unable to transfer funds back home for an emergency, or not being able to charge your health insurance policy because the networks are down. These are scenarios that are often not taken into account while defining a punishment for the act of a cybercrime. It has also been my personal experience that during such attacks the target banks and application / internet / telecom service providers often do not disclose the occurrence of such attacks; to avoid public embarrassment. It is because there is substantial lack of transparency in the reporting of such incidents by the affected parties that makes it increasingly difficult to catch the culprits. It takes the average victims more than a week to determine if they have actually been exploited. The combination of the two factors mentioned above along with the time-delay assists the criminals to get away.

Law enforcement agencies and legal bodies need to realize a simple truth – “Cyber crimes are actually capable of taking lives”. While the statement may sound a little exaggerated, the actual ripple effects of cyber crimes are felt very late. The impact of a cyber crime is far more than what can be seen at the outset. It is not simply about a unavailability of services or some sites being defaced. This is somewhat like the “Butterfly Effect” theory.

Cyber crimes are becoming costlier by the day. They are costing the global industrial landscape billions of dollars. Such crimes also have severe fall out effects such as permanent loss of reputation, loss of jobs and an overall negative hit on the economy. Not too long ago, Microsoft had officially put up a bounty of USD 250,000 for apprehending the creators of the MSBlast malware.

The Indian IT Act has come a long way from where it began. However it needs to become stringent in two ways – by enforcing onus on the authorities like the police and empowering them with the right tools and knowledge to apprehend such criminals, and also by increasing the severity of the applicable punishments. While harsher sentences are not the complete solution, they are a very strong deterrent. Frost & Sullivan reveals that nearly 80 percent of Indian business enterprises have reported data theft through online hacking and that the cost of computer crimes has reached a whopping USD 10 billion – India is ranked fifth in terms of ecommerce security breaches. These criminals should be tried & prosecuted under the extent of the law. There also needs to be inter-agency synergy between the local cybercrime authorities and the bodies such as the Interpol, NSA, and the CERT.


Dutch Police Academy embraced EC-Council certified trainings

A group of 13 employees from the Dutch Cybercrime team attended the first course at the Dutch Police Academy in January 2013, using EC-Council courseware.

This course was specifically tailored to meet the needs of the Dutch Police Academy. The course consists of topics from EC-Council’s world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, combined with topics from the more advanced Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) course.

When asked about his reasons for choosing EC-Council courseware, Wim Draaijer, Coordinator Forensic Investigation Team at the Dutch Police Academy said, “We managed to develop our own courseware, specifically tailored to our internal needs, for many years. Since developing courseware for IT security courses is rather time-consuming, and the lifecycle of it is getting shorter and shorter, we decided to look at courseware vendors who were capable of meeting our needs. The unique opportunity to create our own version of courseware, by choosing topics on a “pick and choose” basis provided us with the option to create a course which does cover our very specific needs with a lot less time invested. The fact that the commercial CEH and CHFI certifications are available for our students is an important value-add for our employees”.

The evaluation of the first course was successful, additional groups are scheduled to attend the same course, starting Q3 2013.


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 Inaugurates Vidya Jyoti Institute of Technology’s Computer Society of India (CSI) Student Chapter

EC Council educates students on the importance of Cyber Security and the numerous common threats they could fall prey to

India– 2nd February, 2013 –EC Council, one of the leading certification and training organizations in the world continues to spread the message of the importance of cyber security.

VJIT College, Hyderabad, recently launched the Computer Society of India (CSI) Student Chapter and invited Safeerur Rehman, Technical Director, EC Council India to inaugurate it.

Present from the College Management team were, Prof. Ravi Mathey, Head of the department, CSE, Dr.P.Padmaja, Principal, VJIT and Dr.P. Venugopal Reddy, Director, VJIT.

Making it an engaging session for the faculty and students, Safeerur spoke to the students about the urgent need for cyber-security in India and the common threats that individuals fall prey to due to lack of knowledge. The session was an interactive one that ended with a live hacking session thoroughly enjoyed by the attendees from VJIT.

The above is in line EC Council’s recently launched  Information Security Awareness Program with an aim to educate young students and budding professionals about the hazards in cyber security and the menace of cyber threats. 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.


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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