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EC-Council Launches Advanced Security Training Series in Thailand and Singapore

EC-Council Academy and the Center of Advanced Security (CAST) launches the first CAST “Live” advanced security training series across Thailand and Singapore. This series will feature two highly advanced and technical three-day workshops developed by CAST.

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 19 SEPTEMBER 2011: With escalating cyber incidents and threats being reported over the past months, and the increasing demand for more technically competent professionals to defend the cyberspace, EC-Council Academy announced that it is launching the first CAST “Live” Asia Roadshow. This series will bring two highly advanced and technical three-day CAST workshops to Thailand and Singapore.

The Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST) was developed to provide highly technical and advanced security training to IT security professionals, to address the rapid evolution of new threats, vulnerabilities and exploits. CAST programs are designed to be domain-specific and focused, with greater emphasis on hands on lab exercises, so as to enable participants to experience combating real life scenarios.

According to Wilson Wong, Managing Director EC-Council Academy, CAST “Live” Asia Roadshow will give infosec professionals the opportunity to learn from some of the best industry practitioners, and acquire cutting edge skills and knowledge, in order to be technically proficient so as to stay ahead of cyber criminals.”

The two programs featured during this roadshow are the Advanced Network Defense (CAST 614) and Cryptography Deep Dive (CAST 615).

The Cyber Defense Expert program focuses on the paradigm of thinking like a hacker in order to defend against threats with an offensive mindset by learning how to build robust infrastructure in the face of sophisticated attacks. This highly technical workshop will be led by Kevin Cardwell, who spent 22 years in the U.S. Navy, and had tested and evaluated Surveillance and Weapon system software. He worked as both software and systems engineer on various US Department of Defense projects, and was selected to head the team that built a Network Operations Center (NOC) that provided services to the commands ashore and ships at sea in the Norwegian Sea and Atlantic Ocean. He served as the Leading Chief Information Security Officer at the NOC for six years before hanging up his hat from the U.S Navy. During this time he was the leader of a five-person Red Team that had a 100% success rate at compromising systems and networks.

Cryptography Deep Dive is designed to further enhance the understanding of cryptography and how it’s used in modern systems, from SSL-based e-commerce, online banking, to hard drive and e-mail encryption and at the same time learn crypt analytical techniques for breaking cryptographic protocols. Some causes of recent reported high-profile breaches such as the RSA and Epsilon incidents include poor cryptography practices and understanding. This adavnce workshop will be led by Chuck Easttom, author of 11 computer science books, one of which had been translated into several languages. Chuck is also the inventor of a method for quantifying network security that is being taught at several universities, and most recently has developed a new approach to creating ghost drives. He has taught various security related courses for several years and has over 10 years of teaching experience. Chuck has 7 provisional patents, all related to computer science and 4 related to computer security. One of those patents regards a new method of steganography, another regards a new approach to detecting spyware, and yet another involves the invention of a new, more stable file system.

For more details of the CAST “Live” Asia Roadshow, and the online live training sessions, please visit www.eccouncilapac.org/cast

ABOUT CAST:

The Center for 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 ASIA PACIFIC:
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity 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. Its 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.eccouncilapac.org/cast


EC-Council Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST) Debuts in the Middle East

PRWeb Summary: EC-Council’s (www.eccouncil.org) Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST) debuted in the Middle East in late July with two back-to-back courses on Advanced Penetration Testing, coordinated by Formatech’s Lebanon training center. The CAST Advanced Penetration Testing training 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. Roughly 80 percent of the class involves hands-on hacking labs.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – EC-Council’s new elite training program, the Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST), recently debuted in the Middle East with two back-to-back classes in Advanced Penetration Testing in late July in Lebanon.

The CAST classes were held July 26-28 and July 29 – August 2, coordinated by EC-Council training partner Formatech, through its training center in Beirut, Lebanon. Both the Advanced Penetration Testing courses were led by CAST Master Joe McCray and were attended by a total of 30 information security professionals from around the region.“CAST is committed to providing advanced information security training in the Middle East, which we foresee exponential growth in demand for such training ifor some time to come,” said Leonard Chin, Director of CAST. “It is very encouraging to receive very good responses from the participants in our first-ever Middle East CAST training class, and plans for more of such offerings are already underway.”
The 30 information security professionals who completed CAST’s Advanced Penetration Testing course gained invaluable experience in pen-testing a high security network, like those used by government agencies and financial institutions. 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.Formatech is a leading training center in Lebanon since 1995, offering computer and IT training courses to companies and individuals. (I will put in Formatech’s boilerplate here)

CAST is holding an inaugural summit in Washington, D.C. August 22-25. The CAST Summit will offer advanced penetration testing, advanced network defense training, digital mobile forensics training and cryptography training. The summit concludes with a keynote address by two renowned cybersecurity and cyber terrorism experts, 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 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/cast

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.


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.


Advanced Penetration Testing Training at Hacker Halted in Miami

Advanced penetration testing training will be coming to Miami, as Hacker Halted (http://www.hackerhalted.com/2011) returns to South Florida for the third straight year in October. Advanced penetration testing training will arm students with the expertise to pen-test highly secured networks like those within government agencies and financial institutions. In light of all the recent attacks on major targets, from Sony to Lockheed Martin, Hacker Halted Academy aims to address the industry’s poor state of cybersecurity through advanced IT security courses offered by EC-Council’s new Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST), and other strategic partners, including BlueflyInc and their Web 2.0 Application Hacking training course. Hacker Halted will take place at the InterContinental Miami from October 21-27. Read more…


Advanced and Technical IT Security Training at Hacker Halted in Miami, Florida

Hacker Halted, presented by EC-Council (http://www.eccouncil.org) and held in Miami, Florida, will offer internationally recognized IT security certification and technical training workshops, including: the Department of Defense-accepted Certified Ethical Hacker, highly advanced programs offered by EC-Council’s new Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST); as well as other industry leading programs such as the (ISC2)’s CISSP and CSSLP, and CompTIA’s Security+. Read more…


EC-Council’s Center for Advanced Security Training to Hold First CAST Summit in D.C.

The Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST), developed by EC-Council in conjunction with a select group of cybersecurity experts, will be holding its first CAST Summit in Washington D.C., on August 22-25. This summit will feature five three-day workshops covering advanced penetration testing training, digital mobile forensics, advanced application security, advanced network defense, and cryptography, followed by an interactive training seminar headlined by noted cybersecurity expert Jeff Bardin. CAST is dedicated to teaching students advanced technical security knowledge directly from the experts themselves, through the use of proven tools and techniques, in hands-on, lab-intensive environments that simulate real-world scenarios. Read more…


IT Security Breaches Reinforces the Need for Advanced Security Training

Training is a minuscule investment, compared to potentially massive financial loss and irreparable damage to a company’s reputation. For training to be effective, it’s going to have to train security personnel how to think like a malicious hacker, in order to stop them.

The list of recently compromised companies just keeps growing, with names like Sony, Lockheed Martin, RSA Security, Citigroup, IMF, the Senate, and most recently, SEGA with 1.3 million users potentially being affected. There seems no end of the storm in sight. As technology evolves, there will be more features and complexity, which may lead to more vulnerabilities being exposed for perpetrators to exploit.

“If companies ever needed justification for investing more in advanced and technical security training, then the onslaught of attacks we’ve seen over the past couple of months are it,” said Jay Bavisi, president and co-founder of EC-Council, creator of the Department of Defense Directive 8570-approved Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program. “Today’s attackers are clever enough to launch sophisticated attacks, but if there’s a simple, common vulnerability to exploit, they’ll be on it. Security professionals must be able to match them, step for step, by staying abreast of all attack methodologies, from the everyday, routine attacks to the specific, complex attacks.”

For more information on this, please visit “http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/6/prweb8589909.htm“.