Finding reliable training materials and courses is an important component for information security professionals looking to develop their careers. The training market in Morocco has often left professionals looking to expand their knowledge of the latest information security techniques and trends with no other option but to turn to providers whose course offerings and methods are not authorized by those who created them. In the case of EC-Council’s broad range of courses and materials, one company is joining the fight against the widespread plagiarism in Morocco. IT-Gnosis, EC-Council’s exclusive representative and course provider in not just Morocco but France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Malta believes in being very selective when it comes to partners. Says IT-Gnosis founder Claire Kemp, the prevalence rampant copyright violations “… is why it is important to carefully handpick partners who are committed to offering first-class, authorized EC-Council certified training to Moroccan IT professionals.”
In that spirit, EC-Council announced that with the help of IT-Gnosis, Dataprotect has been named an authorized training center in Morocco. Dataprotect, a leading IT training company in Casablanca has been accredited by many other prestigious organizations before earning this nod from EC-Council, including PCI SSC and CGEM. Claire Kemp went on to say “I have no doubt that the quality of EC-Council certified trainings offered by Dataprotect will attract the ambitious IT professionals in the Moroccan market.”
EC-Council lauded their trusted partner IT-Gnosis for their help in identifying the most qualified and trustworthy partner in a region they know very well. The unauthorized training material that has so far been widely available in Morocco comes from training centers violating copyright laws to offer training and course material they have not been authorized to deliver. Students who enroll in these courses have no guarantee that their training or the certification conferred onto them by the training centers will be recognized by EC-Council. This has led to many frustrated students who were lead to believe that they were advancing their careers through this training but only found out later that the materials they encountered at these centers are not up-to-date or accurate.
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. EC Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and various others 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) certifying EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
For more information about EC-Council, please visit www.eccouncil.org.
DataProtect is a company specialized in information security. Founded by security experts who conducted several consulting projects and integration of security solutions in Morocco and abroad, DataProtect support its bid for a unified view of information security.
Since 2007, IT-Gnosis has been active in many parts of Europe, including France, Morocco, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, … Its activity is dedicated exclusively to IT security related trainings. Through partnerships with training centers and schools/universities, IT-Gnosis offers vendor neutral training and certifications, supports its partners in their development, and provides course materials, licenses for online Labs and eventually provides the certified trainers to deliver these courses. IT-Gnosis is the exclusive representative of EC-Council (worldwide known creator of the CEH-Certified Ethical Hacker training, among others …) in many European countries , particularly in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Malta and North Africa and point of contact for IP3 (CISSP training, CCSK, and S2R events, …) for these countries and for Switzerland. There are nowadays more than 30 training companies & schools/universities partnering with IT-Gnosis in these countries.
Due to a partnership between industry leader EC-Council, creator of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and their top Spanish partner, IT-Institute, professionals seeking advanced training can now take training and earn the certification for EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA).
In a move designed to expand the training opportunities available to Spanish infosec professionals, IT-Institute of Spain has added EC-Council’s advanced hacking and penetration testing (pentest) training and certification, the EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA). The ECSA certification and training program represents a major step forward in the fight against malicious hackers, because it teaches students not only to understand the mindset and tools of a malicious hacker, but prepares students for real world pentesting – the practice of ethically hacking in order to find the weaknesses of a system. The pentesting techniques taught in ECSA are those used by leading experts in the area. The purpose of this certification is to add value to IT security professionals by providing training that will help them to design, secure, and test networks with a single purpose: Protecting their organizations from the threats posed by malicious hackers.
IT-Institute and EC-Council have already sent the first qualified professionals through the training, garnering rave reviews from students and instructors alike. With this course added to their roster, IT-Institute and EC Council consolidate their leadership in security training and certifications in the Spanish market, but more importantly, make great steps forward in securing the information infrastructure of Spanish organizations, government agencies, and companies of all sizes.
About IT-Institute: IT-Institute, Advanced Information Technology Center, is the center of advanced training in Information technology with a huge portfolio of courses and certifications. IT-Institute specializes in bringing the official courses from the most recognized brands of information technology to students around the world. With a presence in Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, and Ecuador, their reach is growing all the time. In addition to ECSA, IT-Institute also offers a full suite of EC-Council certifications, including CEH, CHFI, and ECSP.
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. EC Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and various others 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) certifying EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National standards Institute (ANSI).
For more information about EC-Council, please visit www.eccouncil.org
Hyderabad, Dec 1, 2012: EC Council, one of the leading certification organizations in the world wrapped its first ever Global Partner Conference (EGPC) in India in Hyderabad on Dec 1st ’12. The event held at Taj Deccan, saw partners from across the country come together for an engaging, learning and interactive session with the management team of EC Council.
Present at the event from EC Council were- Jay Bavisi, President, Sean Lim, VP and Akash Agarwal, Country Manager- India along with the entire India team.
The sessions for the evening ranged from the changing technology trends and the security requirements in the post PC era and EC Council’s plans for taken up by Jay and a session by Sean where he explained the various marketing and sales activities planned for the coming year.
Suggestions were made by the EC Council team on how Partners could maximize their reach, growth and education initiative in 2013 and solutions were provided for queries about EC Council’s courses, future plans and the upcoming activities in the coming year. Best practices were shared amongst the partners and they were full of enthusiastic questions, suggestions, appreciation and feedback that made this event worthwhile.
Speaking about the event Jay Bavisi, President, EC Council said, “The Indian market is a priority for us in terms of the opportunities and market potential. With our globally adopted courses, we hope to provide secure solutions to support organizations in their mission critical business needs that continue to grow. Our partners are an integral part of the EC Council family and interacting with them has been an extremely enriching experience. We now understand the market needs better and they understand the EC Council offerings better than before and we hope that together we will be able to make the Indian market a more cyber secure environment in the global scenario.”
We are excited to make EGPC a regular feature and an event that brings together the entire EC Council community, the day was wrapped with numerous fun activities and prizes, certificates and awards up for grabs.
About EC Council
EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is world’s largest certification body 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.
For more information please visit http://www.eccouncil.org/about_us.aspx
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EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv8) certification program receives the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Personnel Certification Accreditation. To become certified, an organization must undergo stringent quality reviews and assessments. EC-Council is one of the few organizations that specialize in information security (IS) to earn the accreditation.
Albuquerque, NM, March 7, 2012 – Today EC-Council announces that it has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to meet the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Personnel Certification Accreditation standard for its Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv8) certification. EC-Council is one of a handful of certification bodies, whose primary specialization is information security, to be awarded this much sought-after quality standard.
“ANSI commends EC-Council for meeting the rigorous requirements of the ISO/IEC 17024 standard and joining the elite group of organizations that have achieved this distinction” said Dr. Vijay Krishna, ANSI senior manager of personnel certification accreditation programs. “This achievement highlights EC-Council’s commitment to offering a high quality certification program. The ANSI accreditation process is designed to increase the integrity, confidence, and mobility of certified professionals and creates value for all the stakeholders including certification holder, employer, public, and regulatory authorities.”
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. It is the sole representative of both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) in the United States. ANSI is the only personnel certification accreditation body in the United States to meet nationally accepted practices for accreditation bodies. The ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard addresses the general requirements for certification entities.
In order to award the accreditation, ANSI conducted a verification process to ensure that EC-Council is impartial and objective as a certification body. It also confirmed that EC-Council’s certification process is conducted in a consistent, comparable, and reliable manner. This process required rigorous quality reviews of EC-Council and the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv8) certification program.
Jay Bavisi, Co-Founder and President of EC-Council commented, “Achieving ANSI 17024 reflects not only our commitment to quality but, equally important, our approach to continuously improve as a learning organization to ensure that EC-Council is much more agile, efficient, and strategically fit for the future.”
A Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s). Since its creation in 2003, the Certified Ethical Hacker has certified over thirty thousand individuals and has become the global de facto leader in certifying IS professionals.
EC-Council has been recognized for its highly popular CISO certification and for its certifications in the field of computer forensic, penetration testing and network security globally.
Bavisi added, “We have worked hard for over 2 years to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI 17024 standard. We have scrutinized and challenged every aspect of EC-Council certification activities and operations. This has resulted in significant improvements to both what we do and how we will do it. This benchmark of excellence will give our customers even more confidence in the quality of our certification”.
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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 100,000 security professionals and certified more than 50,000 infosec professionals. 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, USA. More information about EC-Council is available at www.eccouncil.org.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.
The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).