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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.


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 Successfully Completes its First Ever Global Partner Conference in India

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.
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CISOs To Huddle In Wake Of LinkedIn Breach, Gmail Warnings

The EC-Council invites security chiefs to get together before Halloween and decide how to bedevil their adversaries.

The EC-Council, the body behind the Certified Ethical Hacker certification, will convene a Global CISO Forum in Miami on Oct. 29 and 30, open only to a limited number of senior information security executives, to discuss a security landscape that is increasing in complexity and alarming Internet users. Apparently, when attackers start ripping off and decrypting large caches of LinkedIn’s hash-encrypted passwords and state-sponsored attacks are a big enough threat to Gmail users that Google has to issue warnings, it’s time for the world’s CISOs to huddle.

The summit, scheduled in conjunction with the EC-Council’s IS conference, Hacker Halted, will gather CISOs from the world’s “largest and most prestigious” enterprises to talk about how these types of extreme events affect their companies and what to do about it.

But what can a forum like this do to prevent data breaches? For one thing, it provides a venue for the exchange of ideas and information. For a long time, attackers have been well-organized and shared information freely. “But due to proprietary, governmental and other borders, we guardians of information do not share information as well as they do,” says Amber Williams, manager of strategic initiatives at the EC-Council. “This forum is designed to promote exchange of ideas and discussion, with six to seven experts per panel topic who will elicit a lot of responses from the audience as they go along.”

That’s all well and good, but, according to Danny Lieberman, CTO of Software Associates, most CISOs and infosec professionals already know what needs to be done for appropriate security countermeasures. For example, encryption is a cornerstone of securing data at rest, and our latest InformationWeek Strategic Security Survey recommendation list includes better vetting of service providers.

The problem is getting the CEO to agree.

While the EC-Council’s Hacker Halted events see increasing attendance year on year, says Williams, the council is capping attendance for the Global CISO Forum at 200. The goal is to make high-level executives feel free to talk about not just best practices but the struggles they have had without fear of hurting their brands, she says.

You know the EC-Council is getting serious when it talks about “integrating war games into security strategies.” Other topics of discussion planned for the summit include recruiting, training, and managing superior security teams; data loss prevention; and internally branding and integrating a security program while aligning it with business objectives. In fact, the EC-Council says one reason for continued breaches is the conflicts that arise from the differing goals of security and business development teams. The forum intends to address this issue and others not only through panels but also by encouraging an atmosphere of best-practice sharing.

It’s great that the EC-Council and CISOs are on fire about this. But it’s also clear that without approval from the CEO, anything with a price tag that doesn’t have demonstrated business value will go nowhere. That is why CISOs should pay special attention to the part about aligning with business objectives.

What CISOs should really be asking at this forum, says Lieberman, is how their peers develop a real business case to present to the CEO. How do I put together a threat model and evaluate the risk? How do I get the CFO on board before I go to the CEO?

Lieberman illustrates a sample exchange, where the CISO is prepared to say to the CEO, “There is X percent chance someone will steal our company’s intellectual property. I have put together a team to evaluate the risk, and that is its finding. It will cost $20 million if this IP theft occurs. I need a couple more employees and $1 million to buy hardware and software to protect that $20 million worth of IP.”

Better yet, have the CFO on the team that helped put together this analysis, something the EC-Council plans to address. “Because we are inviting mostly C-levels, they will report to a board or another C-level executive,” says Williams. “Part of what we want to share is how to brand a security program internally and sell it to the board, C-level executives, and the whole company. And in the case of governments, sell it to the many layers of government workers.”

Another concern for many security chiefs, says Alan Shimel, managing partner at The CISO Group, is the changing nature of the threat. Many CISOs at work today came into that role during a time when financial fraud and cybercrime were the motives for attacks, says Shimel. “Now we have hacktivists and people who are financially motivated, but instead of looking for personally identifiable information, they’re looking for intellectual property,” he says. “Due to these different motives, hackers use different attack vectors.”

Announced speakers for the event include Eddie Schwartz, CISO for RSA; Joe Albaugh, CISO at the Federal Aviation Administration; Ron Baklarz, CISO at Amtrak; and Richard T. Rushing, CISO for Motorola Mobility.

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Gurgaon Teaches To Hack Ethically

A number of institute offering ethical hacking courses have come up in the city to meet the rising demand of ethical hackers among companies which are gearing up to protect their information from threats, says Mamta Sharma. Gurgaon being a corporate hub has not been unaffected by cyber criminals having seen an alarming increase […]

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EC-Council Achieves ANSI 17024 Accreditation for Its Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv8) Certification

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”.

Contact:
Marissa Easter- Marketing Communications Specialist (marissa.easter@eccouncil.org)

About EC-Council:
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.

About ANSI:
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).


Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to be Patron of Global CyberLympics Competition

PR WEB Summary: Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), has officially been appointed as the Patron of the Global CyberLympics which is the World’s first international team ethical hacking championships. With that appointment, Dr. Toure will become Chair of the Global CyberLympics Advisory Council (GCAC).

January 26, 2012, ALBUQUERQUE, NM –The Global CyberLympics organizing committee is pleased to announce the official patronage of the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies.

Created by EC-Council, the Global CyberLympics is a series of ethical hacking games comprised of both offensive and defensive security challenges that started from September 2011 across different global regions. The top 8 teams, determined during the respective regional championships held in Budapest, Dubai, Miami and Kuala Lumpur, will be vying for the world championship title during the world finals that will be held in Virginia, USA in March 2012.

“Our purpose with the Global CyberLympics initiative is to help establish true cybersecurity partnerships across borders,” said Jay Bavisi, Chairman of the Global CyberLympics Organizing Committee and president of EC-Council. “With the leadership and guidance from Dr. Toure in his capacity as Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Council, we are confident of expanding the outreach of this initiative globally, raising awareness to global peace through cyber games.”

Dr. Toure said, “I accept the role of Honorary Chair with pleasure and look forward to contributing positively to the success of this initiative. The achievement of global cyberpeace must be a key objective for governments, the private sector and the international community. As Secretary General of the UN Specialized Agency on ICTs, I am fully committed to facilitating dialogue among all relevant stakeholders, in order to reach the overall goal.”

The games come at a crucial time as global cyber threats appear to be escalating. According to the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, the annual loss of intellectual property and investment opportunities is $6 to $20 billion as a result of hacking. In a recent article about cyber espionage attacks against the US, the magazine Vanity Fair even referred to 2011 as “the Year of the Hack.”

The EC-Council’s mission with the Global CyberLympics is to unify global cyber defense through the games, along with the following objectives:

The Global CyberLympics is also endorsed by the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency – the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

For more information about the Global CyberLympics, please visit: http://www.cyberlympics.org

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), Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT) and Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO). 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. For more information about EC-Council visit www.eccouncil.org, follow @ECCouncil on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit EC-Council’s Facebook page.


EC-Council’s CISO Executive Summit 2011 Features a Unique Format that Encourages Knowledge Sharing Among the Diverse Range of Participants

The CISO Executive Summit included over 40 prominent speakers from across industries in the government, private and public sectors who were surprised and pleased by the interactive format of the event.

December 14, 2011 Albuquerque, NM- EC-Council hosted the 1st in its Global CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) Executive Summit Series in Las Vegas, NV December 5-6th at the M Resort.

The CISO Executive Summit 2011 was the first of its kind to be fully comprised of panel-based discussions. Panel chairs and speakers consisted of the world’s most successful thought leaders in the Information Security (IS) industry, including executive representation from top corporations and agencies such as IBM, Motorola, Transunion, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), Sallie Mae, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Deloitte & Touche, SecureNet Payment Systems, U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Army Reserve and Department of Defense.

The mission of the CISO Executive Summit was to unite the top information security leaders across the world in the fight against cyber crime and information security threats. Today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape is posing new risks to security professionals and the organizations they protect. The panel discussions were centered on the topics most relevant to high-level Information Security leaders including managing insider threats, cloud compliancy, and structuring and managing an infosec workforce. Some of the questions addressed were:

The CISO Executive Summit 2011 successfully accomplished its mission by providing a unique platform of 13 interactive panel discussions. This setup provoked in depth and intimate discussions about issues that are of global concern to high-level Information Security leaders. Panel speakers from the private, public, and government sectors brought an element of diversity and variety to the discussions. To view the full list of speakers, panel discussion topics and abstracts, please visit: http://www.eccouncil.org/cisosummit.

Jay Bavisi, President and Co-Founder of EC-Council, stated “The success of the CISO Summit is evident from the fact that so many senior executives from a vast array of organizations travelled to the EC-Council CISO Summit in the first week of December in Las Vegas. The intense industry representation and their engagement in active dialogue over today’s most pressing issues was beneficial to the industry. It was wonderful to witness the commitment shown by these individuals in seeking continuous learning and sharing.”

Tony Meholic, Chief Information Security Officer at Republic Bank, added, “The extensive knowledge and experience the speakers and audience displayed in the Information Security space was superb. I found the format to be informative and very lively. The opportunity to network with peers from various industries, government and academia was also very welcomed. These connections will provide valuable resources for discussions, questions and recommendations on current and future topics.”

 

 

“It was great to be a part of the 1st series of Global CISO Summit. I enjoyed the great panel discussions, fellowship and networking. I look forward to attending and speaking at future summits.” Said Jeffrey Vinson, CISO at SecureNet LLC., of the networking and knowledge sharing opportunities presented at the CISO Executive Summit.

EC-Council will host the 2nd in the Global CISO Executive Summit Series in May 2012, the location is to be determined. A Global CISO Summit is to proceed on October 25, 2012 in Miami, FL. For upcoming EC-Council CISO Executives Summits, please go to: http://www.eccouncil.org/cisosummit.

Contact:
Marissa Easter – Marketing Communications Specialist (marissa.easter@eccouncil.org)

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 information security skills. It is the owner and creator of the world-famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) as well as many other programs that are offered in over 80 countries through a global training network of more than 450 training partners. For more information on CISO certification, visit http://www.eccouncil.org/ciso.


Good Versus Evil: How to Further Protect Your Privacy on Mobile Devices and Wireless Networks”

Your bank account has just been drained and the bank says that you willingly did it and there is no chance for a reversal. Well, for all purposes, you did. Your username, password and security questions were all answered correctly just prior to the transaction, but the problem is, it wasn’t you, it was the work of a hacker who gained your information through a public forum in which you had both joined the same wireless network. Can it happen? Yes it can, and it does. One party figures out how to gain information for the benefit of the consumer and the other party figures out the information for the detriment of the consumer. It’s the ongoing battle between certified ethical hackers and malicious hackers. Read more…


Hacker Halted Miami: EC Council’s Jay Bavisi

Jay Bavisi is the Co-Founder and President of EC-Council, a global Leader in Information Security Education, Training, and Certification.

The EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and information security skills. 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, that are offered in over 60 countries through a training network of more than 450 training partners globally.

With 27 Infosec facing certifications in all, ECC’s direct interest is in supporting the global need for Security Certified Professionals in the realm of Ethical Hacking among many other domains.

EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 security professionals. Many of these certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).

The United States Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570, making it as one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP).

The EC Council organizes the Hacker Halted conferences, featuring some of the best infosec superstars including Bruce Schneier (Internationally acclaimed security guru), Wolfgang Kandek (CTO – Qualys), Jeremiah Grossman (CTO – WhiteHat Security), George Kurtz (Global CTO – McAfee), Dr. Charlie Miller (Accuvant), Moxie Marlinspike, Barnaby Jack and many others.

There were a total of more than 70 speakers this year, and a very comprehensive agenda covering the major hot topics surrounding information security across 4 dedicated tracks.

Infosec Island was proud to be a media partner for this epic event.