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EC–Council addresses the Need for Skilled Professionals in India, To Train 40,000 Personnel in Cyber Warfare by Early 2014

New Delhi, July 31, 2013: EC-Council, the world’s largest certification and training organization in the information security domain, discussed strategies to meet global competition at a Roundtable on cyber security held in New Delhi, today. EC-Council emphasized that to elucidate the information security industry’s successes, failures, and future out of the box solutions it is essential that the cyber security industry implement, the model of the pharmaceutical industry in their fight against diseases.

The in-depth discussion was held between Mr. Jay Bavisi, Global President, EC-Council and Mr. Akash Agarwal, Country Manager- India, EC-Council on the current status of the cyber security scenario, industry and its challenges. Jay Bavisi said, “While data points show that we are losing the fight, it is clear that the solution to the plague will happen when we will inject the vaccine. It is evident that the best way to solve the cyber plague is by introducing a cyber-vaccine programme that is needed to start at all levels of society through combative education plans.”

Recent study shows that, 5.39 million local malware threats were detected on computers in India. A sensitive issue, India is lagging behind in its fight in cyber warfare. Any attack will result into financial loss, no matter how sophisticated the attack is.

Speaking about the Indian cyber security awareness, Akash Agarwal, commented, “The country needs 5 lakh cyber security professionals by 2015. In line with this requirement, EC-Council through its direst presence and efforts in India has created a capacity of 20,000+ and is well emote to double it in next 12 months’ time period.”

To address this issue, EC-Council has taken leadership position by initiating Code Uncode, India’s first ever nationwide hunt for the best secure programmer. It 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 has hosted and funded its first competition Code-Uncode in India which is free of cost for the students.

Jay Bavisi is the Co-Founder and President of one of the largest IT Security certification bodies in the world, EC-Council, and the co-creator of the groundbreaking Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification that launched ethical hacking as a mainstream career. He is also the recipient of U.S National Security Agency Colloquium 2013 awards with the 2013 Industry Leadership Award.

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 visit: www.eccouncil.org


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.


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.


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 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.