The proliferation of ICT and virtualisation has brought about a revolution of a different sort – a cyber revolution – which has created a myriad of benefits and opportunities to countries, organisations and individuals, while introducing the new and unstoppable threat of cyber attacks. Bringing down entire organisations and throwing countries into cyber warfare, it is a growing inevitability, one that needs to be battled.
Understanding the importance of cyber security for governments and organisations in Sri Lanka, the Daily FT in collaboration with CICRA Consultancies, under the aegis of the US-based EC-Council, hosted the Cyber Security Summit 2013, a series of events that drew attention to this growing menace and through a line-up of international and local experts on the topic, shared insights into how it can be combated at all levels.
The flagship event was a full day summit, the ‘EC-Council Cyber Security Summit’, prior to which a leadership forum with some of the country’s top CEOs and chairmen was held. The series of events ended with the ‘Night Hack’ in the evening, an informative session with live demonstrations on cyber-related vulnerabilities. Click Here to Read More…
With an aim to educate budding security professionals, EC Council partners with education institutions across India, starting with Hyderabad
Hyderabad– 28th January, 2013 – EC-Council, one of the leading certification and training organizations in the world has launched its Information Security Awareness Program in India starting with Hyderabad.
This initiative by EC Council 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.
Kick starting this program in Hyderabad, EC Council has partnered with Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology 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. “
Speaking at the event, Dr. G. Chandra Mohan Reddy, Principal, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology said, “We see the benefit in this Awareness Program and the multiple ways in which our students will benefit from this. As an institution our goal is to provide world class education and empower the students with skills that will benefit them in the long run personally as well as professionally. We are glad EC Council has initiated this Program and would like to thank them for the knowledge imparted to our students and faculty.”
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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Fewer resources and smaller budgets are motivating Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) to transition from an operational executive into a strategic business partner. To excel in today’s evolving and complex business landscape, CISOs must look for a new strategic business development process, such as Business Wargaming. Wargaming will help provide a holistic view of prospective scenarios, create a proactive development plan and an improved reactive strategy.
January 27, 2012, Albuquerque, NM- Today EC-Council releases a new White Paper that introduces an alternative method to conventional CISO practices. As the business landscape becomes more complex and adjusts to stricter policies, increased competition, budgets cuts and limited resources those in the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) position must develop a strategy that will accommodate and meet the needs of the organization. Business wargaming will help the CISO develop a plan where they can foresee future challenges, predict the moves of their competitors and stay ahead of prospective obstacles.
Nitin Kumar, global executive and managing consultant, published a White Paper “Wargaming for CISOs” in EC-Council’s CISO Series of White Papers, he stresses, “To excel in this new business landscape, CISOs need to look at a new strategy development process which will help making decisions realistic at a minimal risk and achieve full strategic and operational alignment.” To read the white paper, please visit: http://goo.gl/XQPFa
In this White Paper, Nitin Kumar reviews the shortcomings of the conventional CISO strategy and guides the reader through the development of the wargaming strategy by examining wargame types, levels and execution. He suggests ideal circumstances for wargaming and highlights benefits of using this strategy. The White Paper includes tactics that will help the CISO manage the challenges and high demands that come with the role.
Business wargaming adapts the art of simulating moves and counter-moves in a commercial setting. Business war games are a relatively recent development, but they are growing rapidly, and the time has come for CISO organizations to adopt this technique in order to stay ahead of the game.
The CISO position has been around for less than a decade. In that time it has evolved dramatically. Neira Jones, head of payment security for Barclaycard, said in the article “How the Role of the CISO Must Evolve to Balance Risk and Business”, due to the changing business landscape, “The CISO needs to evolve from an isolated subject matter expert and analyst to a trusted advisor on how technology can improve business; to an integrated business thinker, facilitator, leader, evangelist and educator.”
Business Wargaming will help executives develop plans that meet their strategic goals, create competitive advantage, and elevate the pressure felt by the complex and ever-changing nature of today’s business landscape.
EC-Council is committed to providing Information Assurance Executive Professionals with the latest Information Security news and trends from the industry’s leading experts. If this White Paper is of interest, it is encouraged to also look into EC-Council’s Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) Certification and EC-Council’s CISO Executive Summit Series.
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About EC-Council’s Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) Certification:
C|CISO is the first certification of its kind to equip Information Assurance leaders with the most effective toolset to defend organizations from cyber attacks. It recognizes an individual’s accumulated skills in developing and executing an information security management strategy in alignment with organization goals. Applicants can take advantage of the Grandfather Provision until September 2012. The Grandfather Provision is open to highly-skilled and experienced professionals who can demonstrate and prove proficiency in the 5 C|CISO domains. For more information about C|CISO, please visit: http://www.eccouncil.org/ciso
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 certification 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.
Oct 03, 2010 – The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) represented by the National Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), is joining hands with the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) to initiate a nationwide campaign aiming to educate students on cyber security and risks of improper use of the internet.
As a result of the joint cooperation between aeCERT and EC-Council, a series of information security lessons will be offered to school children during an “information security awareness camp”. These lessons are specifically designed by aeCERT and EC-Council to raise awareness of the students regarding the online threats that might endanger them while using the internet.
The objectives of the campaign also include providing students with necessary information about optimal use of the social networking sites and how to avoid suspicious sites and persons. After the successful completion of the training, students will obtain a globally recognized information security certificate by the EC-Council.