Posts Tagged With ‘cyber threats’


EC Council Inaugurates Vidya Jyoti Institute of Technology’s Computer Society of India (CSI) Student Chapter

EC Council educates students on the importance of Cyber Security and the numerous common threats they could fall prey to

India– 2nd February, 2013 –EC Council, one of the leading certification and training organizations in the world continues to spread the message of the importance of cyber security.

VJIT College, Hyderabad, recently launched the Computer Society of India (CSI) Student Chapter and invited Safeerur Rehman, Technical Director, EC Council India to inaugurate it.

Present from the College Management team were, Prof. Ravi Mathey, Head of the department, CSE, Dr.P.Padmaja, Principal, VJIT and Dr.P. Venugopal Reddy, Director, VJIT.

Making it an engaging session for the faculty and students, Safeerur spoke to the students about the urgent need for cyber-security in India and the common threats that individuals fall prey to due to lack of knowledge. The session was an interactive one that ended with a live hacking session thoroughly enjoyed by the attendees from VJIT.

The above is in line EC Council’s recently launched  Information Security Awareness Program with an aim to educate young students and budding professionals about the hazards in cyber security and the menace of cyber threats. 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.


EC Council Successfully Continues its Information Security Awareness Program

Launched a week back with an aim to educate budding security professionals, EC Council continues to partner with education institutions in Hyderabad and Chennai

India– 30th January, 2013 – EC Council, one of the leading certification and training organizations in the world continues its Information Security Awareness Program in India.

This initiative by EC Council was launched keeping in mind the need of the market and 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.

Continuing to partner with educational institutions that started with Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, this week, EC Council has partnered with Padmasri Dr. B.V.Raju Institute of Technology, Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology and Rajalakshmi College, 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. “

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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Marketing Manager, EC Council
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Email: devika.goel@eccouncil.org


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 Inaugural CISO Executive Summit Develops Guidelines to Address Challenges of 2012’s IT Mantra “Doing More with Less”

High unemployment and increased economic uncertainty has forced top-level Information Security executives to utilize alternative technology and invest in the existing workforce creating an onslaught of new security issues.

January 9, 2012 Albuquerque, NM- The New Year brings an unfamiliar set of challenges for executive-level Information Security (IS) professionals. The troubled economy and increased economic uncertainty has led many to seek alternatives to doing more with less. However, new initiatives such as implementing more cost efficient technology, with cloud computing being top-of-mind for many executives, and investing in existing resources, like the workforce, come with a set of security and training challenges.

 

These issues were addressed at EC-Council’s Inaugural CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) Executive Summit 2011 in Las Vegas, NV held from December 5-6th. Over 40 prominent top-level executives from the private, public, and government sectors gathered to collaborate on ways to overcome these obstacles. The corporations and agencies included: IBM, Motorola, TransUnion, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), Sallie Mae, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Deloitte & Touche, U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Army Reserve and Department of Defense.

 

The need for increased Information Security arises as executives look for more cost-cutting technology and invest in existing assets to stay competitive in 2012. As Pearl Zhu, CEO, COO, Chairman, and President of Brobay stated in the article 2012 IT Tea Leaf Reading: The Year of Wisdom, “Businesses are facing unprecedented uncertainties, accelerated changes and hyper-competitive global competitions.” Many organizations in 2012 will focus on software automation and cloud solutions, which provide convenience and cost-efficiency.

The topic of responsible implementation of cloud computing in terms of information security was one of the focus areas of the CISO Executive Summit.
Ben Eu, Program CISO at IBM, and Raymond Soriano, Director of Security & Privacy Services and Cyber Threat & Vulnerability Management at Deloitte & Touche, served as co-chairs on the “Embracing the Cloud and Mitigating Surrounding Threats” panel discussion. Summarizing the panel discussion, they stated that in order to mitigate threats posed by the cloud, top IS professionals must:

Another challenge that awaits CISOs in the New Year is ensuring the IS team they lead consists of highly skilled professionals who are ready to mitigate risks associated with cloud computing and other technologies.

According to “The IT Skills Gap”, an article written by Andrew Horne, Practice Director at Corporate Executive Board, another one of the CIO’s (Chief Information Security Officer) most serious challenges is the lack of adequate skills in prospective and current IS employees. It is projected that demand for certain roles in the IS field will increase by over 200% within the next 5 years. He goes on to say that, “As key IT skills are in short supply, and the few people with those skills are not going to be pried loose from their current employers, the only option for CIO’s is to develop existing employees.”

Co-chairs of “Structuring and Managing Your Infosec Workforce”, Jerry Chappee, Chief Information Assurance and Operations Officer for the U.S. Army Reserve, and Jeffrey Vinson, Director and CISO of SecureNet Payment Systems, stated that one of the best ways to improve the skills of the existing workforce is by investing in certifications, “Leaders of the organization need to support their people and show them the importance of certifications. More specifically, how the certification directly supports the business and keeps information more secure.”

The CISO Executive Summit created an environment where the most recent IS threats and landscape evolution was discussed and debated. Additional key issues addressed were implementing a high-performing IS program, managing insider threats, and factors with the greatest impact on the IS profession. For a full CISO Summit report including highlights and key takeaways, please visit: http://www.eccouncil.org/ciso/resources.

2012 will have its share of challenges and obstacles to overcome. The tough economic climate and mantra of “doing more with less” will prompt Information Security leaders to come together and share knowledge and ideas. It is the mission of the CISO Executive Summit Series to unite the top Information Security (IS) leaders across the world in the fight against cyber crime and IS threats, while providing a platform for continuous learning where the most recent IS threats and landscape evolution can be discussed and debated.

EC-Council will host a Global CISO Executive Summit on October 29, 2012 in Miami, FL. For more information, please visit: http://www.eccouncil.org/ciso/resources.

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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.