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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.


Global CISO Forum Announced in Wake of LinkedIn Breach

EC-Council is launching the Global CISO Forum to address the increasing demands faced by top-level information security executives. The IS landscape has never been so fraught with attacks as evidenced by the recent LinkedIn password fiasco or by Google sending warnings of state-sponsored attacks to gmail account holders. The Forum, which will take place in conjunction with EC-Council’s premier IS conference, Hacker Halted, will focus on bringing together CISOs from around the world to discuss how the constantly changing security challenges affect the day-to-day lives of CISOs from the largest and most prestigious organizations. A few of the topics to be discussed will include integrating wargames into security strategies, recruiting, training, and managing superior security teams; data loss prevention; as well as internally branding and integrating a security program while aligning it with business objectives.

The diversity of topics that will be covered hint at the breadth of issues with which an average CISO must contend in order to succeed at keeping their organizations’ data safe. “The cybersecurity war is becoming more complicated by the day.” says Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council. Mr. Bavisi went on to say, “EC-Council’s Global CISO Forum is an event that aims to bring together the world’s best and brightest CISOs to unite against the hackers and share information.”

One reason for continued breaches, according to the recent Wisegate report, could be the changing role CISOs are playing within their organizations. The report documents how CISOs are now more than ever being charged with an ever-expanding suite of responsibilities ranging from managing the conflicts that arise from the differing goals of IS and business development, to developing privacy policies and disaster recovery plans. The Global CISO Forum aims to address these challenges, partly through formal panel-based discussions, but also by bringing together the top minds in the CISO world and encouraging an atmosphere of best practice sharing.

One aspect of the fight for information security that’s long been observed in the industry is the tendency for “the bad guys” to do a better job of information sharing than the guardians of the world’s information. According to Dave Cullinane, CISO at eBay, “Continuous process improvement is happening on the dark side. Our adversary is sharing information quite effectively. We are not. We must begin immediately to do so – and do it far more effectively than ever before. We need to shift the balance of power back to the Good Guys.”

For more information and inclusion in the Forum, interested CISOs can apply to attend here: http://www.eccouncil.org/resources/ciso-executive-summit.aspx.

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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 to Host Advanced Technical Security Summits in Alexandria and San Jose

Following the success of its inaugural advanced training summit last year, the EC-Council is expanding the EC-Council Summit to two new cities this year. The EC-Council Summit, formerly known as the CAST Summit, is a highly technical and advanced training workshop that offers IT professionals the chance to acquire critical cybersecurity skills in intensive three-days highly technical training workshops. This upcoming series will feature the world renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v7, advanced penetration testing, advanced mobile hacking and forensics, advanced application security and advanced network defense. EC-Council Summit will take place March 19-22 in Alexandria, Virginia and March 26-29 in San Jose, California.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST) – the advanced training division of EC-Council – announces the next installment of its successful advanced training series ‘EC-Council Summit’ (formerly known as CAST Summit) March 19-22 in Alexandria, Virginia and March 26-29 in San Jose, California. This series of summits feature five highly technical workshops in ethical hacking, penetration testing, mobile hacking/forensics, application security and network defense.

The highly technical training series first debuted in August 2011 in Washington, D.C. and is now being expanded to new cities this year following the strong reception it received among IT professionals.

EC-Council Summit is a unique training opportunity that gives attendees the chance to undergo an intense three-day ‘deep dive’ in five critical IT security fields with top industry experts. Unlike other training events where students are rushed through short presentations, the EC-Council Summit provides a unique opportunity to be immersed in key subject areas, with comprehensive training modules and a heavy focus on hands-on technical training and hacking labs, taught by the very best in their fields.

“EC-Council Summit is expanding its offerings this year following the remarkable turnout and success we had at the inaugural event last summer,” said Leonard Chin, Director of CAST and EC-Council Conferences & Events. “With an exponential increase of cyber threats facing businesses and government agencies, from the lone hacker armed with easily accessible hacking tools, hacktivists with malicious intents, to Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), offensive security training has never been more important than it is today. 2011 was called the ‘year of the hack’, but 2012 could be even worse due to the proliferation of hacking tools and the increasing popularity of the hacktivism movement. IT professionals must adapt themselves to this changing threat environment in order to safeguard the information assets of their companies and organizations.”

The goal of EC-Council Summit is to prepare security professionals, such as penetration testers and network security administrators, to use advanced hacking techniques in order to better identify and prevent threats before they impact a company or organization. Participants will walk way with a firm grasp of offensive security strategies and techniques, industry best practices, how to develop a secure baseline, how to harden enterprise architectures from the most advanced attacks, and how to reduce the capabilities of APTs.

Five three-day workshops, followed by a highly technical one-day seminar on key security subjects, will be hosted in each city on the following IT security topics:

For more information about the EC-Council Summit series, please visit http://www.eccouncil.org/summit.

ABOUT CAST:

The Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST) was developed by EC-Council (http://www.eccouncil.org), in conjunction with cybersecurity experts, to address the need for highly technical and advanced security training for information security professionals. Instructed by EC-Council’s select group of master trainers, CAST offers hands-on, lab intensive courses that cover the security industry’s top domains, including advanced penetration testing training, digital mobile forensics training, advanced application security training, advanced network defense training, crimeware attribution, web application security training, and more. CAST is hosted at various international events, including EC-Council’s flagship Hacker Halted and TakeDownCon conference series.

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) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT) certification. 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. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information about EC-Council is available at http://www.eccouncil.org.


We need a community of ethical hackers, says IT minister Kapil Sibal

NEW DELHI: IT minister Kapil Sibal will table a bill in the Winter Session of Parliament that will mandate all states to automate all services delivered by government. Speaking at the curtain raiser of Third Global Cyber Security Summit in the capital, Sibal said that framing the rules for cyber security in the world will be imperative, as India looks to automate all public services.

India is hosting the third global cyber security summit in October next year. Companies such as ZTE, which are facing problems selling their telecom equipments in various markets, say aligning of cyber security rules will help them. “We need a legal framework as we are dealing with one of the best minds. We also need a community of ethical hackers, as the resource pool of them is very limited in the world,” said Sibal. Read more…


EC-Council organizes first Global CyberLympics in Malaysia

The world’s first ethical hacking championship ever organize in the country is supported by CyberSecurity Malaysia and its CEO, Lt Col (R) Prof Dato’ Husin Jazri, is also appointed as the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board for the Asia Pacific Championships. The mission behind the Global CyberLympics (http://cyberlympics.org), is to foster better cooperation and communication on cybersecurity issues among countries

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist center, and an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia, is supporting the Global CyberLympics, a new initiative by the EC-Council to foster stronger international cooperation on information security issues and to improve cybersecurity training and awareness in developing nations and third world countries.

Created by EC-Council, the Global CyberLympics is a series of ethical hacking games comprised of both offensive and defensive security challenges that will take place starting from September across six continents. Teams will vie for regional championships, followed by a global championship round to determine the world’s best cybersecurity team. EC-Council is sponsoring over $400,000 worth of prizes at the CyberLympics.

“We support the mission of Global CyberLympics in fostering a greater sense of partnership and cooperation between countries on issues pertaining to cybersecurity,” said Lt Col (R) Prof Dato’ Husin Bin Jazri, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia. “By sharing knowledge, training and resources, we can help to improve the level of cybersecurity among individuals, organizations and companies around the world.”

“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. “We are very proud and honored for this initiative to be supported by key players in the information security community, including CyberSecurity Malaysia, as well as some of the most reputable events such as GITEX, one of the third largest IT tradeshow globally, and Hacktivity, the largest IT security conference in central and eastern Europe.”

He adds, “We are also pleased that the CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia has accepted the appointment as Chair of the Technical Advisory Board for the Asia Pacific Championships. This role will be instrumental in charting the technical directions of the Games for the Asia Pacific region.”

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

The upcoming Asia Pacific Regional championships will be held at Hacker Halted Asia Pacific, hosted in Kuala Lumpur from Nov 15-17.

For media and partnership enquiries, please contact:  Leonard Chin, Vice Chair, Global CyberLympics Organizing Committee: leonard [at] 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) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT) certification. EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 45,000 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. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information about EC-Council is available at www.eccouncil.org.

 

ABOUT CYBERSECURITY MALAYSIA:

CyberSecurity Malaysia is the national cyber security specialist centre. The Government has gazetted the role of CyberSecurity Malaysia as an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) that provides ICT security specialist services and continuously monitors threats to national security.

Among the services by CyberSecurity Malaysia:

More information at www.cybersecurity.my


Indian Team Emerge as Regional Champions of the Global Cyberlympics Competition held at GITEX, Dubai

Global CyberLympics (http://cyberlympics.org), the international team ethical hacking championships, held its first Middle East and India championships in Dubai, at GITEX. Teams from UAE, Jordan and India qualified for the regional championships that included for the very first time, two all-female teams. At the end of 3 days of intense competition, team Ctrl+Alt+Del from Deloitte Hyderabad India emerged as regional champions.

Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) October 14, 2011

The Global CyberLympics, endorsed by the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations, held its first Middle East and India regional championships at GITEX in Dubai, UAE.

Conceived by EC-Council, the Global CyberLympics is supported by the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency – the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and endorsed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE. This is a series of ethical hacking games comprised of both offensive and defensive security challenges. Teams will vie for the regional championships, followed by a world finals round to determine the world’s best ethical hacking team. EC-Council is sponsoring over $400,000 worth of prizes at the CyberLympics.

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.”

“Congratulations to the team from Deloitte Hyderabad India! 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. “We are very honored to have this initiative supported by key players in the information security community, including IMPACT, the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations, and also appreciative to GITEX, one of the 3 largest ICT exhibition in the world, for being such good hosts.”

Majed Almesmar, TRA’s deputy director general said during a press conference: “Proceeding from our belief in the importance of providing a safe cyber environment for UAE Internet users, we are glad to sponsor and support the Global CyberLympics Middle East Championships held during Gitex Technology Week. We believe that such events will help us uncover new talents and ideas in the field of information security, as well as contribute to raising global awareness on such issues and foster partnerships within information technology field among the nations of the globe.

Following up next will be the regional championships for North America, to be held at Hacker Halted Miami on Oct 25; South America, to be held at H2HC in Sao Paolo on Oct 30; and Asia Pacific, to be held at Hacker Halted Kuala Lumpur on Nov 15. The CyberLympics world final is tentatively scheduled for the first quarter of 2012, with its venue still being decided.

Registration for the Global CyberLympics is open, and more details can be found at the official Global CyberLympics website: http://www.cyberlympics.org.

For media and partnership enquiries, please contact: Leonard Chin, Vice Chair – Global CyberLympics Organizing Committee: leonard [at] 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) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT). 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. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information about EC-Council is available at http://www.eccouncil.org.


Cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency; the International Telecommunication Union Endorses EC-Council’s Global CyberLympics

EC-Council’s Global CyberLympics (http://cyberlympics.org), the world’s first ethical hacking championship will be held this September across six continents. The Global CyberLympics is endorsed by IMPACT – the Cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency; the International Telecommunication Union. The mission behind the games is to foster better cooperation and communication on cybersecurity issues among countries.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – IMPACT – the Cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations’ specialized agency; the International Telecommunication Union, has endorsed the Global CyberLympics, a new initiative by the EC-Council to foster stronger international cooperation on information security issues and to improve cybersecurity training and awareness in developing nations and third world countries.

Created by EC-Council, the Global CyberLympics is a series of ethical hacking games comprised of both offensive and defensive security challenges that will take place starting from September across six continents. Teams will vie for regional championships, followed by a global championship round to determine the world’s best cybersecurity team. The EC-Council is sponsoring over $400,000 worth of prizes at the CyberLympics. Read more…


FOXBusiness: Cybersecurity Tips for Travelers

The summer travel season is almost here, and with it comes an increased risk of hacking.

With all of our smartphones, iPads, laptops, netbooks and Bluetooth-enabled devices, we’re more at risk of online fraud and identity theft than ever before. In fact, a 2011 report from Javelin Strategy & Research found that the average out-of-pocket expense for identity theft victims skyrocketed 63%, from $387 per incident in 2009 to $631 in 2010.

Business travelers often have the most to lose from attacks and airports are hotbeds for identity theft, from rogue Wi-Fi hotspots to new wirelessly-accessible e-passports.

For more information on this, please visit “http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2011/05/26/cybersecurity-tips-travelers/“.