Amsterdam May 15th , 2011,: Netherlands-based ECABO, a Centre of Expertise on Vocational Education, Training, and the Labour Market, has implemented EC-Council’s certifications into their ICT training program. This integration of standard education with industry required certifications represents a breakthrough in education.
“You can’t take ICT training seriously if it doesn’t contain the security element“, says Hans Blankendaal, of ECABO. “It’s crucial that we incorporate security certifications within a solid ICT curriculum as determined by the Dutch government. There’s no doubt that businesses prefer educated students who have complemented their skills with industry standard certifications. We’ve made a breakthrough in education, by incorporating EC-Council’s certifications into our ICT training, giving students an all-in-one solution.”
This collaboration better prepares students for the Dutch labour market, and ECABO continues to advise groups like the Dutch Regional Training Center (ROC), in order to determine the needs and wants of the market, and how to better align ROC’s students for them.
Added Vice President of EC-Council, Sean Lim, “ECABO’s move is strategic and visionary and will make important contributions in the Dutch market. ECABO has begun a thrust of producing IT professionals with a keen sense of information security skills which is lacking not only in this market but across the global markets. We look forward to working closely with ECABO to bring our latest content and technology to the Dutch market.”
With ECABO’s integration of EC-Council’s certifications, security can no longer be denied on the Dutch market. EC-Council is a worldwide leader in cybersecurity training and certification, operating in over 80 countries and providing education through its network of over 450 training partners. “We are working hard to make sure training institutes are aware of what is taking place on the Dutch market, in regards to security. Despite their knowledge and awareness of the important of security, many institutes are just not integrating security into their training programs,” says Gerard Smak, EC-Council representative in the Netherlands. “We aim to change that, and this cooperative effort with ECABO definitely marks a change.”
ECABO is the ‘Centre of Expertise on Vocational Education, Training and Labour Market’ for the economic/administrative, ICT and security professions. ECABO works for the entire range of vocational training. ECABO focuses attention on the levels VMBO (lower secondary vocational education), MBO (senior secondary vocational education) and HBO (higher vocational education), in order to ensure that students are able to achieve the best possible educational level without having to deal with unnecessary impediments in the course of their education. ECABO’s objective is professional training that matches up optimally to the demands of the labour market. For this reason, ECABO has taken on the role of a bridge between trade and industry and vocational training. ECABO does this by means of a wide range of services; these include the development and maintenance of the national qualification profiles for MBO education, ensuring that there are sufficient good quality work placements available in industry, and supporting educational establishments when they are setting examinations, for example via a test paper database.
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) certification. EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. Its certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 84 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.
EC-Council Academia Partnership with Ingesup (France)
EC-Council currently released the most advanced ethical hacking program in the world – CEHv7. This much anticipated version was designed by hackers and security researchers. This new version is a breakaway from earlier releases, with more emphasis on techniques and methodologies, which attackers may use to carry out possible attacks against system/networks. In addition to this makeover, CEHv7 includes a Monster Hacking Tool Repository, Codenamed Frankenstein
Frankenstein provides users with an ease for searching, downloading and installing the latest hacking and penetration testing training tools. By using Frankenstein Version 1.0, users can check the release date of the tool, category under which it is published, probable size of the tool, name of the publisher/author, the website details and technical requirements for the tool to run. This will help all the Certified Members to keep themselves updated of tools released in the wild.
Frankenstein featured in:
Network World – Frankenstein crimeware registry comes online
IDG News Service – Frankenstein crimeware registry comes online
Computerworld UK – EC Council compiles massive Frankenstein malware encyclopedia
PARIS, January 13, 2011 : The Institut Informatique et Entreprise (IIE), a newly appointed Academia Partner of the EC-Council, recently conducted an important IT Security seminar for businesses on the risks and exposures that businesses face from unauthorized network intrusions.
More than 100 participants attended the IIE’s December 7th seminar in Valenciennes, in Northern France.
The IIE seminar focused on the risks and exposures that all businesses and organizations face from malevolent network intrusions. A key goal of the EC-Council and its partners is to teach information security professionals how to « think like hackers » in order to defeat them. As such, the IIE conférence provided extensive instruction on the tools and methods used by malicious hackers and effective countermeasures. The seminar also discussed current weaknesses in IT security certification programs.
IIE Director Liliane Denis-Cussaguet explained how she trains her students to be aware of the potential dangers that could affect their enterprises system security at any project phase.
IIE Professor and Certified EC-Council Instructor Dr. Christian Deliescche introduced the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course. As he explained, a key part of the CEH program is to train IT security professionals to think like hackers in order to reduce their offensive capabilities within an organization. Dr. Deliescche also highlighted the knowledge and skills that help to prevent security breaches, as well as post-breach tracing and security.
Claire Kemp, the EC-Council’s representative in France, shared the dramatic growth in demand of IT security professionals worldwide and locally in France. According to Kemp, skyrocketing cyber crime levels, increased sophistication of the underground hacking community and the lack of training and education, were the main causes of this growth. She went on to share the endorsements, strategic partnerships and recognitions of EC-Council certifications in the professional world.
As a new Academia Partner of the EC-Council, the IIE’s students will undergo EC-Council course certifications before graduation.
Tech industry analysts have been predicting the demise of the desktop and download antivirus (AV) security model for years, due in large part to the ongoing transition to “the cloud.” But the traditional antivirus business isn’t going away soon.
The thinking goes that as more businesses and consumers shift to the cloud’s Internet-based software applications, the relevance of desktop antivirus products diminishes.
For more information, please visit “http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/oct2010/tc20101021_425496.htm“.
On September 23, EC-Council President was interviewed by America’s news giant Fox News to seek his opinion regarding cyberwar and the deadly “Stuxnet” worm which could further trigger the virtual cyber arms race on the Internet. (See http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/09/23/stuxnet-cyberattack-targeting-irans-nuclear-plant/).
To view interview, click HERE -> —-> http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/09/29/pssst-wanna-buy-dangerous-security-hack/
Albuquerque, NM, Aug 25, 2010 – EC-Council, a leading international certification body in information security and e-business, today announced the winners for the annual EC-Council Awards for 2010. The EC-Council Awards recognizes the ongoing commitment of Accredited Training Centers and Certified EC-Council Instructors that have contributed significantly, and made a difference to the information security community by providing leading EC-Council certification programs.
This year’s winners are carefully selected from an extensive EC-Council Training Partner network that has over 450 training centers across 70 countries, and a large pool of Certified EC-Council Instructors, after meeting the stringent criteria set by the EC-Council Awards Committee. The Awards will be given out at the Hacker Halted USA 2010 conference, which will be held from Oct 13 – 15, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, Florida.
“The annual EC-Council Awards highlights the commitment and achievements of our global partners and trainers that have contributed to the information security community. We are pleased to honor so many accomplished training providers and instructors that are committed to the betterment of world-class information security education globally. I congratulate all of the winners for their achievements and dedication to the Information Security industry in their respective region,” said Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council.
Below is the list of EC-Council Awards Winners for 2010:
ATC of the Year
ATC – Circle of Excellence
ATC – Newcomer of the Year
Instructor – Circle of Excellence
The awards presentation ceremony will be held on Oct 13, 2010, at the upcoming Hacker Halted USA conference in Miami, Florida. This year’s conference line up of speakers has been expanded to include versatile topic presenters such as Professor Majid Sarrazfadeh, Richard Stiennon, Barnaby Jack, Arian Evans, Jacob West and John Flowers. They and the rest of the speakers will present diverse topics which will create the foundation for how this new decade in IT security is managed: Medical Hacking, Cloud Security, Web Application Security, Malware and other important security topics. In addition to a comprehensive program agenda encompassing some of the latest topics surrounding IT Security, EC-Council will be offering one-day security training for all participants of the conference on Oct 15, at no additional cost. The objective of Hacker Halted is to raise awareness towards increased education and ethics in IT security. For more information about the conference, please visit www.hackerhalted.com.
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Singapore June 3, 2010 – As virtualization cuts across the globe by improving the availability and efficiency of IT resources in all data center, Questex Media organized a Virtualization and Storage Symposium Conference. This event was designed to bring clarity and understanding between virtual servers and data center infrastructure and the impact of a virtualized infrastructure on storage.
Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council, was invited to keynote the event, and his presentation focused on virtualization security. During the highly informative session, Jay shared the highlights of effective security management in a virtual environment. He emphasized that while corporations around the world race to embrace this technology; they must not miss the risks that are inherent in implementing such technology without adequate focus and planning. Jay also stated that security should be viewed from a holistic perspective and stressed on the importance of information security education and training.
The conference, held at The Grand Hyatt, was attended by over 200 people, and attendees also heard from representatives of VMWare and NetApp, some of the top virtualization technology companies.
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cyber security and e-commerce skills. It is the owner and developer of 16 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT). Its certificate programs are offered in over 60 countries around the world.
EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 members, through more than 450 training partners globally. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. federal government via the Montgomery GI Bill, Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, 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 security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information about EC-Council, please visit the website: http://www.eccouncil.org/
About Virtualization and Storage Symposium
The Virtualization and Storage Symposium will help you get up to speed on both basic and advanced virtualization topics including initial consolidation, advanced management capabilities and extending virtualization out to desktops and applications. For more information about Virtualization and Storage Symposium, please visit the website: http://virtualization.questexevents.net/