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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 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.


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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CISOs To Huddle In Wake Of LinkedIn Breach, Gmail Warnings

The EC-Council invites security chiefs to get together before Halloween and decide how to bedevil their adversaries.

The EC-Council, the body behind the Certified Ethical Hacker certification, will convene a Global CISO Forum in Miami on Oct. 29 and 30, open only to a limited number of senior information security executives, to discuss a security landscape that is increasing in complexity and alarming Internet users. Apparently, when attackers start ripping off and decrypting large caches of LinkedIn’s hash-encrypted passwords and state-sponsored attacks are a big enough threat to Gmail users that Google has to issue warnings, it’s time for the world’s CISOs to huddle.

The summit, scheduled in conjunction with the EC-Council’s IS conference, Hacker Halted, will gather CISOs from the world’s “largest and most prestigious” enterprises to talk about how these types of extreme events affect their companies and what to do about it.

But what can a forum like this do to prevent data breaches? For one thing, it provides a venue for the exchange of ideas and information. For a long time, attackers have been well-organized and shared information freely. “But due to proprietary, governmental and other borders, we guardians of information do not share information as well as they do,” says Amber Williams, manager of strategic initiatives at the EC-Council. “This forum is designed to promote exchange of ideas and discussion, with six to seven experts per panel topic who will elicit a lot of responses from the audience as they go along.”

That’s all well and good, but, according to Danny Lieberman, CTO of Software Associates, most CISOs and infosec professionals already know what needs to be done for appropriate security countermeasures. For example, encryption is a cornerstone of securing data at rest, and our latest InformationWeek Strategic Security Survey recommendation list includes better vetting of service providers.

The problem is getting the CEO to agree.

While the EC-Council’s Hacker Halted events see increasing attendance year on year, says Williams, the council is capping attendance for the Global CISO Forum at 200. The goal is to make high-level executives feel free to talk about not just best practices but the struggles they have had without fear of hurting their brands, she says.

You know the EC-Council is getting serious when it talks about “integrating war games into security strategies.” Other topics of discussion planned for the summit include recruiting, training, and managing superior security teams; data loss prevention; and internally branding and integrating a security program while aligning it with business objectives. In fact, the EC-Council says one reason for continued breaches is the conflicts that arise from the differing goals of security and business development teams. The forum intends to address this issue and others not only through panels but also by encouraging an atmosphere of best-practice sharing.

It’s great that the EC-Council and CISOs are on fire about this. But it’s also clear that without approval from the CEO, anything with a price tag that doesn’t have demonstrated business value will go nowhere. That is why CISOs should pay special attention to the part about aligning with business objectives.

What CISOs should really be asking at this forum, says Lieberman, is how their peers develop a real business case to present to the CEO. How do I put together a threat model and evaluate the risk? How do I get the CFO on board before I go to the CEO?

Lieberman illustrates a sample exchange, where the CISO is prepared to say to the CEO, “There is X percent chance someone will steal our company’s intellectual property. I have put together a team to evaluate the risk, and that is its finding. It will cost $20 million if this IP theft occurs. I need a couple more employees and $1 million to buy hardware and software to protect that $20 million worth of IP.”

Better yet, have the CFO on the team that helped put together this analysis, something the EC-Council plans to address. “Because we are inviting mostly C-levels, they will report to a board or another C-level executive,” says Williams. “Part of what we want to share is how to brand a security program internally and sell it to the board, C-level executives, and the whole company. And in the case of governments, sell it to the many layers of government workers.”

Another concern for many security chiefs, says Alan Shimel, managing partner at The CISO Group, is the changing nature of the threat. Many CISOs at work today came into that role during a time when financial fraud and cybercrime were the motives for attacks, says Shimel. “Now we have hacktivists and people who are financially motivated, but instead of looking for personally identifiable information, they’re looking for intellectual property,” he says. “Due to these different motives, hackers use different attack vectors.”

Announced speakers for the event include Eddie Schwartz, CISO for RSA; Joe Albaugh, CISO at the Federal Aviation Administration; Ron Baklarz, CISO at Amtrak; and Richard T. Rushing, CISO for Motorola Mobility.

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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


Hacker Halted Miami: EC Council’s Jay Bavisi

Jay Bavisi is the Co-Founder and President of EC-Council, a global Leader in Information Security Education, Training, and Certification.

The 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) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and as well as many others programs, that are offered in over 60 countries through a training network of more than 450 training partners globally.

With 27 Infosec facing certifications in all, ECC’s direct interest is in supporting the global need for Security Certified Professionals in the realm of Ethical Hacking among many other domains.

EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 security professionals. Many of these certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).

The United States Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570, making it as one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP).

The EC Council organizes the Hacker Halted conferences, featuring some of the best infosec superstars including Bruce Schneier (Internationally acclaimed security guru), Wolfgang Kandek (CTO – Qualys), Jeremiah Grossman (CTO – WhiteHat Security), George Kurtz (Global CTO – McAfee), Dr. Charlie Miller (Accuvant), Moxie Marlinspike, Barnaby Jack and many others.

There were a total of more than 70 speakers this year, and a very comprehensive agenda covering the major hot topics surrounding information security across 4 dedicated tracks.

Infosec Island was proud to be a media partner for this epic event.