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Northumbria offers Certified Ethical Hacker qualification

From this September Ethical Hacking for Computer Security students at Northumbria University’s School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences (CEIS) will be receiving two qualifications for the price of one.

Budding computer security experts will study the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) Certified Ethical Hacker programme as part of their degree, receiving a separate professional qualification from the Council. Better yet, Northumbria University will be the first UK institution to offer the qualification for no extra cost to students.

The EC-Council is a member-based organisation that certifies individuals in various e-business and information security skills. It offers a range of programmes in over 60 countries through a training network of more than 450 training partners globally. Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organisations around the world such as the US Army, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM and the United Nations.

The certification will provide a boost to the CVs of all of the course’s new and current students, with those starting their final year in September the first to qualify. Normally costing around £3,000 to study separately, the inclusion of this certification within the programme’s fees provides a welcome added value to the students.


Hacker Halted USA Announces Top Information Security Speakers and Presentations for October 21-27 Conference

Hacker Halted USA 2011, one of the East Coast’s premier information security conferences, will showcase a variety of world renowned industry experts and top-notch presentations on the latest threats and security concerns. This year’s keynotes include Bruce Schneier, George Kurtz, Charlie Miller, Jeremiah Grossman, Moxie Marlinspike, Dino Dai Zovi, Barnaby Jack, Philippe Courtot. Visit http://www.hackerhalted.com/2011.

The world’s leading experts in information security threats are scheduled to take part in this year’s Hacker Halted USA, EC-Council’s flagship information security conference and a leading East Coast venue for cybersecurity research announcements. Hacker Halted 2011 takes place from October 21-27 at the InterContinental Miami.

“The recent spate of high-profile attacks against companies ranging from Sony to MasterCard are a clear reminder of the new threats we face in information security,” said Leonard Chin, Conference Director for Hacker Halted USA 2011. “The goal of Hacker Halted is to raise awareness among corporate and government professionals by providing the best minds in the industry to lecture, demo and train on the latest threats and security concerns.” Read more…


CICRA launches Certified Ethical Hacker training

CICRA Institute of Education yesterday (3 August) launched internationally acclaimed cutting-edge Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) training programme in Colombo.

The five day training programme is part of CICRA’s objective to arm Sri Lankan corporates against raising wave of cybercrimes worldwide.

The ongoing training is conducted by an international trainer accredited by US based International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (E-CCouncil). Participants of this training programme will receive C|EH qualification from the E-C Council after completing an extensive examination.

CICRA has been accredited to train cyber soldiers to fight against newest forms of cyber terrorism that could cripple national security interests and corporate network structure following a partnership with E-C Council, which in turn has been endorsed by US Department of Defense and the National Security Agency (NSA). Read more…


Intersoftware Launches Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Version 7 in Mexico

Mexico, D.F., March 14th – 18th – InterSoftware, a leading provider of training solutions in information technology based in Mexico City, was appointed by EC-Council to participate in the global launch of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Version 7 program.

“This new version is indeed the best ethical hacking course ever,” said Carlos Morales de la Cerda CEO of InterSoftware

InterSoftware’s CEHv7 launch in March had 58 participants made up by information security professionals from various industries. Jesus Consuelos, a Certified EC-Council Instructor and an expert on the subject matter, gave the participants a brief summary of the benefits of such certification and highlighted the key differences from the previous version.

At the end of the event Intersoftware hosted a cocktail party where participants had the opportunity to network with peers and executives of Intersoftware.

InterSoftware’s participation in this exclusive global event provided security professionals in Mexico City with the first glimpse of the new standard in ethical hacking training – and were among the first in the world to have attended the CEHv7 training.

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 security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) program, License Penetration Tester (LPT) program and various other programs offered in over 70 countries around the globe. EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 38,000 security professionals. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US federal government, National Security Agency (NSA), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), US Army, FBI, Microsoft and CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Team) of various nations. The UUS Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570, making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP). http://www.eccouncil.org


Hacker Halted USA Recruits Top Industry Experts for New Advisory Board

MIAMI, FL — Hacker Halted USA 2011, the annual cybersecurity conference hosted by the EC-Council, announces it has secured eight prominent industry experts to serve on its new Program Advisory Board. This new body will assist EC-Council in developing a top-tier program and agenda for its upcoming conference in Miami.

“We are delighted to have won the commitment of several top figures in the IT security industry,” said Jay Bavisi, president and co-founder of EC-Council, the organization behind the Hacker Halted series. “It is our goal to make Hacker Halted a leading venue for IT security thought leaders, policy experts, research presentations and ethical hacker training. We are determined and committed to making it the premier event on the East Coast.”

The Program Advisory Board, comprised of several elite information security professionals, will be instrumental in planning Hacker Halted USA 2011, October 20-27, 2011 in Miami, Florida.

Members of the new Program Advisory Board include:

●    Dr. Charles Miller – Dr. Miller is a leading authority on exploits and vulnerabilities. He served five years as a Global Network Exploitation Analyst with the National Security Agency (NSA), created the first remote exploit for iPhone and the G1 Android phone and is a regular speaker at prominent security conferences. He is currently the principal analyst with Independent Security Evaluators.

●    Gunter Ollmann – Mr. Ollmann is one of the foremost experts in threat research and mitigation. As Dumballa’s vice president of research, Mr. Ollmann focuses on creating new crimeware mitigation technologies and the identification of criminal operators behind botnets and other advanced persistent threats. Prior to Damballa, he served as Chief Security Strategist for IBM and Director of X-Force at Internet Security Systems.

●    Matthew Luallen – As president of Sph3r3, LLC, Mr. Luallen is a national expert on SCADA and process control security issues, having consulted for a large percentage of US energy providers. Previously, he provided strategic guidance for Argonne National Laboratory as a member of its Information Architecture and Cyber Security Program Office.

●    Richard Stiennon – A nationally known author and speaker on the information security industry. Mr. Stiennon is the founder and chief analyst of IT-Harvest, an independent firm that researches IT security vendors. He was VP of Research at Gartner and Manager of Technical Risk Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He writes the security blog ThreatChaos.com which is syndicated by InfoSecIsland and Forbes.com.

●    Robert Rounsavall – Mr. Rounsavall is an expert on security architecture and how it relates to cloud computing and virtualized security. He works on both commercial and federal projects as director for Secure Information Services. He built and deployed the first Portable Security Operations Center. Mr. Rounsavall has a patent pending for total network visibility.

●    Pamela Fusco – Ms. Fusco has more than 20 years experience in the information security and risk management industry. She served as executive vice president, Global Information Security, at CitiGroup. She is the principle at LES, LLC and co-founder of the Virtuosi Group.

●    Hemma Prafullchandra – Ms. Prafullchandra is a leader in the design and development of security and compliance management solutions. She has served in critical security positions including Security and Networking Group Manager at Sun Microsystems and VP Advanced Products and Resarch at VeriSign, Inc. Ms. Prafullchandra is currently a board member of Alpec and CTO of HyTrust.

The Program Advisory Board will also include Brad Smith, director of the National Cyber Defense Force and the Computer Institute of the Rockies. Visit www.hackerhalted.com/advisoryboard for more information.

This year’s event is designed to have four focused tracks:

1.    What’s Hot – Featuring the latest and most discussed infosec topics all round
2.    Cut the Crab, Show me the Hack – Highly technical, packed with hacking demos, no slides
3.    Securing SCADA and Critical Infrastructures – All important sessions covering protection and vulnerabilities in the SCADA and CI areas
4.    Up in the Clouds – All things surrounding cloud and virtualization security

For more information and details about Hacker Halted USA, please visit www.hackerhalted.com.

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 security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) program, License Penetration Tester (LPT) program and various other programs offered in over 60 countries around the globe. EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 security professionals. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US federal government, National Security Agency (NSA), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), US Army, FBI, Microsoft and CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Team) of various nations. The UUS Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570, making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP). www.eccouncil.org


Hacker Halted USA Returns to Miami – October 21-27, 2011

MIAMI, FL – JANUARY 13, 2011 – The premiere East Coast information security conference and training event will again be held in Miami, Florida as the EC-Council returns to the South with Hacker Halted USA. 2011 marks the third consecutive year the conference has been held in Miami.

Hacker Halted USA begins on Friday, October 21 and ends the following week on Thursday, October 27. EC-Council is expecting up to 1,000 attendees at this year’s event. The conference will again be held at the Intercontinental Miami and will include advanced infosec training and presentations from some of the world’s most respected names in cybersecurity.

This year’s conference will be split into three tracks:

Hacker Halted Academy is also unveiling a new specialized training program at this year’s Hacker Halted USA. It will feature highly advanced infosec training sessions from EC-Council’s new Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST). These advanced technical training programs will delve deeply into specific areas of security. These trainings are definitely not for those still trying to get their feet wet in the rapidly evolving information security landscape.

Founded in 2004, the Hacker Halted conference series has been held in cities such as Myrtle Beach, Mexico City, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou, Tokyo and Dubai, among others. The series recently celebrated its 20th edition in Cairo in December 2010.

The Call for Papers is now open until March 15, 2011. For those interested in submitting a paper to be presented at Hacker Halted USA in Miami this October, please visit www.hackerhalted.com/cfp.

Corporate and organizational partners interested in becoming involved in this year’s Hacker Halted USA should contact Leonard Chin, Global Director of Marketing for the EC-Council (leonard@eccouncil.org).

Be sure not to miss the 2011 Hacker Halted USA, one of the year’s most important information security events:  Oct. 21-27, 2011, Miami, Florida. To keep track of conference updates, follow us on Twitter (@hackerhalted).

Website:  www.hackerhalted.com

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 security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) program, License Penetration Tester (LPT) program and various other programs offered in over 60 countries around the globe. EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 security professionals. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US federal government, National Security Agency (NSA), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), US Army, FBI, Microsoft and CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Team) of various nations. The UUS Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570, making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP). www.eccouncil.org


Hacker Halted To Make Debut In Egypt

Under the auspices of His Excellency Dr. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications and Information Technology: Raya Academy, in cooperation with the EC Council, hosts “Hacker Halted 2010″ for the first time in Africa

Raya Academy, in cooperation with the EC Council, organized Hacker Halted Egypt 2010, a conference specialized in information security and combating internet crime, for the first time in Africa. Under the auspices of His Excellency Dr. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, the conference will take place from 13 – 14 December, 2010 in Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.

More than 20 international IT professionals will discuss security and privacy of people’s information in the course of 16 sessions. The conference will also discuss the newest technologies that are adopted by large companies and e-government systems, such as cloud computing, as well as the international standards used to secure entities in different sectors, such as the banking, health and e-government sectors.

It is worth mentioning that Hacker Halted Egypt is being held during the same time of the “Third Arab African Conference on Internet Crime and Information Security”, under the auspices of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Fathy Sorour, President of the Egyptian People’s Assembly, His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Darwish, Minister of State Administrative Development and His Excellency Dr. Mofeed Shehab, Minister of State for legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

In addition, the conference will be attended by regional and international organizations such as the Bureau of Intellectual Property of the League of Arab States, the United Nations Office on Crime, the International Telecommunication Union and the Arab Organization of Administrative Development.

Also visit: http://www.zawya.com/mobile/default.cfm/sidZAWYA20101209135426/actstory


How To Become A Hacker

Time for the Whole Nation to Become Hackers

EC-Council and Firebrand Training have teamed-up to offer a webinar that teaches you how to become an ethical hacker. With the rate of cyber attacks doubling every year, IT Security has become a valuable profession. Many in the role of Ethical Hacker now demand a six-figure salary.
The UK Government recently raised the threat-level of attacks on computer networks to ‘Tier One’ – the highest ranking possible. Testament to this, in a month of extreme spending cuts, theGovernment is to boost the Intelligence Services’ budget by £1billion, solely to tackle cyber terrorism.
The United States Department of Defence has endorsed EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker course to equip its cyber-defenders across the United States for the attack on cyber crime. Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council, explains: “From emerging markets to developed economies, governments and organizations are spending a whole lot more to train their citizens and workers so as to build sufficient capacity of information security workforce to meet increasing needs.”
For more information, please visit “http://www.yourcareerguide.co.uk/article.asp?aid=1910“.

Hacker Halted USA Is Making Its Way To Miami Again

Overhauled cybersecurity conference to offer latest hacks on consumer devices, including health care. Aims to be the East Coast equivalent of Defcon.

Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) June 16, 2010 — This year’s Hacker Halted USA will be bigger, better and more extreme than anything yet seen on the East Coast, according to Sanjay Bavisi, president and co-founder of the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), the information security certification group that created the annual cybersecurity conference and training event.

Hacker Halted USA 2010 will take place October 9th – 15th in Miami, Florida.

The conference will showcase the latest threats and research on cloud computing security, Wi-Fi exploits, social engineering and cyberwar. However, it will also unveil new hacks on a variety of “important consumer products, not just computer systems,” according to Bavisi.

“We are going to push the envelope with this year’s Hacker Halted,” Bavisi said. “As such, we intend to go further than other conferences have in demonstrating the new risks facing important consumer products – particularly in health care.”

“We are not going to let the cat out of the bag just yet,” Bavisi said, “but we plan to unveil several never before seen hacks on electronic devices that will shock consumers and businesses – and hopefully awaken more people to the many new dangers facing our interconnected world.”

Bavisi also announced that the EC-Council plans to keep Hacker Halted USA on the East Coast, “to better meet the needs of the U.S. IT Security community.” Now in its second year in Miami, Bavisi said he is intentionally targeting the Latin American community, which he sees as an important emerging market for IT security training and resources.

This year’s Hacker Halted USA will also feature keynotes from the following U.S. experts:

More details about Hacker Halted USA 2010 will be announced in the next few months. To read the latest news and conference announcements, please visit www.hackerhalted.com.

ABOUT HACKER HALTED USA:

Hacker Halted USA is a prominent annual cybersecurity conference on the East Coast. Created and owned by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), the conference series, which has also been held in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, provides the latest research and testing on new hacker threats and key information security issues. Speakers at Hacker Halted include the world’s most prominent experts on information security and global security threats. The conference also provides world class security training classes via the Hacker Halted Academy.

The objective of Hacker Halted is to raise international awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security.
The global series of Hacker Halted is owned by EC-Council, a leading information security certification body, and the creators of the world-renowned Certified Ethical Hacker program as well as other certification programs.

More information available at www.hackerhalted.com.


United States Department of Defense Embraces Hacker Certification to Protect U.S. Interests

ALBUQUERQUE NM, March 1, 2010 – EC-Council announces the official approval of the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification as a new baseline skills certification option for U.S.cyber defenders. Specifically, the new Certified Ethical Hacker program is a recognized certification for the DoD’s computer network defense Service Providers (CND-SP’s), a specialized personnel classification within the United States Department of Defense’s information assurance workforce.

The Certified Ethical Hacker recognition falls under the auspices of DoD Directive 8570 Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program. Directive 8570 provides clear guidance to information assurance training, certification and workforce management across all affected components of the DoD.

The CND-SP groups protect, monitor, analyze, detect, and respond to unauthorized activity within DoD information systems and computer networks.

With this directive, military service, contractors, and foreign employees across all job descriptions must show 100-percent compliance, CEH being one option to achieve and maintain compliance. This shows the DoD’s focus on increasing training and preparation of the U.S. military workforce in the Computer Network Defense Service Provider category.

The Certified Ethical Hacker qualification tests the certification holder’s knowledge in the mindset, tools and techniques of a hacker, fortifying it’s certification tag line: “To beat a hacker, you must think like one.”

“CEH has been selected due to the immense technical and tactical nature of the certification,” said Jay Bavisi, co-founder and president of EC-Council. “It is one of the most technically advanced certifications on the directive for CND-SP professionals. In fact, it is the only certification approved across four out of the five categories to prepare the CNDSP teams. While other policy-based programs add value, CEH prepares the U.S. CND-SP’s to combat hackers in real time, defending U.S. interests globally.”

Bavisi added: “We have been researching this space for quite some time and with this directive from the DoD, there has never been a better time for us to beat the hackers at their own game. We are racing to research complex hacker techniques and in the next release of our CEH program, we hope to showcase in over 150 modules, detailed and extremely complex attack and countermeasures that will help raise the level of knowledge of the CND-SP teams.”

KEY FACTS:

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 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 60,000 individuals and certified more than 22,000 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, visit the website: www.eccouncil.org.