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In an effort to improve the course and training material available to Moroccan information security professionals, IT-Gnosis has teamed up with EC-Council to reduce copyright violations.

Finding reliable training materials and courses is an important component for information security professionals looking to develop their careers. The training market in Morocco has often left professionals looking to expand their knowledge of the latest information security techniques and trends with no other option but to turn to providers whose course offerings and methods are not authorized by those who created them. In the case of EC-Council’s broad range of courses and materials, one company is joining the fight against the widespread plagiarism in Morocco. IT-Gnosis, EC-Council’s exclusive representative and course provider in not just Morocco but France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Malta believes in being very selective when it comes to partners. Says IT-Gnosis founder Claire Kemp, the prevalence rampant copyright violations “… is why it is important to carefully handpick partners who are committed to offering first-class, authorized EC-Council certified training to Moroccan IT professionals.”

In that spirit, EC-Council announced that with the help of IT-Gnosis, Dataprotect has been named an authorized training center in Morocco. Dataprotect, a leading IT training company in Casablanca has been accredited by many other prestigious organizations before earning this nod from EC-Council, including PCI SSC and CGEM. Claire Kemp went on to say “I have no doubt that the quality of EC-Council certified trainings offered by Dataprotect will attract the ambitious IT professionals in the Moroccan market.”

EC-Council lauded their trusted partner IT-Gnosis for their help in identifying the most qualified and trustworthy partner in a region they know very well. The unauthorized training material that has so far been widely available in Morocco comes from training centers violating copyright laws to offer training and course material they have not been authorized to deliver. Students who enroll in these courses have no guarantee that their training or the certification conferred onto them by the training centers will be recognized by EC-Council. This has led to many frustrated students who were lead to believe that they were advancing their careers through this training but only found out later that the materials they encountered at these centers are not up-to-date or accurate.

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. EC Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and various others offered in over 60 countries around the globe. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
For more information about EC-Council, please visit www.eccouncil.org.

DataProtect is a company specialized in information security. Founded by security experts who conducted several consulting projects and integration of security solutions in Morocco and abroad, DataProtect support its bid for a unified view of information security.

About IT-Gnosis
Since 2007, IT-Gnosis has been active in many parts of Europe, including France, Morocco, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, … Its activity is dedicated exclusively to IT security related trainings. Through partnerships with training centers and schools/universities, IT-Gnosis offers vendor neutral training and certifications, supports its partners in their development, and provides course materials, licenses for online Labs and eventually provides the certified trainers to deliver these courses. IT-Gnosis is the exclusive representative of EC-Council (worldwide known creator of the CEH-Certified Ethical Hacker training, among others …) in many European countries , particularly in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Malta and North Africa and point of contact for IP3 (CISSP training, CCSK, and S2R events, …) for these countries and for Switzerland. There are nowadays more than 30 training companies & schools/universities partnering with IT-Gnosis in these countries.


Spanish Information Security Professionals have expanded opportunities for advanced security training, keeping Spain’s organizations safer from hackers

Due to a partnership between industry leader EC-Council, creator of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and their top Spanish partner, IT-Institute, professionals seeking advanced training can now take training and earn the certification for EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA).

In a move designed to expand the training opportunities available to Spanish infosec professionals, IT-Institute of Spain has added EC-Council’s advanced hacking and penetration testing (pentest) training and certification, the EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA). The ECSA certification and training program represents a major step forward in the fight against malicious hackers, because it teaches students not only to understand the mindset and tools of a malicious hacker, but prepares students for real world pentesting – the practice of ethically hacking in order to find the weaknesses of a system.  The pentesting techniques taught in ECSA are those used by leading experts in the area.  The purpose of this certification is to add value to IT security professionals by providing training that will help them to design, secure, and test networks with a single purpose: Protecting their organizations from the threats posed by malicious hackers.

IT-Institute and EC-Council have already sent the first qualified professionals through the training, garnering rave reviews from students and instructors alike.  With this course added to their roster, IT-Institute and EC Council consolidate their leadership in security training and certifications in the Spanish market, but more importantly, make great steps forward in securing the information infrastructure of Spanish organizations, government agencies, and companies of all sizes.

About IT-Institute: IT-Institute, Advanced Information Technology Center, is the center of advanced training in Information technology with a huge portfolio of courses and certifications.  IT-Institute specializes in bringing the official courses from the most recognized brands of information technology to students around the world.  With a presence in Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, and Ecuador, their reach is growing all the time. In addition to ECSA, IT-Institute also offers a full suite of EC-Council certifications, including CEH, CHFI, and ECSP.

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. EC Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and various others offered in over 60 countries around the globe. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National  standards Institute (ANSI).

 

For more information about EC-Council, please visit www.eccouncil.org

 


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 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 Completes its First Ever Global Partner Conference in India

Hyderabad, Dec 1, 2012: EC Council, one of the leading certification organizations in the world wrapped its first ever Global Partner Conference (EGPC) in India in Hyderabad on Dec 1st ’12. The event held at Taj Deccan, saw partners from across the country come together for an engaging, learning and interactive session with the management team of EC Council.

Present at the event from EC Council were- Jay Bavisi, President, Sean Lim, VP and Akash Agarwal, Country Manager- India along with the entire India team.
The sessions for the evening ranged from the changing technology trends and the security requirements in the post PC era and EC Council’s plans for taken up by Jay and a session by Sean where he explained the various marketing and sales activities planned for the coming year.
Suggestions were made by the EC Council team on how Partners could maximize their reach, growth and education initiative in 2013 and solutions were provided for queries about EC Council’s courses, future plans and the upcoming activities in the coming year. Best practices were shared amongst the partners and they were full of enthusiastic questions, suggestions, appreciation and feedback that made this event worthwhile.

Speaking about the event Jay Bavisi, President, EC Council said, “The Indian market is a priority for us in terms of the opportunities and market potential. With our globally adopted courses, we hope to provide secure solutions to support organizations in their mission critical business needs that continue to grow. Our partners are an integral part of the EC Council family and interacting with them has been an extremely enriching experience. We now understand the market needs better and they understand the EC Council offerings better than before and we hope that together we will be able to make the Indian market a more cyber secure environment in the global scenario.”
We are excited to make EGPC a regular feature and an event that brings together the entire EC Council community, the day was wrapped with numerous fun activities and prizes, certificates and awards up for grabs.

About EC Council

EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is world’s largest certification body 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.
For more information please visit http://www.eccouncil.org/about_us.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’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.

Contact:
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.


EC-Council’s CISO Executive Summit 2011 Features a Unique Format that Encourages Knowledge Sharing Among the Diverse Range of Participants

The CISO Executive Summit included over 40 prominent speakers from across industries in the government, private and public sectors who were surprised and pleased by the interactive format of the event.

December 14, 2011 Albuquerque, NM- EC-Council hosted the 1st in its Global CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) Executive Summit Series in Las Vegas, NV December 5-6th at the M Resort.

The CISO Executive Summit 2011 was the first of its kind to be fully comprised of panel-based discussions. Panel chairs and speakers consisted of the world’s most successful thought leaders in the Information Security (IS) industry, including executive representation from top corporations and agencies such as IBM, Motorola, Transunion, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), Sallie Mae, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Deloitte & Touche, SecureNet Payment Systems, U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Army Reserve and Department of Defense.

The mission of the CISO Executive Summit was to unite the top information security leaders across the world in the fight against cyber crime and information security threats. Today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape is posing new risks to security professionals and the organizations they protect. The panel discussions were centered on the topics most relevant to high-level Information Security leaders including managing insider threats, cloud compliancy, and structuring and managing an infosec workforce. Some of the questions addressed were:

The CISO Executive Summit 2011 successfully accomplished its mission by providing a unique platform of 13 interactive panel discussions. This setup provoked in depth and intimate discussions about issues that are of global concern to high-level Information Security leaders. Panel speakers from the private, public, and government sectors brought an element of diversity and variety to the discussions. To view the full list of speakers, panel discussion topics and abstracts, please visit: http://www.eccouncil.org/cisosummit.

Jay Bavisi, President and Co-Founder of EC-Council, stated “The success of the CISO Summit is evident from the fact that so many senior executives from a vast array of organizations travelled to the EC-Council CISO Summit in the first week of December in Las Vegas. The intense industry representation and their engagement in active dialogue over today’s most pressing issues was beneficial to the industry. It was wonderful to witness the commitment shown by these individuals in seeking continuous learning and sharing.”

Tony Meholic, Chief Information Security Officer at Republic Bank, added, “The extensive knowledge and experience the speakers and audience displayed in the Information Security space was superb. I found the format to be informative and very lively. The opportunity to network with peers from various industries, government and academia was also very welcomed. These connections will provide valuable resources for discussions, questions and recommendations on current and future topics.”

 

 

“It was great to be a part of the 1st series of Global CISO Summit. I enjoyed the great panel discussions, fellowship and networking. I look forward to attending and speaking at future summits.” Said Jeffrey Vinson, CISO at SecureNet LLC., of the networking and knowledge sharing opportunities presented at the CISO Executive Summit.

EC-Council will host the 2nd in the Global CISO Executive Summit Series in May 2012, the location is to be determined. A Global CISO Summit is to proceed on October 25, 2012 in Miami, FL. For upcoming EC-Council CISO Executives Summits, please go to: http://www.eccouncil.org/cisosummit.

Contact:
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.


Ethical Hacking Scholarship Recipient Announced to Equip Tomorrow’s IA Leaders with Skills to Lead Organizations’ Security Posture

The need for IT skilled professionals has never been greater as cyber threats and breaches increase at rapid speeds. In meeting the strong demand for highly educated information security professionals, EC-Council announces the recipient of a full Ethical Hacking Scholarship that will provide superior Information Assurance (IA) education. In addition, EC-Council University will award fifty applicants a Cyber Security Fellowship that will cut tuition costs in half.

October 24, 2011 Albuquerque, NM – Today, EC-Council University (ECU) awards the full-ride, $17,000 Ethical Hacking Scholarship to Mr. Kris Gairola. Gairola, an experienced IT Security Specialist, holds a bachelors degree in Information Systems and Operations Management from George Mason University along with several industry certifications, including EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH).

“We are extremely excited to award this scholarship to such an impressive applicant, and are looking forward to working with him as he develops his executive level IT and management competencies through the Master of Security Science (MSS) program,” says Dr. Kim Freeland, Dean of ECU, but adds that “It was a difficult decision to make due to the extensive pool of well-qualified applicants who submitted applications to be considered for the scholarship. Congratulations, Kris!”

Completion of the Masters of Security Science will provide Kris with the tools necessary to lead an organization regardless of its size in combating the ever-growing cyber threat. The MSS program will lay the foundation for lifelong learning and teach students, like Kris, how to grow, research, and adapt with the agility required to lead an organization’s complete security posture. MSS faculty are professionals who possess years of experience in the field of IT security and are considered experts by their peers. Faculty instruction, combined with their professional experience in IA, supports students as they work to apply various cyber security and management theories to real-world situations.

In addition to awarding the Ethical Hacking Scholarship, ECU is presenting fifty (50) Cyber Security Fellowships to well-qualified applicants who are looking to advance their careers in the ever-growing industry of information assurance. The Cyber Security Fellowship reduces tuition fees by fifty percent.

With cyber-security attacks on the rise, it is evident that the need for highly-trained IT security professionals will increase. A report released by the Government Accountability Office states that there have been 24 key agencies reporting Federal Cyber Security incidents, which is a 650 percent increase over the last five years. The Help Net Security magazine also reports that the number of critical vulnerabilities has tripled in 2011 and this led to the declaration of 2011 as the “Year of the Security Breach.” The Government Accountability Office suggests that the increase in the number of security incidents reported is due to a number of weaknesses with regard to how security is being implemented. Additional research and follow up shows lack of improvement furthering the issue. The lack of adequate training given to authorized personnel assisting in the monitoring of cyber security leaves businesses susceptible to attacks.

EC-Council University operates with the goal of meeting these industry needs by producing skilled IT and management innovators who will be the information assurance leaders of tomorrow. As organizations look for ways to safeguard their networks from cybercriminals, graduates will be there to provide solutions.

The Master’s of Security Science program solidifies a symbiotic blend of executive leadership and tactical information security and infosec leadership skills by educating individuals in industry leading technologies and skills, executive leadership, psychology, management and ethics. Focusing on topics like “inside the hackers mind,” “ethical hacking”, and even “global leadership” provides a very unique skill set arming the graduate with the tools, knowledge, and ability to lead effectively against advanced persistent threats such as individually motivated hacktivists, state sponsored organizations, even organized crime exploiting digital technologies.

ABOUT EC-COUNCIL UNIVERSITY:

EC-Council University is a leading provider of information security education and training to professionals in the security and military fields, and post-graduate students. It is the developer of the ‘Master of Security Science,’ a 100 percent online degree program designed to provide students with a solid foundation in information security. The MS information security course is suitable for students with a wide range of previous security experience. The MSS program is offered online, enabling students to access classes from any location in the world and at any time. The University also offers several certifications, including Information Security Professional, IT Analyst, Digital Forensics and Executive Information Assurance, IT Disaster Recovery Certifications. Digital Forensics and Executive Information Assurance. Website: http://www.eccuni.us