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EC–Council addresses the Need for Skilled Professionals in India, To Train 40,000 Personnel in Cyber Warfare by Early 2014

New Delhi, July 31, 2013: EC-Council, the world’s largest certification and training organization in the information security domain, discussed strategies to meet global competition at a Roundtable on cyber security held in New Delhi, today. EC-Council emphasized that to elucidate the information security industry’s successes, failures, and future out of the box solutions it is essential that the cyber security industry implement, the model of the pharmaceutical industry in their fight against diseases.

The in-depth discussion was held between Mr. Jay Bavisi, Global President, EC-Council and Mr. Akash Agarwal, Country Manager- India, EC-Council on the current status of the cyber security scenario, industry and its challenges. Jay Bavisi said, “While data points show that we are losing the fight, it is clear that the solution to the plague will happen when we will inject the vaccine. It is evident that the best way to solve the cyber plague is by introducing a cyber-vaccine programme that is needed to start at all levels of society through combative education plans.”

Recent study shows that, 5.39 million local malware threats were detected on computers in India. A sensitive issue, India is lagging behind in its fight in cyber warfare. Any attack will result into financial loss, no matter how sophisticated the attack is.

Speaking about the Indian cyber security awareness, Akash Agarwal, commented, “The country needs 5 lakh cyber security professionals by 2015. In line with this requirement, EC-Council through its direst presence and efforts in India has created a capacity of 20,000+ and is well emote to double it in next 12 months’ time period.”

To address this issue, EC-Council has taken leadership position by initiating Code Uncode, India’s first ever nationwide hunt for the best secure programmer. It 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 has hosted and funded its first competition Code-Uncode in India which is free of cost for the students.

Jay Bavisi is the Co-Founder and President of one of the largest IT Security certification bodies in the world, EC-Council, and the co-creator of the groundbreaking Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification that launched ethical hacking as a mainstream career. He is also the recipient of U.S National Security Agency Colloquium 2013 awards with the 2013 Industry Leadership Award.

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 visit: www.eccouncil.org


Bank online with confidence

Authored by  – Anand Naik, Managing Director-Sales, India & SAARC, Symantec

Gone are the days of standing in a queue at the bank, with a token in hand waiting to make a transaction! Today, the internet allows us to perform so many banking transactions online – from checking account balances and transferring funds, to reviewing our credit reports and making bill payments. We no longer have to get in the car, drive to the bank, or communicate with a bank teller in person. For most of us, online banking offers tremendous time savings and the option to bank at our convenience. With the rapid advancement of technology, we’re now able to use our mobile devices to help take care of our banking needs, regardless of whether we are at home, at work or even on holiday!

However, there’s always a flip side to such major changes. Banking has evolved to be literally at our fingertips, but this convenience comes at a risk as the cybercriminals are continuously on the lookout to steal our money, our information and identities. The Norton Cybercrime Report 2012 found that globally, 18 adults become a victim of cybercrime every second, resulting in more than one and a half million cybercrime victims each day. The direct cost of cybercrime was an average of US$197 per victim across the world and in India, that amount was only slightly lower at US$192 or INR 10,585. Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report XVIII reports that in 2012 mobile malware increased by 58 percent. With a 30 percent increase in the number of mobile OS vulnerabilities, consumers using banking services via their mobile devices are at a higher risk of data theft.

The Norton Cybercrime Report 2012 also revealed that 42 million Indians have been victims of cybercrime in the past 12 months, which is a 75 percent increase from the number of cybercrime victims the previous year. Some of the more common techniques cybercriminals use to steal our information are phishing and pharming. Phishing is a method by which fake emails – for example, messages that look like they are coming from our banks – are sent to users asking for their account numbers and passwords. Pharming techniques are used by cybercriminals who create legitimate-looking web pages to trick visitors into divulging these details. Both of these methods are examples of social engineering – where the users themselves are tricked, duped or lured into parting with private information.

Just last year, Symantec observed attacks where phishers spoofed the Reserve Bank of India’s Web site as a ploy for a tax refund scam. The phishing site attempted to lure users by stating that the bank would take full responsibility for depositing the tax refund to the user’s personal bank account. The user was prompted to select the name of the bank from a list of eight banks and enter their customer ID and password. Through this, phishers intended to steal the confidential information of customers of several banks from a single phishing site. The following page asked for credit/debit card number and PIN number. After these details were entered, the phishing site displayed a message acknowledging that the request for the tax refund has been submitted successfully. The user was then redirected to the legitimate Reserve Bank of India site, little knowing that they had just become a cybercrime victim.

While these clever ploys by cybercriminals may lead many of us to hesitate from banking online, there are precautions we can take to ensure that our information and hard-earned money are safe regardless of the channel we use for transactions.

If we are aware, vigilant and follow some basic guidelines, we can enjoy the convenience of banking online with confidence.

Quote from Anand Naik, “Today, cybercrime is much more prevalent than people realize. Cybercriminals have moved from more traditional forms of attack such as mass distributed malware, to more targeted attacks that include social engineering to gain access to sensitive and personal information. With an increasing number of Indians banking online, the need to remain alert has never been greater. With some common rules and a comprehensive security solution in place, we can all safely enjoy the benefits of online banking.”


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

 


The Battle Against Cyber Attacks

The proliferation of ICT and virtualisation has brought about a revolution of a different sort – a cyber revolution – which has created a myriad of benefits and opportunities to countries, organisations and individuals, while introducing the new and unstoppable threat of cyber attacks. Bringing down entire organisations and throwing countries into cyber warfare, it is a growing inevitability, one that needs to be battled.

Understanding the importance of cyber security for governments and organisations in Sri Lanka, the Daily FT in collaboration with CICRA Consultancies, under the aegis of the US-based EC-Council, hosted the Cyber Security Summit 2013, a series of events that drew attention to this growing menace and through a line-up of international and local experts on the topic, shared insights into how it can be combated at all levels.

The flagship event was a full day summit, the ‘EC-Council Cyber Security Summit’, prior to which a leadership forum with some of the country’s top CEOs and chairmen was held. The series of events ended with the ‘Night Hack’ in the evening, an informative session with live demonstrations on cyber-related vulnerabilities.  Click Here to Read More…


President, EC-Council and Founder of Code Uncode India Honored at the United States National Security Agency Colloquium 2013 awards with the 2013 Industry Leadership Award

Top officials and thought leaders in Academia, Government and Industry Honor Jay Bavisi, Global President, EC-Council for outstanding leadership in the Cyber Security Industry and Information Assurance Education.

India- June 13th: William Maconachy, PhD former deputy senior computer science authority at the National Security Agency (NSA) on behalf of National Security Agency’s Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education Honored Mr.  Bavisi with the 2013 Industry Leadership Award.

Every year, the Colloquium Awards honor one outstanding individual from Academia, Industry and Government respectively. This year, Mr. Jay Bavisi was the recipient of the 2013 Colloquium Industry Award that recognizes outstanding leadership in industry relations with information assurance education. Jay humbly accepted the award at the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Award Ceremony during the 17th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) Conference, held June 10th – 12th, 2007, on the campus of University of South Alabama, Mobile Bay, Alabama.

Founded in 1996, the Colloquium has become the leading proponent for implementing courses of instruction in information security education and provides a forum for academia, government and industry experts to discuss and form needed direction in information security undergraduate and graduate curricula, common requirements, specific knowledge, skills and abilities, certification requirements and establishment of professional certification boards.

“It is truly an honor to be selected as the opening Keynote at the Colloquium 2013 as well as to receive this prestigious award. I am grateful to the entire Board and the National Security Agencies CAE Community as a whole for this award and recognition” stated Jay. Jay delivered his keynote address at the event and lent an interesting perspective, entitled “The Cyber Security Quagmire: Finding the Panacea” which aimed to elucidate the information security industry’s successes, failures, and future out of the box solutions that the cyber security industry can implement, as they learn from the pharmaceutical industry in their fight against diseases.

Dr. Maconachy indicated it was the Board of Directors nomination and election to award Jay Bavisi based on outstanding leadership in promoting Information Assurance Training programs, long time advocacy in teaching ethics Information Assurance Education programs as well as generous philanthropic efforts to colleges and universities around the nation, and his leadership in developing cyber competitions in information assurance.

Jay, is the Co-Founder and President of one of the largest IT Security certification bodies in the world, EC-Council, and the co-creator of the groundbreaking Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification that launched ethical hacking as a mainstream career.

Jay has been widely credited for being the brain child of the Global Cyberlympics competition that is supported by the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union a United Nations Agency, whose patron is Dr. Hamadoun Toure. Bavisi’s other work at the EC-Council Foundation includes the announcement of a grant of $350,000 toward the wounded warrior program that aims to retrain wounded warriors to become cyber warriors. The Foundation will also provide over 100 schools in North America with the support to launch Cyber Security Awareness programs for children in K-12 programs titled Live.Learn.Secure. He is possibly the first non US citizen to be the recipient of this award.

The Colloquium is active throughout the year and holds an annual conference in June. Conference information is available on the Colloquium website at www.cisse.info. The Colloquium board consists of members such as Brenda Oldfield, formerly the Director of the National Cyber Security Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, William Maconachy, PhD former deputy senior computer science authority at the National Security Agency (NSA) as well as Daniel P Shoemaker, PhD, Principal Investigator and Senior Research Scientist at UD Mercy’s Center for Cyber Security and Intelligence Studies.

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 visit: www.eccouncil.org


EC-Council Warns the industry of Cyber Plague- addresses the urgent need for the implementation of a vaccine

Jay Bavisi, President, EC-Council, addressed leading figures in government, industry, and academia at the US National Security Agency’s CISSE Colloquium 2013, warning academic minds to introduce cyber vaccination programs via secure coding education.

India- June 13th: Jay Bavisi, President, EC-Council, warned thought-leaders from across the world- namely, from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the finest academic minds of the NSA’s centers of academic excellence of the worsening Cyber Plague at the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE Colloquium). The event was hosted by the University of South Alabama in Mobile Bay on June 10, 2013. The CISSE Colloquium was created in 1997 to provide a forum for dialogue among leading figures in government, industry, and academia.

The Colloquium, one of the largest gatherings of academics, government, and industry,  had Bavisi’s keynote address, entitled “The Cyber Security Quagmire: Finding the Panacea”, aimed to elucidate the information security industry’s successes, failures, and future out-of-the-box solutions that can be implemented, using the pharmaceutical industry’s fight against diseases as a model.

As the co-founder and President of one of the largest IT Security certification bodies in the world, EC-Council, and the co-creator of the groundbreaking Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification that launched ethical hacking as a mainstream career, Bavisi lent an interesting and unique perspective to the event.

Bavisi pointed out that while the medical industry has been able to nearly eradicate diseases such as polio and small pox through medical vaccinations, the information security industry hasn’t yet been able to achieve similar success against the scourges of cyberspace because of the lack of implementation of its vaccine equivalent: secure coding.

Throwing more light on this Jay Bavisi said, “We have unknowingly followed on the same path as the pharma industry. We quarantined our networks from attacks via firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and intrusion prevention systems. When this was insufficient, we introduced cyber hygiene by introducing security awareness programs, which introduced policies, processes, and controls.” Bavisi went on to say that the next step should be a cyber-vaccine in order to propel the world’s organizations into a more secure future.

Bavisi continued by linking the results of a recent national level secure coding competition being conducted in India with nearly five thousand participants, Code Uncode, to the continuing plague of insecurity. Findings from the Code Uncode competition decisively prove there is a serious lack of knowledge in secure coding practices that could be a causative source of security breaches around the world.

The Colloquium is active throughout the year and holds an annual conference in June. Conference information is available on the Colloquium website at http://www.cisse.info. The Colloquium board consists of members such as Brenda Oldfield, formerly the Director of the National Cyber Security Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; William Maconachy, PhD and former deputy senior computer science authority at the National Security Agency (NSA); as well as Daniel P Shoemaker, PhD, and Principal Investigator and Senior Research Scientist at UDM’s Center for Cyber Security and Intelligence Studies.

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 visit: www.eccouncil.org


EC Council and Institute of Advance Network Technology come together to create Cyber Warriors in India; Join Hands to fight Global Cyber War

10,000 students to be trained in EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker and Secure Coding programs as part of IANT’s academic curricula to prepare them to become cyber warriors in India

INDIA- April 18th, 2013 – EC-Council, the world’s leading provider of certifications and training in the information security domain, join hands with Institute of Advance Network Technology- IANT, to train maximum students and professionals across India.

According to the recent data, India needs 4.7 lakh cyber security professionals by 2015 for protection of IT infrastructure in the country as well as to serve the export market. As per a report by Gartner in 2011, the IT security market in India is estimated to be around USD 218 million (2012), with an annual growth rate of 20-30 percent and the market is expected to have a CAGR of 16.4 percent from 2011-2016.

To help bridge this gap of need and availability of skilled professionals, IANT, an ISO 9001-2000 certified institute, has taken the leadership position to offer EC-Council’s world famous certifications to its students to ensure that the graduates are significantly advanced in cyber security skills as compared to graduates from other colleges in India, that lack world recognized cyber security credentials like the ANSI -ISO 17024 accredited Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer (ECSP). This will help EC-Council, to develop outstanding professionals to meet the challenges of IT industry.

To prepare Indian youth to meet the challenges of information age, and make them cyber educative, EC Council is glad to collaborate with IANT, India’s No 1 hardware & network institute. IANT, widely acclaimed for its quality team and state-of-art infrastructure brings forth highest number of quality IT students.

Rahim Kherani, Chairman, IANT said, “We are pleased that this partnership will help us educate students and better their knowledge in the cyber security domain. EC-Council is a renowned name in Information Technology certifications and trainings globally and this will be an excellent opportunity to build the future of a cybersecure India. Academic Institutes cannot afford to lay back and wait for the Government to do something. Instead, they need to be proactive and take measures to help the Nation to produce Cyber Warriors. Once again, we at IANT, have taken the leadership role in doing this for the Nation. ”

IANT caters to over 10,000 students through its 100+ institutes across India and all of their students will go through an intensive course in Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer (ECSP).

“EC Council is dedicated to strengthening cyber security in India and to tackle the issue of lack of skilled professionals we are partnering with training institutions across India. IANT is one of the largest training institutes in India and we are glad to come together with them to promote the awareness and education of cyber security. We aim to help India in creating its breed of cyber warriors to defend its cyber space and assets via academic partnerships with institutions like IANT,” said Jay Bavisi, President, EC-Council.

Jav Bavisi, President of EC Council and Rahim Kherani, Chairman & Managing Director of IANT, started their organizations with a vision to educate the youth of the nation. The patriotism towards their motherland encouraged them to work in the realm of education and bring India up to the global benchmark in the infosec space. With this tie-up both EC-Council and IANT eye to strengthen India for cyber war.

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

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.

About IANT

IANT (Institute of Advance Network Technology) was incorporated in 1999 with multifaceted projects like IT training, Infrastructure development, international certification, manpower outsourcing & recruitment. It’s one of the many ventures of the Kherani Group of Companies, which primarily deals in education & training. Headed by Mr. R. F. Kherani, IANT has witnessed the rapid growth of business & vision. Profiled with immense exposure of technology & experience of life, Mr. Kherani has succeeded to develop a team, which is skilled & highly motivated to transform an academic student into a corporate professional. The students trained at IANT, have proved to be a landmark in the growth of IANT and in becoming a prestigious & reputed institution in the market.

IANT has tie-ups and affiliations with education vendors like CompTIA, Microsoft, Red hat , Cisco, SCO, Sun etc. and has projected their international certification courses to the aspirants in an excellent manner. This is proven by the fact that IANT is the first and only institute Awarded as a CompTIA platinum Partner in CAPP, the best Red hat Certified partner ( National Network ) Training in India and the #1 Hardware & Networking Instate in India.

The Company is ISO 9001-2008 certified. IANT has developed a network of 110+ education centres all across India and is determined to expand to every corner of the country and also overseas. The mission of IANT is to make India a powerful and strong leader in cyber security by 2015 by educating and equipping individuals with the required knowledge.


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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