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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 Achieves ANSI 17024 Accreditation for Its Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv8) Certification

EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv8) certification program receives the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Personnel Certification Accreditation. To become certified, an organization must undergo stringent quality reviews and assessments. EC-Council is one of the few organizations that specialize in information security (IS) to earn the accreditation.

Albuquerque, NM, March 7, 2012 – Today EC-Council announces that it has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to meet the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Personnel Certification Accreditation standard for its Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv8) certification. EC-Council is one of a handful of certification bodies, whose primary specialization is information security, to be awarded this much sought-after quality standard.

“ANSI commends EC-Council for meeting the rigorous requirements of the ISO/IEC 17024 standard and joining the elite group of organizations that have achieved this distinction” said Dr. Vijay Krishna, ANSI senior manager of personnel certification accreditation programs. “This achievement highlights EC-Council’s commitment to offering a high quality certification program. The ANSI accreditation process is designed to increase the integrity, confidence, and mobility of certified professionals and creates value for all the stakeholders including certification holder, employer, public, and regulatory authorities.”

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. It is the sole representative of both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) in the United States. ANSI is the only personnel certification accreditation body in the United States to meet nationally accepted practices for accreditation bodies. The ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard addresses the general requirements for certification entities.

In order to award the accreditation, ANSI conducted a verification process to ensure that EC-Council is impartial and objective as a certification body. It also confirmed that EC-Council’s certification process is conducted in a consistent, comparable, and reliable manner. This process required rigorous quality reviews of EC-Council and the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv8) certification program.

Jay Bavisi, Co-Founder and President of EC-Council commented, “Achieving ANSI 17024 reflects not only our commitment to quality but, equally important, our approach to continuously improve as a learning organization to ensure that EC-Council is much more agile, efficient, and strategically fit for the future.”

A Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s). Since its creation in 2003, the Certified Ethical Hacker has certified over thirty thousand individuals and has become the global de facto leader in certifying IS professionals.

EC-Council has been recognized for its highly popular CISO certification and for its certifications in the field of computer forensic, penetration testing and network security globally.

Bavisi added, “We have worked hard for over 2 years to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI 17024 standard. We have scrutinized and challenged every aspect of EC-Council certification activities and operations. This has resulted in significant improvements to both what we do and how we will do it. This benchmark of excellence will give our customers even more confidence in the quality of our certification”.

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 cybersecurity and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT). EC-Council has trained over 100,000 security professionals and certified more than 50,000 infosec professionals. Its certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 87 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted information security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. More information about EC-Council is available at www.eccouncil.org.

About ANSI:
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.

The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).