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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, the creators of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker course announces the release of Certified Secure Programmer – .NET

With its new certification, the EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer – .NET, (ECSP), EC-Council is making moves to usher in a new era of security.

INDIA- EC Council, the world’s leading provider of certifications and training in the information security domain, has launched its latest offering EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer- ECSP.

In today’s news, there is a continuous stream of reports about large, prestigious organizations falling victim to cyber-attacks. “Zero-day” threat vulnerabilities can mean big business on the black market as hackers buy and sell the right to exploit programming errors in some of today’s biggest software programs. EC-Council is responding to this growing threat by getting to the root of the problem – the lack of programmers skilled in secure coding.

The ECSP course focuses on .NET application security and emphasizes building software from the ground up with security as a core focus. It is not a typical training course which focuses on lecture, but rather, 60% of the student’s time is spent learning via dynamic lab exercises.

“We know the demand for software engineers has been climbing over the last decade and many people have embarked on careers in this field. We don’t see the growth in the demand for programmers to decline one bit – but what we do see happening is a huge emphasis on secure coding and the need for those skilled in secure coding.” Says EC-Council President, Jay Bavisi,

Software glitches, bugs, and vulnerabilities cost the world’s economies billions each year. In fact, the Nasdaq is still dealing with the fallout from its Facebook (FB) IPO, blamed on a software glitch, and estimated to eventually cost $62 million. Even car companies have to worry about securing their onboard software as evidenced by Toyota’s recall of thousands of its hybrid cars due to bad coding.

Mr. Bavisi went on to say that, “EC-Council has developed real world labs to ensure the next generation of security professionals have applied the skills they learn before they even get to a job.”

For more information regarding the EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer – .NET, (ECSP), please visit https://www.eccouncil.org/courses/ec-council-certified-secure-programmer-dotnet.

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, please visit http://www.eccouncil.org


EC-Council Launches Code Uncode – India’s first ‘Secure Coding’ Competition

The competition, aimed to recognize India’s top secure programmers, will reach youth across India and expects to attract over 1 Lakh registrations

INDIA- May 18th, 2013 – EC-Council, the world’s leading provider of certifications and training in the information security domain, has launched Code Uncode, India’s first ever nationwide hunt for the best secure programmer. Kick starting on May 19th, Code Uncode will be a 3 level online competition.

Code Uncode is a nationwide competition for students, professionals, colleges and corporate. The event will bring together existing and aspiring security enthusiasts from all fields of the infosec world from the Corporate and government bodies to academic institutions.

“EC-Council is dedicated to strengthening cyber security across the world and Code Uncode ’13 is an initiative to draw attention to a very key component of the information technology domain- Secure Coding. We wish to provide a platform for students, professionals, existing and aspiring programmers to come together and test their domain knowledge and showcase their talent while competing for the title of India’s Most Secure Coder,” said Jay Bavisi, President, EC-Council.

According to a report by Gartner in 2011, the IT security market of India is expected to have a CAGR of 16.4 percent from 2011-2016.

Frost & Sullivan reveals that nearly 80 percent of Indian business enterprises have reported data theft through online hacking and 90 percent of Indian companies have placed IT security as their priority investment domain. The report states that the cost of computer crimes has reached a whopping USD 10 billion – India is ranked fifth in terms of e- commerce security breaches.

Sighting this trend and treating Cyber Security awareness as an urgent, need of the hour requirement, EC-Council is launching Code Uncode to strengthen a very important part of every organization- Secure Coding. The aim is to discover talent, methods and ideas; and provide a platform for programmers to demonstrate their coding abilities; encouraging development in this part of information security and raise awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security.

“The number of security professionals in India is expanding at an amazing rate and we’re looking forward to giving that community the right talent in secure programming which is a vital part of security,” said Akash Agarwal, Country Manager, EC-Council India. “I’m pleased that India will host the first ever Code Uncode by EC Council and I’m confident that India’s programmers will be able to showcase their exceptional skills at the event”, he added.

EC-Council backed with their vast experience in global competitions and conferences like Hacker Halted, TakeDownCon and Global Cyberlympics, is bringing the global movement and trend to India through Code Uncode.

For more information about Code Uncode 2013, visit www.eccouncil.org/codeuncode.
For more information about EC-Council, visit http://www.eccouncil.org/about_us.aspx

About EC-Council

EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is one of the world’s largest certification bodies for Information Security professionals. EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various information security and e-business skills. It has been certified by American National Standards Institute to meet its ANSI 17024 standard. It is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and as well as many others programs. These programs are offered in over 92 countries and over have trained over 120,000 & certified more than 60,000 security professionals through a training network of over 500 training partners globally.

Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organizations around the world such as the US Army, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM and the United Nations.