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Madrid, February 2011, – Itera Process Consulting and IT Institute recently held a seminar in collaboration with EC-Council and IBM to discuss the growing threats of cyber attacks on businesses.
The event, sponsored by DIASA, welcomed the participation of Claire Kemp, executive representative of EC-Council in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Malta, who presented Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Version 7, which was recently launched in 25 cities globally. IT Institute Spain (ITERA) was one of the EC-Council’s worldwide partners to host the exclusive global launch class in March.
During the seminar, Pedro Lara, Itera Consulting Manager and Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI), explained key details of the new version of CEH and offered a brief demonstration of the ease with which hackers can compromise any conventional organization. Mr. Lara also demonstrated IBM’s AppScan tool to show the vulnerability of apparently secured applications. By detecting these vulnerabilities early, it reduces the risk of unauthorized data access or losses.
Jessica Valderrama, IBM Web security sales manager for Spain, Italy, Portugal and Israel, and Ariel Súcari, Itera Spain’s director of operations, focused their discussions on the necessity of standardizing defense mechanisms with the use of actualized and functional tools to correct application vulnerabilities – as an important addition to the work of ethical hackers.
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) program, License Penetration Tester (LPT) program and various other programs offered in over 70 countries around the globe. EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 38,000 security professionals. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US federal government, National Security Agency (NSA), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), US Army, FBI, Microsoft and CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Team) of various nations. The UUS Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570, making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP). http://www.eccouncil.org
School students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will undergo special cyber security training to learn various safety measures while using the internet.
A series of lessons will be offered to school children during an “information security awareness camp” launched across the nation by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council).
The lessons are specifically designed to raise awareness of the students regarding the online threats that might endanger them while using the internet. The programme will also educate students about optimal use of the social networking sites and how to avoid suspicious websites.
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Spain, Madrid, September 2010 – ITERA, a new partner of EC-Council signaled its entry into the information security training market by delivering their first successful class in July 2010.
As part of Itera’s core business which includes consulting, ITIL and providing information security training, this collaboration with EC-Council will see ITERA offering EC-Council’s Ethical Hacker certification (C|EH) and other core programs including the Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and the EC-Council Security Analyst (ECSA/LPT) program throughout Spain.
EC-Council’s representative for France, Spain and the neighboring countries, Claire Kemp said, “EC-Council sees it of significant importance in signing on a quality provider like Itera as they possess the many qualities required to provide excellent training solutions to companies in Spain. This is an important criteria to become a partner of EC-Council.”
In its first CEH class, ITERA had nine students from various organizations across different industries attending five days of exciting hands on and intensive lab practices which gave students an intimate and close up view of the capabilities of the hacking community and how they will need to take steps to defend their information and computer systems. “All the students passed their exams which proves the effectiveness of the training” commented Pedro Lara Lara, Itera’s Consulting Manager.
“One of the most important things learned from attending the course was how certain tools were used for hacking and what we needed to do to preempt such attacks”, commented one of the attendees, Javier Maestre.
Added Antonio Da Silva, another excited participant in the course, ”The knowledge of the instructor was crucial in transferring knowledge to the students and that stood out in our class. The authorized course material was very comprehensive and well organized with all the tools required for the labs.”
As a testimony of Itera’s quality approach to providing effective training, another participant, Paloma Mendez was quick to add, “The benefits of training ethical hackers are much higher as compared to the risks associated with it. It is essential to take such training delivered by a reputed institution as Itera as that gave us the maximum course benefit.”
The C|EH Program certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective. Certified Ethical Hackers are skilled professionals who understand and are able to locate the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of a target system and use the same knowledge and tools used by hacker.
Sean Lim, the vice president for EC-Council, shares the significance of the partnership, “We applaud Itera’s visionary move to provide much needed, high quality information security programs to the many organizations and professionals in Spain. The keen interest in security investments will lead to a demand for certified professionals, and students from Itera will be at the forefront in addressing this demand.”
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce skills. It is the owner and developer of 16 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT). Its certificate programs are offered in over 60 countries around the world.
EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 members, through more than 450 training partners globally. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. federal government via the Montgomery GI Bill, Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).
EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Pentagon has ordered all troops and officials involved in protecting computer networks from enemy hackers to undergo training in computer hacking themselves.
A Feb. 25 update to a directive on information security from the office of the assistant defense secretary for networks and information integration requires workers involved in what the Pentagon calls computer-network defense to be certified in understanding as many as 150 hacking techniques.
The new training requirement comes as the Pentagon is moving ahead with creation of a new Cyberwarfare Command at Fort Meade, Md.
The certification will be carried out by specialists at the private International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, known as the EC-Council, which conducts what it calls “ethical hacker” training.
The council’s president, Jay Bavisi, said the updated directive is the first time the Pentagon acknowledged publicly that it conducts hacker training.
USA, June 4, 2008 – EC-Council was honored at the 12th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) by the United States Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) when its Network Security Administrator course (ENSA) was certified for meeting the 4011 training standard for information security professionals. Mr. Sanjay Bavisi, President of EC-Council, was present at the Colloquium to receive the award.
Seattle, WA, June 4, 2009 – EC-Council, the world’s leading e-business and information security certification body, was honored at the 13thColloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) when its Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (E|DRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (L|PT) courseware was certified to have met the 4012 (Senior System Managers), 4013A (System Administrators), 4014 (Information Systems Security Officers), 4015 (Systems Certifiers) and 4016 (Information Security Risk Analyst) training standards for information security professionals in the federal government. The CNSS is a federal government entity under the U.S. Department of Defense that provides procedures and guidance for the protection of national security systems. Dave Garza, Vice President of EC-Council| Press; Steve Helba, Executive Editor of EC-Council| Press; and Eric Coffin, Senior Marketing Manager of EC-Council| Press were present at the Colloquium to receive the awards on behalf of EC-Council President, Jay Bavisi.
Candidates who complete the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (E|DRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) or Licensed Penetration Tester (L|PT) certification will receive the respective CNSS credential as part of the training. This will be indicated in all new certifications earned for these programs.
Being certified, EC-Council has joined the ranks of prestigious institutes and organizations such as the United States Air Force Academy, US Military Academy, Naval Postgraduate School,John Hopkins University, Boston University, Cisco, and Microsoft, amongst others, that have met the CNSS training standards. Said EC-Council’s President, Jay Bavisi, “We are proud to be the recipient of these certifications and join other world class institutes and organizations that have met the CNSS training standards. This is in keeping with our mission of delivering high quality education solutions and certifications across the Information Security spectrum globally.”
For more information on EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (E|DRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (L|PT) certification, please visit http://www.eccouncil.org/certification.htm
The CNSS is chaired by the Department of Defense, and it was re-designed from the previous National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee (NSTISSC) in 2001, under the executive orders of the President. The CNSS provides a forum for the discussion of policy issues, sets national policy, and promulgates direction, operational procedures, and guidance for the security of national security systems. For more information about CNSS, please visit their website at www.cnss.gov/welcome.html
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA), License Penetration Tester (L|PT) 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 Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Network Security Administrator (E|NSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (E|DRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (L|PT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals. For more information about EC-Council, please visit the website at www.eccouncil.org
June 10, 2009
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