EC-Council Launches Advanced Security Training Series in Thailand and Singapore

EC-Council Launches Advanced Security Training Series in Thailand and Singapore
September 20, 2011 EC-Council

EC-Council Academy and the Center of Advanced Security (CAST) launches the first CAST “Live” advanced security training series across Thailand and Singapore. This series will feature two highly advanced and technical three-day workshops developed by CAST.

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 19 SEPTEMBER 2011: With escalating cyber incidents and threats being reported over the past months, and the increasing demand for more technically competent professionals to defend the cyberspace, EC-Council Academy announced that it is launching the first CAST “Live” Asia Roadshow. This series will bring two highly advanced and technical three-day CAST workshops to Thailand and Singapore.

The Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST) was developed to provide highly technical and advanced security training to IT security professionals, to address the rapid evolution of new threats, vulnerabilities and exploits. CAST programs are designed to be domain-specific and focused, with greater emphasis on hands on lab exercises, so as to enable participants to experience combating real life scenarios.

According to Wilson Wong, Managing Director EC-Council Academy, CAST “Live” Asia Roadshow will give infosec professionals the opportunity to learn from some of the best industry practitioners, and acquire cutting edge skills and knowledge, in order to be technically proficient so as to stay ahead of cyber criminals.”

The two programs featured during this roadshow are the Advanced Network Defense (CAST 614) and Cryptography Deep Dive (CAST 615).

The Cyber Defense Expert program focuses on the paradigm of thinking like a hacker in order to defend against threats with an offensive mindset by learning how to build robust infrastructure in the face of sophisticated attacks. This highly technical workshop will be led by Kevin Cardwell, who spent 22 years in the U.S. Navy, and had tested and evaluated Surveillance and Weapon system software. He worked as both software and systems engineer on various US Department of Defense projects, and was selected to head the team that built a Network Operations Center (NOC) that provided services to the commands ashore and ships at sea in the Norwegian Sea and Atlantic Ocean. He served as the Leading Chief Information Security Officer at the NOC for six years before hanging up his hat from the U.S Navy. During this time he was the leader of a five-person Red Team that had a 100% success rate at compromising systems and networks.

Cryptography Deep Dive is designed to further enhance the understanding of cryptography and how it’s used in modern systems, from SSL-based e-commerce, online banking, to hard drive and e-mail encryption and at the same time learn crypt analytical techniques for breaking cryptographic protocols. Some causes of recent reported high-profile breaches such as the RSA and Epsilon incidents include poor cryptography practices and understanding. This adavnce workshop will be led by Chuck Easttom, author of 11 computer science books, one of which had been translated into several languages. Chuck is also the inventor of a method for quantifying network security that is being taught at several universities, and most recently has developed a new approach to creating ghost drives. He has taught various security related courses for several years and has over 10 years of teaching experience. Chuck has 7 provisional patents, all related to computer science and 4 related to computer security. One of those patents regards a new method of steganography, another regards a new approach to detecting spyware, and yet another involves the invention of a new, more stable file system.

For more details of the CAST “Live” Asia Roadshow, and the online live training sessions, please visit


The Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST) was developed by EC-Council (, in conjunction with cybersecurity experts, to address the need for highly technical and advanced security training for information security professionals. Instructed by EC-Council’s select group of master trainers, CAST offers hands-on, lab intensive courses that cover the security industry’s top domains, including advanced penetration testing training, digital mobile forensics training, advanced application security training, advanced network defense training, advanced social engineering training, Web application security training, and more. CAST is hosted at various international events, including the CAST Summit, as well as EC-Council’s flagship Hacker Halted conference series. More information about CAST is available at

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 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. 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. More information about EC-Council is available at