EC-Council, creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Announces Certified Network Defender – a new certification program designed specifically to teach network administrators cyber security skills.
Since the early 1990s, extremely capable and specialized security teams have been formed and trained around the world. As cyber security became the responsibility of these increasingly specialized teams, a major sector of IT workers was essentially left behind, relegated to basic admin duties. There are millions of network and system administrators working across the globe with great technical skills but little to no formal training in cyber security. These individuals can act as a force multiplier to bolster the ranks of specialized security teams and dedicated executive leaders in information security.
With this philosophy in mind, EC-Council got to work. EC-Council teams began Job Task Analysis committees to determine where the gaps were in a typical network admin or system admin position. The idea was to discover how much information security a typical network or system admin handles. Next, the committees worked to discover what skills the typical admin would need to work on “Blue Teams” or as cyber analysts or cyber network operators. Based on this research, the Certified Network Defender (CND) was born.
This program is intended to immerse a typical network or systems administrator in the world of hackers and cyber defense via the following domains of CND:
|Module 01||Computer Network and Defense Fundamentals|
|Module 02||Network Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks|
|Module 03||Network Security Controls, Protocols, and Devices|
|Module 04||Network Security Policy Design and Implementation|
|Module 05||Physical Security|
|Module 06||Host Security|
|Module 07||Secure Firewall Configuration and Management|
|Module 08||Secure IDS Configuration and Management|
|Module 09||Secure VPN Configuration and Management|
|Module 10||Wireless Network Defense|
|Module 11||Network Traffic Monitoring and Analysis|
|Module 12||Network Risk and Vulnerability Management|
|Module 13||Data Backup and Recovery|
|Module 14||Network Incident Response and Management|
EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the US and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.
For more information about EC-Council, please see www.eccouncil.org.