Neworder Training Academy, a South Africa-based security organization, has been certified as an EC-Council’s Accredited Training Partner. The academy can now offer the EC-Council’s world-class courses to South African IT professionals. Students can now choose between classroom-based training and online self-study courses.
The principal motivator behind this partnership relates to the impending global information security skills meltdown, which was highlighted by analysts across the globe and was brought to industry attention last year. By offering a range of information security-related training opportunities to IT professionals in South Africa (SA) as well as Africa, the academy hopes to not only address the current worldwide skills dilemma, but also boost SA as a lucrative and sought-after skills outsourcing destination.
“The country’s ever-widening general IT skills gap has been viewed with increasing complacency by the industry,” remarks Marthinus Engelbrecht, CEO, Neworder Group. “The global information security skills famine, although a negative development by nature, places SA on par with the international technology industries, as lack of adequate skills is something that affects us all.”
It is from this shared skilled shortage perspective, Engelbrecht believes, that SA stands only to gain. “We must embrace every opportunity to emerge advantageous from this so-called “global tragedy”, and as such, Neworder Training Academy has secured the ideal platform from which to do so,” he concludes.
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.