EC-Council was the Gold Sponsor for Night da Hack in Paris, a reputed security conference featuring a hacking and defense competition held annually in France, and this year’s event attracted more than 600 security professionals attending.
Paris, June 20th, 2010 – EC-Council was proud to collaborate in the Night da Hack once again following last year’s success. Attendees at this annual IT security conference included CIOs, CEOs and CTOs of large organisations, professors, security consultants, researchers and even students. The main objective of the event was to provide a common platform for both enthusiasts and professionals to learn, discuss and share on the global trends of the information security sphere.
One of the highlights of the event was the “Capture The Flag” (CTF) competition where EC-Council awarded the CTF competition winners with prizes including its authorized courseware and conference passes for the EC-Council’s Hacker Halted conference held in Miami, USA. “ With three times more participants this year as compared to last, Hacker’s Night was a great success and for the first time this year the event was not only held in French but in English also which opened the door to a wider audience ” commented Olivier Franchi, Associate Director at Sysdream.
“ With the rapidly growing awareness of IT Security it is indeed a good opportunity to be invited to participate in Hacker’s Night for the 2nd time around for it is the place to meet the «creme de la creme » of IT Security community of France” added Claire Kemp, EC-Council’s representative for France.
“We are both proud and excited to be a sponsor for Hack da Night once again, and our participation is evident of our commitment to promote public-private partnerships to advance IT security measures globally. With an increase in the number participants this year, we are certain that this partnership will further enhance our objective to increase awareness and ethics towards information security training and education in the region ” said Sean Lim, the Vice President for EC-Council.
ABOUT “ Night da Hack”
“ Nuit du Hack” (NDH) is one of the oldest French underground hacking conferences. NDH was started in 2003 by Hackerz Voice team being inspired by the world famous DEF CON. The conference is concentrated around computer security related talks, workshops and competitions, NDH aims at bringing together corporate IT professionals and hackers,from all skill-levels under one roof.
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