Deakin University Partners with EC-Council to offer Cybersecurity Courses

Summary: Deakin University partners with EC-Council  to introduce cyber security courses to the students of their degree program, Bachelor of Cyber Security.

Deakin University is partnering with EC-Council to integrate EC-Council cyber security certifications into Deakin’s undergraduate program.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Cyber Security from Deakin University will be able to attain four leading industry-recognized credentials including: EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Network Defender (C|ND), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) .

This initiative to bring these globally renowned credentials to Deakin’s students aligns with the Government of Australia’s commitment to mitigating cyber security risks to the nation’s security that results from large scale sophisticated cyber threats. Among the five policies listed in Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy launched in 2016, one of them is the “growth and innovation of cyber security education.” The Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence (ACCSE) program is part of the drive for which the Australian government allocated $230 million and further $1.9 million over four years (2016-2017 and 2019-2020) towards the establishment of ACCSE at the university level.

“We are integrating EC-Council certifications into our courses because we believe this will allow students to better demonstrate to employers that they have learned the hands-on skills necessary to keep their systems safe, as well as to provide them a pathway to keep improving their skillset after they graduate, by continuing through the EC-Council career pathway.” – Professor Robin Doss, Professor of Information Technology & Deputy Head of School, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University.

“This is an important industry-academia collaboration led by Wissen, EC-Council’s exclusive distributor for Australia, to bring EC-Council cyber security certifications to the students at Deakin University. The partnership will benefit the students by allowing them to gain specialized skills in cyber security and acquire leading positions in the Australian cyber security industry. The collaboration will also bring greater opportunities for EC-Council to introduce more cyber security programs and contribute to filling the talent gap in Australia,” – Sean Lim, Chief Operating Officer, EC-Council.

About the C|EH and C|HFI programs:

C|EH is one of the world’s most advanced ethical hacking courses, covering the most current security domains. In 20 comprehensive modules, the course covers 340 attack technologies commonly used by hackers. It is a hands-on program that teaches the five phases of ethical hacking including, reconnaissance, gaining access, enumeration, maintaining access, and covering your tracks. To beat a criminal hacker, C|EH teaches you must learn their methods.

C|HFI presents a detailed, methodological approach to computer forensics and evidence analysis. It is a credential that can help law enforcement personnel, investment bankers, security officers, system administrators, defense and military personnel and anyone concerned with the integrity of the network infrastructure.

Both programs are mapped to the NICE framework, accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute), and recognized by the DoD (United States Department of Defense).

About EC-Council:

EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of C|EH, 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 (C|HFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), 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.

To learn more about EC-Council, visit

About Wissen:

Wissen is the exclusive distributor and sole representative of EC-Council being known as the cyber security competency development arm. More than 80 EC-Council academia and accredited training partners across Singapore and Asia Pacific such as Australia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam are managed by Wissen. Wissen also works in collaboration with government and local associations to proliferate EC-Council’s cybersecurity courses.

About Deakin University:

Deakin University is a public university in Victoria, Australia recognized for its innovative teaching, award-winning courses, and world-class facilities. The university offers degree and graduate programs in the streams of health, engineering, commerce, science, cyber security, business, law and more. Deakin aims to be Australia’s premier university driving the digital frontier – to enable a globally connected education for the jobs of the future and research that makes a difference. The university provides a personal and flexible learning experience to their students with their different study methods.

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