EC-Council, a Global Leader in Cybersecurity Training and Education, Appoints Fortify Institute as the First Accredited Training Centre in the Republic of Ireland 

Dublin, Ireland, December 20, 2023: EC-Council, inventor of the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) and a global leader in cybersecurity education and training, is collaborating with Fortify Institute, a leading provider of cybersecurity and cloud security training to significantly contribute to strengthening the cybersecurity landscape in the Republic of Ireland. This collaboration signifies a pivotal advancement for EC-Council in its dedicated pursuit of addressing the shortage of cyber skills worldwide while championing diversity within the field.

This collaboration aims to create a dynamic synergy between EC-Council’s unparalleled expertise in cybersecurity education, specifically exemplified by the C|EH certification, and Fortify Institute’s cutting-edge cybersecurity and cloud security training. By combining their strengths, these organisations aim to create an inclusive and robust learning environment that empowers diverse individuals to excel in cybersecurity. This partnership will also focus on developing innovative approaches to address the escalating demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals worldwide.

To mark this significant achievement, Fortify Institute unveils the launch of the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) Master program, a comprehensive five-week course. Tailored to furnish candidates with the requisite knowledge, hands-on skills, and indispensable support, this program paves the way for a fulfilling career in cybersecurity as an EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) Master.

According to Hiscox’s 2022 cyber readiness report, there has been a 26% rise in cyberattacks in Ireland, with nearly half of Irish businesses experiencing a cyberattack. The statistics underscore the significance of having a workforce trained in cybersecurity.

“Fortify Institute’s dedication to delivering high-quality education and training in cybersecurity aligns perfectly with EC-Council’s mission. This collaboration strengthens our resolve to bridge the global cyber skills gap and embattle the industry against evolving threats”, said Jay Bavisi, President & CEO of EC-Council Group.

Jan Carroll, Managing Director of Fortify Institute, remarked, “This accreditation is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. We are delighted to be the first Irish company to offer EC-Council’s world-class training. This achievement underscores our commitment to tackle the cyber skills gap and improve diversity in the ever-evolving field of cybersecurity”.

The recognition of Fortify Institute as the first Accredited Training Centre in the Republic of Ireland by EC-Council marks a significant milestone in cybersecurity education and training. This partnership underscores a collective commitment to bridging the global cyber skills gap and promoting diversity in the field, especially in the face of a rising tide of cyber threats.

For more information about Fortify Institute’s training programs or to inquire about the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) Master program, please visit

About Fortify Institute:

Fortify Institute is a leading cybersecurity and information technology training provider based in Meath, Ireland. Fortify Institute is committed to delivering high-quality education and equipping individuals with the skills necessary to excel in cybersecurity. It has established itself as a trusted partner for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and career prospects.

Media Contact:

Jan Carroll
Managing Director
Fortify Institute
+353 085 118 6011
[email protected]
Kells Tech Hub, Kells, Co. Meath, A82 E3C6, Ireland

About EC-Council:

EC-Council invented the Certified Ethical Hacker. Founded in 2001 in response to 9/11, EC-Council’s mission is to provide the training and certifications apprentice and experienced cybersecurity professionals need to keep corporations, government agencies, and others who employ them safe from attack.

Best known for its Certified Ethical Hacker program, EC-Council today offers 200 different training programs and certifications in everything from Computer Forensic Investigation and Security Analysis to Threat Intelligence and Information Security. An ISO/IEC 17024 Accredited Organization recognized under the US Defense Department Directive 8140/8570 and many other authoritative cybersecurity bodies worldwide, the company has certified over 350,000 professionals across the globe. Trusted by seven of the Fortune 10, half of the Fortune 100, and the intelligence communities of 140 nations, EC-Council is the gold standard in cybersecurity education and certification.

A truly global organization with a driving belief in bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion to the modern cybersecurity workforce, EC-Council maintains 11 offices in the U.S., the UK, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. The company can be reached online at

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