Ethical Hacker From Croatia Takes the Lead in EC-Council’s October 2023 C|EH Compete Challenge: Ransomware Incident Response

EC-Council, a provider of world-class cybersecurity certifications, invited candidates worldwide to assess their aptitude in ransomware incident response, by participating in the monthly C|EH Compete Challenge for October 2023, conducted as a part of its C|EH v12 curriculum.

Tampa, Fl. (Nov 11, 2003): EC-Council CEH training enables candidates to gain practical skills in combatting real-life challenges, by incorporating global cyber competitions into its C|EH v12 curriculum. With the demand for skilled ethical hackers rising, C|EH v12 ensures that candidates stay up to date on evolving threats and gain efficiency in countering them with cutting-edge skills. The C|EH Compete challenges, conducted every month, present new themes to participants. These themes are carefully selected with attention to current cybersecurity developments and skill sets employers look for today. Built with critical job skills in mind, C|EHv12 transfers knowledge and ensures candidates are job-ready. Through the C|EH Compete challenges, C|EH v12 exposes candidates to new tools and attack vectors and equips them with skills to exploit emerging vulnerabilities efficiently.

The October 2023 C|EH Compete edition, based on the theme of “Ransomware Incident
Response,” required candidates to prove their competence in helping a mid-sized financial services recover from a ransomware attack. As a leader ofthe incident response team, candidates demonstrated their skills in restoring systems, conductinga thorough investigation, and implementing measures to prevent future attacks.

As revealed by Statista, the number of malware attacks worldwide increased by 2% from 2021 to 2022. One of the most persistent threats worldwide, ransomware attacks can potentially disrupt business operations and cause huge financial and reputational damage to organizations. By proving their mettle in “Ransomware Incident Response,” candidates earned recognition in a current and market-relevant cybersecurity skill.In the C|EH Compete October edition, participants did their best to outperform their peers and proved their expertise by earning the top 10 positions on the C|EH Compete leaderboard. At the end of a cut-throat competition, Mihael Miseric from Croatia emerged as the winner, followed by Lau Hao Ying from Singapore, and Gregory Figari Mata from United States in the second and third positions, respectively.

October 2023 CEH Compete Challenge

EC-Council proudly congratulates its Accredited Training Centers, Wissen International in Singapore, Semos Computers Education Center in Macedonia, and ACADI-TI in Brazil, and NET Computer in Poland for providing their students with top-notch C|EH training and guiding them in making it to the top ten rankings on the C|EH October Global Challenge Leaderboard. The C|EH v12 ethical hacking course offers a revolutionary way to help students learn the fundamentals and acquire practical competence to tackle industry-level cybersecurity challenges.

An exclusive learn-certify-engage-compete model enables candidates to understand the crucial concepts and participate in the C|EH global challenges, giving them the golden opportunity to deal with real operating systems, networks, tools, and vulnerabilities.

About EC-Council

EC-Council invented the Certified Ethical Hacker. Founded in 2001 in response to 9/11, ECCouncil’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 trainings, certificates, and degrees 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 cyber security 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 US, the UK, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. The company can be reached online at

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