French Police Finds a Solution to Strengthen the Technical Skills of Investigators Through EC-Council

The 2017 Norton Cybersecurity Insights report showed that France lost €6.1 billion (USD $7.1 billion) to cybercrime, with over 19 million citizens data compromised, an astounding 42% of the population, affected.

In order to combat cybercrime and fend off cyber criminals, IT security professionals from the Police Nationale (French Police), will now be trained and certified in the world-renowned EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) program.

“To enhance their capabilities to battle cybercrime, the French National Police has joined hands with EC-Council, and EC-Council partners— IT-Gnosis, and Sysdream, to amplify the technical skills of our investigators”, said François Beauvois, from the Central Criminal Investigation Department – French Cyber Crime Center, Cyber Intelligence Unit.

“ECSA is a trusted penetration testing credential and it is a great honor for EC-Council to associate with the Police Nationale. This association is a testimony to the technical superiority encapsulated in the ECSA program”, says Sean Lim, Chief Operating Officer, EC-Council.

The ECSA program presents comprehensive methodologies covering different pen testing requirements across different industry verticals. The program provides real world, hands-on penetration testing skill sets that covers the testing of modern infrastructures, operating systems, and application environments while teaching the students how to document and write a penetration testing report.

“Through this certified training program, the French police will be empowered with the most current skills to fight cyber criminals using globally accepted methodologies. This program will enable the French police to apply a suitable methodology to conduct a penetration test, prepare professional penetration testing report, and conduct penetration tests with added confidence”, says Claire Kemp, the exclusive representative of EC-Council in France and several other European countries.

About EC-Council

EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since 2002. EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals with various information security and e-business skills. It is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, as well as many other programs. EC-Council Foundation, the nonprofit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. For more information, visit

About IT-Gnosis:

Established in 2007 in Burgundy, France, IT-Gnosis exclusively represents EC-Council in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Malta, Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, and Ivory Coast.

Its activity is exclusively linked to trainings and certifications in IT Security. By means of partnership with training centers and schools/universities, it supports them developing their business.

Part of IT-Gnosis’ activity is to provide its partners with certified and accredited trainers.


About French Police Cybercrime Center:

The French National Police contribute to the repression and prevention of different forms of specialized delinquency, including cybercrimes. Through a dedicated structure (the French Police Cybercrime Center) and its cyber intelligence unit, the French police focus its action on awareness, prevention, and counseling after an incident, but also on widening online warnings, best practices, and awareness campaigns about the danger of internet.


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