Hong Kong Monetary Authority Recognises EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker

Hong Kong,  April 22nd, 2021

EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification is now included in the HKMA Cyber Fortification Initiative (CFI) 2.0 program. This is a testament on the efficacy, quality and credibility of the CEH program, attributes serving the needs of financial services’ providers in Hong Kong and globally.

HKMA, the de facto central bank of Hong Kong, introduced the CFI initiative with the aim to raise the cyber resilience of Hong Kong’s banking system.

The initiative is underpinned by three pillars: the Cyber Resilience Assessment Framework (C-RAF), the Professional Development Programme (PDP), and the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Platform (CISP).

The inclusion of EC-Council’s CEH as a qualification in the HKMA Cybersecurity Fortification Initiative (CFI) 2.0 for C-RAF 2.0 – Risk Assessment, is testimony of CEH’s technical competency and relevancy to mission critical sectors, in this case specifically addressing the cybersecurity capabilities required in the banking and financial services sector

Grooming the next generation of cybersecurity workforce is a critical and integral part of governments and enterprises globally, and Hong Kong is not alone in this. EC-Council is aligned to this mission through its advocacy efforts globally.

Sean Lim, Chief Revenue Officer of EC-Council said, “As the certification body responsible for the development and maintenance of the world-famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Penetration Testing Professional (C|PENT), Certified CISO  (C|CISO) programs and credentials, EC-Council will continue to engage regional and national stakeholders to ensure our programs and credentials continue to meet rising expectations in markets we serve”.

About EC-Council
International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, also known as EC-Council, is the world’s largest cyber security technical certification body. Operating in over 145 countries globally, EC-Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Testing (Practical) programs, among many others. EC-Council is proud to have trained and certified over 200,000 information security professionals globally that have influenced the cyber security mindset of countless organizations worldwide. For more information, visit eccouncil.org.

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