EC-Council Partners with BDPA Detroit to build cybersecurity workforce in the African American community
Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Detroit Chapter announces their partnership with EC-Council. The objective of this partnership is to build BDPA Detroit Chapter a Centre of Excellence for Cybersecurity that gives access to the highest quality hands-on training preparing employees for the job market while ensuring they do so at a very subsidized cost owing to this strategic alliance.
EC-Council and BDPA Detroit Chapter have taken the initiative to gather the movers and shakers of information security in a single platform, and enable them to build a proactive information security maturity roadmap leading to greater info security sustainability.
BDPA Detroit Chapter President Loraine Stewart-David and its members are excited about the newly formed partnership. “With the current surge in Cybercrime, Governments and corporates worldwide are looking for trained and skilled security professionals to help defend their critical information assets. Even though the employers are willing to pay substantially higher salaries for these skills, they are still unable to get the right talent owing to a severe shortage of such professionals in the market.
About 209,000 cybersecurity jobs were unfilled in US in 2015 and its anticipated that about 1 to 2 Million Cybersecurity jobs will be unfilled by 2019. EC-Council and BDPA Detroit Chapter partnership will play a pivotal role to reduce this supply and demand gap.” said EC-Council Executive Director Danish Arshad.
Founded in 1975, BDPA is the premier organization for African American professionals in the information technology industry. For more than 40 years, BDPA has fulfilled its mission and worked to bridge the digital divide by providing career growth opportunities for its members. The organization is a catalyst for professional growth and technical development for those in IT and continues to bridge the digital divide by providing training and career growth opportunities for its members.
The Detroit Chapter of BDPA was founded in 1981, and is currently the 2nd largest chapter. Detroit Chapter is nationally recognized for excellence in management and professional programs. With the continued support of our corporate sponsors, and supporters, BDPA Detroit will remain committed to excellence and providing resources to youth, adult members, corporate sponsors, and the Detroit community.
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. EC-Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and various others offered in 150 countries around the globe. EC-Council has certified over 200,000 information security professionals globally.
EC-Council certification programs are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, the US Government National Security Agency (NSA), the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA), Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).