Australia (October 07, 2020) – With the world moving online amid the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working makes cyberspace more vulnerable than before. Cybercriminals are making no exceptions during this pandemic, leaving Australia’s businesses on the hunt for skilled professionals who can defend their IT infrastructure from cyber attackers, even post-pandemic. In their latest venture to fill this growing skill gap, EC-Council has collaborated with AISA to impart the MCEHP (Masterclass Certified Ethical Hacker Program) live online to benefit infosec professionals across Australia.
“The industry is in urgent need of skilled cybersecurity professionals that can help organizations and government institutions in Australia build a strong cyber defense,” says Jay Bavisi, CEO of EC-Council Group. “Partnering with AISA is a natural alignment and a good opportunity for cyber enthusiasts in Australia to upskill with our latest ethical hacking skills and methodologies.”
For many years Australia has made the headlines for rampantly growing cyberattacks, with the recent one reported to be a nation-state backed hack that targeted Australian organizations across a range of sectors, including all levels of government, industry, political organizations, education, health, essential service providers, and operators of other critical infrastructure. As reported by News AU, in an urgent press conference in Canberra, Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated that “(the attack) is a sophisticated, state-based cyber actor because of the scale and nature of the targeting and the tradecraft used. Regrettably, this activity is not new. Frequency has been increasing.”
Recent figures also show that the Australian cybersecurity industry needs over 18,000 skilled cybersecurity professionals. The MCEH program by EC-Council will equip aspiring professionals with advanced ethical hacking skills to combat and defend businesses from black-hat hackers.
“The partnership will see EC-Council and AISA combine their expertise to deliver a premier ethical hacking training program that provides industry professionals with the latest cybersecurity tools, techniques, and skills that they need.” – Megan Spielvogel, Operations Manager, AISA
The MCEH Program from EC-Council is among the most sought-after cybersecurity certifications around the globe. This program incorporates instruction and practice to get students ready to take the CEH certification exam and the CEH Practical Exam, making them CEH Masters. By imparting ethical hacking training via masterclasses in collaboration with AISA, EC-Council now creates a wider scope for cybersecurity professionals to learn and upskill.
EC-Council’s sole purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession globally. We help individuals, organizations, educators, and governments address global workforce problems through the development and curation of world-class cybersecurity education programs and their corresponding certifications and provide cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses globally.
Trusted by 7 of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, NATO, and over 2000 of the best Universities, Colleges, and Training Companies, our programs have proliferated through over 140 Countries and have set the bar in cybersecurity education. Best known for the Certified Ethical Hacker program, we are dedicated to equipping over 230,000 information age soldiers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to fight and win against the black hat adversaries.
EC-Council is an ANSI 17024 accredited organization and has earned recognition by the DoD under Directive 8140/8570, in the U.K. by the GCHQ, and a variety of other authoritative bodies that influence the entire profession. Founded in 2001, EC-Council employs over 400 people worldwide with 10 global offices in the USA, Canada, U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, India, and Indonesia.
Learn more at https://www.eccouncil.org/
As a nationally recognised not-for-profit organisation and charity, the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) champions the development of a robust information security sector by building the capacity of professionals in Australia and advancing the cybersecurity and safety of the Australian public as well as businesses and governments in Australia.
Established in 1999, AISA has become the recognised authority on information security in Australia with a membership of over 6000 individuals and corporate sponsors across the country. AISA caters to all domains of the information security industry with a particular focus on sharing expertise from the field at meetings, focus groups and networking opportunities around Australia.
AISA’s vision is a world where all people, businesses and governments are educated about the risks and dangers of cyber attack and data theft, and to enable them to take all reasonable precautions to protect themselves.
Our independent non-profit association was created to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of our profession. Our strategic plan calls for continued work in the areas of advocacy, diversity, education, and organisational excellence.