Seoul, South Korea, April 5, 2011
EC-Council participated in this year’s Codegate, the largest IT security conference and exhibition in Korea. Represented by their Korean distributor, Samyang Data Service, an IT outsourcing and security training company, EC-Council continued to reflect its longstanding commitment to the progression of information security awareness through up-to-date, intensive, real-world training.
Since 2008, Codegate has been held to raise awareness for the information security industry, and provide a platform for experts to exchange information and discuss the latest trends. It also features a hacking competition, where hundreds of ethical hacker teams will attack and defend, vying for the coveted title in the event’s International Hacking Protection Competition.
New this year was the debut of “Yut-nori,” a hacking protection game named after a traditional Korean board game, that gained interest from the event’s 2,000-plus attendees, including CISOs, CIOs, CTOs, and CEOs, along with independent researchers, consultants, and academic faculty and students.
“EC-Council has been invited to participate in Codegate since its inception in 2008, in support of its global public-private partnerships to advance IT security awareness and training,” said Jason Kang, EC-Council’s representative in South Korea.
EC-Council recently launched version 7 of its Certified Ethical Hacker program, which is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense, for DoD 8570.01-M, Change 2. It covers the auditor, infrastructure support, incident responder, and auditor levels of Computer Network Defense Service Providers (CND-SP) who perform information assurance (IA) functions within the DoD workforce.
“Codegate 2011 provided tremendous value to the attendees,” Kang said. “It featured a wealth of new, innovative ideas and solutions. EC-Council is already sharing solutions with attendees, such as how crucial it is to provide the right, advanced security training to stay abreast of the latest threats and be able to mitigate attacks as they evolve.”
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cyber security and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT). EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. Its certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 84 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted information security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information about EC-Council is available at www.eccouncil.org.