- India ranked 9th on the frequency of computer attacks
- Only 22,000, a shocking number of cyber experts in the country
- EC-Council to train 40000 personnel in Cyber Warfare by early 2014 keeping in line with the focus of the National Cybersecurity Policy
New Delhi, July 31, 2013: EC-Council, the world’s largest certification and training organization in the information security domain, discussed strategies to meet global competition at a Roundtable on cyber security held in New Delhi, today. EC-Council emphasized that to elucidate the information security industry’s successes, failures, and future out of the box solutions it is essential that the cyber security industry implement, the model of the pharmaceutical industry in their fight against diseases.
The in-depth discussion was held between Mr. Jay Bavisi, Global President, EC-Council and Mr. Akash Agarwal, Country Manager- India, EC-Council on the current status of the cyber security scenario, industry and its challenges. Jay Bavisi said, “While data points show that we are losing the fight, it is clear that the solution to the plague will happen when we will inject the vaccine. It is evident that the best way to solve the cyber plague is by introducing a cyber-vaccine programme that is needed to start at all levels of society through combative education plans.”
Recent study shows that, 5.39 million local malware threats were detected on computers in India. A sensitive issue, India is lagging behind in its fight in cyber warfare. Any attack will result into financial loss, no matter how sophisticated the attack is.
Speaking about the Indian cyber security awareness, Akash Agarwal, commented, “The country needs 5 lakh cyber security professionals by 2015. In line with this requirement, EC-Council through its direst presence and efforts in India has created a capacity of 20,000+ and is well emote to double it in next 12 months’ time period.”
To address this issue, EC-Council has taken leadership position by initiating Code Uncode, India’s first ever nationwide hunt for the best secure programmer. It is a nationwide competition for students, professionals, colleges and corporate. The event will bring together existing and aspiring security enthusiasts from all fields of the infosec world from the Corporate and government bodies to academic institutions. EC-Council has hosted and funded its first competition Code-Uncode in India which is free of cost for the students.
Jay Bavisi is the Co-Founder and President of one of the largest IT Security certification bodies in the world, EC-Council, and the co-creator of the groundbreaking Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification that launched ethical hacking as a mainstream career. He is also the recipient of U.S National Security Agency Colloquium 2013 awards with the 2013 Industry Leadership Award.
EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is one of the world’s largest certification bodies for Information Security professionals. EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various information security and e-business skills. It has been certified by American National Standards Institute to meet its ANSI 17024 standard. It is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and as well as many others programs. These programs are offered in over 92 countries and over have trained over 120,000 & certified more than 60,000 security professionals through a training network of over 500 training partners globally.
Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organizations around the world such as the US Army, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM and the United Nations.
For more information visit: www.eccouncil.org